Last night marked the start a series of festival screenings which will see work from Cherub Pictures’ directors screened nationally across Australia.
Justin Kurzel’s music clips ‘Pulse’ and ‘Keep Walking’ for The Mess Hall as well as Nash Edgerton’s ‘Never Let You Go’ for Evermore (also directed with Spencer Susser) will both feature in SoundKilda as part of the 2008 St Kilda Film Festival.
Ben Briand’s HammerBay a one hour drama commissioned by MTV (when Briand won the ONE80PROJECT) will also screen in St Kilda Film Festival in the late night spot this Saturday at The Palace George Cinemas, Melbourne.
Nash Edgerton’s feature film directorial debut The Square has been invited to premiere in the 55th Sydney Film Festival’s inaugural Official Competition for ‘new directions in film’.
Twelve films were selected for competition which sees Edgerton competing alongside directors including Mike Leigh, Martin McDonagh, Guy Maddin and Antonello Grimaldi amongst others. The winner will be announced at the Sydney Opera House on 16 June.
Edgerton’s short film Spider is also screening at the 55th Sydney Film Festival.
Cherub Pictures, founded in 1991 by producer Michele Bennett, is one of the few truly integrated production companies actively working across every film medium at the highest level in Australia.
Award winning directors represented by Cherub Pictures include Ben Briand (Hammer Bay), Justin Kurzel (Blue Tongue), Nash Edgerton (The Square), Rowan Woods (The Boys, Little Fish), Samantha Lang (The Well, L’Idole), John Curran (The Painted Veil), Luke Shanahan (It Takes Two to Tango), Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), and Cate Shortland (Somersault).