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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 5, 2023

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AboutTegan Tucker, Author at The Creative Issue

Tegan Tucker

Tegan Tucker

In my bedroom, I am within reaching distance of a Captain America shield, R2-D2, Thor’s hammer and a fake Academy Award. I didn’t choose the nerd life; it chose me. My greatest passion is writing, and my admiration for others who are able to express it across screen, stage and song often leads to monologues that my mother pretends to listen to. My superpowers include the ability to watch a whole series in two days, in-depth memorisation of the names and achievements of entertainers, and the ability to go from reenacting a show tune to passionately rapping to Big Sean. I’m not the hero Brisbane needs, but I’m here anyway, and whether it’s film, television, theatre or music, I’ve probably got something to say.

Posts By Tegan Tucker

Mel Gibson returns to film with ‘Blood Father’

August 17, 2016 |

In his first film since 2014, Mel Gibson hits cinemas next month with action-thriller Blood Father, setting in motion what might be a comeback to film that sticks. Read More

Good Food Month: Explore the tastes of Italy at ‘Cena Italiana’

July 20, 2016 |

As one of the most loved food cultures worldwide, where would Good Food Month be without a night dedicated to the flavours of Italy? Read More

The Man Behind The Lens: Ivan Sen Speaks On ‘Goldstone’

July 8, 2016 |

Approaching the cinematic release of his latest critically acclaimed feature film, Goldstone, The Creative Issue caught up with multi-talented Australian director Ivan Sen to talk about his creative process and how Goldstone came to be. Read More

Horror in today’s cinema

June 29, 2016 |

In the days of films like The Exorcist (1973) and Poltergeist (1982), the horror genre had a respectable reputation. Helmed by talented screenwriters and directors, the films weren’t just there for a cheap thrill, and were easily capable of matching the quality of other critically acclaimed movies. Today, it seems, quality has been traded in for reboots and repetition. Read More

10 LGBTIQ+ films to make you smile

June 21, 2016 |

Following the tragedy that has occurred in Orlando, the LGBTIQ+ community could do with a pick-me-up. So to shine some light on a difficult time, we’ve put together a list of LGBTIQ+ films with happy endings to binge-watch. While they’re sadly rare to come across, they do exist! And here are a few of our favourites. Read More

Ivan Sen opens SFF with outback thriller ‘Goldstone’

June 9, 2016 |

In 2013, Australian filmmaker Ivan Sen opened the Sydney Film Festival with his film Mystery Road. This year, he has done so again with his latest piece of work Goldstone opening the 63rd Sydney Film Festival on June 8th. Read More

Mick Taylor meets his match in Stan’s ‘Wolf Creek’

May 25, 2016 |

Australian streaming service Stan released their second original six-part series, Wolf Creek, last week, and since then the series has already been viewed half a million times, making it Stan’s most popular release yet. Read More

‘Bury Your Gays’: The Extinction of LGBT Representation In TV

May 17, 2016 |

In an attempt at shock-value, The 100 ’s seventh episode of season 3 saw the wildly popular Commander Lexa, shot to death only moments after her long awaited romantic reunion with main character Clarke. Read More

Dig your claws into this: St. James Crabhouse & Kitchen

May 7, 2016 |

In a market saturated with American burger shacks, ribs, gourmet hot dogs and pimped out donuts, St. James Crabhouse & Kitchen is here to fill a gap that has been surprisingly absent from the Brisbane food scene. Read More

Midnight Special: A Refreshing Addition To Sci-Fi

April 27, 2016 |

When audiences sit down to watch Midnight Special, they’re launched into what would usually be an intermission-point in members of the sci-fi thriller genre. Read More

Say hello to Pillar

April 9, 2016 |

After cocktail bar Fourth Wall closed its doors last year, central Brisbanites were left with nowhere to go, jumping from bar-to-bar in search of a destination that fit just right. The process of elimination ran very similar to that of Goldilocks… Read More

Simon Stone makes his directorial debut with heartbreaking ‘The Daughter’

March 28, 2016 |

As far as family-drama’s go, Simon Stone’s The Daughter blows it’s peers out of the water with a raw and emotional story that is bound to hit a nerve for many.

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Maggie Smith steals the show as ‘The Lady in the Van’

March 21, 2016 |

At the age of 82, with Academy Awards, BAFTA’s, a Tony and numerous other achievements under her belt throughout a career that spans over sixty years, one might assume that Dame Maggie Smith would be ready to say goodbye to the world of acting. Luckily for us, Smith’s generosity in sharing her talent with the screen lives on. Her latest gift to film? Her performance as the title character Miss Shepherd in Nicholas Hytner’s The Lady in the Van. Read More

What Went We Out Into This Wilderness To Find? – ‘The Witch’ Review

March 8, 2016 |

After receiving critical acclaim and walking away with an award for Best Directing at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, it comes as no surprise that “The Witch” is a triumph of its genre. Read More