Amanda Duthie. Source: The Australian; Alan Pryke.
Amanda Duthie took over from Katrina Sedgewick at the end of 2011 as the director of the Adelaide Film Festival. She came directly (six hours break, in fact) from her former position as content head of Arts and Entertainment at the ABC to Adelaide and is taking the time to get to know the city and our filmmaking culture.
Amanda came into the studio to talk about the South Australian premiere of Save Your Legs!, which will be screening at the Adelaide Oval as a special placeholder event for the new AFF time of October. We also talked about the international reputation of the festival and what we might be in store for next year when the Adelaide Film Festival takes over October. Download:Amanda Duthie
Jordan, Leigh, Zaen, Bec and Beck striking a pose on North Terrace.
Last week, three very talented makeup artists from the Adelaide Zombie Walk came in to discuss the beauty of non-beautiful makeup. We ran out of time live on the show so we took our conversation into another studio to continue our chat about the shift to CGI over conventional makeup, what it takes to become a SFX makeup artists and the best recipe for fake blood. Download:Bec, Zaen and Leigh
Cockatoo Island, home of SPAA Fringe.
And now we cross to our Sydney correspondent … Chrissy Kavanagh, fellow Behind the Screens host, is over at SPAA Fringe, an event held by the Screen Producers Association of Australia – SPAA. She called in to give us the lowdown of what’s been happening over on Cockatoo Island. Download:Chrissy Kavanagh
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.
Adelaidean Emma Hack‘s ‘body of work’ (now, there’s a pun she’s bound to have heard a few times) is featured on one of the most hyped Youtube clips of the year. She was the woman behind the paint brush on Gotye and Kimbra’s music clip “Somebody That I Used to Know”, directed by Natasha Pincus, which is currently sitting on over 70 million views. The song won the coveted top spot on the 2012 Triple J Hottest 100 countdown and is climbing the charts in the US and the UK.
Jennie Lenman from Streetcast and I interviewed the lovely Emma about her involvement in the music video. Ever wanted to know how painful it is to stand still for 23 hours while someone paints your naked body? Why women are easier to paint than men? Listen below. The second half of the interview in which we get into the nitty gritty of Emma’s personal work can be found on the Streetcast wordpress. Her Fringe exhibition entitled Emma Hack 2002 – 2012: The Journey” is open from February 22 to March 18 at the Fringe newest venue The Big Slapple, found at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Download:Emma Hack
Jonas Rasmussan, Still from "The Haitian Footsoldier". Source: homeforhaiti.com
Tim Standing, of Adelaide film and media company Daylight Breaks, came into the studio today to talk about his upcoming documentary “The Haitian Footsoldier”. It follows the story of Jonas Rasmussan – the man behind Home For Haiti, a not for profit organisation using old shipping containers to provide homes for earthquake stricken island. Born in Haiti and adopted by an Australian family when he was 6, Jonas hopes to use his tradie skills to deliver homes to those who needs them. Tim talks about filming in Haiti and the impact it made on him. Download:Tim Standing
Chrissy and I also had an in depth conversation about the importance of film marketing in regards to Working Dog’s new comedy “Any Questions For Ben?”. We’re not the only ones who are wondering what went wrong and why people aren’t going to the cinema to see this Aussie rom com.