Dolby Atmos

Last night, thanks to the fantastic people at the Australian Screen Sound Guild, I had the opportunity to check out the latest ground-breaking Dolby Atmos technology at Soundfirm’s amazing new Port Melbourne facility – the first and only post production theatre in Australia to deploy this truly awesome technology. Soundfirm joins an elite list of approxmiately 30…

The Oscars 2013

Who should win, will win and the politics of it all… (in my own humble opinion of course!) So it’s that time of year again where the people that you watch on the big screen, and the hard working team that make them look so damn good come together to celebrate another year of films….

AWG Screenwriters Conference – Part One

Write what you know about the world emotionally. Just because you’re a canteen lady doesn’t mean you need to write about canteen ladies. Unless they’re fucking serial killers – be imaginative. Paul Abbott, 2013. On the drive up to the Mornington Peninsula to my first ever National Screenwriters Conference, I thought about what I wanted…

Filmapalooza 2011

First up… some people are a tad confused as to why I’ve called this blog post Filmapalooza 2011, and not 2012. No, I haven’t forgotten what year it is (surprisingly!) – it’s just that the competition is for films we all did LAST YEAR. Given that our film was shot and competed in the 2011…

SPAA Conference 2011

What an absolutely exciting and intense few days it’s been! For those that don’t know, I was fortunate enough to be excepted into the Emerging Producers Scheme, allowing me to attend the SPAA Conference in Sydney, which has literally just wrapped. The Scheme is designed to subsidise and assist newer members of the industry to…

Filmapalooza 2010

Last night was the official awards night for the 48 Hour Film Project International Competition – strangely named Filmapalooza – in which our film, Fallout was competing. Although we didn’t exactly have the most enjoyable experience on the night, as both our film and ironically the Sydney team’s film experienced several technical hiccups and false starts (which was slightly…