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‘SWEET RIVER’ TO STREAM EXCLUSIVELY ON NETFLIX

The new Australian psychological thriller and Scream-Fest International Film Festival winner, SWEET RIVER – distributed by Filmink Presents – will make its debut in Australia and New Zealand as a Netflix Film. 

In the haunting Sweet River, Hana (played by British actress Lisa Kay, who has appeared on TV’s HeartbeatVeraDCI Banks and Indian Summers, and now calls Australia home with roles on Neighbours and Home And Away returns to the sleepy town of Billins, nestled deep in the sugar cane fields, where her 4-year-old son Joey was abducted by notorious serial killer Simpkins (Jack Ellis) and is now presumed dead.  Continue reading ‘SWEET RIVER’ TO STREAM EXCLUSIVELY ON NETFLIX

TRUTH

Cate Blanchett has a word in Robert Redford's ear in James Vanderbilt's political thriller TRUTH
Cate Blanchett has a word in Robert Redford’s ear in James Vanderbilt’s political thriller TRUTH

Truth, beauty and a picture of you is how the lyrics go, but it’s truth, duty and a picture of them that’s the crux of TRUTH, a story of journalism in the jingle jangle and mire of jingoism, conspiracy theories and the obsession of the scoop in the 24 hour news cycle.

Cate Blanchett plays veteran CBS News producer Mary Mapes who has painstakingly put together an investigative story, reported on-air by venerated newsman, Dan Rather, played with All The Presidents Men gravitas by Robert Redford.

The story purported to reveal new evidence proving that President George W. Bush had possibly shirked his duty during his service as a Texas Air National Guard pilot from 1968 to 1974. The piece asserted that George W. Bush had not only exploited family connections and political privilege to avoid the Vietnam War by joining the Texas Air National Guard, but he had failed for many months to fulfil his most basic Guard obligation – showing up on base. Continue reading TRUTH