Australian independent filmmaker Rohan Spong has made a name for himself as a documentary maker with his piece T is for Teacher in 2009, is in town for the Australian premiere of his new doco All The Way Through Evening, a musical documentary about how the arts community of 1980s New York City was affected by AIDS and the story of the survivors. Rohan came into the studio to tell us how he came across this story. Download:Rohan Spong
Adelaide Kids Film Festival, in its second year, is being held this weekend at the Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas. Director and founder, Chloe Gardner, ran a successful crowdfunding campaign earlier in the year to make sure the festival can reach its full potential. Jordan caught up with Chloe to ask her about starting your own film festival. Download:Chloe Gardner
Rosie Tucker and Matt Salleh of Urtext Films love what they do. We spoke to them last year about their involvement in the self funded steampunk film Aurora and now they’re back to discuss their current project, Portrait Mode. Listen to Rosie and Matt talk interviewing across the world and find the extraordinary in the ordinary. Download:Rosie Tucker and Matt Salleh
Richard spoke about the SAFC’s 40th Anniversary Celebrations and the next 40 years for South Australia’s screen agency. Amongst the festivities is an exhibition called “From A Sunday Too Far Away” at the State Library of SA which includes behind the scenes treasures from their Hendon vault. We also discussed the reasons behind the change from the SAFC as a film producer, to a funding agency in 1994.
2. Amiel Courtin-Wilson, director/writer/producer of Hail.
Amiel’s first feature, “Hail”, has documentary elements but a fictional narrative. It’s an emotional journey between Danny and Leanne, who both play fictional versions of themselves, but at its core it’s a love story
“Hail” begins its Adelaide run tonight (October 20) at the Mercury Cinema on Morphett St. Amiel and lead actor and inspiration Danny P Jones will be there for a “meet the filmmaker” session after the screening.
Ian is no stranger to documentaries. He has directed and produced many feature documentaries, including the AFI award winning “The Oasis” (2008) and his most recent work is his doco on Paul Kelly, “Paul Kelly – Stories of Me”. He is also the founder of Documentary Australia Foundation, a philanthropic initiative supporting the documentary film industry in Australia. We spoke about that and finding enough footage through 40 years of material for a feature length film.
“Paul Kelly – Stories of Me” is showing at Her Majesty’s Theatre this Thursday, October 25, at 7.30pm. Paul will also be there and performing a small set. Download:Ian Darling
Jordan, Leigh and Zaen terrorise North Terrace.
4. Bec Buratto, head makeup artist for the Adelaide Zombie Walk; 5. Leigh Madden, SFX artist and denture work specialist; and 6. Zaen Ghast, latex and prosethics.
So why do people want to dress up like zombies for charity? Because it’s amazing fun. Three makeup artists who supply their talents for the Adelaide Zombie Walk came in to the studio to chat gore, latex and dirty good fun.
We didn’t have enough time to get our SFX fill so tune in next week for the second part of our interview where we discuss the future of makeup (CGI killed the makeup star?) and how you can get your hands dirty in the world of latex, blood and gore.
“Young Folks” – Peter, Bjorn and John
“The Only Place To Be” – Best Coast
“How You Like Me Now” – The Heavy
“Moroccon Boy” – Messrs
“Rocketship” – Console Warriors
“Tank!” – The Seatbelts, from Cowboy Bebop