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Get behind the scenes and beyond the page to the amazing true story of The Sapphires with director Wayne Blair, producers Rosemary Blight and Kylide du Fresne, and screenwriter/associate producer Tony Briggs as well as two of the original Sapphires: sisters Lois Peeler and Laurel Robinson (Briggs' ... Read more
Melbourne writer-director Ben Lewin has lived across three continents and, with three decades of filmmaking under his belt, took on Hollywood to create The Sessions with John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H Macy, a double award winner at the Sundance Film Festival this year. ... Mac Gudgeon ... Read more
From Queensland to Cannes, P.J. Hogan shot onto the world stage with a reputation as one of Australia's most fascinating filmmakers with Muriel's Wedding, continuing with large-scale comic crowdpleasers like My Best Friend's Wedding and Confessions of a Shopaholic. Join P.J., as well as his ... Read more
Danish satirist and filmmaker Mads Brügger, winner of the World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for The Red Chapel (MIFF 10), returns to MIFF this year with the even more insane The Ambassador. ... Brügger talks with one of Melbourne's sharpest satirical provocateurs, John Safran ... Read more
Benh Zeitlin has had a big year. The 29-year-old debut filmmaker received both the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and the Camera d'Or at Cannes for his spellbindingly imaginative Beasts of the Southern Wild, which has already earned him comparisons to Terrence Malick. ... Join Benh as he talks to ABC ... Read more
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