The New Zealand box office hit, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, will be released in cinemas Australia-wide on 26 May. Written and directed by Taika Waititi and shot by Cameron’s client Lachlan Milne in the midst of a freezing New Zealand winter, the off-the-wall black comedy is the story of Ricky Baker, a ‘bad egg’ orphan who ends up under the care of Sam Neill’s Uncle Hector. When tragedy strikes, the pair flee into the New Zealand wilderness, sparking a manhunt of mythic proportions.
After its screening at Sundance earlier this year, the reviewer called it ‘the type of film that makes comedy look easy, a well-oiled machine that bounds back and forth from big laughs to heartbreak and back again. One of Sundance 2016’s most guaranteed hits.’
“Anna Gardiner is, indeed, a major talent, seemingly growing from strength to strength in her endeavours.” – Kevin Jackson, Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Diary
Shakespeare’s love stories challenge us very deeply. They tend to be models of disharmony and madness in which trust, patience and finally, hope, are only reached through chaos and pain. They are as troubling as they are funny, and as beautiful as they are disturbing. The Taming of the Shrew captures that paradox perfectly, among the most challenging, confronting and exuberant plays ever written.
Sport For Jove is remounting its hugely successful production of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew on the great Hollywood soundstage of the silent film era, in the Seymour Centre’s York Theatre from May 19-28. For more information and how to book, click here.
Down Under (feature)
A provocative black comedy set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots, Down Under focuses on two groups of hotheads from both sides of the fight who are destined to collide.
Congratulations to our Cameron’s Clients:
Abe Forsythe – Writer/Director
Lachlan Milne – Cinematographer
Nick Dare – Production Designer
Leon Krasenstein – Costume Designer
Down Under is premiering at 9pm Wednesday, June 15 at the State Theatre and has a follow-up screening at 8:15pm Friday, June 17 at the Dendy Newtown. For more information and how to book, click here.
Deep in a remote forest, an aspiring actress disguises herself as a Yowie (Australia’s own Bigfoot) to frighten thrill seekers and give hope to believers.
Congratulations to director, Shannon Murphy.
Eaglehawk premiers as a part of the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films; 2:15pm Saturday, June 18 and 10:45am Sunday, June 19 at George St Event Cinemas.For more information and how to book, click here.
One of Australia’s most celebrated playwrights, Tom Holloway, has had his work performed widely, both in Australia and abroad. As We Forgive unites Holloway with award-winning director Julian Meyrick and Tasmanian acting legend Robert Jarman. A searing investigation of contemporary morality, this absorbing production examines the motives, methods and meaning of forgiveness.
As We Forgive is on at Griffin’s Stables until Saturday, May 21. For more information and how to book, click here.
“Fine work. Don’t miss it.” – Jason Blake, The Sydney Morning Herald
Our congratulations to co-writers Mac Gudgeon and Jan Sardi, who share in this Award alongside the creative and production team who took the story to the screen.
Our congratulations to co-creator, writer and script producer, Liz Doran, writers, Josh Mapleston and Giula Sandler, and costume designer, Xanthe Heubel, for their work on this Indigenous teen series.
Hot on the heels of the ADG win, Glitch has taken out the Logie for Most Outstanding Drama Series.
Our congratulations to director Emma Freeman and writers Kris Mrksa and Giula Sandler.
In accordance with the Sydney Writer’s Festival, Kate Mulvany is presenting her 2016 Philip Parsons lecture ‘Act Well Your Part’ in the Upstairs Theatre at Belvoir on Monday May 16 at 6:30pm.
In this lecture, the house will be exorcised. Egos will be bruised. Critics critiqued. Why? Call it tough love from a resident artist who thinks the Australian theatre house needs a radical renovation so that it may be as open and honourable as it claims to be.
For more information and how to book, click here.
Huge congratulations to Emma Freeman for winning an Australian Director’s Guild award for Best Directing in a TV drama series for Glitch Series 1 Episode 1 and Del Kathryn Barton, for winning, along with co-director Brendan Fletcher, best direction in an Animation for Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose.
The annual Australian Directors Guild Awards are the only peer-judged awards for directors. These prestigious Awards cover the breadth of screen directing, with categories across film, television and online.