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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 9, 2019

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Film reviews, TV shows

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Remakes, Reboots and Adaptations: Is Australia Breaking the Mould?

August 3, 2016 |

A pretty ‘dumb’ blonde takes the stairs instead of the door while a typical deranged killer chases after her. An impossibly strong and conflicted caped hero tries to save the earth once again from destruction and finally a girl attempts to win the affections of a completely oblivious guy by changing herself inside and out… Sound familiar? These are storylines and tropes we know all too well. Read More

Embrace: Pro-Body Image Doco set to Empower

July 26, 2016 |

Don’t fight your body: embrace it! In her debut documentary, Embrace, founder of the Body Image Movement, Taryn Brumfitt wants women to share her realisation: our bodies are not ornaments, they’re vehicles Read More

Disabled Representation in Modern Film: Who Has A Voice?

July 23, 2016 |

Over the years, filmmakers have begun to include the stories of once forgotten or ignored minorities in order to redesign the film industry and give a voice to those who once were silenced. Read More

The Scandinavian Film Festival: As It Is In Heaven Sequel

July 22, 2016 |

Brisbane’s Scandinavian Film Festival started in full force this week with a stroke of humour on opening night with Norwegian release, Welcome To Norway. However it was the long awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed and internationally beloved film, As It Is In Heaven that screened the following night to the delight of Brisbane fans. Read More

Something Has Popped Up At Eat Street

July 21, 2016 |

The car is parked in a shadowy lot. The Brisbane River runs in front of it, city lights hovering in the distance. A plane soars above, and a giggle drifts through the night air. There are about twenty cars, each with either a boot open or windows down.

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Break into Filmmaking with the Modern Web Series

July 12, 2016 |

The Creative Issue recently spoke with up and coming Brisbane filmmaker Jayden Creighton about his experiences in film school, his attitude toward Australian cinema and how he is now putting his talents to the test in the real world of web series.

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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

GOMA PRESENTS IN CHARACTER CINEMA PROJECT

July 5, 2016 |

Winter afternoons seem made for darkened movie theatres, and the Gallery of Modern Art’s (GOMA) latest cinema project In Character has just the ticket for those lazy days. Read More

The Queensland Film Festival Returns

July 4, 2016 |

The Queensland Film Festival is back for another year to showcase the best films contemporary international cinema has to offer. 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

360 and Martin McKenna’s spin on the Real World

June 15, 2016 |

It’s Thursday afternoon, finally a little warm at the Tryp Hotel in Fortitude Valley, and I’m thrilled to be sitting down with two guys for whom I have a lot of respect. Director/writer Martin McKenna and Matt Colwell are in Brisbane to showcase their debut foray into the realm of feature films: Is This The Real World.

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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

More Than Just Noir: The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival

June 4, 2016 |

Ever thought to yourself, I need some more Scandinavian culture in my life? Here you go.

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