Author: Shasha Gong

ABC’s new drama Hiding coming in February

January 20, 2015

ABC kicks off another big year of original Aussie drama with the family drama series, Hiding, created, co-produced and written by Matt Ford and directed by Shawn Seet, Tori Garrett and Grant Brown. After a botched drug deal, Troy Quigg (James Stewart) must take his family into Witness Protection in exchange for giving evidence against […]

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SXSW Film Festival Announces 2015 Opening Night Film + Additional Films Confirmed To Premiere

January 12, 2015

Ahead of announcing the complete festival lineup on February 3rd, the 22nd South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has started rolling out a list of the screenings which will be spread across Texas come March. This year, SXSW has announced their 2015 Opening Night Film, and world premiere BRAND: A Second Coming, by […]

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Trailer released for Nancy Spielberg’s war documentary Above And Beyond

January 6, 2015

Above and Beyond is a documentary that follows a ragtag group of skilled American pilots, both Jewish and non-Jewish, who answered the call to aid in Israel’s War of Independence from 1948-1949. This band of brothers, comprised of many WWII veterans, would not only see their lives altered in unexpected ways, but would also leave their […]

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New details revealed for the upcoming ABC TV Mystery Glitch.

December 22, 2014

A new six-part drama series, Glitch, tells the discovery of 6 people who have inexplicably risen from the dead in perfect health. Although without any memory of their identities, it’s not long before the links to why they have risen start to show. Written and produced by the team from Matchbox Pictures (The Slap, Old […]

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Watch the legacy trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, out Thursday!

December 22, 2014

They’re really getting on the nostalgia train to promote the final in The Hobbit trilogy aren’t they? Well, this recent trailer is no different. Highlighting the journey from Lord of the Rings to now, the featurette is a culmination of everything leading up to the defining chapter of the Middle-earth legend. In their own promotional […]

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Introducing BAPFF – the inaugural Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival

November 26, 2014

The inaugural Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF) is a 16 day event screening more than 80 films from across the region. The new program includes multi-award winning features and documentaries, highlights from the festival circuit, and a curated showcase of the best films from the Asia Pacific region. The festival’s program champions the big […]

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Museum of Sydney to host Movie Club: Sydney Filmmakers series starting 7th Dec 2014

November 26, 2014

Museum of Sydney, as part of Sydney Living Museums (which looks after a group of 12 of the most important historic houses, gardens and museums), will showcase a number of film events which will kick off before the end of this year, focusing on documentaries both old and new. The concept has been curated by […]

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Tropfest’s 2014 Tropscore finalists announced

November 18, 2014

Tropfest is Australia’s most prestigious short film festivals and is also the largest in the world. Tropscore was developed by Tropfest in partnership with APRA AMCOS, and is the largest film score competition in Australia. It encourage musicians to produce a musical score or synch for a short film clip provided by Tropfest. The finalists […]

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Go behind-the-scenes with the ‘Women’ of Men, Women & Children

November 18, 2014

Get a inside view of the latest Jason Reitman film through newly released behind the scenes footage with the ‘Women’ of Men, Women & Children – Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club), Judy Greer (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Rosemarie Dewitt (Rachel Getting Married). The film is a story that follows a group […]

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Smaug the Magnificent waits to surprise travellers at Wellington Airport, New Zealand

November 11, 2014

Smaug the Magnificent has made himself comfortable in Wellington Airport’s busy terminal. The sculpture was revealed in front of 200 of the world’s biggest Hobbit fans this week, who made their way to New Zealand as part of the global Hobbit Fan Fellowship competition. Under the art directions from Richard Taylor and Rob Gillies, Smaug […]

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Epic new trailer released for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

November 10, 2014

Two films down and one to go. And this week we finally got a good taste of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the third in a trilogy of films adapting the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece The Hobbit, in the form of a brand new, epic trailer that has already received some 8 million views […]

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Jane Campion’s The Piano to celebrate its 21st anniversary with DVD re-release.

November 4, 2014

Jane Campion’s masterpiece ‘The Piano’ will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on the 10th December 2014 to celebrate its 21st anniversary. The story revolves around Ada (Holly Hunter), a young mute woman who reluctantly arrives in 19th century New Zealand for an arranged marriage. Loneliness grips her, and she has only her daughter (Anna Paquin) and […]

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Entries now open for the 2015 Sydney Film Festival

November 4, 2014

Entries are now open for the 62nd Sydney Film Festival, set to run from 3-14th June 2015. Last year, out of 2,500 films 192 were invited to the Festival, and was viewed by 156,000 audience members. Two new award categories were also introduced: the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary and the Event Cinemas […]

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Home-grown film Love Is Now to be released nationwide on December 4th.

October 27, 2014

Eponine Films have partnered with HOYTS Group to release Love Is Now nationally on the 4th December 2014, a debut Australian film written and directed by Jim Lounsbury, producing partner Behren Schulz and Line Producer David Lightfoot (Wolf Creek, Rouge). Starring Eamon Farren (Chained, Red Dog, Carlotta), Claire Van Der Boom (The Square, Red Hill, […]

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