Blake Northfield is the producer of The School, a supernatural thriller that follows the story of Amy (Megan Drury), a mother and doctor as she descends into an eerie dark fairy-tale realm inhabited by monsters and lost children under the tyrannical rule of a young maniac Zac (Will McDonald). How did you get involved?
By Digby Hildreth Surfers, like musicians, speak a universal language, the language, or melody, of the ocean – Big Wata, as it is called in Sierra Leone. A film of that name, Big Wata, is a stand-out feature in Byron Bay Film Festival’s annual showcasing of surf films. In its opening scene, young men in
Meet the Film Maker Interview Strongfala Kalja – Jarryd O’Keefe ” I’ve personally never had a more rewarding experience as a film maker…” Meet Jarryd O’Keefe, Director of the incredible short documentary Strongfala Kalja, which follows Kalories Robert, a Warrior Chief of Santo, Sanma, Vanuatu and his preparations for an ancestral war dance ceremony that
By Hugo Costin-Neilsen From Iran to Latvia, human foibles and the wits we use to hide or overcome them bear a remarkable similarity. One of the great pleasures of Byron Bay’s Film Festival is the opportunity to gather together to marvel and laugh at the weird and wayward directions that people’s lives can take, wherever they
By Digby Hildreth The International Premieres of films by Michael Franti and Rob Stewart open and close the Byron Bay Film Festival this year – gala occasions with culinary delights from LaneWay Cafe Michael Franti returns to Byron Bay next month – not in person to perform with his band Spearhead for the umpteenth
Meet the Filmmaker Interview The Clams – Director Abbie Pobjoy “Nothing opens up the mind quite like a group of women dancing in sync with giant tampons!” Meet Abbie Pobjoy, the young director behind the quirky, fun and empowering short documentary The Clams. A film which follows a woman’s book club turned synchronized swimming performers
Early Bird Tickets to BBFF’s Gala Opening Night and Closing Parties – as well as Flexi-Passes are available now at www.tix.bbff.com.au Our Opening Night Film will be announced next week BBFF2018’s Closing Gala feature is a memorial to remarkable conservationist Sharkwater: Extinction has been announced as the film at the centrepiece of the Closing Gala
A DOCUMENTARY made by the director of Frackman is one of the first works selected for the 12th Byron Bay International Film Festival in October. Richard Todd’s explosive anti-CSG film had its world premiere at the 2015 festival and he returns this year with another revelatory work, Dying to Live, which follows the personal challenges