interview

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 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 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…