Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Night of Horror Film Festival

This Thursday marks the opening night of Sydney’s A Night of Horror festival. The event runs for just over a week concluding on Friday April 3rd with a screening of Toby Wilkins’ much heralded Splinter. The opening night features Br√łken, the sophomore effort from Sean Ellis, followed by the Green Carpet Sydney premiere of I Know How Many Runs You Scored Last Summer. I will be hosting a Q&A on stage with the creative force behind the film Doug Turner and Stacey Edmonds so please come along for a bit of gory cricketing fun. The festival also includes an extensive short film programme and a wealth of full bloodied features including Mum and Dad, Family Demons, Midnight Movies and Reel Zombies. For full screening details and ticket information please head to www.anightofhorror.com. Don’t forget to check out my festival blog while you’re there.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

POPCORN TAXI - STOP PRESS

Actor Michael Dorman has been added to the line up for the Popcorn Taxi screening of Jon Hewitt's Acolytes. The actor, best known for his performances in West and Suburban Mayhem, has a busy year ahead in the horror genre with Acolytes, the Spierig brother's Daybreakers and Christopher Smith's Triangle all being released in the coming months. The actor will be joining the director on stage for some, hopefully, lively discussion with yours truely. Tickets are available at www.popcorntaxi.com.au and the event kicks off at 7pm at the Greater Union Bondi Junction.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Acolytes - Popcorn Taxi screening

On Monday 16th March I will be hosting the Popcorn Taxi screening of Jon Hewitt’s Acolytes. I'll be interviewing Jon, live on stage, after the film along with a few yet to be announced special guests. For ticket details please head to www.popcorntaxi.com.au. The screening takes place at the Greater Union Bondi Junction and things kick off at 7pm. Hewitt's career has given us such low budget classics as Bloodlust (the only Australian film to be banned in the UK) and Redball. Having visited the set and already seen the film I can promise that the audience is in for a treat and Jon is always a fabulously irreverent interview. Please come along and say hello.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Cinemascape changes timeslot

If you were tuned in to Eastside 89.7 FM last Friday you would have heard the final Cinemascape to be broadcast on Friday afternoons before the show chances timeslot. I produced the show and reviewed My Bloody Valentine in 3D, the film that brings a new dimension to the 80s slasher film. We also discussed Kevin Smith’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Last Chance Harvey. The show will be now be aired every Thursday at 11:30am so please tune in and keep on listening.