Interviews

*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

*contains spoilers Melbourne-based director/editor/producer/writer Brian Kavanagh (1935-) is one of the key filmmakers in the resurgence of the Australian film industry in the 1970s. His movie A City’s Child (1971) helped kick start the industry and he produced and edited that film along with supplying the storyline. But it is his work as a film…

Read more Director Brian Kavanagh on his Cult Movies A City’s Child and Double Deal…

*contains spoilers Prolific British author and screenwriter Paul Finch (1964-) comes from a family where writing was the norm as his father was television scriptwriter Brian Finch (1936-2007) who for many years wrote for the British soap opera Coronation Street among others. Paul has reportedly written over 300 short stories which have appeared in countless…

Read more Author and Screenwriter Paul Finch on Typewriting, Video Nasties, Cult Movie The Devil’s Rock and more…

Ian Pringle is an Australian writer/director who began his career with a couple of shorts and the short feature Wronsky (1979). His first feature was The Plains of Heaven (1982) which is set in the highlands of Victoria. His follow-up to that was Wrong World (1985) which is a kind of road movie in the…

Read more Writer/Director Ian Pringle on The Prisoner of St. Petersburg and his Cult Career…

*contains spoilers Director Ursula Dabrowsky, I am surprised to find, is the alter ego of producer Sue Brown. Hailing, originally, from Canada, she studied film at university. Settling in Adelaide, she worked in Australia on the series Chuck Finn (1999) and made her first feature entitled Getting the Dirt on Trish in 2001. She also…

Read more Director Ursula Dabrowsky on Family Demons, Inner Demon, her Demon Trilogy and more…

Screenwriter Anthony O’Connor (21 December 1976-) has been writing forever. He wrote his first screenplays while still a young teenager. He had his first screenplay Angst (2000) produced while still in his early 20s. He would also polish dialogue on the Kylie Minogue movie Sample People (2000). In fact he would earn a living as…

Read more Screenwriter Anthony O’Connor on Angst, Inhuman Resources and the Art of Creation…