Arcayus is the last remaining panda in a post-apocalyptic world, and Wastelander Panda is his story. After the release of the prologue in January and a successful crowd-funding campaign the project was able to spend three weeks in the Flinders Ranges filming three short episodes expected to be released early 2013. And with a spot at next year’s South By South West in Austin, Texas, who knows where Wastelander Panda will be heading next. Fresh back from the shoot writer & director Vic Cocks and cinematographer Viv Madigan joined us in the studio for an indepth chat about the shoot, where the project is heading next, and video game easter eggs.
“Fantastica” by Loon Lake
“Codebreakers” by Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!
“Antibiotics” by Bob Evans
“Speak of the Devil” by Hermitude
“Too Much To Dream (Last Night)” by Velociraptor
“Don’t Deny Your Heart” by Hot Chip
There are so many challenges to being an independent filmmaker that receiving recognition for your work can certainly go a long way. This week the Screen Producers Association of Australia (SPAA) announced the DigiSPAA feature film competition winner for 2012, Producer Daniel Okoduwa and Director Michael Kang for their film Kemi. The feature focusses on a community of African Immigrants living in Blacktown, NSW, is told through the eyes of the character Kemi and is based on Daniel’s experiences. He spoke to us abotu what it’s like winning the top honours.
Adelaide is currently playing host to a range of sci-fi and fantasy icons with the Supernova Pop Culture Expo. One of those is the man behind Torchwood‘s Ianto Jones, Welsh actor and musician Gareth David-Lloyd. He joined us in studio to chat about what it’s like being part of a sci-fi production with such a cult following, as I tried my best to hold in my inner fanboy.
You don’t find many silent movies in the cinemas these days, but until November 26th the Mercury Cinema is playing host to Silent Remasters, which involves old silent films being accompanied by original scores composed here in Adelaide. One film on offer is Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, and we spoke to Jesse Schuppan who was responsible for composing the music for this remaster.
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“Trichrome” by Dropframe
“She Makes Her Own Clothes” by Split Seconds
“Frivolous Life” by Yes You
“But It’s You” by How Green
“Lakeside New Apartment Suite” by Mountain Goats
“Hard Time Delight” by Oisima
Aurora Murphy joins Rebecca and Jordan in the studio
You’re walking down Rundle Mall when someone walks up and asks you to hop into bed with them. How would you react? For the last couple of years Aurora Murphy has gone around Adelaide with her bed, asking people to hop in for sugar and conversations about love! Aurora joined us in the studio to talk about her project ‘Spreading the Love‘, which is airing in a yellow bus ‘Pop Up Cinema’ as part of the Feast Festival.
It’s really tough to get a film up and running off your own back, but that is exactly what the team behind ‘A Second Chance’ have done. The self funded family feature film was shot here in Adelaide and premieres tomorrow here in Adelaide. Writer, Director and Co-Producer Clay Glen and Producer Sharyn Pancione.
2012 has been a really strong year for Aussie film and television. With movies like The Sapphires doing really well in the box office and shows like ‘Puberty Blues’ on the small screen. In fact, spending is up 25% in the industry! Dr Ruth Harley is the CEO of Screen Australia, and she spoke to Angus Randall from Radio Adelaide Breakfast. You can find the interview here.
The Hola Mexico Film Festival hit the Mercury Cinema last night and will be running until Wednesday. The festival’s Director Samuel Douek joined us live from LA to discuss the festival and the current state of the Mexican film industry.
“A Simple Answer” by Grizzly Bear
“Come Stand in the Fire” by The Floors
“Kaytrucker” by Redcoats
“Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1” by The Mountain Goats
“Where The Light Is” by Oisima
“Lump” by Presidents of the United States