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Short and feature-film production company from Melbourne, Australia

Book Review – Hitchcock/Truffaut

Hitchcock/Truffaut is more than a book about filmmaking; it’s evidence of a milestone in the history of cinema.  Continue reading Book Review – Hitchcock/Truffaut

ALL TIME TOP TEN FILMS

Compiling a list of favourite films is a near impossible task. The list will never be accurate beyond the nanosecond of its compilation. It suffers from my own impermanent moods, cultural zeitgeist, cinematic trends and many more ever-changing factors.   It’s simply a matter of taste. That said… Continue reading ALL TIME TOP TEN FILMS

THE INDEPENDENT – AVAILABLE ONLINE

the independentApocalypse Films’ debut feature film, The Independent,  is now available online.  Australia’s preeminent film reviewing couple, Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton called the film  “Charming… poignant… brave”. Continue reading THE INDEPENDENT – AVAILABLE ONLINE

FILM BOOK REVIEW: Designing Movies by Richard Sylbert

My love for the 1967 hit film, The Graduate, has been continuous since I first watched it many years ago. Therefore,  I was excited to come across Designing Movies, written by the esteemed production designer, Richard Sylbert. Continue reading FILM BOOK REVIEW: Designing Movies by Richard Sylbert

10 REASONS TO STOP WORRYING ABOUT ADAPTATION

Are you considering the adaptation of a classic novel but are too nervous to write the screenplay? Are you worried about dedicated fans who may rip you to shreds online? Here are a list of 10 reasons that you should stop worrying and start writing…

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CRIME & PUNISHMENT AWARDS

Apocalypse Films adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s psychological thriller,  Crime & Punishment, has been celebrated with multiple awards in mid-2016. Continue reading CRIME & PUNISHMENT AWARDS

BOOK REVIEW – Ken Russell Directing Film

English director Ken Russell’s book, Directing Film: From Pitch to Premiere,  is one of the least interesting insights on the topic that I have read. You will learn nothing. Although, perhaps that’s a little harsh.  Continue reading BOOK REVIEW – Ken Russell Directing Film

FILM BOOK REVIEW: The Secret Language of Film

Having just finished reading master screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere’s book The Secret Language of Film I find myself fascinated by one of his observations more than others; that of the first shot Luis Bunuel ever filmed and the last.   Continue reading FILM BOOK REVIEW: The Secret Language of Film

7 TIPS MAKING SHORT FILMS IN A FOREIGN COUNTRY

Making short films is difficult enough on your home turf even though you may have peers to call on, favours to call in, actors to call up –  but producing a short overseas is a different “hervidor de pescado”. (See Tip #3)

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