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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | April 24, 2019

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AboutKristina Chapman, Author at The Creative Issue

Kristina Chapman

Kristina Chapman

The film industry is large and exciting. Whether it be the well known Hollywood blockbusters or the just as exciting local films, Queensland has a lot to offer. I've had a passion for film for as long as I can remember. With my Bachelor in Film and Television, I now work full time as a high school film teacher. But that doesn't stop me from dipping my toes into a production every now and then. Nor does it stop me from analysing every little detail when I watch a film; and that's my subconscious doing that on it's own!

Posts By Kristina Chapman

We talk Cosplay Performance Groups ahead of Supanova this Weekend!

April 10, 2019 |

It’s that time of the year for Queensland; conventions! We start our year off with Supanova in the Gold Coast from Friday April 12th to Sunday April 14th (and another one in Brisbane around November to finish our convention year off!). This year the special guests include actors from Teen Wolf, The Vampire Diaries, The 100 and Game of Thrones just to name a few. However, there’s more to Supanova than just the guests; there’s also cosplay!

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Film Review: Storm Boy

January 15, 2019 |

Storm Boy (2019) is a beautiful cinematic adaption of Colin Thiele’s novella of the same name. Directed by Shawn Seet, the audience is taken on a journey as Mike Kingley (Geoffrey Rush) tells his granddaughter about the days he lived as Storm Boy with his father, Hideaway Tom, and friends Fingerbone Bill and Mr. Percival. Read More

Film Review: Harmony

October 9, 2018 |

Australian upcoming director/writer Corey Pearson begins his five-part fantasy-thriller movie saga with the production Harmony (2018), showing at several cinemas now. In part one of the Five Frequencies Saga, we watch as Jessica Falkholt (Home and Away, who recently passed away last Boxing Day after a car accident) walks the nameless streets of a probably American city suburb in urban Goth attire, taking the fear out of the fearful people she passes.

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Oz Comic Con wrap up

October 9, 2018 |

This year’s Brisbane Oz Comic Con showcased a variety of film and television stars, local artists, and a large variety of stalls.

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Oz Comic Con guest Dominic Sherwood talks what it’s like to be Jace Wayland

September 21, 2018 |

Dominic Sherwood has starred in a variety of television shows and movies. His most notable role is Jace Wayland from Shadowhunters (2016-2019), but some may remember him as Christian Ozera from The Vampire Academy (2014).

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Oz Comic Con – Tristan Jones talks TMNT, Aliens and his own projects

September 19, 2018 |

Part of Oz Comic Con’s guest line-up is a variety of local comic artists and illustrators. It was great to hear from Tristan Jones (moniker T-Rex), who has written for works such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and illustrated for Aliens. Read More

Ladies in Black, an Australia movie reliving the days of 1959 Sydney

September 2, 2018 |

Ever wondered what it was like back in 1959 Sydney? In the midst of European migration and the rise of women libration? Look no further than the movie adaptation of Madeleine St John’s novel The Women in Black, originally published in 1993.

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Funding films in Australia

May 12, 2018 |

This month, Australia has announced an increase in the location tax offset for filmmakers. Originally 16.5%, the tax offset has nearly doubled, allowing productions to claim up to 30% with the new policy. The increase in the tax offset will encourage more overseas productions to film in Australia, but what does that mean for Australian filmmakers? Read More

Review: Brisbane-based TV show, Harrow

May 4, 2018 |

Every night, Brisbane city enhances its beauty with an array of colourful lights adding a little sparkle for everyone to enjoy. Unfortunately, one night is different for forensic pathologist, Daniel Harrow. It’s the night of his big secret, a secret he intends to keep buried forever. Read More

Book Review: Alice In Zombieland

October 27, 2014 |

In one moment, Alice Bell’s life changes from beautifully perfect to utterly horrific, and just like that, she can see the zombies. Read More

Book Review: Ready Player One

October 21, 2014 |

“It’s the year 2044, and the real world is a really ugly place.” Read More

Book Review: If I Stay

October 6, 2014 |

Mia is faced with a hard decision; either give up her first love – music – to stay with her family, friends, and boyfriend, or to leave and follow her musical heart. Read More

Review: Movie World’s Fright Night

October 3, 2014 |

It all began with a crowd mingling just inside the gates of Movie World, dodging creepy supernatural beings sliding along the ground, frightening people with their sudden appearance and noise. Read More

Book Review: Eleanor And Park

September 29, 2014 |

Set over the course of one school year back in 1986, Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell reminds the audience what it’s like to be in love for the first time. Read More