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  • Doco explores family violence

    A brave Australian filmmaker is tackling the issue of domestic violence from a different perspective in new ABC documentary Call Me Dad.

    18 Nov 2015
    By Caris Bizzaca
  • New dawn of TV drama: Director Glendyn Ivin

    Australians have entered a new and exciting age of television, says the director behind shows including The Beautiful Lie, Gallipoli and Puberty Blues.

    16 Nov 2015
    By Caris Bizzaca

    With Halloween just around the corner, here are some of the most terrifying Aussie films to have come out over the past 30 years.

    29 Oct 2015
    By Emma Carroll
  • Australian drama: A state of play

    Australian audiences are embracing local content in droves but industry needs to continue rallying behind local production, with challenging times ahead.

    29 Oct 2015
    By Caris Bizzaca

    It’s been nearly two decades since The Castle soared onto screens, but it’s still not unusual to find some of its iconic one-liners dropped into everyday conversation.

    11 Oct 2015
    By Caris Bizzaca
  • Social drama meets crime thriller: The Principal

    Initially inspired by his own kids’ experiences at the end of high school, producer Ian Collie chats to us about miniseries The Principal.

    07 Oct 2015
    By Emma Carroll
  • Spear: Bangarra’s venture onto the silver screen

    When Robert Connolly picked Bangarra Artistic Director Stephen Page to direct Sand – one of the episodes of the film adaptation of Tim Winton’s The Turning – he brokered a marriage between an established dance talent and another medium.

    07 Oct 2015
    By Caroline Baum
  • Maya Newell and the documentary everyone is talking about: Gayby Baby

    Maya Newell’s feature documentary Gayby Baby follows four children with gay parents – Ebony, Gus, Graham and Matt – on their tricky path through adolescence against the backdrop of a growing marriage equality debate.

    01 Sep 2015
    By Screen Australia
  • Director Paul Cox on Force of Destiny

    Paul Cox says he's always being accused of making films about his own life – to which he says, that’s the closest source of inspiration we have.

    25 Aug 2015
    By Emma Carroll

    To celebrate the release of Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane on ABC iview, we’re looking back at some other well-known Australian puppets who have made it big on the small screen.

    24 Aug 2015
    By Emma Carroll
  • Sammy J and Randy on pilots, cults and fart jokes

    Comedic duo Sammy J and Randy mark their TV sitcom debut with Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane.

    18 Aug 2015
    By Emma Carroll
  • Drawing breath: Simon Baker

    Sporting a dishevelled look of longer hair and a beard that sent his legion of admirers into a frenzy at Cannes recently, Baker shares some thoughts about his latest project Breath.

    15 Jul 2015
    By Caroline Baum
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