David Stratton reflects on the evolution of the Aussie film industry since the 60s, ahead of the release of documentary David Stratton: A Cinematic Life.
Writer/director/producer Rolf de Heer on the evolution of the Australian screen industry, his advice for aspiring filmmakers and his unique writing process.
Channel Seven’s Head of Drama Julie McGauran talks about the network’s latest biopic Hoges and why Australian audiences are lapping up local content.
Toni Collette talks from Sundance about working on Fun Mom Dinner with Australian director Alethea Jones, Jasper Jones and why Gender Matters.
From Miss Fisher to Newton’s Law: why Every Cloud Productions wants to see more women in front and behind the camera – and what they’re doing about it.
Academy Award-winning costume and production designer Catherine Martin reflects on her career, gender equality and G’Day USA’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Producer Nelson Woss is hoping the latest Red Dog film, a family-friendly origin story, travels as much as the beloved first movie and the dog itself.
At the heart of First Contact series 2 is a desire to elevate the national conversation on Australia’s First Peoples, says Blackfella Films’ Jacob Hickey.
After the success of Tales From Tinder, filmmaker Emma Watts and her team were able to put some money behind their next series, No Strings Attached.
Writer/director Dena Curtis on the sometimes spooky, always fascinating ride that was investigating traditional spirits for NITV series Shadow Trackers.
Nowhere Boys producer Beth Frey reveals the unique challenges the creators of children’s TV face – and why we’ll be seeing a new cast in the third season.
Triple M’s Gus Worland, gonzo journalism and making Australian men Man Up by digging deep.
Beast co-writer/co-director Sam McKeith on the pros and cons of creating an Australian film in the Philippines.
Joe Cinque’s Consolation director, co-producer and co-writer Sotiris Dounoukos on adapting Helen Garner’s book for the screen in his native Canberra.
Rosehaven’s Luke McGregor on his increased admiration for Rob Sitch and why Tasmania is the next Hollywood.
Jess Mauboy and producer Karl Zwicky on how the Channel Seven series came about – and why it’s a big moment for diversity.
As Electric Pictures brainstormed a way to expand its audience, they unearthed a gem of their own with Aussie Gold Hunters.
Spin Out co-director/writer Tim Ferguson on the next revolution in the screen industry: giving a voice to filmmakers and actors with a disability.
Spin Out is shining a spotlight on regional Australia – and it’s not the only one.
Claudia Karvan on producing Doctor Doctor with writer Tony McNamara and Ian ‘Jolly’ Collie, and returning to collaborate with Nine Network.
Girl Asleep director Rosemary Myers talks winning CinefestOZ and the challenges facing independent films when it comes to distribution.
Producer Bill Mechanic reveals why films like Hacksaw Ridge are “pretty impossible” to get made and the Australians that made it happen.
For its 20th anniversary, Scott Hicks looks back on the “long, arduous” process that was developing and financing Shine and why it was worth every minute.
Shelley Birse talks about empowering writers from the set of Screen Australia-supported The Code series 2.
Three years ago, Taryn Brumfitt could never have thought she’d be a filmmaker, but when her personal story went viral, she realised Embrace was needed.
Down Under writer/director Abe Forsythe reveals the road he took to write and develop a comedy that revolves around a race riot.
Nick Boshier on Soul Mates series 2 and how he and collaborators the Van Vuuren brothers have several feature films’ worth of ideas.
Robert Connolly talks about risk-taking as a business principle and how complex novels such as Barracuda have found the perfect home in four-part TV series.
Xavier Samuel was beckoned back by Belvoir Theatre. A year later, fortuitous timing has led to four features and a TV series shot almost back-to-back.
Co-owner of Pukeko Pictures and Weta Workshop, five-time Academy Award winner Richard Taylor found an opportunity too good to miss with ABC TV’s Cleverman.
Founders of Felix Media, John Maynard and Bridget Ikin on the convergence of art and the moving image and why they gravitate toward pushing the boundaries.
Vicki Madden’s enviable career encompasses police dramas in the 90s, running The Bill in the UK and co-creating The Kettering Incident back home in Tassie.
Matthew Le Nevez could never have imagined the direction Australian TV would go. Emerging from drama school some 17 years ago, reality TV was king.
Jessica Hobbs has directed more than 60 hours of TV drama, from The Slap to Broadchurch. Here she talks career progression.
Ivan Sen talks Goldstone’s journey, from creating a town from scratch in remote Queensland, to bringing it to the big smoke for Sydney Film Festival.
Having amassed millions of views with their car lipsync videos, SketchShe decided to take their work to the next level. Enter Traffic Jam the Musical.
Secret City co-creator Steve Lewis loves House of Cards, but he wants to see more Australian political thrillers on our screens.
Producer Ariel Waymouth was pulled back into the world of animation when she got wind of Suspect Moustache, a series that was as outrageous as it was funny.
Revolution School series producer Alex West talks about how he wrangled the ups and downs of an entire school year into just four episodes.
Rob Connolly explains his multipronged approach to tackling the worldwide decline in independent cinema.
Ernie Dingo, Ian Thorpe and Julia Zemiro trace their roots back 200,000 years in the new SBS series DNA Nation.
Shine director Scott Hicks reflects on his return to the world of music for the documentary Highly Strung.
Mick Taylor is back. John Jarratt on bringing his iconic sociopath back to screens for the new Stan series, and what SVOD is doing for Aussie storytelling.
Whether it’s film, TV, comedy or drama, Matthew Saville’s career is enviable. He takes a break from Seven Types of Ambiguity to talk A Month of Sundays.
Producer Dan Goldberg reveals how Mint Pictures was given unprecedented access inside an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect in Melbourne for Strictly Jewish.
Audiences will have the power to get their favourite Comedy Showroom pilot off the ground in this Australian television first.
Producer Michael Boughen walks us through the Tomorrow When the War Began book, to film, to TV adaption and what fans can expect.
Producer Jennifer Cummins felt the ground shifting while filming in A Modern Mutiny, as what was a character-driven story quickly took on a political edge.
Documentarian Sean Cousins and 360 Degree Films found high-stakes love and drama in the lives of Australian-Indians torn between two worlds.
Three self-obsessed Gen Y journalists tackle hot topics with limited success but tonnes of laughs in comedy web series DAFUQ? on ABC iview.
The Katering Show producer Tamasin Simpkin spills the beans on being part of an internet sensation, and how the Ones to Watch program helped with Season 2.
Violinist and composer Richard Tognetti talks about giving audiences a difference experience of music and movies with Cinemusica.
Director Jennifer Peedom tells us how the Sherpa team managed when the deadly force of nature reared its head in the midst of filming on Everest.
Director Joseph Sims-Dennett channelled his own nightmares into Observance, a psychological horror that’s chilling audiences around the globe.
Nel Minchin delved into the family archives and turned the camera onto her brother Tim, her family and herself for Matilda & Me.
Every day across the country people are making life-changing decisions. We talk to executive producer Karen Dewey about Keeping Australia Alive.
Here Come the Habibs and Soul Mates producer Chloe Rickard talks about working at Jungle, taking risks with No Activity and tackling the tough topics.
With her history in women’s sport, aerial skier turned filmmaker Katie Bender became the perfect person to tell Lydia Lassila’s inspirational story.
She’s one of the most accomplished women in film, but Laura Jones hates being the centre of attention. And so she says it’s a little daunting to get the AWG Lifetime Achievement Award.
Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival Director Paul Struthers talks about the festival’s significance and what’s on offer from the Aussie contingent.
Sell-out live shows, viral videos and a new web series, Aunty Donna aren’t sticking to rules, but paving their own path to success.
Producer Ian Collie looks at how Jack Irish has evolved as Guy Pearce’s private eye shifts from telemovies to his own ABC TV series.
Never underestimate the intern. That’s one take-home message from Cleverman, the series that premieres at Berlinale before its ABC TV debut later this year.
Producer John Molloy talks about tapping into the nation’s nostalgia with Channel 7’s new miniseries Molly.
Written and wrapped at breakneck speed, script producer Timothy Hobart talks about the ride that has been Wanted and why we need more shows like it.
Actor Radha Mitchell returns to her homeland for her first Australian film in half a decade with Looking for Grace.
Upcoming Aussie horror flick, Bloodlands is set in Albania and it’s about blood feuds, witches and coming-of-age. We chat to director Steven Kastrissios.
Academy award winner Quentin Tarantino talks about his long love affair with Aussie film and dubs Fury Road “the most amazing movie I’ve seen this year”.
YouTube star Michael Shanks takes the leap to TV with pop-culture infused comedy The Wizards of Aus. We talk everything from orcs to an Australian Hot Fuzz.
Ben Law’s memoir is the basis for new TV series, The Family Law, which follows 14-year-old Ben over one particular summer when his parents separate.
Comedian Lawrence Leung has turned his one man show, Sucker, into a feature film starring YouTube sensation John Luc and veteran actor Timothy Spall.
Nowhere Boys: Book of Shadows director David Caesar sees the film as a rock n’ roll story about a broken up band that’s back together for one last gig.
Actor and writer Maria Angelico is tackling the ups and downs of her 20s and finding her groove in new comedy web series, Movement.
Behind the counters of ubiquitous Australian kebab shops, a treasure trove of drama and heart was just waiting to be discovered for SBS doco Kebab Kings.
Australian actress Sarah Snook continues to soar on Australian film and television, capping off a stellar year with a double whammy of The Dressmaker and The Beautiful Lie.
Australian impact producer Alex Kelly reveals how she’s bringing grassroots climate change movements together with the documentary This Changes Everything.
Brisbane-born journalist Michael Ware explains how he turned his Handycam footage from the Iraq War into chilling documentary Only the Dead.
Aussie actor Liam Hemsworth had been searching for a movie to make back home in Australia when he finally came across The Dressmaker. By Caris Bizzaca.
Initially inspired by his own kids’ experiences at the end of high school, producer Ian Collie chats to us about miniseries The Principal, which is a both a compelling look at issues faced in the school system and a gripping crime drama.
When Robert Connolly picked Bangarra Artistic Director Stephen Page to direct Sand – one of the episodes of the film adaptation of Tim Winton’s The Turning – he brokered a marriage between an established dance talent and another medium.
Ready For This is Australia’s first Indigenous teen drama and it’s a collaboration between two of our top production houses: Werner Film Productions, known for teen and kids drama like the hugely successful Dance Academy, and Blackfella Films, behind some of the best adult drama in recent years, such as Redfern Now.
Aussie animation studio Bogan Entertainment Solutions were onto a winner in 2012 when they created and produced telemovie Exchange Student Zero. From this weekend, Exchange Student Zero is back as a 13-part animated series for global kids TV channel, Cartoon Network. Exchange Student Zero is a unique combination of two traditional animation styles: anime and western cartoons.
Justin Monjo has written for Rush, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, and more.
Maya Newell’s documentary feature Gayby Baby follows four children with gay parents – Ebony, Gus, Graham and Matt, on their tricky path through adolescence against the backdrop of a growing marriage equality debate.
Paul Cox is self described as being accused of always making films about his own life, to which he says, that’s the closest source of inspiration we have. Paul’s latest film, Force of Destiny, is arguably the most personal yet.
Aussie comedic duo Sammy J and Randy mark their TV sitcom debut with Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane. Out 1 September on ABC iview and later on ABC TV, we chat to Sammy J and Randy ahead of the show’s release.
In the scheme of things, there really haven’t been that many operas written specifically for TV.
Fragments of Friday is a new Aussie web series about three friends trying to figure out what they’d done on their Friday nights.
Aussie feature film Sucker has its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August.
Derek Muller’s three-part doco series Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail starts on SBS Sunday 9 August.
Airlock, the new online sci-fi series from the makers of The Tunnel may be set in a claustrophobic space station, but producer Enzo Tedeschi knows how to breathe fresh air into the sometimes stale atmosphere of film marketing.
One of the new and original TV series we’ve seen so far this year is Hiding, part crime show, part family dramedy.
Jacquelin Perske on the challenges of Deadline Gallipoli.
Caroline Baum talks to Mad Max: Fury Road film editor Margaret Sixel about the practicalities of recreating George Miller’s famous dystopian world.
Comedians Veronica Milsom and Steen Rasko are working on a pilot for iView in joint Screen Australia-ABC initiative, Fresh Blood.
Sketch comedy crew Aunty Donna are developing a TV pilot for iView in a joint Screen Australia-ABC initiative, Fresh Blood.