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Wireless Nights centres around a variety of char­acters who listen to talk back radio from 12am to 5am. Following the announcer's voice through the early morning, this drxumentary introduces the viewer to the private arena of people who both ring and listen to talk back radio. Each night they ... Read more
Wishful Thinking is a five part mini series for television, full of surreal and amusing adventures. It is a stereotypical look at our selves through the digital eyes of two female replicants from Planet X, a Utopia where nature is sustained by technology. One of the replicants travels to Earth ... Read more
The film recalls the hey-day of hte working horse at the turn of the century, and reflects on the decreasing number used today. The title is from Shakespeare's lines: "Sometimes he trots, as if he told the steps, with gentle majesty and modest pride". Australian Film Awards, TV Open Section, Silver ... Read more
A film without inertia. A meditation on the impasse within feminist approaches to representation and the straitjacket of generic conventions. Interrogating ideologies of iconography and interior decor, textuality and taxidermy, this is a film which does for feminism what David Jones has done for ... Read more
Wallace is a taxi driver who lives in a small flat in a Melbourne bayside suburb. With the aid of a micro-recorder, he tapes the stories passengers tell him in the cab. Their willingness to discuss the most personal details of their lives fascinates him. But gradually it becomes an oppressive ... Read more
With Time To Kill is a film of the street and the city, of two cops and their prey. Lt. Nick Yates and Sgt. Max Clements make a hit-list and set out to rid their town of the human garbage that has accumulated out of the corruption that surrounds them. The hunters become the hunted in deadly, urban ... Read more
... ... In a maelstrom of confused childhood experi­ences and nightmarish memories half lost in an over medicated haze the story of John Harrowell emerges in this intense micro-docu-drama. Incarcerated for 27 years, John talks of being taken to the 'Sunbury Lunatic Asylum' as a child, the ... Read more
A mythical tale of a wolf protecting her cubs against dark forces in the night, revealing the answer to an age-old question. ... D/P/S Leanne Lee L no dialogue TD HD Cam/2013 ... Read more
Australia has made a name for itself since the 1960s for mysterious disappearances on its remote stretches of bitumen. And backpackers have often been at the centre of these chilling episodes. Based on a true story, [Wolf Creek] is the well-crafted debut feature of Greg McLean, which tracks the ... Read more
What do wombats do when the lights go out? Wombats is an amusing account of one of Aus­tralia's most lovable animals; lovable, that is, if you're not a farmer! ... Read more
A documentary-drama which depicts women taking control of their own lives in the context of a women's refuge One group of residents and workers talks about their experiences at Halfway House and the functioning of the Collective. ... Read more
A remarkable and eye-opening series screened on Australian television in 1981. It was called Women of the Sun and it charted new ground by bringing the Aboriginal story through the eyes of Aboriginal women - in their own language - to a national audience for the first time. Twenty-five years later ... Read more
The traditional Aboriginal women of Utopia cattle station near Alice Springs show, with jokes and good humour, how they make their beautiful batik fabrics. They also share some of their daily lives including hunting for ‘bush tucker'. ... Read more
Woody dreams of being a concert pianist. Unfortunately, he has no fingers. But his dreams are about to get out of hand in this stop motion animation. ... D/S Stuart Bowen P Jodi Matterson L no dialogue TD DCP/2013 ... Read more
Rover's Kennel catches fire, much to the lamb's concern, but mother sheep comes to the rescue. ... Read more
“Australians all let us recoil, for we have no idea. We go to war for wealth and oil, our home is girt by fear.” - TZU Words from the City explores the evolving Australian hip hop scene through intimate observations by some of the nation's most progressive and compelling artists, including the ... Read more
Provides an account of the introduction of industrial democracy within government factories by the Australian Federal ... Government. ... Read more
Without a commentary, this study gives an atmospheric impression of the relationship between horse and rider during a workout. ... Bronze Award, Australian Film Awards. ... Read more
What's worse than Christmas? Easter, that's what, when Angela's relationship with Dan is thrashing out its death throes, amidst the flying bullets of verbal abuse and the occasional hurtled chocolate egg. He flees and she's left to hide under the bedclothes and face the fact that life goes on. A ... Read more
... ... A writer, confronted by the perplexities of the blank page, is murdered by his typewriter Cmielewski's humorous allegory of creative constipation relieved by the death of the author is a witty addition to the genre of threatening autonomy on the part of machines, so often explored in ... Read more
It was one of those days when he just couldn't write, and things weren't going to get better. In fact, he didn't know how much worse...The writer comes to a full stop. It's a surreal thing, baby. ... Read more
"The money's finished. It had to run out sometime. Everything does. The blood, the passion, the fear. Everything except the loneliness. I don't even want to kill myself anymore. I don't know if I ever did. Another piece of indulgence to keep up the interest. I decided to go back to Australia. What ... Read more
A jaded call-girl. A fledgling hooker. The night from hell. ... The seedy underbelly of Sydney's red-light district becomes a violently dangerous place in filmmaker Jon Hewitt's X, the much-awaited follow-up to his dark 2008 serial killer romp, Acolytes. ... When high-class call-girl Holly (Viva ... Read more
Xidu is the force that propels man. ... Read more
In Yallourn Story the memories of some of the towns old residents are brought to life with the illustrations of the primary school students. Directed by Dave Jones, winner of Best Animated Short at MIFF 05.---D/P/S Dave Jones L no dialogue TD video/col/2006/6mins ... Read more
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