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: ‘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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‘FIXED!’ Review and Interview with Director Cat Mills

Making its Australian premiere July 10th at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, “FIXED!” directed by Cat Mills and produced by Joella Cabalu is a 14 minute window into the activities of Repair Café Toronto, a volunteer group part of the global Repair Café movement, which hosts free “fixing” events around the city with a goal […]

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Interview: Elle Marsh Talks ‘Vacant’ and Melbourne’s Urban Sprawl

If you’re flying into Melbourne for this year’s Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, you should know that when you land at Melbourne Airport you’ll be in the presence of greatness. The star of director Elle Marsh’s “Vacant” sits coolly 24/7 taking in the sights, welcoming Melburnians home by helping them get lost, making tiny jet-lagged children […]

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Interview: The Differences that Unite Us Cecilia Rumore on ‘Abdullah’

Cecilia Rumore’s first documentary “Abdullah” is perhaps the perfect collision of passions. A social worker by day and an avid world traveler, Rumore has always been interested in the social justice issues affecting those from developing countries. In addition, Rumore has always been passionate about film and photography, thus, last year she finally decided to act […]

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Interview: Breaking Stereotypes with ‘Georgina’ Director Sandra Veneklaas

“Georgina” is a short documentary directed by Sandra Veneklaas that seeks to challenge your preconceptions of those working in the adult entertainment industry. In this captivating eleven minute short film, screening July 11th at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, audiences are introduced to ‘Georgina,’ an exotic dancer, who shares the story of how she became […]

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Interview: ‘Roarhouse v The State’ and the Value of Community Arts with Marjetka McMahon-Krizanic

One of the great mockumentaries screening at this year’s Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is “Roarhouse v The State” directed by Marjetka McMahon-Krizanic and David de Roach. When watching a mockumentary one usually expects to laugh, and “Roarhouse” certainly delivers on these comedic elements, yet what one doesn’t always expect from a mockumentary is to be […]

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Interview: Alexandra Sassé on Art and the Making of ‘Painting Landscape’

Screening July 9th at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, “Painting Landscape” is a four minute documentary that brings audiences into the daily routine of artist Alexandra Sassé as she works on a painting of suburban Melbourne over the course of ten months. Directed by Zac Hodgkinson, the film seeks to show artistic creation as a part of […]

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