Down Under

Film Review: Down Under (Australia, 2016) is unapologetic and bold

August 11, 2016

Unapologetic, bold Australian “black comedy” Down Under had its world premiere earlier this year the 63rd annual Sydney Film Festival, the only logical platform for Writer/Director Abe Forsythe to debut his second feature film seeing as it concerns one of the most talked about and shameful moments in the city’s history. This inevitably controversial film […]

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Special Q&A event for Down Under to be held at Ritz Cinema in August!

July 14, 2016

On Monday 1st August, 7.00pm, Ritz Cinema will be presenting a special Q&A event of upcoming Australian film Down Under with writer and director Abe Forsythe (Always Greener,Marking Time and Ned) with the event to be hosted by Jason “Jabba” Davis. This will be the second feature film to be made by Forsythe, exploring the clashing of Anglo-Australian and […]

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The Iris’ Sydney Film Festival Awards: Naming the Best of the 2016 Screenings

June 21, 2016

With a mammoth lineup of over 240 films, this year’s Sydney Film Festival was one of the best efforts yet. From the return of Mel Gibson in Blood Father to the crude-but-evocative absurdism of Swiss Army Man, there was a lot on offer. We’ve compiled our picks for the best of the festival below: Best Australian film […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Down Under (Australia, 2016)

June 18, 2016

Unapologetic, bold Australian “black comedy” Down Under had its world premiere this past week at the 63rd annual Sydney Film Festival, the only logical platform for Writer/Director Abe Forsythe to debut his second feature film seeing as it concerns one of the most talked about and shameful moments in the city’s history. This inevitably controversial […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival announces Down Under for Centrepiece Gala

June 3, 2016

It was announced on Tuesday by Melbourne International Film Festival that filmmaker Abe Forsythe’s second feature film, Down Under, will screen as the prestigious Centrepiece Gala at the 2016 edition of the festival. Down Under is a black comedy set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots. It’s been described as a “hilarious yet poignant story […]

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Cannes begone, The sixty-third Sydney Film Festival has officially launched its full program

May 11, 2016

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant, besides festival director Nashen Moodley today announced the full program for the Sydney International Film Festival, declaring that the festival would present a staggering 244 films from 60 countries, including 25 World Premieres. This includes 139 Australian premieres (including 13 Australian premiere short films) and […]

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The first look at Abe Forsythes Down Under arrives on the 10th anniversary of the Cronulla riots

December 8, 2015

The first look at Down Under, the sure-to-be controversial Australian black comedy telling the story of the aftermath of the Cronulla riots has arrived. The image, and film, features both perspectives of the fight and, through humour, director Abe Forsythe deliberately confronts racism head on. “There is nothing more satisfying than getting people to laugh […]

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