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Show 1.18, “Fairy Tales and Cartography”

Peter Thurmer has been the coordinator of Adelaide’s MAPS Film School for 20 years now. As well as his career in film education, he’s also been involved in radio and still calls himself a stills photographer. He’s been involved in 760 short films through MAPS and is passionate about them all. He discusses what he calls “the director cult”, the importance of producers, and we ask him the big question: What is MAPS?
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MAPS Film School has been in danger of being shut down due to government cut backs. Peter gives us the update on this and then chats about his career in media.
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You can see MAPS student films on their MAPS TV Youtube profile.

Australian author Julia Leigh wrote and directed her first feature Sleeping Beauty which debuted at Cannes and opened for wide release this year. Arts Breakfast’s Cath Kenneally caught up with Julia over the phone and asked the tough questions about her controversial film.
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“Magic Dance” – David Bowie and Trevor Jones, from Labyrinth (1986)
“As The World Falls Down” – David Bowie and Trevor Jones, from Labyrinth (1986)
“Fashion Is Danger” – Flight of the Conchords
“Look Up” – Toni Collette and the Finish
“My Bro” – Tonetta

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Show 1.17, “Time Flies Like An Arrow…”

Local actress Tess O’Flaherty had an idea for a film but didn’t think it would go much further than that, she’s just an actor after all (her words). A few years on, Tess has produced, written and starred in A Fly On The Wall. Tess and co-star Steven Parker came in to have a chat about the joys of acting and getting a no-budget film off the ground.
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Aaron Kaczmarczyk was asked to direct a short movie called “The Horror Film” by his fellow Flinders student Curtis Brownjohn, who wrote and directed it. It was nominated at the South Australian Screen Awards and has been selected to screen at the Toronto Film Festival. Aaron came into the studio to talk about the shoot, the film and his future aspiration.
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For the second half of our interview Writer/Director Michael Henry, the first of which we played last week, we discussed some of the thematic techniques used in his film Blame. I commented on using the Australian bush as a gothic landscape of entrapment, which has been used before in many Aussie films such as Picnic At Hanging Rock.
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Before we parted ways, we asked Michael to give some advice to filmmakers based on his own experience transitioning from shorts to a feature.
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“You Don’t Know My Mind” – Hugh Laurie
“We Don’t Walk” – The Paper Scissors
“As Night Falls” – Blackchords, from Blame (2010)
“Devil Woman” – Bruce Willis

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Show 1.16, “Blame and Burgers”

Writer/Director Michael Henry’s first feature film Blame is out at the cinemas now. Blame is a low budget thriller shot in the Western Australian bushland. It’s a tale of revenge and what happens when you trust the wrong people. It had its world premiere at the Melbourne Film Festival last year and was selected to play at the Toronto Film Festival, one of the biggest in the world.
Michael spoke to me about his career and the lengthy process of making a feature film.
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Ben Mylius joined us again in the studio, a month or so after his debut, to tell us how his film is progressing. Ben is the writer of a script that received funding through the MRC’s Got Genre initiative to be made into a short film. “The Burger Joint” is only a few weeks away from shooting now – it’s almost crunch time. He brought along the cinematographer (DP, camera dude, etc) Jonathan Baker and we ask them both if they’re feeling the stress.
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“Turn Me On” – The Grates
“In Motion” – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, from The Social Network (2010)
“Hot Kiss” – Juliette and the Licks
“Sledgehammer” – Peter Gabriel
“Bleed All Over Me” – Wicked Wisdom

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