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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 2.37, “Flight of the Humble-B … Movie”

“Charlie: Squid Whisperer”, concept by Mark Knight, inspired by the fears of Rebecca Elliott. Shopped by David Powell.

What makes a B Movie? What does the B stand for? and don’t say ‘bad’. Mark Knight, self styled “big nerd”, is the man to ask. As lead developer at Storynerds, Mark will be running a workshop on the 6th and 7th of October called B-Keeping for Beginners!!! (OR How I Sold My Script to Hollywood for Just $50 a Day!!!!!) – exclamation marks are essential. We spoke about screen writing, script development and making your very own B movie with the use of a few nouns. Mine involved a giant squid and Charlie Sheen *shudder* horrific.

Viron Papadopoulos, general manager of industry development and production at the South Australian Film Corporation, spoke about their upcoming Digital360Lab aimed at SA screenmakers who are keen to explore the changing digital landscape. Guidelines and applications forms are available from safilm.com.au and the lodging due date is Monday 15th October.

I have to apologies for the sound quality of this interview but you have to appreciate the irony of discussing how digital technologies have opened up new opportunities while it sounds like we’re talking at two different ends of a robot’s belly.

Ursula Dabrowsky spoke to us earlier in the month about her upcoming feature Inner Demon but in the final part of that interview we talked about the Australian horror scene and horror in the city of corpses, aka Adelaide.

If you tuned in live today you discovered what happens when you ask someone who had a C average in maths to do sums while also coordinating a radio show. The countdown clock mysteriously disappeared on our playout system and I had to rely on my terrible maths abilities to time out the show on my own. Streetcast had a good laugh at me. The great thing about this blog means that even if I have to cut an interview short, you can listen again right here.

To make sure these posts happen as fast as possible we will no longer be supplying the individual interviews but you can listen to the full podcast of the show below. Let me know if you’d prefer them back – it’s just something we’re trialling at the moment.
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“Sweet Exchange” – Lady Strangelove
“I’m Not Talking” – AC Newman
“Elephant (Todd Rundgren remix)” – Tame Impala
“Won’t You Be” – DJ Shadow
“Come On Spring” – Antenna

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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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