Rachel Ward announced to direct PALM BEACH

“Everybody’s vision is absolutely aligned and with Joanna’s exceptional script in the incredibly capable hands of Rachel, the alluring world of Palm Beach is hopefully set to become a future classic.”

Teaming up with duo Bryan Brown and Sam Neill (currently on screen in Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country) Joanna Murray-Smith’s exceptional script is set to become a future classic.

 

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FILM CRITICS CIRCLE OF AUSTRALIA Awards Nominees announced

Congratulations to all the nominees in the FILM CRITICS CIRCLE OF AUSTRALIA Awards.

Special mention to: Cate Shortland nominated for UNIVERSAL PICTURES AWARD BEST DIRECTOR (Berlin Syndrome), Stefan Duscio (Jungle), Greig Fraser ASC (Lion), Germain McMicking (Berlin Syndrome) nominated for ACS AWARD BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, and Jack Hutchings (Berlin Syndrome) for BEST EDITING.

Kriv Stenders signs on to direct POACHER

Kriv Stenders is attached to direct Poacher, a Tasmanian-set seafaring action thriller starring  Luke Bracey and Nick Nolte.

Bracey will play Cam Strachan, a young man who encounters a fishing baron named John Hardy (Nolte) who rules the town, and is transformed from a small-time abalone poacher into the boss of a criminal gang.

Stenders responded to the script as a blend of Western, crime thriller and seafaring adventure, likening it to The Perfect Storm meets Animal Kingdom.

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AACTA’s Announced

Congratulations to all nominees for the upcoming AACTA’s, especially to all the HLA clients for their exceptionally good work:
BEST TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL
BEST DIRECTION IN A TELEVISION DRAMA OR COMEDY TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL Episode 5 – Who’s Your Daddy? Jane Campion; SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY Episode 2 – Alex, Glendyn Ivin 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN TELEVISION TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL Episode 5 – Who’s Your Daddy?, Germain McMicking
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL Episode 4 – Birthday, Annie Beauchamp
BEST COSTUME DESIGN IN TELEVISION TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL Episode 4 – Birthday Emily Seresin; WAKE IN FRIGHT Episode 1 – Part 1, Mariot Kerr
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN TELEVISION SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY Episode 1 – Joe, Bonnie Elliott
BEST DIRECTION BERLIN SYNDROME Cate Shortland
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY JUNGLE Stefan Duscio; LION Greig Fraser
BEST EDITING BERLIN SYNDROME Jack Hutchings
BEST SHORT FICTION FILM MRS MCCUTCHEON John Sheedy; SLAPPER Luci Schroder
Special mention to the creatives who worked on the following:
BEST TELEVISION DRAMA SERIES CLEVERMAN; GLITCH
BEST TELEFEATURE OR MINI SERIES WAKE IN FRIGHTSEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY
Read the full list here.

Tommy Lee Jones Joins STONER

Andrew Bovell’s adaption of John William’s book STONER adds another star to the list as Tommy Lee Jones joins the cast. To be directed by ATONEMENT’s Joe Wright STONER follows a dirt-poor farmer (Casey Affleck) turned academic who emerges as an unlikely existential hero while making his way through the first half of the 20th century.

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Four Stars for The Go-Betweens: Right Here

THE GO BETWEENS: RIGHT HERE is released in cinemas today! Kriv Stenders directs a “thoughtful, engaging, enigmatic” documentary charting the band’s rise and fall.

The Sydney Morning Herald gives THE GO BETWEENS a glowing four star review:

“The film, and most of the others I mentioned, ought to be compulsory viewing for young bands – how not to screw the pooch – but maybe not. Everyone has to make their own mistakes.”

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Bright Star Hits Netflix

“Campion had been on a roll of casting popular A-list actors in her films (Holly Hunter in The Piano; Nicole Kidman in The Portrait of a Lady; Kate Winslet in Holy Smoke; Meg Ryan in In the Cut), but the casting of these two up-and-comers couldn’t have been more perfect”

Jane Campion’s dreamy Bright Star is now available on Netflix. Following Romantic poet John Keat’s final years and his romance with Fanny Brawne, Campion’s 2009 film cast young Ben Whishaw and Abby Cornish as the fated lovers. Stunningly shot by Greig Fraser, this is possibly one of Campion’s most underrated films.

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Following the success of GET OUT, Toby Oliver has been busy working. Check out the new trailers for his next two films below. Tread carefully any of you who scare easily!

FilmInk MIFF Best Film: Have You Seen the Listers

FilmInk have interviewed director Eddie Martin after they name his film Have You Seen the Listers as their pick for best film from MIFF.

“I thought of Anthony and he felt like the right character because he is a larger than life kind of guy and his sense of freedom is inspirational too. He is so open and out there, which are qualities we would all like to have.”

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