Talking about the writer: Carrie Fisher

This week on my continuing web series into screenwriters and their work features Carrie Fisher, who wrote the screenplay for the semi-autobiographical film, "Postcards from the Edge"... What writer should I feature in the future?

In Focus: A Beautiful Request (Exclusive)

Lovely to see Australian Indies get some recognition!

Cinema Australia

Welcome to In Focus, an introduction to an upcoming Australian feature film which may not be on your radar yet.

If you’re currently filming an Australian feature film, or if you have one in the early stages of development, pre production or post production, let us know about it. We’d love to give it a plug.

Anyway… Enjoy!

A Beautiful Request

Produced and Directed by Robert Chuter
Written by Alex Broun adapted for his original stage play
Co-Producedby Jason Hooker
Associate Producer Marie-Claire Loizou
Cinematography by Rudi Siira
Starring Guillym Davenport, Phoebe Jakober, Lee Mason, Felice Vaiani, Frederique Fouche, Richard Aspel, Ryan Bown, Michael Maxwell Loder, Timothy Quabba, BaileyWilliams,  Poras Beniwal, Marie-Claire Anastasia and Josie Wadelton.

“Sleep on and dream of love, because it’s the closest you will get to love…”

William’s always been out of step with life. Burdened by a quarter-life crisis and middle-class ennui, his only…

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Robyn Loau – “The Last Time”

Thank you as always to the ‘Big Gay Horror Fan’ for sharing my latest short film/music video for Robyn Loau – “The Last Time” 🙂

Big Gay Horror Fan

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As the GLBT community finally gains its rights and full respects in the eyes of the law, it seems like the worst time to genuflect before its faults. But, humanity is a complex and varied beast and, for years now, queer publications have covered the very harrowing (and unfortunately) truthful stories of domestic violence that occur in same sex relationships.

Recently, director-writer Hamish Downie and cinematographer Paul Lemming gave these circumstances a very Silent Hill twist with their video for singer Robyn Loau’s The Last Time. Imbued with a restrained toxicity, this tale of a lesbian couple caught in a loop of violence, is, ultimately, haunting on many levels.

Until the next time – SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!

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‘Nobody was that interested in hiring me…”—Fincher

Fincher, one of my favourite directors, did more than his 10,000 hours before his break with Madonna and “Aliens 3”.

Screenwriting from Iowa

“I never took advertising seriously enough to worry about whether or not there was any sort of moral ambiguity about—I mean [Fight Club] probably more accurately depicts my take on advertising and what it provides for society than any of the advertising that I did. But, you know, you work where you can. I would have much rather started off making movies but nobody was that interested in hiring me to make movies early on so I did music videos and commercials as a way to just, you know, play with the tools.”
Two-time Oscar-nominated director David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, The Social Network)
Fight Club Blu-ray director’s commentary 

At 18-years-old Fincher began working for Korty Films in Mill Valley, California before going on to work for ILM in San Francisco. Next Fincher began directing commercials and music videos, and eventually feature films. “Work where you…

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