The director wanted to convey to the audience that the songs that Gurrumul sang were from an ancient tradition, some estimated to be 10,000 years old. Essentially it’s a film about reconciliation. – Jackie Keast, IF. More:
It is a really exciting time to be writing Science Fiction in Australia. SF is on TV screens – Glitch, The Kettering Incident and Clever Man. Horror and SF films are doing really well. They’re selling overseas – Babadook is one of our most successful recent exports and is solidly genre. – Catherine S. McMullen with David Tiley, Screen Hub. More:
What’s ironic is that in a time when diversity on screens (or lack thereof) is a frequent talking point – and particularly in feature film – Down Under is a positive example of how to do it right. Down Under writer/director Abe Forsythe reveals the road he took to write and develop a comedy that revolves around a race riot.
– Caris Bizzaca, The Screen Blog, Screen Australia. Read More:
“Australian production company Screen NSW has announced that all TV drama series must now include women in key creative roles in order to receive financing. It’s a huge step towards gender equality for Australian TV.”
– Casey Cipriani, for Women and Hollywood.
In a bid to address the gender imbalance in the local screen industry, Screen Australia has just funded 45 female-led story ideas and 13 industry projects across film, TV and the web as part of its Gender Matters initiative. Congratulations to all recipients! #GenderMatters