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Storm Boy (2019) is a beautiful cinematic adaption of Colin Thiele’s novella of the same name. Directed by Shawn Seet, the audience is taken on a journey as Mike Kingley (Geoffrey Rush) tells his granddaughter about the days he lived as Storm Boy with his father, Hideaway Tom, and friends Fingerbone Bill and Mr. Percival.
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.
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.
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?
A pretty â€˜dumbâ€™ 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 outâ€¦ Sound familiar? These are storylines and tropes we know all too well.
‘Looking for Grace’ is the latest screen project by Sue Brooks, the acclaimed director of ‘Road to Nhill’ (1997) and ‘Japanese Story’ (2003). Screened at the Venice, Chicago and Toronto International Film Festivals and with a crew of female filmmakers in tow, the film took audiences on a journey to Western Australia to solve a puzzle with some interesting pieces.
The federal government has been praised in recent weeks for its decision to continue the $21.6 million incentive payout to Walt Disney Studios. Is this a much-needed step in the right direction?