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Show 2.40, “Speed Dating”

Six people. Two hosts. One hour. We call that a challenge and the challenge is accepted.

Richard Harris. Source: Sunday Mail (SA)

1. Richard Harris, CEO of South Australian Film Corporation.

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.

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Amiel Courtin-Wilson. Photo: Nicole Cleary. Source: Herald Sun.

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.

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Ian Darling. Source: Canberra Times.

3. Ian Darling, director of Paul Kelly: Stories of Me.

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.
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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.

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We did it!

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“Cynthia” – Velociraptor
“Elephant” – Tame Impala
“New Found Year” – Paul Kelly

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Show 1.25, “Build It And They Will Come”

SAFC CEO Richard Harris

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.

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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.

Local indie collective fourwords is presenting a fundraiser for “Six on the Street” where twelve of the films are being screened tonight at the Rhino Room.

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.
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“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)

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Show 1.12, “Director’s Day”

I was on my lonesome today while Chrissy tried to move house in this shocking pre-rapture weather. There’s not really a dull moment with so many great people to talk to and I think I broke our record of the sheer amount of stuff I had to get through. This is why I had to play a chilled out Fresh Prince track at the start of the show. Mellow out the mood, ya know?

Justin Kurzel is having a pretty amazing ride at the moment. He directed the recipient of the President of the Jury Special Award Grand Prix at 2011 Critics’ Week in Cannes. That movie was Snowtown, released nationally on Thursday. Despite growing up in Gawler, Justin didn’t know much about “the Snowtown murders” until the script arrived in his mailbox. It filmed last year in Adelaide’s northern suburbs with mostly locals in the cast, and many in the crew.

Chrissy and I asked Justin how they decided which elements of the true story made it into the film. When we saw the film, we were blown away by how beautiful it looked. The cinematographer, Adam Arkapaw, who also did Animal Kingdom (2010), gave the film an ethereal yet sinister feel. But one thing we couldn’t help but notice was the emphasis on eating scenes. In the second part of the interview we talk to Justin about the focus on food and eating within the film and also score, composed by his brother Jed Kurzel (from the band “The Mess Hall”).
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Arts Breakfast star Cath Kenneally had two fantastic interviews on her show last week and was kind enough to let us play them on Behind the Screens.

She asked South Australia Film Corporation CEO Richard Harris about the impact of the new federal budget on the film industry and if he was pleased by some of the changes.
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Cath also spoke to writer/director Ashlee Page about her award winning short film “The Kiss”. I discovered from listening to this that my high school music teacher did some of the music on this film. Always wanted to know what she was up to now! The beauty of Adelaide: everyone knows everyone.
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Our Rant of the Week had a bit of a twist this week. Most Rants are based on our film industry but I was able to chat to one of Australia’s great TV directors, Richard Jasek, on the set of his latest screen adventure and ask him what he thought about our TV scene here in Australia.
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You can hear more from Richard Jasek next week when he talks about his current project, a documentary about Frank Fenner – the Adelaide based scientist behind the eradication of small pox.

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“Time To Chill” – DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
“Western Front” – Bridezilla. Music video directed by Justin Kurzel and Daniel Fletcher. Cinematography by Adam Arkapaw.
“Shiller” – Ratatat
“Bell” – The Mess Hall. Music video directed by Justin Kurzel. Cinematography by Andrew Commis.

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