Mad Max

*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 spoilers Phil Brock (15 August 1950-) was one of four brothers brought up in semi-rural Victoria – Hurstbridge outer Melbourne. His father was a bush mechanic and “a good one”. He didn’t have enough money to race as it was in the days before sponsorship… “Dad took us to various motor sports events reasonably…

Read more Stunt Driver Phil Brock on Mad Max, Frenchman’s Farm and brother Peter…

*contains spoilers He is the head of Australian International Pictures, and it is no coincidence that it sounds like Roger Corman’s American International Pictures. Adelaide-based filmmaker Wayne Groom produced his first independent movie in the early 80s with a film on a microbudget which still sent him broke. It was unfortunate because what low-budget dreams…

Read more Wayne Groom Exposed! (Part One)