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Di Drew (1948-) was born in Tasmania. She is one of Australia’s most respected, award winning film and television drama directors. She is the recipient of the Australian Director’s Guild Award for “excellence in her field”. Her impressive body of work includes feature films, telemovies, television series and serials, children’s films, short films, documentaries and…

Read more Director Di Drew on the Making of The Right Hand Man (1987)

*contains spoilers It’s ‘healing week’ according to NAIDOC if you know what that is! And to sample the white settlers in Hollywood’s Oklahoma (1955) where the natives are simply out of sight: “We know we belong to the land! … and the land we belong to is grand!” but as we know it is a…

Read more The Indigenous Insult and Exploitation in Charlie’s Country and others (Part One)

*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…