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"There was no script and no plan" - interview with indie filmmaker Julian Boshier about working with Head Like a Hole

"There was no script and no plan" - interview with indie filmmaker Julian Boshier about working with Head Like a Hole

Swagger of Thieves - the music documentary about iconic New Zealand band Head Like a Hole, is appearing at Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. I caught up with director and producer Julian Boshier to find out how this confronting, insightful, and emotional film came about. 

Placebo's philosophical conundrums

Placebo's philosophical conundrums

Film review - Placebo: Alt.Russia. This is a fascinating documentary and framing it around a non-conformist international rock band not only brings a larger audience to the issues but also raises complex questions about complicity and privilege (which the band addresses in the opening scenes). To read the whole review, click on through.

Traveling in the circus of an international rock band

Traveling in the circus of an international rock band

When director Charlie Targett-Adams was invited to join Placebo's Russia tour he jumped at the chance. The resulting rockumentary is more about culture and creativity in contemporary Russia than the band itself. This interview with Charlie and the film's Festival & Distribution Manager, Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith, takes you backstage and off-camera to find out how the film started and where it's going now.

It sold out every session!

It sold out every session!

Act of Kindness is a first person documentary about Sven Pannell's search for a man who helped him while he was traveling in Rwanda over ten years ago. Here the producer and co-director, Costa Boates takes us behind the scenes on the trials and tribulations of post-production and filmmaking in the modern context.

One of the biggest Australian political stories of the early 21C

One of the biggest Australian political stories of the early 21C

Ivan Hexter is an accomplished documentary filmmaker and his consummate skill and breadth of experience is on full display in Tunnel Vision.

This story of the community protest against a major infrastructure project in Melbourne, the East West Link, is a story of triumph told triumphantly. It’s an amazing tale.