Year in Review 2015 – Part 2

If you haven’t already, check out Part 1 here. JULY So I’m gonna cheat a little bit here because I totally left this out of my May releases and it is close to being my favourite film of 2015. If you haven’t seen it then you should as it is one of the greatest dark…

Year in Review 2015 – Part 1

So this is pretty weird. I’m writing to you from the end of the year. THE GOD DAMN FUTURE. Well that’s what it feels like anyway. I swear I just wrote one of these end of year things only a few months back, but then I guess that’s the perfect way to describe this year….

Year in Review 2014 – Part 2

Sure the first half of the year seemed relatively quiet in comparison to previous years. But the second 6 months (ok 7 cause my mathematics when doing the last blog was way off) was when stuff got a little cray cray. Starting with a wee music video… JUNE June/July are traditionally known as blockbuster season…

Year in Review 2014 – Part 1

Just the other day after purchasing a pork roll (no chirri) from my favourite Vietnamese pork roll emporium on Smith Street, I took a moment to think about the ridiculous year that 2014 had been. In a personal sense, a company sense and just a general world sense. With that in mind I hope you…

Introducing Sumah

After some deliberation and a few lacklustre attempts, I asked myself what exactly I was trying to do with this little corner of the Internet. Perhaps it’s best to start simple. Hello. My name is Sumah Hurley. I’ve had the good fortune to work for and with the brilliant minds behind LateNite Films and through…

Year In Review 2013 – Part 3

September Woody Allen’s possible “loose retelling” of A Streetcar Named Desire starring a perfect cast consisting of award worthy performances by Sally Hawkins and Cate Blanchett and featuring a strong support cast with the likes of Bobby Cannavale, Alec Baldwin and Louis CK? Yes please. Arguably one of Allen’s best of recent years – check…

Year In Review 2013 – Part 2

May There is no better place to learn about building a sustainable film and television industry than Denmark. Those clever Danish folk have continued to build and shape their industry over many years to a point where 30% of the box office share is coming from homegrown Danish cinema and their number #1 film for…

Year in Review 2013 – Part 1

For the past couple of years, Chris and I have had the same conversation when the end of the year rolls around. It starts with me pacing back and forth, stressing that we haven’t done anything and that we’ve wasted our year, and it ends with Chris shaking his head, somehow sending me an email…

2012 Summary – Part Three

SEPTEMBER And so we got into the final stretch of the year with the much-anticipated follow up to his debut film Brick from writer/director Rian Johnson with Looper. The film starred Bruce Willis and a heavily made up (to look like a younger Bruce Willis) Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Very impressive Sci Fi effort you should definitely…

2012 Summary – Part Two

MAY The month of May started off fairly disappointing in the theatres, with films such as The Dictator, Men In Black 3, Get The Gringo and my most hated film of 2012, Dark Shadows hitting the big screen. However, hope in the film industry was quickly recovered, with two fantastic yet very different films emerging, that…

2012 Summary – Part One

A little something that we started last year here at LateNite was to take a moment to reflect on the year that was. The projects, the people, the joy, the tears, the wins, the losses and of course the movies that made 2012. Instead of two enormous blogs though, this year we will be breaking…

Adventures in Asia!

In 2010, LateNite documentary film-maker Jacqui Hocking started working with social entrepreneur Ashwin Subramaniam, the young founder of the GoneAdventurin’ Social Enterprise. The partnership began when she filmed a documentary about his first project cycling in the Tour De Timor in Timor-Leste. The aim of GoneAdventurin is to “Inspire lives & empower communities through the Spirit…

2011 Summary (Part Two)

So just before Christmas you heard about the first 6 months which were very exciting at LateNite HQ, so who would have thought the next 6 were going to be even busier… July It was a slow movie month in Australia. I’m assuming due to the fact that the juggernaut that is the Harry Potter…

2011 Summary (Part One)

And what a bloody busy year it has been at LateNite HQ! As the year comes to a close, we here at LateNite feel like it’s important to reflect on an incredibly tough but ultimately rewarding 2011. To complement our stories of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll (hardly) I have decided to throw in…

The Script Machine

What an incredible weekend it’s been, and it’s only going to get more exciting as the days and months go on! For those that don’t know us – for the past three years we have entered into the 48 Hour Film Project competition in Melbourne. We absolutely love it – because it forces you to…

So Close, No Matter How Far

SO. How are you? Good golly, miss molly, it has been some time since I posted any kind of update. Thanks for sticking by, and having a glance every now and then to see what’s going on. And although all may have seemed to come to somewhat of a stand still at SHOTGUN! HQ, we…

2010 Summary

What a crazy year 2010 was for everyone at LateNite Films! As we already start to get completely crazy busy in the new year, we thought we’d give you a quick summary of what’s been happening over the last several months: Working with the talented team at 16th Street Acting Studios, we put together two teasers…

Good Morning Vietnam!

I can’t believe that this is my first post for 2010! It seems as if I’ve been trying to put together this blog entry in my head for months now… and the fact of the matter is, I have! Lots of things have been happening, and I’ve got lots to tell… So from the offset…

Update! Update!

It seems like ages since I last gave you all a progress report on the blog – and guess what, it has been! The last time I gave you a proper update was in June, and it’s now already November. How times flies! Well, as per usual, we’ve been busy. Very busy! On top of…

Happy Sundaes hits IMDB and SAKOOZ hits YouTube!

At long last, finally some of our hard work is hitting a little thing they call the world wide web! Due to various reasons, we have decided to release Happy Sundaes to the world, free of charge and have also put the SAKOOZ teaser/trailer up on YouTube. You can watch Happy Sundaes here: http://tr.im/happysundaes You…

No time, free cake and lots of hits!

Hello everyone! Well, it really feels like it’s been a long time since I last posted any updates, and guess what… it has been! As always we’ve been incredibly busy behind the scenes with so many different things. As some of you may have noticed we launched a new blog run by Nick Colla, which…

Chris featured on Kaltura Developers Site!

Kaltura has just released it’s brand new Developers Community website, and I’ve actually been fortunate enough to feature in the developers spotlight! Below is a quick little video of all the people featured in the developers spotlight (powered by the Kaltura player) – you’ll have to skip forward a couple of people to see me……

Don’t worry… We’re not dead! Just busy!

Apologies for keeping you all out of the loop last month. It was certainly never my intention – we’ve just been flat out as always! However, those that have been following us on twitter at least know we’re alive, as we’ve been regularly posting cool things we come across. I’m going to make this brief…

The problem with full time work…

I’m extremely lucky to have landed a fantastic job a few weeks ago as an assistant editor full time this year at a amazing boutique edit house in Melbourne. At a time where job security is certainly not ensured, unemployment is high and the economy is in the toilet, it’s great to have a job,…

So many things to do!

The last couple of weeks have been hectic, but unfortunately it’s been mainly projects outside of latenite. I’ve personally been interstate working on various live shows, and have also recently start working full time for a post house in Melbourne on top of lots of other ventures, so the Sakooz site has been put on…

Oh, look… It’s 2009!

One minute it’s Christmas, then zap! Next minute, January is nearly over. How times flies! Hello everyone, and welcome to our very first entry for the new year – even if it is slightly late. I hope you all have a fantastic holiday break, and a terrific New Years Eve! And, if you’re in Australia…

Stay Tuned!

I know, I know… we’ve been really slack in terms of updating this blog! But I’ll tell you what, boy, oh boy, have we got some news to tell you! So many dramatic things have been happening since my last entry. So stay tuned! Once things settle down a little bit here, I will fill…

Let’s start at the very beginning…

Aren’t there already enough blogs on the web? I’m mean seriously, if you type the word “blog” into Google, you get well over two BILLION results. Why on earth would we want to start another one? There’s already thousands of film making blogs scattered around the place… So what’s the deal? Well firstly, I must…

Life after MIFF…

To be perfectly honest, I quite enjoyed complaining to people about having to attend MIFF. No sleep, no food, too many films, I would whinge. Although, I didn’t really care! It’s all part of the fun and adventure! I’m used to working in the entertainment industry, so my stomach is already minute, and I have…