Category Archives: Stuff We Like

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


Stephen Cleary – What an audience feels

The world’s screenwriting gurus inscribe pages of instruction to assist heroes, after their incident has been incited, to claim their personal elixir after victory in a supreme ordeal and a cathartic sacrifice. It’s noble work being the hero behind the hero. Aristotle knew it.

Stephen Cleary
Stephen Cleary addresses the audience at the VCA School of Film and TV in Melbourne, Australia.

International screenwriting lecturer and all-round story scholar, Stephen Cleary,

sailed from Australia’s shores, leaving behind the question ‘Has this focus on writing from the writer’s point of view led to better storytelling?’ Continue reading STEPHEN CLEARY – WHAT AN AUDIENCE FEELS


Pray he’s out there somewhere…

Here at Apocalypse Films we’re big fans of all George Miller‘s work. The Mad Max movies, however, hold a special fondness; our company name might give you that idea.

The fascination with the apocalyptic soon-to-be quadrilogy, stems back to the late 70’s when Apocalypse Films director Andrew O’Keefe  (at the ripe age of seven) was wriggling in the backseat of the family wagon stuck at a roadblock. Continue reading MAD MAX FEVER