Congratulations to our clients for being shortlisted for the Prize for Drama, in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.
Patricia Cornelius‘ Savages earned the following judge’s comments:
“Four Australian men prowl an ocean liner, cruising for sex, connection or simply acknowledgement of each other’s humanity. As the play progresses, their search creates unbearable tension. From the first page, Cornelius asks us to reconsider form as a function of character. Her blokes speak in rhyme, and sometimes in chorus, like an oratorio. Repetition and rhythm dominate, and many lines are not assigned to specific characters.
This is poetry, but it is poetry of paucity. One of Cornelius’ accomplishments is that we maintain empathy for her characters, despite knowing violence is only a breath away. The unspeakable becomes the inevitable in this chilling evocation of male pack behaviour.”
Read more at the Victorian Premier’s Awards website, here.
Kate Mulvany‘s Medea (co-written with Anne Louise Sarks) has the following judge’s comments:
“In their shared bedroom, two little boys play, diverting each other while they wait for their parents to resolve their differences on the other side of a locked door. The boys’ mummy is named Medea.
This startling re-examination of one of our best-known myths is taut, tender and terrifying. There is not a wasted word, and the climax, despite being known to us from the outset, horrifies almost more than the original by Euripides. It feels inevitable yet astonishing, innocent yet knowing, fresh and yet ancient. A remarkable achievement. A towering miniature.”
You can read more on Medea at the Victorian Premier’s Awards website, here.
The winners will be announced the on 28 January 2014.
Cameron’s is delighted to congratulate the following clients who have, just this afternoon, been nominated for 2014 AACTA Awards. AACTA is the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts – please visit their website at www.aacta.org for the full list of nominees.
Adam Arkapaw – Best Cinematography in Television for Top of the Lake – Episode 5
Steve Arnold – Best Cinematography in a Documentary for Red Obsession (with Lee Pullbrook)
Robyn Butler (as producer) – Best Television Comedy or Light Entertainment Series for Upper Middle Bogan
Robyn Butler – Best Screenplay in Television for Upper Middle Bogan - Episode 5
Dany Cooper – Best Editing in Television for Redfern Now – Series 2 – Episode 6
Ernie Dingo – Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama for Redfern Now - Series 2 – Episode 6
Debra Oswald – Best Screenplay in Television for Offspring - Season 4 – Episode 13
Joanna Mae Park – Best Costume Design for Adoration
Craig Pearce – Best Adapted Screenplay for The Great Gatsby (with Baz Luhrmann)
Marion von Adlerstein‘s wonderful novel The Freudian Slip delighted readers around the country when it was released in December 2011. Now its sequel, One More Slip, has arrived and it is even better than its predecessor.
It is the sixties and times are changing. Hemlines are getting shorter, stockings are being discarded and women are doing it for themselves.
At the advertising agency of Bofinger, Adams, Rawson & Keane, three women Desi, Bea and Isabel are making their way in a man’s world. For them jingles and catchphrases are easy having a life outside the office is so much harder.
Adulterous affairs, pining for an overseas love and being used to exact revenge on a former fianc e all take their toll on these three fashionable women. But the changing social landscape means there are surprises in store and that love can be found in the most unexpected places.
One More Slip (Hachette Australia) is out now.
When she uncovers an old diary among her beloved grandmother things, Poppy Abbott feels compelled to learn more about the long-forgotten romance revealed within its pages. Drawn back to her grandmother’s home in the country, Poppy begins to question whether what she always thought made her happy truly does. And then love intervenes.
Poppy’s Dilemma (Allen & Unwin) is out now.
Karly also has a special e-novella out for Christmas. December’s Wish is available exclusively here.
The release of ‘Christmas books’ is in full swing and, as he has done for many years now, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki has released a book of fascinating science stories just in time for Christmas.
Dr Karl’s new book is Game of Knowns, and in it Karl divulges why psychopaths make good kings, how smartphones dumb down our conversations, why the left side of your face is the most attractive, how the female worker bee gets a raw deal and why we drink beer faster when it is served in a curved glass. He discloses the amazing opportunities that 3D Printing will bring, the magic of hoverboards, solemnly shares why dark matter matters, and spills the scientific basis of wealth distribution.
This year, in addition to Game of Knowns, there’s also the fantastic Dr Karl’s Big Book of Science Stuff and Nonsense, a (sneakily educational) activity book for younger readers that is stuffed with things to read, draw, puzzle, invent, order, unscramble, create, write, decode, code, make, match up, mix up …
Game of Knowns (Pan Macmillan) is out now.
Dr Karl’s Big Book of Science Stuff and Nonsense (also Pan Macmillan) will be released on 1 December.
The Australian Production Design Guild Awards recognise design professionals in the Australian film, television, theatre, interactive media and event industries.
Congratulations to Julie and Nick!