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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | June 9, 2018

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Film reviews, TV shows

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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

Women In History: Mary Magdalene Review

March 15, 2018 |

Last week, we were fortunate enough to attend a Q&A screening of Mary Magdalene. With this film being his second feature, Director Garth Davis sat in to answer some questions about the film and his career.   Read More

The 2018 Brisbane French Film Festival

March 6, 2018 |

The 29th French Film Festival returns to Brisbane this week, showcasing 50 films with an exciting range of genres.

Palace cinemas will be hosting the event across their two locations in Brisbane; Centro and … Read More

Monsieur Chocolat: The Circus Isn’t Just Black And White

July 14, 2017 |

Straight out of France, Monsiuer Chocolat is an enthralling yet tragic story about the highs and lows of circus fame.

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For The Love of Film: The Minds Behind Adam’s Crossing

June 17, 2017 |

In lieu of their upcoming short film Adam’s Crossing, we sat down with co-writers Chris Timms and Michael Telford to have a chat about their movie, having a perfect script and the struggles of filmmaking in Brisbane. Read More

Hotel Coolgardie: An Outback Hell

June 16, 2017 |

Hotel Coolgardie is Pete Gleeson’s documentary about two Finnish backpackers, Lina and Stephie, and their experience with the Coolgardie locals and an outback pub. Read More