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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 18, 2018

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Film reviews, TV shows

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Five Brisbane Filmmakers Share in $50,000 Funding

November 14, 2018 |

From an animation about a penguin who yearns to fly to a nail-biting drama set in the Viet Cong’s claustrophobic tunnels, five local filmmakers have today hit the jackpot to share in $50,000 of grant funding. 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 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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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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Let the Competition Begin…

June 10, 2018 |

Brisbane Filmmakers listen up! The International 48 Hour Film Project challengers emerging Filmmakers to write, shoot and deliver a four to seven-minute film over the course of just one weekend. That’s right, 48 hours. This competition is open from High … Read More

Film House: A pop-up cinema making something new, by bringing back the old

June 9, 2018 |

Film House is an upcoming pop-up cinema co-created by Portia Hunt and Michael Brooks. We recently reached out to Portia to learn more, and she described the driving idea behind the project; “We wanted to move the viewing experience … Read More

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

State of the Industry: Where are Australian films heading?

May 8, 2018 |

Do Australian films need to tell Australian ‘stories’? Or entertain Australian Audiences? Read More

A Quiet Place Speaks Volumes

May 8, 2018 |

Subversive and subtle, A Quiet Place employs the premise that silence is safe and sound is deadly.
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The Gateway Review

May 4, 2018 |

With national success of his last two films, director John V. Soto brings us his highly anticipated new film The Gateway. 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

Spanish Film Festival comes to Brisbane

May 4, 2018 |

Now in it’s 21st year, the annual Spanish Film Festival (SFF) has arrived in Brisbane. Read More

The Death of Stalin Review: Political satire at it’s best

May 4, 2018 |

Comedy is not a word generally associated with one of the worst tyrants the worlds ever seen, but The Death of Stalin manages to do just that. Read More

Sunset Cinema Launches in Brisbane

March 23, 2018 |

With summer coming to a close, a pop-up theatre with good food and good vibes sounds like the best way to ring in the holidays. Read More