Those releasing indie features have had to become even more flexible and innovative in order to reach audiences and remain viable, writes Megan Riakos.
This year's Gold Coast Film Festival will be bookended by two Aussie features, opening with Unjoo Moon's Helen Reddy biopic 'I Am Woman,' and closing with the locally shot comedic thriller 'Bloody Hell', directed by Alister Grierson.
'Dark Whispers - Volume 1' is Australia’s first women’s horror anthology. The feature film follows Clara, a young woman who inherits her mother’s Book of Dark Whispers only to discover 10 disturbing tales within its pages. Each chapter reveals a new facet of the twisted human psyche... or the not-so-human... as the case may be. From the horror of grief to a share-house living disaster, existential dread to right-swiping vampires, there’s something for all tastes; as long as those tastes are twisted.
Filmmaker Megan Riakos has filmed the wrap-around segment for an anthology of horror short films by female directors which she is curating with producer Leonie Marsh.