Interviews

Dean Bennett (1963-) is a bit of a legend in South Australia as he was a young film-maker who inspired many other young film-makers through his impressive award-winning Super 8 short films which played local festivals in the late 1970s. His ingenuity in creating exciting stunts and fiery special effects on the pocket money he…

Read more Teen Movie Prodigy and Stunt Man Dean Bennett on his Cult Film Career and Carrie Fisher…

Italian director Ivan Zuccon (1972-) is an experienced filmmaker who started his career with the short film Berenice (1997). He made several other short films before his interest in the American horror writer H.P. Lovecraft turned his mind to create horror movies related to that writer’s stories. His early features which were shot on video…

Read more Director Ivan Zuccon on H.P. Lovecraft and his Cult Film Career…

*contains strong course language Sean Scully (1947-) is an actor who was born in Sydney. The son of award-winning actress Margaret Christensen (1921-2009) and orchestra leader Dan Scully (no info), he moved to London at the age of eleven with his mother where he was enrolled at the Arts Education Schools. He had already learnt…

Read more Actor Sean Scully on his Disney movies, Cult film Phobia (1988) and Noel Coward…

*contains spoilers and strong course language Ian Barry (1946-) was born in Sydney. Growing up as a child, he was inspired through his Uncle Harold’s backyard cinema which seated fifty, to make movies. He describes his Uncle in retrospect as “the architect of my life”. Armed with an 8mm camera bought by his aunt, Barry…

Read more Director Ian Barry on The Chain Reaction, Cult Movie Airtight and plenty more…

*contains spoilers The Australian exploitation film The Chain Reaction (1980) was, along with Mad Max (1979), a ground-breaking and extremely well-made genre film directed by Ian Barry (1946-). Barry, like George Miller on Mad Max (1979), created something with the vision of an Aussie Roger Corman, a low-budget masterpiece, which remains his best movie. But…

Read more The Cult of Director Ian Barry’s The Chain Reaction

*contains strong course language Haydn Keenan (1951-) is originally from Melbourne. He formed the company Smart Street Films with his friend Esben Storm while they were still teenagers and moved to Sydney to work for the Commonwealth Film Unit as you will learn from this interview… He made one of his first short films Stephany…

Read more Producer/Director Haydn Keenan on 27A and his Cult Film Career…

*contains spoilers and course language In Search of Anna’s cast includes Moir in the lead role along with Judy Morris (1947-), who Moir had worked with on the short film Judy contained in the feature Three to Go (1971) which was directed by a friend of Moir’s named Brian Hannant (1940-). “She’s beautiful,” remarked the…

Read more The Cult of Director Esben Storm’s 27A and In Search of Anna (Part Two)

*contains spoilers and course language “We were the three musketeers of the film scene,” said Brisbane born actor Richard Moir (1950-) about himself, director Esben Storm (1950-2011 heart problems) and producer/director Haydn Keenan (1951-). For a period, from their late teens onwards they worked and socialised together, creating some classic Australian cinema. The three of…

Read more The Cult of Director Esben Storm’s 27A and In Search of Anna (Part One)

*contains spoilers Director Paul Campion (1967-) is originally from England. He has directed award winning short films such as Night of the Hell Hamsters (2006) and Eel Girl (2008). He worked on visual effects for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001,2002, 2003) as a digital texture painter of characters such as Balrog, Shelob and…

Read more Director Paul Campion on the Making of Cult Movie The Devil’s Rock