Catherine McKinnon and her new novel, Storyland, are featured in this week’s Spectrum.
Storyland consists of five interlocking stories spanning a millennia that takes the reader from the only historical record of Flinders and Bass’ first encounter with the Wadi Wadi people to the isolation of an early convict settlement and on to a distant, post-apocalyptic future.
For the full interview, click here.
Storyland is available in paperback and e-book here.
Adapted from Craig Silvey’s bestselling Australian novel and featuring a stellar cast including Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie and Aaron McGrath, JASPER JONES is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14 living in a small town in Western Australia.
With costumes designed by Margot Wilson and edited by Veronika Jenet, both Cameron’s clients, this highly anticipated feature is screening in cinemas across Australia now.
Ross’ office-based comedy, A Strategic Plan, opens this coming Thursday at Griffin Theatre. The play – set in a small, non-for-profit arts company, STACCATO, which is dedicated to promoting music for young people in regional areas – was written in response to Brandis’ arts cuts. Andrew (Justin Smith), STACCATO’s CEO and former rock muso, has been parachuted in to save the company from oblivion. Mission accomplished, he’s setting his sights on implementing a bold, new strategic plan. But the Board has unanimously scrapped the plan and neglected to tell Andrew, leaving him adrift in a world of KPIs, performance reviews and a General Manager who refuses to return from his holiday in Thailand.
Patricia Cornelius’ Shit opened on Tuesday night at the Seymour Centre, as part of Sydney Festival’s 2017 program, to rave reviews.
Shit is a work about three such girls, Billy, Bobby and Sam. In it there’s not a single moment when they transcend their ugliness. There’s no indication of a better life – or, in fact, any inner life. They don’t believe in anything. They’re mean, foul-mouthed, downtrodden, hard-bitten, utterly damaged women. They’re neither salt of the earth nor sexy. They love no one and no one loves them. They believe the world is shit, that their lives are shit, that they are shit.
For more information and how to book, click here.
“The best written and made piece of local theatre in the Sydney Festival program so far, Patricia Cornelius’ unblinking study of three underclass women hits you like a slap in the face.”
★★★★ – Jason Blake, Sydney Morning Herald
“Her use of language is, as always, blisteringly brilliant, merging a poeticism with the blunt, brutal way these women speak.”
★★★★ – Ben Neutze, Daily Review
Congratulations to Lucy Gaffy for taking out the award for Best Direction in an Australian Short Film for Dream Baby.
Flickerfest is one of the leading Australian competitive short film festival and increasingly filmmakers view it as one of the main festivals on the world circuit, with 1000’s of entries coming from filmmakers across the globe.
To view the full list of winners, click here.
Congratulations to Margot Wilson on her Excellence in Period Film nomination for her work on The Dressmaker at the upcoming prestigious US CDG awards.
Margot exclusively designed Kate Winslet’s memorable costumes. The winners will be announced at the awards night on February 21.
Congratulations to Andrew Knight on his BAFTA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay – Hacksaw Ridge.
Congratulations to the Cameron’s clients nominated in the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards!
Best Independent Production
Hurt – Kim Hardwick (Director, Producer), Ivan Donato (Actor)
Best Stage Design
Inner Voices – Anna Gardiner (Set and Costume Designer)
Best New Australian Work
Jasper Jones – Kate Mulvany (Adapter from Craig Silvey’s novel)
Broken – Shannon Murphy (Director), Ivan Donato (Actor)
Best Original Music Score – Max Lyandvert with Matteo Zingales for Episode 1 of
The Kettering Incident
Best Short Animation – Del Kathryn Barton with Brendan Fletcher and Angie Fielder for
Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale and the Rose
Best Direction in a Television Drama or Comedy – Peter Duncan for Episode 8 of
Congratulations to all so far, good luck tomorrow night for the remaining
Gemma has spent the past two years in London undertaking further training at the highly esteemed Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Whilst in London she produced and performed in numerous films, which are being very well received on the international film festival circuit. After much success, her most recent short film has just been screened at Monaco International Film Festival. Since graduating from QUT in 2008, Gemma has appeared in several critically acclaimed stage productions across the country. In 2010 she appeared as Ophelia in La Boite’s award winning run of ‘Hamlet’ and that same year transferred a show to the New York Fringe Festival, ‘One Thumb Out’ directed by Zoe Carides. In 2012/13, Gemma embarked on a nationwide tour of ‘Goodbye Jamie Boyd’, a one-woman show for Monkey Baa & Buzz Dance Theatre.