After 'The Dry' made more than $20 million in 2021, it was perhaps inevitable the creative team would look to adapt the next book in Jane Harper’s Aaron Falk series, 'Force of Nature', for the big screen. Writer, director and producer Robert Connolly talks to IF about the follow up – and hints there may be a third film yet.
There's a distinctly Antipodean bent to this year's IFFR, from the work of managing director Clare Stewart and selection committee member Michelle Carey, through to last week's opening night film 'Head South', and other selections such as 'Flathead' and 'Paragon'.
Free TV CEO Bridget Fair has identified free and easy access to free local services on connected TVs and updates to anti-siphoning legislation as the two most pressing issues for commercial broadcasting in 2024, calling on the government to implement a modernised regulatory framework that allows broadcasters to compete with "cashed up streaming services".
NIDA senior counsellor Kareena Hodgson has set herself a goal: That NIDA alumni become known in the industry for their resilience and capacity to take care of their mental health.
It may be a new year, but concerns remain for the future of children's television, with producers and creatives waiting to see how the sector will factor into the government's incoming streaming regulation.
Increased awareness of Australian projects in a post-strike international market has producers cautiously optimistic about what 2024 may bring, although variables regarding financing and securing cast and crew require plenty of continued consideration.
Through Like A Photon Creative, Ricard Cussó and Tania Vincent have forged a partnership that has spanned various titles, including most recently 'Scarygirl', 'Combat Wombat 2: Back to Back' and 'The Sloth Lane'. IF asks the pair how they developed their shorthand.
"More time in the edit means more time to distil and maximise everything that has come before." - Australian Screen Editors president Danielle Boesenberg makes the case for greater time in post.