Congratulations to director, Shannon Murphy, and actor, Ivan Donato, for their premiere of Mary Anne Butler’s Broken at Darlinghurst Theatre Company. Broken wrestles with matters of chance, choice, hope and fate, posing the question: When you find yourself empty, how do you start again?
“Director Shannon Murphy’s production is as crafted and economical as the text it presents.” – Jason Blake, The Sydney Morning Herald
“Hick, Donato and Enright… exercise exquisite control as Broken shifts back and forth in time and between locations.” – Jason Blake, The Sydney Morning Herald
Broken is on at the Eternity Playhouse until August 28. For more information and how to book, click here.
We’d love to congratulate the Cameron’s clients on their AWGIES nominations, some of which are co-written:
Television: Miniseries – Adaptation
Barracuda – Blake Ayshford and Belinda Chayko
Jack Irish – Andrew Knight, Matt Cameron and Andrew Anastasios
The Beautiful Lie – Alice Bell
Television: Miniseries – Original
Glitch – Louise Fox, Kris Mrksa and Giula Sandler
Television – Series
Rake: Season 4, Episode 407 – Andrew Knight
Comedy – Situation or Narrative
Please Like Me: Season 3, ‘Pancakes with Faces’ – Josh Thomas and Liz Doran
Please Like Me: Season 3, ‘Simple Carbohydrates’ – Josh Thomas, Liz Doran and Thomas Ward
Feature Film – Original
Ali’s Wedding – Andrew Knight and Osamah Sami
Radio – Original
The History of the Single Girl – Noelle Janaczewska
Beat Bugs: ‘Hey Bulldog’ – Kate Mulvany
Children’s Television – C Classification
Ready for This: ‘The Crocodile’ – Josh Mapleston
Shannon Murphy’s first of two Offspring episodes airs tonight with her second airing next Wednesday night. You should also look out for her short film Eaglehawk as part of MIFF’s Accelerator program.
Eaglehawk hits MIFF’s screens August 6 and 8, for more information and how to book, click here.
Shannon’s episode 3 of Offspring airs tonight at 8:30pm on channel 10 or catch-up on Ten Play.
Congratulations to Cameron’s clients writer Blake Ayshford and production designer Elizabeth Mary Moore on Matchbox’s Barracuda, which goes to air on the ABC this Sunday night. The 4-part series is the adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’ novel of the same name, an unflinching look at Australia’s national obsession with sporting heroes. It’s a brutal clash of cultures, dreams and expectations and the relentless demands we place on our young athletes, their families, schools, friends and coaches.
Congratulations to Max Lyandvert (composer) and Andrew Knight (writer) with the premiere of The Ketting Incident on July 4. The Porchlight Films production, screens on Foxtel’s Showcase channel Monday’s at 8:30pm.
Editor John Scott’s new film, Septembers of Shiraz, directed by Wayne Blair, is released in cinemas this Thursday. Adrien Brody and Salma Hayek star in this adaptation of the critically acclaimed debut novel by Iranian American author Dalia Sofer, about a secular Jewish family caught up in the maelstrom of the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
Awarded director, Chris Kohn, has returned to Belvoir to direct Lally Katz’s Back at the Dojo. Inspired by true events, Back at the Dojo theatricalises the story of how Lally’s parents met; inclusive of a Hogarthian parade of characters and two real-life karate instructors. Belvoir joins forces with legendary Melbourne company Stuck Pigs Squealing for this ravishing, nourishing story about the myths families live by. Back at the Dojo is on in the Upstairs Theatre until July 17. For more information and how to book, click here.
The CBCA Book of the Year Awards celebrates its 70th anniversary this year making it the longest running book awards in Australia, and is regarded by librarians, booksellers and parents as a buying guide to quality Australian children’s writing. We’re very proud of our client Fiona Katauskas, whose book The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made has been shortlisted for a CBCA award: The Eve Pownall Award for Information Books. Congratulations, Fiona!
Reviews of her book include:
‘If you’re looking for a book for children that’s accessible but honest, sex positive and inclusive, THE AMAZING TRUE STORY OF HOW BABIES ARE MADE is pretty much perfect.’ – Child Magazine
‘Common sense, facts, the delightful humour and illustrations will enable this book to be universally accessible and a joy to be shared. A must buy for all parents.’ – Buzzword Books
‘Highly recommended … a necessary addition to every parent library’ – ReadPlus.com.au
‘It’s the inclusive nature of the book as well as its light touches of humour that make it a worthy update of a perennially interesting subject’ – Sydney Morning Herald
‘Terrific, funny and explicit-in-a-good-way … Destined to become a classic.’ – Weekend West
The hilarious black comedy from writer/director Abe Forsythe, DOWN UNDER, has had its official trailer released just in time for its Sydney Film Festival premiere.
Other Cameron’s clients that worked on the project include:
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.
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.’