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Show 2.21, “Short Form/Feature Length”

Sean Lahiff


Not many people can say they edited their first feature before they were 30. Sean Lahiff is one of those people. And while he may have had a slight familial advantage (the director was his dad, Craig Lahiff), Sean has the skills to back it up. Swerve opened nationally on Thursday alongside another film he had a hand in Prometheus. I chat to him about the relationship between director and editor, and being on a SFX team.
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Victoria Thaine


Victoria Thaine is a talented actress with nearly a decade of experience on Australian screens, both small and silver. She’s now stepping behind the scenes to direct the short she wrote, The Kingdom of Doug. As a part of our crowdfunding segment, we spoke to Victoria and asked her the benefits of makings shorts over a feature and the best tips for successful crowdfunding.

You can donate to “The Kingdom of Doug” on Pozible.
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There are loads of short film competitions out there and more often than not, at least in my case, you discover them too late. So we’ve gotten in early to tell you all about the Guru GreenRoom Film Competition, the second annual comp run by the Adelaide Festival Centre’s youth arts membership GreenRoom and a bunch of kids (18 to 30) who we call the advocates. And full disclaimer, I’m one of them! GreenRoom assistant Sam Wright (and filmmakers in his own right – check out his interview we did with him about his feature doco) caught up with me to give you the low down of Guru.
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Playlist
“You Make Me Happy” – Clare Bowditch, from ‘Offspring’
“Toothless Grin” – Jinja Safari
“Flash in the Pantz” – Dave Graney and the Mistly
“I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon” – Joseph Gordon-Levitt
“” – The Snowdroppers, live on the Range
“Every Single Night” – Fiona Apple
“Game of Thrones” – Dominik Omega and The Arcitype

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Show 2.20, “Local Produce”

Helen Leake with Beck and Chrissy

Helen Leake has been producing feature films for nearly 20 years. Her new film Swerve, in cinemas from June 7, was filmed in South Australia using SA crew and facilities. She called it an Australian film noir – something I’d love to see more of!

Outside of producing, Helen was also CEO of South Australian Film Corporation between 2004 and 2007 and was a commissioner at the Australian Film Commission (now known as Screen Australia). She’s currently co-chair of the Australian International Documentary Conference

We were lucky enough to have Helen in the studio to pick her brain about “Swerve” and what it’s like to be a producer in Australia.

Audio coming soon but you can listen to the entire show below – Helen’s interview starts at 3’15

We did introduce the show mentioning that new filmmaker Tim will be joining us but due to tricksy public transport he couldn’t make it in. We did, however, have a chat about the new Rebrand SA movement and Scott Hick’s recent comments on it. Should SA change its name? Or is that neither here nor there and is a completely derailing suggestion? … Guess which side we’re on.

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Playlist
“Last Breath” – The Toot Toot Toots
“Youth Without Youth” – Metric
Coming soon.

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