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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A beautiful piece of writing from Big Gay Horror Fan about Fathers.

Who am I to say? That might be my father, two tables over, staring out at me from behind that old man’s eyes, as I drink my iced coffee and try, unsuccessfully, to leaf through this mammoth brand new copy of Stephen King’s It. I mean, we all have our ghosts…and as it is two […] … Continue reading A beautiful piece of writing from Big Gay Horror Fan about Fathers.

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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‘Only three kinds of scenes’—Mike Nichols

Very sad that we have lost so many greats.

Screenwriting from Iowa

According to the Encyclopedia of Chicago, improv as a structured theatrical art form began in 1955 when David Shepherd and Paul Stills started the ensemble group the Compass Players in Chicago. Many of the alumni later went on to be part of Second City.

Along with Compass Players Ed Asner, Alan Alda, Valerie Harper and others was a German born, former pre-med major, and method trained actor named Mike Nichols—who would later go on to be one of the few people to win the rare combination of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards.

When Nichols, who passed away this week, was asked in 2013 if there were any ground rules for improvisations with the Compass Players he replied:

“The greatest rule was [Elaine May’s], ‘when in doubt, seduce.’ That became the rule for the whole group. And looking back, because I did teach acting for a while, we figured out over a long time that there only…

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