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A-list Film Makers come to our Home

April 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Special Announcement:

For some time now I have had an ambition to bring the very best FilmMakers in Australia to International Film Base.

I am very proud to announce that the top of the Australian Film Industry, Australia's creme de le creme, is coming to our home.

International Film Base presents the  A- List Film Makers Seminar  on Saturday 26th May 2012.  

I have always believed that it is a really good idea to learn from the successful people who make films. The Film Makers work at the very top and on films budgeted between $8 million to $150 million.

We will be learning from 3 of the very best about how the Film Making Business operates and how they have been so successful in getting there.

The Film Makers are


Red Dog Trailer


RED DOG Berlin Film Festival, 2011-  Winner, Audience Award, Vail Film Festival Colorado 2011  Winner, Grand Prize Award, Best Narrative Film, Heartland Film Festival 2011Winner, Best Director and Best Feature Film, IF Awards 2011  -  Winner, Best Film, AACTA Awards 2012


LUCKY COUNTRY   2008  Feature Film  -   Director


BOXING DAY   2007    83 minutes   The Adelaide Film Festival / Rising Sun Pictures / Smoking Gun Productions / Horrorshow
Director / Screenwriter / Producer / Cinematographer Kriv Stenders    2007 The Animal Logic IF Award for Best Director
Official Selection               2007 Montreal Festival Du Nouveau Cinema (Special Jury Menti    2007 Sydney Film Fest   2007 Dungog Film Festival

 BLACKTOWN  2005  91 minutesHorrorshow / Pod Film / Madman Entertainment / NTFO
Director / Screenwriter / Producer / Cinematographer Kriv Stenders  Audience Award                2005 Sydney International Film Festival




Currently the Co-Film Editor on THE GREAT GATSBY. He is best known as the Film Editor for WOLF CREEK.

He recently completed Kieran Darcy-Smith's psychological drama Wish You Were Here and Bill Bennett's island mystery Uninhabited. As well as Screen Gems highly successful teen thriller Prom Night.  Nominated for an ASE Award for Rogue and Caterpillar Wish, an AFI and FCCA Award for the acclaimed Wolf Creek,




Producer, Gregory Read bought the rights to Patrick Whites Book and produced the film adaptation. The Film was directed by Fred  Scheppsi and starred Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis.

The Three Film Makers will tell you

  • How they made it in the Australian Film Business:
  • How they work their craft with samples from their work.
  • Stories about the making of their films.

Major Announcement after Easter

April 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Wishing all my readers a relaxing and fun Easter Break. 

After Easter we have a major announcement to make in relation to something that I believe  will be a major turning point.  If you want to learn from the very best in the Australian Film Industry, keep you eyes peeled for my next post.  I will leave you in suspense till then.

As it is Easter,  I would like to mention some of my favourite films that I have seen at the cinema this year. These films should be available online or at your local DVD shop soon.  If you have time over Easter check them out. I think you will really enjoy all three of these films.  Of the 14 that I have seen in the cinema this year these three films were the most enjoyable.


Tower Heist (Action Comedy)

For plain entertainment value, I really enjoyed  this film. Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an all-star cast in Tower Heist, a comedy caper about working stiffs who seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who stiffed them. After the workers at a luxury Central Park condominium discover the penthouse billionaire has stolen their retirement, they plot the ultimate revenge: a heist to reclaim what he took from them.





The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo  (Thriller)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures' three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson's literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. I have seen the Sweedish version of this film and I much preferred this years updated American Version. The Film is slow to start but once it gets going, the intriging plot takes you into the most surprising twists. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon.



The Descendants  (Drama)

I really liked this heart warming drama.  From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning Sideways, set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty. Very moving and engaging.


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