Writing Short Films – What Is The Point?

In his commentary to The Lives of Others, german director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck – who also helmed The Tourist – says that the seven short films he made before going to feature film were a complete waste of time. I have always found this an interesting statement and it may be true for him, … Read more

OZ Filmers: “If they only loved us.”

Why don’t the majority of Australian films attract Australian audiences? Metro Screen in Sydney threw down the gauntlet before a panel of industry players, while Dominic Case picked through the shifting and diverse opinions. “We are a lying, hypocritical, duplicitous group”, says Tony Ginnane, giving the audience the results of his mature reflection on an … Read more