"More than a Mile"

Interview: Alex Michael on the Making of ‘More than a Mile’

The Beer Mile World Classic isn’t an event for those with weak-will or an easily upset stomach. ‘Four beers, four laps, for the helluva it!’ It is the ‘World’s Premier Drinking Race’ and it is far from easy. Directed by Alex Michael, “More than a Mile” follows the journey of elite athlete Charlie Blanch over […]

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Interview: Directors Barney Spender and Roddy Gibson on the Making of ‘The Road to Sparta’

If someone were to ask you to run 246 kilometres in 36 hours you might think they were off their rocker, let alone struggle to believe such a thing were even possible. Yet, when perseverance meets heart “impossible” is but a glint of dirt on the heel of a worn out shoe. Especially if that […]

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Interview: Filmmakers Susanna Styron & Jacki Ochs on the Making of ‘Out of My Head’

Globally, one billion people suffer from debilitating migraines. When filmmaker Susanna Styron’s daughter Emma became one of them, the frequent migraine attacks became the catalyst for her to uncover all that she could about the life-altering condition and ultimately to team up with friend and fellow-filmmaker Jacki Ochs to make “Out of My Head,” a […]

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Q+A with Director Erin R. Dooley on ‘A Way to Forgiveness’

In her first feature length documentary, “A Way to Forgiveness,” director Erin R. Dooley commences a personal pilgrimage across northern Spain following the dissolution of her 12-year marriage that challenges her mentally, physically and spiritually as she records her trek of reflection towards inner peace and ultimately letting go. A moving video diary featuring the […]

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Interview: Ivan Gaal on ‘A Man From the Other Side’

A curious inquiry to a friend about why he walks so funny leads to the unfolding of the man’s life story on a lawn bowling green in “A Man From the Other Side” directed by Ivan Gaal and Janos Zoltan. In this fascinating and quirky 8-minute short, Denis Evans a journalist and presenter at Melbourne […]

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Interview: Johanna B. Kelly and Cameron Marshad on the Making of ‘The Gateway Bug’

One of the most intriguing documentaries set to make its Australian premiere at the 2017 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is Johanna B. Kelly and Cameron Marshad’s “The Gateway Bug.” Entomophagy (aka: the practice of eating insects) might seem wild, strange, or even unappetizing to some Western-based palates, but as “The Gateway Bug” unfolds your perception […]

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Interview: ‘Tunnel Vision’ Producer Bessie Byrne

Directed by Ivan Hexter and produced by Bessie Byrne, “Tunnel Vision” highlights the power of civil disobedience to effect change when a government campaign to build an $18 billion dollar toll road in Melbourne is proposed that would forever alter the landscape and do little to reduce the problem of traffic congestion it was meant […]

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Interview: Isabel Darling on ‘Corey the Warrior’

From director and cinematographer Isabel Darling, “Corey the Warrior” is an inspiring 3-minute look into the life of artist Corey Stewart, a young Aboriginal man who finds his passion through painting after defying the odds following a car accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury as a child. Ahead of its screening July […]

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Interview: Costa Botes on the Making of ‘Act of Kindness’

No stranger to challenging projects, New Zealand-based filmmaker Costa Botes’ career spans more than 30 years and the spectrum of passions. Perhaps most widely known for his work documenting the making of Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, his latest films from the past decade are no less notable taking viewers on moving, […]

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