Acting in The Wizards of Aus

In today’s blog post, we have yet another very special guest. Best known for her role as Priya Kapoor on iconic Network Ten television series Neighbours, Menik Gooneratne has had a film and television career spanning over a decade, encompassing both Australian and international productions, including working with Nicole Kidman on the upcoming feature Lion. Today she…

Makeup on The Wizards of Aus

In today’s blog post we have a very special guest, our absolutely incredible Makeup Designer, Marie Kealy. Enjoy! “So Marie. We have this series we want to make and its kinda like everything you did on The Hobbit but crazier, oh & our total budget is probably what they had just for coffee, you interested?” Silence. You are absolutely…

Blocking

The most important (and neglected) aspect of directing… Firstly I want to preface everything hereafter by saying that I’m not a director with decades of experience and countless awards to my name. I’m not in super high demand and I can assure you I’m not earning the big bucks. I’m relatively new…. ‘emerging’ as we…

48HFP Singapore

Every year, the LateNite Films team competes in the 48 Hour Film Project. As a documentary filmmaker, if I’m in the country, I’ve always helped out in whatever way I can, as an editor, AD or simply carrying heavy boxes up stairs. I LOVE the experience of it all. It’s basically one intense shitstorm of…

Performances

Great Story. Check. Solid Production Values. Check. Performances………whoops. Time and time again I see this problem with low budget filmmaking. And it’s a problem, that as an actor and a filmmaker, really annoys the shit out of me when it comes to indie film. It is quite often that when watching a student short, or…

The Gosling Factor

Some of you might be wondering why Ryan Gosling is worth an entire blog post.  Or perhaps why a young man in his mid 20’s (and not a horny girl/woman between the ages of 15 – 40) is writing about Ryan Gosling at all. The reason is this. On reflection this year (arguably 2-3 years…

Another Day… Another Logo…

It gives me great pleasure to announce that we officially have a new logo for LateNite Films (as we have also decided to write “LateNite Films” instead of “latenite films” as a tribute to Peter Jackson’s WingNet Films). We have been trying to come up with a new logo that really reflects what we stand…

Two Fists One Heart

A month or so ago, whilst doing some research for the “cut your own trailer” SAKOOZ site, we came across a film called Two Fists One Heart. This is a contemporary story set in Perth Western Australia, about Anthony Argo – a young Italian/Australian boxer played by Daniel Amalm – being pushed to the limit…

Books… Books… Books…

Over the course of the film festival, I spent a lot of time travelling on trains, which although I hated, did give me a lot of time to spend reading books. I’ve spend so much money over the years on film-related books. I basically got a collection that rivals the ACMI bookshop! I’ve got everything…

Reality TV has no redeeming features…

When inventor Paul Nipkow completed his “electric telescope” in 1884, he could not have predicted the impact it would later make on the world. Nipkow’s device, which allowed the sending of images over wires, inspired others to build upon this exciting new technology (Wikipedia 2006).  In 1900, the term “television” was coined by Russian Constantin…

Realism & Representation

As you know, every time we come across a media text, we’re not seeing reality, but instead someone’s interpretation of it. The media take something that’s real, manipulated its form to suit a specific purpose, and we end up something very different to the original. This is the process is of mediation (Northallerton College). An…