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
“The producers famously violated a number of road laws and paid some of the crew in slabs of beer…
Trailer # 1
“The original Mad Max provides an origin story for Australia’s most iconic hot-under-the-collar antihero, depicting the tragic events that made him such a killjoy. It was also a baptism by fire for the director, George Miller, who shot the film in and around Melbourne on a shoestring budget.”
– Luke Buckmaster – ’10 best Australian films made by first-time directors’
Trailer # 2
New Australian documentary Putuparri and the Rainmakers tackles the delicate and often painful process of cultural maintenance in a traditional Aboriginal community. Set in the Great Sandy Desert region near Fitzroy Crossing in north western Australia, it follows Tom Putuparri Lawford.
Jason Di Rosso spoke with director Nicole Ma.
Click on link below to Radio Interview:
ABC RADIO NATIONAL, Australia. Friday 2 October 2015