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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 18, 2017

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AboutKristina Sams, Author at The Creative Issue

Kristina Sams

Kristina Sams

Writing is a passion of mine, hence film has always been interesting to me. The way it constructs a story and brings people together. The way it showcases stunning visuals and raw emotions. The way it is a portal to another world. But mainly, the way it helps me to win on trivia nights.

Posts By Kristina Sams

FEMALE CREATIVE. BRISBANE FILMMAKER. NO PROBLEM FOR MEGAN BLIN

May 8, 2016 |

“What interests me, where it also started I guess, is going to the cinema. It’s this unique experience.” Read More

SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: SHORT FILMS FROM THE HEART

May 8, 2016 |

Oh love, the one thing that can either elevate us or destroy us. The one thing that can unite us or separate us. As well as the one thing that can make us extremely envious or simply repulsed. It is universal, timeless and without boundaries or limitations. Read More

SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: BREATHLESS TIME

May 6, 2016 |

Revenge for betrayal. A paradox of moral questions. Read More

SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: NOTHING IN RETURN

April 27, 2016 |

‘Nothing in Return’ is a coming-of-age story that sees a young teenager, suffering as a product of his poor environment, try and break out and achieve something when the world continually knocks him down.   Read More

Spanish Film Festival Review: Ma ma

April 24, 2016 |

Penélope Cruz gave the performance of her career in ‘Ma ma’ a heartbreaking yet surprisingly light-hearted film. Chronicling the cancer diagnosis of Magda (Cruz), the film detailed how she sees the disease as a means of truly starting to live her life and how her new vitality for life touches and influences the people around her.

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Reel Inspiración – The 2016 Spanish Film Festival

April 19, 2016 |

Returning for another year to Palace Centro and Barracks Cinemas is the Spanish Film Festival. Across three weeks over thirty films and short films from Spain, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and more will be showcased, offering a glimpse into a vibrant, modern culture steeped in history and innovative, raw filmmaking. Read More

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: BLIND DATE

April 11, 2016 |

Two strangers, who are completely opposite in every single way, separated by the thinnest of walls. What could possibly go wrong?

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French Film Festival: April and the Extraordinary World

March 26, 2016 |

Frank Ekinci and Christian Desmares have delivered a unique alternate history to 20th century France in the visually stunning and aesthetically exciting film April and the Extraordinary World. Read More

APT8 CINEMA REVIEW: KINATAY

March 24, 2016 |

Acclaimed Filipino director Brillante Mendoza’s 2009 film, ‘Kinatay’ is a haunting investigation into the human psyche and the depths people go to in order to provide for the ones they love. Read More

A Cloud of Love, Laughter and Smoke – Rosalie Blum

March 18, 2016 |

The 27th Alliance Française French Film Festival opened in Brisbane with the enchanting, enigmatic and endearing film Rosalie Blum. Based on the award-winning series of graphic novels by Camille Juordy, Julien Rappeneau’s directorial debut was a witty story that made stalking comedic and acceptable, in a way that only the founding nation of cinema ever could. Read More

APT8 CINEMA REVIEW: KUBRADOR

March 17, 2016 |

“‘Jeuteng’ is a number game in the Philippines. Though illegal, it is popular especially among the poor. Millions of people depend on jueteng for their livelihood. It is so lucrative that the big jueteng operators are said to wield undue influence over politicians, the military, the police, and even the church.”

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Sherpa – A Narrative of Loss, Greed and Uncertainty

March 7, 2016 |

Sherpa, the definition – ‘a member of a Himalayan people living on the borders of Nepal and Tibet, renowned for their skill in mountaineering’. Sherpa, the religion – close connections and great respect for the land and a strong belief in reincarnation. Sherpa, the legend – happy faced, always smiling, always helpful.

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Writing the Laws, an Interview with Benjamin Law

March 5, 2016 |

No matter how things change, no matter how old we get, our families will always be there. Mostly they will annoy us… but they will forever love us unconditionally.

The Creative Issue caught up with TV screenwriter, journalist and author Benjamin Law to chat about his experience when adapting his bestselling memoir ‘The Family Law’ for Australian television screens.

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APT8 CINEMA REVIEW: RINDU KAMI PADAMU

March 4, 2016 |

Let me tell you a story about a small market in Jakarta.

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