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The AACTA Red Carpet is all about black tie and ballroom gown glamour. There are few antics but there often is at least one. This came in the form of octogenarian priest and radio personality Father Bob Maguire who had flown up from Melbourne to walk the Red Carpet both at the Aria and AAACTA awards. By lifting a bit of his trouser leg he mimicked some of the gowns that had splits right up to the thigh.

Just as ‘Lambs of God’, the dark tale of cruelty to Tasmania’s indigenous people, dominated the AACTA luncheon awards, ‘The Nightingale’ swept the ‘front of camera’ awards. In a first in the history of AACTA a woman filmmaker Jennifer Kent won awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay for ‘The Nightingale’. The Nightingale’ also won  best actress  for Aisling Franciosi and Magmolia Maymuru who received her best supporting actress award at the ACCTA’s luncheon, Continue reading AACTA RED CARPET AND MEDIA ROOM

Paper Planes

The inspirations for Robert Connolly's film-  James Norton left and  Dylan Parker right
The inspirations for Robert Connolly’s film-James Norton left and Dylan Parker right

Light as a feather, plain sailing and unapologetically old fashioned film fare, PAPER PLANES is an aeronautical origami featuring a central role by Ed Oxenbould and a top billing support slumbering turn by Sam Worthington.

Ed and Sam play son and father, Dylan and Jack, in the aftermath of losing their mother and wife.

The kid is coping better than the severely depressed dad and possesses a keen eye on the local feathered fauna. This ornithological interest transplants itself, osmosis like, in his ability to fold fabulous paper planes.
Such is the intuitive ingenuity of his aerodynamic designs, Dylan secures himself a spot in the national heats to contend for the world paper plane championships in Japan. Continue reading Paper Planes