Film Q&A with Animal Logic, animation/VFX studio, Australia

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Stunning animation/VFX by Animal Logic (Credit: AACTA)

Five years on from The Lego Movie, here is a story fans have been waiting for: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. Leading on from where the first movie ends, everything is not awesome in the Lego-verse when Duplo invaders arrive from outer space with destruction on their minds.

The highly anticipated sequel to The Lego Movie is definitely a film kids will love and adults will appreciate, with catchy pop music, clever dialogue and the stunning animation and visual effects we have come to expect from a Lego movie.

Film Q&A with Writer John Collee and Producer Joe Thomas

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Photo Credit: AKS.9955 CC

An intense and dramatic film, Hotel Mumbai is the directorial debut of award-winning Australian writer/director Anthony Maras (The Palace II).

With searing realism, this historical crime thriller depicts the terrorist attacks on the heritage Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India on 26 November 2008, part of a series of twelve coordinated shooting and bombing attacks that were executed with brutal efficiency by ten Pakistani members of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), an Islamic militant organisation, across Mumbai, India, unleashing mayhem and terror.

During the 26/11 attacks, the media, while endeavouring to keep the public informed of events unfolding in the Taj Hotel minute by minute, unwittingly allowed the terrorists to use that information for their own purposes and untrained traffic police sent in to deal with the siege were completely unprepared for such an event. …

Q&A with filmmaker Vitaly Mansky

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Movie Poster by permission of Antenna Film Festival

A searing insight into the propaganda of North Korea, Under The Sun is a documentary made in 2015 by filmmaker Vitaly Mansky, filmed under very difficult and controlled circumstances.

Under The Sun follows Lee Zin-mi, an eight-year-old girl living with her parents in Pyongyang as she is prepared and primed to join the Children’s Union.

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Zin-mi (on right) by permission Antenna Film Festival

Mansky now lives in exile in Latvia and left Russia in 2014 after the annexation of Crimea, when according to him, “Russia stopped being a country where it is possible to live, they became an international criminal.”

He had always dreamed of going to North Korea and spent five years negotiating with North Korean officials until finally being invited for a visit to the country. A year later a contract was signed, with North Korea to maintain strict control over the participants, the script and how their citizens would be portrayed. …


Karen Lundin

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