A big congratulations to Robyn Butler, Emma Freeman, and Lucy Gaffy for their nominations in the 2017 Australian Directors’ Guild Awards.
Robyn Butler has been nominated for the Esben Storm Award for Best Direction in Children’s TV for Little Lunch Special: The Nightmare Before Graduation, Emma Freeman is nominated for Best Direction in a TV Drama Series with Secret City and her direction on The Watchers episode, and Lucy Gaffy’s Dream Baby is also nominated for Best Direction in a Short Film.
The winners will be announced at the awards night on the 5th of May.
Filming has commenced in Wales on Kris’ 6×60 minute psychological thriller series, Requiem.
Directed solely by Mahalia Belo and written by Kris (episodes 1-4 and 6) and Blake Ayshford (episode 5), Requiem is a taut psychological thriller with subtle supernatural undertones, it avoids giving easy answers, playing instead on uncertainty and ambiguity, while interrogating our contemporary obsession with personal identity.
We all think we want to find out who we really are, but what if we don’t like the answer?
In 1994, a toddler disappears from a small Welsh town, never to be seen again. 23 years later, a talented young cellist’s life is turned upside down by her mother’s inexplicable suicide. In the wake of the tragedy, she begins to question everything she thought she knew about herself, embarking on a quest that leads her to that Welsh village. A place haunted by its own past, where the secrets she uncovers threaten to unravel her very identity.
The series is produced by Sue Breen and executive produced by Willow Grylls, Elaine Pyke and Charlie Pattinson for New Pictures, Kris Mrksa and Christopher Aird for BBC.
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)