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Elaine Crombie & The 7 Stages Of Grieving

Indigenous performer Elaine Crombie has to live over the trauma of the Stolen Generations time and again in The 7 Stages Of Grieving, written by Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman, and directed by Sharri Sebbens. Crombie was robbed of her Indigenous heritage when her mother was stolen from her parents. “I have no living culture […]

THREE SUMMERS

Australian produced comedies have always had difficulty making audiences laugh, but what starts off as a somewhat cheesy comedy with few laughs slowly builds into an engaging and feel-good film. Written and directed by Ben Elton, the story is set at a Western Australian summer music festival affectionately known as 'The Westival' over three consecutive […]

The 7 Stages of Grieving

When Chenoa Deemal, began rehearsals for The 7 Stages of Grieving, she had her undeniable moments of self-doubt. Director Jason Klarwein was her steadying force. “I would say to Jason, ‘Why did you hire me? I can’t do this, and he would casually say, ‘No, it’s alright, you can.’” Having since performed the show extensively […]

A FEW LESS MEN

The sequel to 2011’s A Few Best Men quintessentially demonstrates the extreme level of difficulty in maintaining freshness and hilarity in a comedy. The film follows the continuing misadventures of David (Xavier Samuel), Tom (Kris Marshall) and Graham (Kevin Bishop), as they attempt to transport the corpse of their friend Luke to London. Crudeness prevails as […]

Oddball

Along the lines of Babe and Red Dog comes an inspiring true story of a farmer who with the help of his dog saves an entire colony of dying penguins and revives tourism in his small seaside town. This ‘magical’ (the narrator reminds us repeatedly) tale involves an eccentric chicken farmer (brilliantly acted by Shane […]