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Show 1.31, “The Hunter and The Playwrite”

Daniel Nettheim and his brother, Matt. Photo: James Elsby of Adelaide Now


Daniel Nettheim is the director of The Hunter, premiering next week, about a mercenary, played by American Willem Dafoe, sent to the Tasmanian wilderness by a mysterious biotech company to hunt for the mythical Tasmanian Tiger.

It’s based on a novel by Julia Leigh, who has become a filmmaker in her own right earlier in the year with her directorial debut Sleeping Beauty.

Beck spoke to Daniel about his relationship with Tasmania, the local politics, and his brother’s tiger hunts on set. But first, how did his love affair with film begin?
Download: Daniel Nettheim Part 1

In the second part of the interview, Beck asked about Willem Dafoe’s involvement, working with children and if Julia Leigh had any influence over the film.
Download: Daniel Nettheim Part 2

Last week, Chrissy and I spoke to one of the director’s of Mrs Carey’s Concert and we asked her for the “Behind the Screens” staple – Rant Of The Week (where we discuss the state of the Australian film industry). Sophie discussed the need for more positive stories and a different approach to film funding.
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Alex Vickery-Howe. Photo: Accidental Productions.


Alex Vickery-Howe is an Adelaide stage writer known for his work on children’s’ Japanese rock musical Once Upon a Midnight and Alzheimer’s drama Molly’s Shoes.

He has started working on screenplays and I asked him about his career so far and the difference between film and theatre writing.

Download: Alex Vickery-Howe


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Playlist
“Have Your Way” – Geoffery O’Connor
“Joburg Jam” – Pogo
“Sound I Create” – The Dead Abigails
“Chloe In The Afternoon” – St Vincent
“What’s Up With You” – Eddie Murphy and Michael Jackson
“How’s Your Wife” – Caitlin Park

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Show 1.21, “3 Mamma’s Boys and a Lady”

Closer Productions are the Adelaide production company behind Shut Up Little Man!: An Audio Misadventure and Life in Movement – both of which screened at this year’s BigPond Adelaide Film Festival and at festivals all over the world.

Sophie Hyde, co-director of Closer Productions, joined us in the studio to talk about distribution deals, festivals and 52 Tuesdays, their new film endeavour about the journey of a transgendered man.

Download: Sophie Hyde from Closer Productions

Big Mamma’s Boy is the brainchild of Frank Lotito. He wrote it. He produced it. He stars in it. He did, however, hand the directing reins over to Franco di Chiera, making his first transition to features. George Kapiniaris (better known as ‘that annoying RAA guy’ in South Australia) lends his comedic talents in a supporting role. But why let me explain it when these three very talented and funny guys were in the studio to explain it for me!

Download: Big Mamma’s Boy 1


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Playlist
“Gotta Knock A Little Harder” – Mai Yamane and The Seatbelts, from Cowboy Bebop, TV Series (1998)
“Shut Up Little Man” – The WipeOuters, from Shut Up Little Man: An Audio Misadventure (2011)
“Go My Way” – The Bacon Brothers
“The Real Folk Blues” – Mai Yamane and The Seatbelts, from Cowboy Bebop, TV Series (1998)

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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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Playlist
“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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