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Rhythmic Films launches Australian film ‘Message Man’

Australian writer, director, producer Corey Pearson, has spent the past four years working on his first feature film ‘Message Man’ which is due for release in the second half of 2017.

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Sweet Country in Official Competition at Venice

Warwick Thornton’s latest feature SWEET COUNTRY has been selected in Official Competition at the Venice Film Festival in September and will have its Australian premiere at the Adelaide Film Festival in October.

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West of Sunshine to compete for The Orizzonti Prize at Venice Film Festival

West of Sunshine, the debut feature film from award-winning Melbourne director Jason Raftopoulos, will world premiere in the Orizzonti section of the 74th Venice Film Festival this September. In a prestigious selection of new trends in cinema, parallel to the main Competition, West of Sunshine will compete for the The Orizzonti Prize and The Special Orizzonti Jury Prize.

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Movie producer announces a new feature film slate being developed and produced in Australia.

Producer/Director Matt Ferro, the producer of the Academy Award-winning visual effects of The Matrix, has announced a new feature film slate being developed and produced in Australia. Three movies, based on successful international properties from Byron Bay, Paris, and Istanbul offer a diverse range of content, but Ferro touts each will be English language productions that have “That Hollywood flair, production value and vibe that connect with global audiences.”

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Screen Australia invests $4 million across 15 documentaries

Screen Australia announced $4.15 million in production investment funding for 15 new documentaries through the Documentary Producer and Commissioned programs. The projects include a companion piece to upcoming SBS drama Sunshine; actor Sam Neill’s voyage through the Pacific as he retraces and interrogates the impact of Captain Cook’s travels; and a chronicle of 76 female scientists’ landmark expedition to the southernmost continent in the world, Antarctica.

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Troy Duffy returns with The Blood Spoon Council

Independent film producer Scott Clayton and his production company Oceanside Media has signed on to produce and fully finance Troy Duffy’s (The Boondock Saints) new feature film The Blood Spoon Council. Duffy will direct the highly anticipated thriller from a script he wrote with new scribe, Criss Lassiter.

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Australian Documentary BARBECUE Released Worldwide On Netflix

BARBECUE, the documentary feature from Australian filmmakers Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker that had its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, will have its international streaming TV debut on Netflix on August 15. The film is already available for purchase and rent on all major digital platforms for viewing in homes and on mobile devices through purchase or rental on iTunes and Vimeo.

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Release date set for Swinging Safari

SWINGING SAFARI (formerly titled Flammable Children) will be released across Australia on January 11 2018. Written and directed by Stephan Elliott, the comedy features an all-star cast that includes Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie and Jeremy Sims, alongside Jack Thompson, Darcey Wilson and newcomer Atticus Robb.

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57 Films expands into a new home at Adelaide Studios

57 Films is expanding by centralising its operations at Adelaide Studios from this month as the company increases its slate of TV and film production, with 2017 set to be its busiest year on record. This year, 57 Films is set to complete a large slate of work across TV, film and corporate productions including a 32-episode drama series for Chinese TV, a second series of its highly successful Chef Exchange and large projects for corporate clients based in Australia and China.

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Ron Howard to direct fully authorised documentary about Luciano Pavarotti

Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment and Nigel Sinclair and Guy East’s White Horse Pictures will team up again following the success of their documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years, to produce a newly authorised documentary based on the life of acclaimed tenor, philanthropist and 20th Century icon, Luciano Pavarotti.

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The ball starts rolling on One in the Chamber

Independent film producer Scott Clayton and his production company Oceanside Media (“Oceanside”) has come on board to produce and fully finance the action-packed adventure film One in the Chamber written by David Gordon Green (upcoming Stronger, Pineapple Express) and his frequent collaborator Darius Shahmir, who will make his feature film directorial debut with this project. Green will also serve as a producer of the film alongside Clayton. Casting is underway.

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Mortal Engines announces Australian cast

A talented ensemble of Australian actors have been cast in Mortal Engines, a film based on the award winning book series of the same name from British author Philip Reeve.

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Bradley Cooper to make directorial debut with A Star is Born

Filming has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ reimagining of the musical “A Star is Born,” starring Bradley Cooper and introducing Stefani Germanotta, known across the globe as Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is helming the film, marking his directorial debut.

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Next Godzilla feature starts production

Following the global success of 2014’s “Godzilla” and this year’s “Kong: Skull Island,” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

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Production underway on Ocean's 8

The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when eight women plan and execute a heist in New York. Oscar winner Sandra Bullock stars in the title role, alongside Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross is directing.

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47 Metres Down

…it‘s a fairly simple set-up, but there's a growing air of desperation and claustrophobia which makes 47 Metres Down particularly nail-biting. Roberts is really good at capturing the girls’ growing panic, and the shark effects, though minimal, are very effective.

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Australia Day

Through the lives of three Australians, the film takes a look at contemporary issues of racial tension and national identity that simmer beneath the surface of modern Australia.

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2017 Lavazza Italian Film Festival

Presented by Palace, the 18th Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens nationally in September presenting over 30 of the best films from cinema masters and ground breaking new talent from Italy.


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Rhythmic Films launches Australian film ‘Message Man’

Australian writer, director, producer Corey Pearson, has spent the past four years working on his first feature film ‘Message Man’ which is due for release in the second half of 2017.
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Movie producer announces a new feature film slate being developed and produced in Australia.

Producer/Director Matt Ferro, the producer of the Academy Award-winning visual effects of The Matrix, has announced a new feature film slate being developed and produced in Australia. Three movies, based on successful international properties from Byron Bay, Paris, and Istanbul offer a diverse range of content, but Ferro touts each will be English language productions that have “That Hollywood flair, production value and vibe that connect with global audiences.”
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