Monday, November 28, 2005

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a WINNER!

In a piece of Fantastic news, Ra Choi, against all the odds, beat Cate Blanchett's Little Fish, Three Dollars and the AFI winning Look Both Ways to win the BEST FEATURE FILM award at the AWGIE awards. Congratulations to writer, director and producer Michael Frank, Associate Producer Milli Howson and the rest of the cast and crew.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

RA CHOI preview screening tonight

Just a reminder to all those in the Sydney area that the first preview screening of RA CHOI - Coming Out to Play is taking place tonight at Film Australia in Lindfield. The screening is at 7:15 and anyone interested in attending should email me at RA CHOI has been nominated for best film at the Australian Writers Guild awards; the AWGIE'S will be handed out on Friday 25th November.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Viddy well my brother

I'll be heading to Melbourne on November 23rd to cover the opening of the Australian Centre for the Movie Image's Stanley Kubrick inside the mind of a visionary filmmaker exhibition. It promises to be an unmissable event featuring over 1000 props, posters and models spanning his entire career. I'll be interviewing Kubrick's wife Christiane along with Jan Harlan; producer of Eyes Wide Shut, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket, and the star of A Clockwork Orange Malcom McDowell. My coverage of the event will appear in a forthcoming issue of Cinema Retro. I'll also be doing a retrospective piece to mark the 35th Anniversay of A Clockwork Orange for Film Review next year. I'll be making a report on this site soon so keep posted.

In further news my interview with Tura Satana, the star of Russ Meyer's Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill! will be appearing in next months Filmink along with my delayed interview wth Bob Clark, the man who directed Black Christmas and Porky's. Joining my semi-regular DVD Down Under column in DVD World I will also be doing a regular Vox Pops piece from various Sydney cinemas for Film Review magazine. In more magazine news I'll soon be contributing to a new magazine Smoke and Mirrors. An Australian publication, the magazine will cover movie special effects and make-up and is aimed at both industry and movie goers alike. I'm very excited to be part of Smoke and Mirrors at such an early stage and look forward to telling you more, the first issue will be published in February 2006.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Dance Dance Dance

I'll be appearing on Eastside 89.7 FM's Between the Covers review programme again tomorrow (November 8th) at 11:30am. I'll be passing my judgement on Haruki Murakami's Dance Dance Dance.

For those who want to here my voice online; check out and look for the Australian music special for my views on whats happening with the music scene in Sydney as I join the shows host Marenco Kemp for an informal look at Aussie rock. For anyone interested in the independent side of music you could do a lot worse than check out Marenco's site, its a fantastic mix of obscure music, forthright views and a great way to keep abreast of the everchanging world of podcasts.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Ra Choi Preview Screening

The debut feature by M Frank RaChoi (Coming Out to Play) will be given its first screening on November 17th 2005. The cast and crew preview, screening at Film Australia, Lindfield, Sydney will also take place to introduce the film to distributors and industry members. If you are interested in attending the screening on a professional level please do not hesitate in contacting me at

On another exciting note Ra Choi has been nominated for the Best Feature award at the 2005 Australian Writers Guild - AWGIES. Its fellow nominees are Look Both Ways, Little Fish and Three Dollars. The awards will be presented in Melbourne on November 25, 2005.

After taking on publicity duties on the film, Ra Choi has been featured in Encore Magazine and Filmink and will be appearing in more UK and Australian publications so keep an eye out for more news. Please check out