Vale Craig Carter, consummate sound designer

Craig Carter.. One of Australia.s most respected sound designers, Craig Carter, has died in Melbourne. The multiple AFI award winner had a heart attack last Friday, aged 60. The sound designer, ...

Schepisi, McCune, Coles Smith to present at 2016 Adg Awards

Mark Coles Smith will present at the 2016 Australian Directors Guild Awards. Fred Schepisi, Lisa McCune and Mark Coles Smith will present at the 2016 Australian Directors Guild Awards - which will be ...

Sue Brooks snags Adg Finders Award with Looking for Grace

Looking for Grace. Director Sue Brooks has won this year's Australian Directors Guild Finders Award for her film Looking for Grace.. The Finders Award is a partnership between the Adg and the ...

Tributes flow for Andrew Lesnie

Andrew Lesnie was remembered as one of Australia.s finest cinematographers and a warm and generous bloke at a celebration of his life and career on Sunday. Dozens of collaborators and friends ...

The Babadook continues winning streak

Jennifer Kent has won Best Direction in a Feature Film for The Babadook at the 2015 Australian Directors Guild Awards, held in Melbourne on Friday night. The Awards celebrate the outstanding work of ...

Vale Andrew Lesnie

The Australian Cinematographers Society will dedicate its annual awards to be handed out in Hobart on Saturday to one of its most esteemed members, Andrew Lesnie, who died on Monday. Acs president ...

Adg Awards presenters named

Robert Connolly, Nadine Garner, Sigrid Thornton and Denise Roberts will be among the presenters at next week.s Australian Directors Guild Awards. December Media's Stuart Menzies will present the ...

Adg names Finders Award winner

Writer-director Craig Monahan will get the chance to screen his film Healing to key industry figures in Los Angeles and New York after winning the Australian Directors Guild.s Finders Award. In ...

Pinnacle realigns its game plan

Responding to the tough outlook for most independent films, Pinnacle Films is moving away from releasing a large slate of small theatrical titles and instead plans to focus on two or three wide- ...

Fest prizes for Canopy, Healing, Galore

Aaron Wilson.s WW2 drama Canopy won the jury grand prize and Craig Monahan.s Healing took the audience award at the 16th annual St Tropez Antipodes Film Festival. Rhys Graham.s Galore collected the ...

Lightning seals Cannes deals

The Santa Monica-based company has reported a flurry of market and post-market activity on its Croisette slate. John V Soto’s The Reckoning starring Luke Hemsworth, Viva Bianca and Jonathan Lapaglia ...

Mutants mash the monster

The Wolverine made mincemeat of the fire-breathing monster at Australian cinemas last weekend. Meanwhile Jennifer Kent.s spooky The Babadook had a respectable opening on the back of positive reviews ...

Monster opening for Godzilla

The Godzilla reboot cast a long shadow at Australian cinemas last weekend but some of the holdovers held remarkably well, testament to the market.s elasticity when moviegoers are offered a wide range ...

Bad Neighbours great, Oz films not good

Hollywood comedy Bad Neighbours ruled for the second consecutive weekend at the Australian box-office while two Australian films struggled to find audiences. Despite favourable reviews and copious ...

Healing review this homegrown jail bird drama has wings

It flirts with tweeness, but this film about a friendship between a murderer and a wedge-tailed eagle takes flight, thanks to the sublime performance of Hugo Weaving For a film industry as small and ...

Australian films B.O. scorecard

Australian films have raked in $13.7 million at the national box-office this year, a brighter start than the first four months of 2013. Jonathan Teplitzky.s The Railway Man still ranks as the top ...

Screenwriter moves from redemption drama to Gillard

It took scriptwriter Alison Nisselle and director/co-writer Craig Monahan 10 years to make Healing, a redemptive drama which opens in Australian cinemas on May 8. Nisselle is hoping her next project, ...

Australian films B.O. scorecard

Australian films have raked in $14 million at the national box-office this year, a much stronger start than the first three months of 2013. Jonathan Teplitzky.s The Railway Man has exceeded the ...

Australian thriller adds two key cast

Aaron Pedersen and Mark Leonard Winter have been added to the cast of The Fear of Darkness, writer-director Chris Fitchett.s supernatural thriller which starts shooting on March 6 on the Gold Coast. ...

Us breaks for Don Hany, Natasha Bassett

After 15 years of impressive. work in Australian films and TV series, Don Hany has the chance to make a name for himself in the Us. Meanwhile young Aussie actress Natasha Bassett has scored a role in ...

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