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
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
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