We’ve been casting our ears back to 2012 over the summer on Behind the Screens on our special Summer editions but the sun is soon setting. From Australia Day we’ll be back with Season 3 of the show, bringing you the freshest news and interviews on Australian film and TV.
In the meantime we thought we’d get back into the swing of things with a live chat with the folks behind 2012 Raw Nerve short, The Colour of Kerosene. The film is finished and had a premiere alongside fellow Raw Nerve films in December, but now it’s time for the festival circuit. Producer Eleanor Perry and director Rory Noke came in to talk about their current Pozible campaign, how low budgets make you creative, and how YOU can add extra pizazz to your news segments (courtesy of Rory, former news cameraman).
Genevieve Bailey got into the film scene early, shooting backyard videos from 8 years old. Since then she has made over 40 shorts, documentaries and music videos that have screened internationally at festivals and received over 25 awards. Her first feature doco, I Am Eleven is screening at The Mercury in Adelaide and in select cinemas across the country. Shot across 15 countries in 12 languages, I Am Eleven follows the story of eleven year olds and what they have to say about the world.
Our new addition to the Behind the Screens team, Jordan Archer, talks to Gen about the filming process. Tune in next week for the second part of the interview. Download:Gen Bailey Part 1
The 2012 SA Raw Nerve finalist have been announced. We bang on a bit about Raw Nerve as it’s one of the first steps on the film funding ladder, something many filmmakers have to climb if they want to pursue the funding model of filmmaking. Eleanor Perry, is one of the producers behind the three selected films, The Colour of Kerosene. She came into the studio to chat about the film, the pre production process and her day job working on children’s TV. Download:Eleanor Perry
The 4th Annual Feast of Film
Feast of Film is a cinematic celebration of good food and farming spread over three months. Screening at the Box Factory Community Centre in the CBD, FoF is showcasing local and international films all about our relationship with food, including 2010 SA Raw Nerve film, Murder Mouth. Curator and coordinator, Kim Hall, spoke to us about the idea behind the festival and what can we expect to see. Download:Kim Hall, Feast of Film
In light of the tragic shooting at the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colarado, we spoke briefly on the responses by Warner Bros studios and the filmmakers.
“Panopticon” – The Smashing Pumpkins
“Was It You” – Spoon, from Fast Food Nation (2006)
“Peaches” – The Presidents of the United States of America
“Traversing The Universe” – The Laurels
“Map Of Diagrams” – Static Information
“Calypso” – Van She
“Are You Having A Laugh?” – The Beat Co.
Modelling the new Canon 5D Mark III. phillipbloom.net
“Film is dead”. Controversial but is it true? No one can deny that digital filmmaking is faster and cheaper. Former digital naysayers are throwing away film and seeing the light (or going to the dark side, whichever you like). English director/cinematographer and digital supporter Philip Bloom is in the country to run a DSLR filmmaking workshop (presented by Rode Microphones) alongside Aussie sound recordist Ric Creaser, and I caught up with him after one of the sessions for a chat about digital film, being a director and a DP, and he gave some tips for an emerging filmmaker’s first camera purchase. Download:Philip Bloom
We’ve mentioned the Raw Nerve initiative a few times before on the show but if you’re still unsure what it’s all about all you need to know that it’s a national initiative to supporting emerging filmmakers in each of the states. We decided to look beyond SA and go west (don’t sing it!).
Director Steven Fleming and producer Emma Vickery won a cut of the 2010 Western Australian Raw Nerve booty through Emma’s script for Polarised. It’s film, finished and screened but now they’re looking for some support to send it to festivals and give it the send off it deserves. We spoke to Steven about the film but also asked him to paint us a picture of what the WA film scene is all about.
“Pippy Pip” – The Black Seeds
“Keep You Around” – The Harpoons
“Are You Gonna Waste My Time” – Zeus
“Rosebud” – The Jezebels
“Mutual Friends” – We Grow Up
“Into Yer Bones” – Lyla
“Just Dance (live)” – Nile Rodgers, Slash, Eric Benet and Chic