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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | March 12, 2018

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AboutAshleigh Hopping, Author at The Creative Issue

Ashleigh Hopping

Ashleigh Hopping

New to the city and already in love with its potential. My background is in visual design, marketing and social media. I am moved by human stories and long to discover and share the best of our community. Delighted by the world of filmmaking, arts, music and all things edible.

Posts By Ashleigh Hopping

360 and Martin McKenna’s spin on the Real World

June 15, 2016 |

It’s Thursday afternoon, finally a little warm at the Tryp Hotel in Fortitude Valley, and I’m thrilled to be sitting down with two guys for whom I have a lot of respect. Director/writer Martin McKenna and Matt Colwell are in Brisbane to showcase their debut foray into the realm of feature films: Is This The Real World.

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Queensland Theatre Company’s thriller Switzerland

June 4, 2016 |

Switzerland is the deeply satisfying and entertaining two-hander from one of Australia’s foremost playwrights, Joanna Murray-Smith.

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More Than Just Noir: The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival

June 4, 2016 |

Ever thought to yourself, I need some more Scandinavian culture in my life? Here you go.

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Surprise Kiwi gem Hunt for The Wilderpeople

May 29, 2016 |

Hunt for the Wilderpeople is one of the best films that will be released this year. Read More

Natalie Weir’s dreamy and exquisite When Time Stops

May 23, 2016 |

Natalie Weir’s When Time Stops is about the gush of memories felt from a woman in her last moments of life. It’s a beautiful piece of theatre that will transport you into a dream-like hypnotic state — kind of like watching an epic, beautiful and bittersweet lucid dream. Read More

All Mirth and No Matter: QTC’s Delightful Much Ado About Nothing

May 13, 2016 |

Shakespeare’s OG rom-com Much Ado About Nothing from the Queensland Theatre Company is two hours of laugh out loud (and sometimes quietly, to yourself, because the comedic interpretation is just so scandalous) fun.

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New Festival Alert: American Indie Cinema at Palace Centro

May 5, 2016 |

A brand new film festival is launching from the 19th of May at Palace Centro Cinema celebrating the past, present and future of independent cinema from the US.

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’80s synthesizers, chimey guitars and indie pop: Meet Selahphonic’s Jamie and Tim

April 29, 2016 |

If you’re into Two Door Cinema Club or The Wombats, then meet Sunshine Coast’s Selahphonic. The Creative Issue caught up with 2/5 of the band for a rapid fire Q&A before their gig at The Foundry.

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Glitz, glam and crazy moves: meet Circa acrobat Nathan Boyle

April 18, 2016 |

Acrobat Nathan Boyle talks about what life looks like from the perspective of a circus performer, travelling the world and what to expect upon seeing When One Door Closes.

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Spanish Film Festival Review: Innocent Killers

April 15, 2016 |

“Suffering must be eliminated at any price. And when that suffering cannot be eliminated, the person suffering must be eliminated.”

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Spanish Film Festival Review: Truman

April 7, 2016 |

This year’s Spanish Film Festival features Truman, a tragicomedy already making waves overseas with a slew of awards including Goya’s (think Spanish Oscars) Best Film, Best Director (Cesc Gay), Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay (Tomas Aragay, Cesc Gay).
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Wondered: New Depths for Classic Characters

March 28, 2016 |

Wondered itself is a 45 minute long riddle, and you won’t find out the answer until the very end. Playwright and director Elodie Boal has woven together gunshot dialogue and dynamic physicality to craft an entertaining, clever and adventurous production. Read More

Meet Wondered Writer, Director and Actress Elodie Boal

March 22, 2016 |

Brisbane-born and bred Elodie Boal is someone to keep an eye on in the performing arts industry. She’s back this weekend for two nights only with Wondered, the final conclusion to Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland. Read More

Production Begins on Don’t Tell Feature In South East Queensland

March 15, 2016 |

Production is underway in South East Queensland for the new feature film Don’t Tell, starring well-known talents Jack Thompson, Rachel Griffiths, Aden Young and newcomer Sara West. Read More