09 September 2010

Video Podcast #038 - Michael Goi (director/DOP) of Megan Is Missing (2009)

Interview with industry veteran, Michael Goi, director and cinematographer who's career has spanned over twenty years in television and film. 

Goi has worked on programs like The Mentalist, My Name is Earl, Life on Mars, Invasion, Private Practice and Witless Protection.  Recently he wrote, directed and produced the feature film Megan Is Missing (2009)

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02 September 2010

Video Podcast #037 - Charlie Hill-Smith (Director) of Strange Birds in Paradise

Interview with Charlie Hill-Smith (Writer/Director) of Strange Birds in Paradise: A West Papuan Story (AUS) feature documentary about the people of West Papuan as they daily to struggle being under Indonesia rule, but Hill-Smith underpins this documentary with their West Papuan music that gives them hope.

Strange Birds in Paradise is playing festival around the world and will be available for sale off  their website.


15 August 2010

Video Podcast #036 - Richard Wolstencroft (Festival Director) of Melbourne Underground Film Festival

Interview with Richard Wolstencroft (Festival Director) of the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF) discussing this year's festival program and his new documentary, Heart of Lightness (AUS).

MUFF runs from the 20th to 28 August 2010 at the Elsternwick Classic Cinemas, Shed 4 @ Docklands, 1000 £ Bend.


10 August 2010

Video Podcast #035 - Ben Andrews (founder) of This Is Not A Film Festival

New addition to the Indie Film Nation Team, Peter Miranda, steps from behind the camera and interviews Ben Andrews (founder) of This Is Not A Film Festival.

A new monthly short film screening night in Melbourne, Australia to be held on Tuesday nights at 1000 ₤ Bend in Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne.

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27 July 2010

Video Podcast #034 - Daniel Roberts (actor) Dreamland

Interview with Daniel Roberts (actor) in Ivan Sen's Dreamland (2010), Australian dramatic feature film which is a mystical and incredible cinematic journey through the Nevada desert on man's quest for answers.  

Daniel Roberts delivers a truly remarkable performance without uttering a line of dialogue.  The journey behind the making this film is worth the view.

Dreamland will be have it's final screening at the Melbourne International Film Festival on Wednesday the 28th July at 4.45 p.m.

This episode of Indie Film Nation was shot on a Canon 5D and 7D by Peter Miranda who also edited this episode.

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21 July 2010

a clip for the movie buffs

35mm from Pascal Monaco on Vimeo.

Can you identify the 35 Movies referenced in this clip,  I reckon I can identify about 15 at the moment maybe it'll take a few views.


01 July 2010

The Horseman (2008) gets theatrical release down under

The Horseman (2008) has finally secured a theatrical run in Australia after successfully playing the international film circuit during 2009.  Steven Kastrissios (writer/director/co-producer/editor) collected a swag of awards and the film was picked up DVD/Blu-ray release in the USA, UK and a number major international markets.

Jon Lucas caught up with Steven Kastrissios during the Melbourne International Film Festival.

The Horseman will be on limited theatrical release from the 8th July at the Chauvel Cinema (Sydney), Tribal Theatre (Brisbane) and Cinema Nova (Melbourne).

If you can not get to one of those screening the film is available on The Horseman[Blu-ray Edition] and The Horseman [DVD] from Amazon.

Finally, Steven Kastrissios recently knocked out a short film, 428 (via Newtown), for a film competition in Sydney which he has released on the internet for all of us to enjoy.

428 was shot on a DSLR Canon 500D with non professional actors in a few hours.


30 May 2010

Dennis Hopper (1936-2010)

The iconic Dennis Hopper passed away earlier today, he'll be remember for some of the most incredible performance in cinema history.  His portrayal of Frank Booth in Blue Velvet (1983) and Howard Payne in Speed (1994) stand out as two of the greatest cinematic villains to grace the silver screen.

Hopper's film credits are long and impressive collection of roles. The one film that will stand at the top of his achievements will be Easy Rider (1969) which he co-wrote, directed and starred in.  The film was the quintessential 60's film that captured the imagination and ethos of the 60's.  Easy Rider was an independent film made outside of the studio system and will forever remain one of the most successful independent films ever made and helped sparked a new generation of filmmakers.

As brilliant as Hopper could be,  he could be as erratic and crazy as a group of Australian filmmakers experienced on the set of Mad Dog Morgan (1976)

Hopper was not only a great actor he was an artist and photographer in his own right.  He was advocate for the arts and the supporter of the Cinevegas Film Festival.

Dennis Hopper was always entertaining and certainly never dull that's why he will be so fondly remembered. Read more...

28 May 2010

Podcast #093 - Clare Stewart (Festival Director) of Sydney Film Festival

Interview with Clare Stewart, the Festival Director, of Sydney Film Festival as we discuss the programming and official competition sections  of the festival.  We learn some of the guests attending and the jurors of this year's festival.

Sydney Film Festival (SFF2010) has launched one of the most useful iPhone apps for this year's festival which allows patrons to navigate the festival entirely from their iPhone.


29 March 2010

B.I.K.E. (2005) now online to watch

b.i.k.e (2005), USA, feature documentary has recently been released online by Snag Films to watch for free.  An exploration of the Black Label Bicycle Club (USA) and the attempt by Anthony Howard, co-director, to become a club member.  A bicycle club that acts more like an outlaw motorcycle gang.  They tall bike joust and live anti-materialism lifestyle.  b.i.ke. delivers an insightful and entertaining look at people on the fringes of society and exploring an alternate lifestyle.

Anthony Howard was a guest on the Indie Film Nation Podcast #038 on the 7th March 2006 and worth a listen to get the lowdown on what is an unforgettable documentary.  Click here to download the show.

If you enjoy the film, support the filmmaker by purchasing the B.I.K.E.: Be Inclusive Kill Exclusivity DVD from Amazon.