Review: ‘Black ANZAC’

“Black ANZAC” is the first feature documentary by Sydney-based director Tim Anastasi. The film depicts the journey of Australian visual artist Hego as he attempts to commemorate the memory of Aboriginal soldiers who fought in WW1 through a mural project in the inner-city Sydney suburb of Redfern and elsewhere in Australia such as Meningie. The […]

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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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Review: ‘Kings of Baxter’

Being asked to perform a Shakespeare play is enough to make anyone break into a heap of sweaty hives. In the “Kings of Baxter” one of Shakespeare’s most famous works “Macbeth” is brought inside the walls of Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice Centre in New South Wales where two members of Australia’s Bell Shakespeare theatre company […]

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

5 Must-See Shorts: Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2018

If you’re a fan of short documentaries, you’ll be thrilled with the lineup of shorts headed to the 2018 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. The festival kicks off next week July 6th and runs through the 14th. You can view all 60+ features and shorts slated to screen by visiting mdff.org.au. Here are 5 short documentaries […]

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5 Must-See Features: Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2018

The 2018 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival is fast approaching (July 6 – 14th) and with that comes decisions—what to see! Here are 5 picks to add to your doc loving itinerary. “Big in Japan”  What does it take to become famous? Directed by Lachlan McLeod “Big in Japan” will win your heart through its examination […]

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2018 – Docs Down Under!

60+ thought-provoking and inspiring feature and short documentaries will screen in ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ at the third annual Melbourne Documentary Film Festival over 9 days beginning July 6-14th at six venues across the city. Tony Zierra’s “Filmworker” about Stanley Kubrick’s personal assistant Leon Vitali, which premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, leads the aptly themed ‘Film […]

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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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