Sam Manager, the man behind Transitions Film Festival, talks to us about establishing a festival, screenwriter Andy Porter steps into the studio, and Mik Gojik talks to us about the joys of data wrangling (what’s all that about then?)
“Some Kind Of Bliss” – Kylie Minogue
“Closer” – Thief Urban
“Your Love” – Saskwatch
“My Heart Is On Fire” – Asta
“Flaws” – Jesse Davidson
“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” – Gil Scott-Heron
“Fight The Power” – Public Enemy
Ryan Kwanten and Sarah Snook in “Not Suitable for Children”
Sarah Snook left Adelaide after graduating high school to begin her acting career at NIDA in Sydney. At the start of the year she won the AACTA award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama for ABC1’s Sisters of War and now she’s sharing the screen with True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten in the upcoming Not Suitable For Children. The premise of the movie (20-something playboy finds out he has testicular cancer and only a few weeks of fertility left, and decides he wants a baby) could have easily been a gross out comedy, high on laughs and low on sentimentality, but it’s such a touching movie. I spoke to Sarah about her role as Stevie, Jonah’s best friend, and how she approached the character. Download:Sarah Snook
And if you interested in the movie check out the official tumblr page run by the filmmakers themselves which has lots of great behind the scenes stuff – like some of the titles in the mix was “The Final Fertile Month of Jonah” and “Motherload”.
Beatrix Coles from Circuit Breaker
So you’ve made your short film. What now? What can you do to keep it alive past the premiere screening? Beatrix Coles, one half of Circuit Breaker, is here to help. Having worked at a number of film festivals across the world, she knows what festivals look for in a short (tip: make sure the dvd works) and some of the classic mistakes filmmakers make in the marketing/distribution stage of their films.
Beatrix joined us on the line from Melbourne to talk us through the importance of life after shooting. Films aren’t made for shelves!
Last Sunday, Chrissy and I were invited to host a Q&A with Rolf de Heer and Gary Waddell after a screening of Rolf’s upcoming movie “The King is Dead”. We played a snippet on the show today but next week we’ll play selections from the talk and upload the entire Q&A to the blog. A huge thanks to the Palace Eastend cinemas who invited us and allowed us to record. Check out the trailer below.
South Australia is in a state of transition at the moment as far as film is concerned. And there is no one better to talk to about the future vision of our industry than CEO of The South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) Richard Harris. He gave us the low down of the new Adelaide Studios in Glenside and what it will mean for the South Australian film industry.
Six on the Street is a new film project that takes an intimate look at twelve Adelaide artists in a series of six-minute documentaries. They sent local musicians to perform in unique areas around the city and then filmed the results.
This is part of the Your Take Sessions, which interview artists from all around the country and showcase performances from musos including Washington, Old Man River and Cloud Control.
Radio Adelaide Breakfast presenter Tim Brunero asked the project’s producer Sam Wright how it all got started and you can find the audio at the Radio Adelaide Breakfast blog.
The Clare Valley Film Festival is now open for entries for 2012. Festival Director Chris Bishop was raised in the valley but now resides in London and curates much of the festival from there. We gave him a call to ask how the planning for CVFF 2012 is going but we couldn’t help but ask him how London is coping in the wake of the riots. Download:Chris Bishop
“High In Your Saddle” – The Panda Band
“Pierrot” – Elixir featuring Katie Noonan
“Hedge Your Bets” – The Chairman
“Blue Car” – Jeff Bridges
“Gold Canary” – Cloud Control
“MIB Main Theme” – Danny Elfman, from Men In Black (1997)