Jeremy Rouse is off to a flying start as his first feature film has been selected for the Panorama section of The 66th Berlinale, 2016.
Jonathan, also a feature debut of director Piotr J. Lewandowski, is a German language film shot in rural Germany last year. The film is about a young farmer struggling with his duties along with the family politics and secrets that unfold in his father’s final days.
Jeremy is well known for shooting international TVCs and Australian shorts including Mirrah Foulke’s AACTA Award winning short Florence Has Left the Building, Alexandra Schepisi’s shorts Lois and One Night and Ben Briand’s award winning Blood Pulls a Gun. He also shot Shaun Gladwell’s chapter of Australian feature film The Turning called Family. Jeremy is a multiple ACS award winner. Jonathan is his debut feature film as cinematographer.
Jasper Jones, adapted by Kate Mulvany (and pictured above in her role as Mrs. Bucktin for the Belvoir production) has received wonderful reviews, such as:
Whether you know the book or not, this piercing adaptation is very much worth seeing for the way it depicts – and shows ways across – some of the deep and enduring divides in our society.
Sydney Morning Herald
The stage adaptation is warm, moving and mostly faithful to the text and you don’t need to have read the book to enjoy it
This much-loved novel — part whodunit, part coming-of-age story and part hometown celebration — is given a beautiful stage treatment in Kate Mulvany’s adaptation… She has balanced perfectly the desire that those who know the book will have, to see all their favourite scenes, with the need for the story to work for those who don’t. It is funny and moving. It has the darkness that pervades so much otherwise nostalgic West Australian fiction — from Dorothy Hewett and Tim Winton on — with also a great tenderness.
Mulvany’s adaptation is lively, fast-moving and the dialogue is gorgeous (although I have to declare that I’ve not read the novel, so I’m not sure whether I’ve fallen for Mulvany’s or Silvey’s words). It’s fresh and full of the kind of local references audiences love hearing and nodding knowingly at. And Mulvany knows how to get the narrative across clearly and tug at the heartstrings.
The Daily Review (Crikey)
Craig Silvey’s popular and highly awarded young adult novel, Jasper Jones, has been superbly transformed into an enormously entertaining play by Kate Mulvany,
Mulvany has created something crackling and genuine here, a glimpse of racial and gender inequity in our all-too recent past.
Kate Mulvany’s tightly written adaptation weaves the work’s narrative threads together, expertly shifting between comedy, adventure, romance and social commentary. Mulvany has a very strong sense of theatricality and makes sure that every scene stages extremely well.
Kate Mulvany’s adaptation of Craig Silvey’s award-winning novel is like Dorothy Hewett riffing on Harper Lee. It’s funny and it’s wise.
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Robyn Butler, at the Walkley Foundation’s Storyology conference 2015, on the importance of story. From the Walkley Magazine, Issue 85. Her speeach is entitled – “Be Original. Be Truthful. And Rewrite.”
Read the full speech, here.
Kate Mulvany’s adaptation of Jasper Jones (based on Craig Silvey’s award-winning novel) opens tonight for Belvoir.
Kate plays Mrs. Bucktin, the mother of Charlie Bucktin who dreams of writing the Great Australian Novel from a small mining town in 1965.
Ann-Louise Sarks (Director) and Kate are interviewed by the Australian about the production, to read the full article click here.
The Belvoir production plays until February 7th, for more information and to book tickets click here,
Congratulations to Dany Cooper who won Best Editing in a Feature Film for HOLDING THE MAN at the 2015 ASE Awards.
The annual Australian Screen Editors Awards (‘The Ellies’) celebrates Australia’s finest editing talent, honouring outstanding achievement in editing across documentaries, film, television, TVCs, shorts, current affairs and multimedia.
This is Dany’s fourth ASE Award in the Feature Film category. Congratulations, Dany!
The APDG’s annual event celebrates excellence in design across stage, screen and multimedia.
Steven won Best Production Design on a Feature Film for PARTISAN (jointly won with Colin Gibson for MAX MAX: FURY ROAD) , while Anna was this year’s recipient of the Emerging Designer for Stage Award.
Congratulations, Steven and Anna!
Congratulations to Tristan Bancks for being shortlisted for the Children’s Fiction Award for Two Wolves. Prime Minister’s Literary Awards shortlists recognise exceptional literary achievement by Australian writers in fiction, non‐fiction, young adult fiction, children’s fiction, poetry and Australian history.
Here are the judges’ comments on Two Wolves:
Thirteen-year-old Ben Silver’s family has never taken a holiday together, so when his parents arrive home and bundle Ben and his sister into the car and head up the highway, he knows something isn’t right. And here begins a suspenseful and morally charged journey into the Australian bush and into a family’s dark past.
Author Tristan Bancks reinvents the survival story for a new generation of readers. Two Wolves offers the intensity that young readers hunger for, while also mapping a moral universe that his readers will relate to and explore. A remote cabin in a forest, a bag full of cash and mind set for survival are the elements powering this dramatic novel for older children. Ben Silver dreams of growing up to be a policeman: his father sarcastically nicknames him ‘Cop’, and Ben makes short animated films about crime and capture. But faced with the real life demands of his threatening father, a need to protect his young sister, and his own survival as the children escape into the bush, can Ben make the pieces of his life fit together?
Congratulations to Adam Arkapaw who was awarded the prestigious Byron Kennedy Award at last night’s AACTA Awards. The award celebrates outstanding creativity within the film and television industries and is given each year to an individual or organisation who exemplifies “innovation and the relentless pursuit of excellence”.
Adam was recognised for his devotion to the art of cinematography, with the jury stating “his work, already acknowledged as virtuosic and innovative, is always in the service of the story.”
To read more about the Byron Kennedy Award, click here.
Congratulations to the following clients who were nominated for Australian Production Design Guild Awards. The winners will be announced on Monday December 14th.
NIDA Award for Emerging Designer for Stage
Hero Frock Hire Award for Costume Design on a Feature Film
Lisa Mann Creative Management Award for Costume Design on a TelevisionDrama or Production
Love Child Series 2
Docklands Studios Melbourne Award for Production Design on a Feature Film
Steven Jones-Evans a.p.d.g & Sarah Cyngler
MAXON Award for Title Design
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Congratulations to Margot Wilson who picked up 2015’s AACTA Award for Best Costume Design for her work with Marion Boyce on THE DRESSMAKER.
The Awards, held across two evenings, celebrate excellence in Australian film and television with last night’s ceremony dedicated to distinguished technical brilliance on screen.
Margot designed the costumes for Kate Winslet who plays THE DRESSMAKER’S glamorous lead, Tilly Dunnage.