Nov 172015


Chris Elena was lucky enough to speak with Ramin Bahrani back in June when he was a guest of the Sydney Film Festival, in town to promote his new film 99 Homes. The film is released in Australian cinemas Thursday 19 November and we highly recommend go out and see it. Some thoughts from Chris on the film and some words from Ramin Bahrani are after the jump – [Ed].

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Jun 022013


The Cannes Film Festival is arguably the pinnacle of the film year. It is here that we get the first real idea of what films might be the films to get excited about seeing in the next 12 months. There is glitz, there is glamour and there is money. There is also the commercial side where film rights are sold, and various deals are made. So what is it like to actually attend Cannes as a young filmmaker? I chatted with Ryan Unicomb, an Australian filmmaker, about his Cannes experience.

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Nov 152012


Dead Europe, based on the acclaimed novel is a gritty yet beautiful Australian drama that looks at the ugliest of human nature whilst focusing on family, responsibility and regret. Chris Elena got the chance to chat with Tony Krawitz, the director of Dead Europe about adapting the dense and difficult novel into a film (of only 82 minutes), the challenges he dealt with as a director and how he hopes the audience to respond to the film, especially those who were familiar with Christos Tsiolkas’s novel. Interview after the jump.

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Nov 022012


Recently, Chris Elena  met and interviewed the cast of Housos Vs. Authority, which consisted of the film’s writer, director, producer and star, Paul Fenech (best known for the television series Housos, Swift and Shift Couriers and most notably Fat Pizza) and the two leads, Elle Dawes (Shazza) and Jason Davies (Dazza). To read his interview and for a chance to win tickets to see the film (it’s easy as), hit the jump!

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