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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | June 28, 2022

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Australian film Archives - The Creative Issue - News for Creatives


September 18, 2021 |

DISCLOSURE ponders on the scenario of what would you do if your child shares that they’ve been sexually assaulted, and the butterfly effects of your reaction.

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Morgana Screening Exclusively at Dendy Cooparoo

October 31, 2020 |

The Australian documentary about pornographic film star Morgana Muses is screening exclusively at Dendy cinema in Cooparoo.

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MEASURE FOR MEASURE an Australian Shakespeare Adaptation

March 2, 2020 |

Have you ever wondered what a Shakespeare adaptation set in Australia would look like? Then look no further. Read More

The Naked Wanderer: Aussie Stars on the Red Carpet

September 2, 2019 |

Angus McLaren and Natasha Liu Bordizzo led a star-studded cast on the red carpet last night at the world premiere of The Naked Wanderer.

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REVIEW: Top End Wedding

May 21, 2019 |

Full disclosure: romantic comedies are my kryptonite.

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Film Review: Storm Boy

January 15, 2019 |

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. 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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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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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

Riotous comedy: Down Under

August 11, 2016 |

Down Under claims the title of the world’s first comedy about the 2005 Cronulla riots. If that doesn’t sell the film to you, nothing else will.

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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

Looking for Grace in a Hopeless Place

February 4, 2016 |

‘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.

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BAPFF Review: Downriver

December 8, 2015 |

“I’ve always had an unhealthy obsession with crime, and true crime, and I just really love getting inside a true crime and asking all sorts of questions of it.” – Grant Scicluna, director.

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BAPFF Review: Spear

December 1, 2015 |

Stephen Page’s directorial debut Spear, the feature-length adaption of the Bangarra Dance Theatre’s original piece, was a haunting, evocative and moving journey between indigenous tradition and modernity. Read More