Day: 4 October 2022

Interview: Casting director Jill Anthony Thomas on assembling Apple TV+ series Loot; “My favourite thing is finding and fostering new talent”

As casting director Jill Anthony Thomas states herself, those involved in the casting process are “the unsung heroes of the industry”.  Actors aren’t always handed a role.  And two performers on paper doesn’t equate to them working well in person.  So, thank the movie and television Gods that we have people like Jill to steer…

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Jelly Oshen

BIGSOUND Interview: Jelly Oshen on becoming a multi-instumentalist and favourite part of the creative process

Jelly Oshen is a twenty-one-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Cairns, QLD. We first came across Jelly last year when we premiered the video for his song “All Alone”, and I was excited to see that he would be performing at BIGSOUND this year. I caught up with Jelly to talk about his musical journey, and why and…

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Merryn Jean

Exclusive Video Premiere: Merryn Jeann “Present” (2022)

Australian artist Merryn Jeann has found herself based in Marseille in France in recent times. During her time in France, she has co-founded her own label, Rescue and Return Records with French native Etienne Tricard. Recently Merryn released a four-track EP, Live At le Trabendo, which was recorded in the empty “Le Trabendo”, an iconic…

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Book Review: My Heart is a Little Wild Thing is a gentle tale of obligation and desire

My Heart is a Little Wild Thing is the sophomore novel from Australian writer, Nigel Featherstone. It is the story of Patrick, the beleaguered youngest son of a family from country New South Wales who has suppressed his own needs and desires for most of his life. Now the only member of his family in…

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