Eddie Martin’s fourth film Have You Seen the Listers? has struck a chord with its subject. Anthony Lister, renowned street artist, has given the film his blessing after getting “quite emotional” on his first viewing.
The film relates how the Brisbane City Council encouraged the then 19-year-old to paint dozens of the city’s traffic signal boxes in 1999. In 2014, the council took Lister – by now earning tens of thousands of dollars per piece and with his works hanging in the National Gallery of Australia – to court on graffiti-related charges.
Director Martin states “essentially it is the story of a young father and his family set in the world of art”.
Have You Seen the Listers? will have it’s world premier at the Melbourne International Film Festival later this year.
To read more, click here.
“With fantastic scripts and outstanding cast […] Picnic at Hanging Rock is set to be a must-see series in 2018.”
From co-creator and writer Alice Addison Amazon has acquired Picnic at Hanging Rock, the upcoming six-episode Australian drama series starring Game Of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer. Picnic at Hanging Rock will have its world premiere on Foxtel in Australia in 2018.
Read more here.
“Recommended without reservation.”
Diana Simmonds – StageNoise
Ben Neutze – Daily Review
“Do not miss this fabulous production and its stellar cast in the location that inspired it.”
Jade Kops – Broadway World
“The ensemble is imaginative, adventurous and bold, and they each take the opportunity to showcase extraordinary skill and talent, at a standard that makes us fall in love with the theatre all over again.”
Suzy Wrong – Suzy Goes See
Just some of the incredible reviews THIS MUCH IS TRUE has been garnering in its first week – congratulations to writer Louis Nowra and Director Toby Schmitz. To read more rave reviews and to book click here.
Screen Australia has selected 11 emerging filmmaking teams to share in $989,000 of Hot Shots Plus funding. Writer Anya Beyersdorf’s Bondi 1hr Foto is among those selected.
From producer Nash Edgerton, writer Anya Beyersdorf and director Sean Kruck Bondi 1hr Foto is set in 1980s Bondi Beach, the short centres on a teenage girl’s clash with her father and will set the tone for a feature film about an underworld figure dealing with family, crime and police corruption.
Read more about the winners and the funding here.
The 7th AACTA Award Short Film Nominees have been released with two HLA clients making the cut. MRS MCCUTCHEON directed by John Sheedy and Luci Shroder’s SLAPPER have been nominated.
MRS MCCUTCEHON aims to give a voice to the thousands of trans and gender diverse children and SLAPPER follows a rebellious and broke teen in Australian suburbia.
Winners are announced in December. Read more about both films here.
Louis Nowra has completed the last instalment of his autobiographical trilogy. Following Summer of the Aliens and Cosi, This Much is True finds Louis theatrical mirror Lewis in his forties “living in a scruffy part of town where he becomes caught up in the lives of a motley and remarkable group of locals”. This Much Is True opens at the Old Fitz tonight. You can read more of Louis reflections on his autobiographical self here and book tickets for the show (directed by Toby Schmitz) here.
The Melbourne International Film Festival has announced its 2017 season. Featuring 357 films over 18 days this year’s festival brings over the hottest releases from Cannes, Sundance and Berlin as well as all the local big names. Take a look at the full guide here which features many of HLA’s own.
Ahead of it’s release tonight, you can catch a sneak peak of season two episode 3 of CLEVERMAN Dark Clouds here.
The SSO’s George Michael: Praying for Time is reworked as a memorial to the late star where lighting designer Suidgeest “creates just the right atmosphere and transports the audience from a symphonic performance to a stadium-esque rock show”. Read more here.
Kriv Stender’s “unflaggingly propulsive” Australia Day creates an “ambitious and powerful […] meditation on cultural diversity”. Read more here.