For some time now I have had an ambition to bring the very best FilmMakers in Australia to International Film Base.
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
1 KRIV STENDERS - DIRECTOR RED DOG- $23 MILLION DOLLAR BOX OFFICE
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
2 JASON BALLANTINE - CO-EDITOR GREAT GATSBY -BAZ LUHRMANN TRUSTED COLLABORATOR
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,
3 GREGORY READ _ PRODUCER - IN THE EYE OF THE STORM
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.
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.
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 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.
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.