Dungog program announced

LouHighlights for the 2010 Dungog Film Festival include the premiere of Lou on opening night, as well as premieres for Road Train and Surviving Georgia.

In addition to features, the festival will see a television program for the first time, with the premiere of the pilot Not Available and two script reads – Snap and Twinkle Twinkle.

The fourth edition of the Dungog Film Festival will include features, documentaries, shorts, TV pilots, the National Film & Sound Archive Aussie Classics program, master classes (including sessions with directors Gillian Armstrong and Nadia Tass) and the ‘In the Raw’ script reads.

Major premieres include:

  • Lou, written and directed by Belinda Chayko, with a lead performance from acclaimed British actor John Hurt, Emily Barclay and Lily Bell-Tindley.
  • Surviving Georgia,  a romantic comedy with Pia Miranda, Holly Vallance, Caroline O’Connor, Shane Jacobson and Spencer McLaren. Co-directed by Sandra Sciberras and Kate Whitbread (The Caterpillar Wish).
  • The thriller Road Train, directed by Dean Francis.
  • Braille, written and directed by Matthew Chuang.

A number of student films were selected, with the WA Screen Academy leading the way with six dramas and four documentaries: Pig Skin (a collaboration with the Aboriginal Theatre Program at ECU, dir. Simon Larkins, prod. Jules Fortune, writ. Ceiwen Langley), Trolley Boys (dir Ngaire O’Leary, prod. Claudia J. Rondon, writ. Kazimir Sas), Hidden Clouds (dir. Michael McCall, prod. Cal Nichols, writ. Hugo Belviso), Stuffed (dir. Oyvind Opshaug, prod. Alex Giles, writ. Magdalena Wozniak), Sorrento (dir. Simon Larkins, prod. Sophie Mathewson, writ. Ceinwen Langley),  The Bucks Party (dir/writ. Mike Hoath, prod. Freya Brueschke), and the docos The Bubbleologist (writ/prod. Kazmir Sas, dir. Oyvind Opshaug), Rock’n Roll Mudwrestling (writ/dir. Mike Hoath, prod. Alex Giles), Back to Burlesque (dir. Michael McCall, prod. Alex Giles, wirt. Ceinwen Langley) and Living Colour (writ/prod. Freya Brueschke, dir. Eva Ramdhor).

The festival will run from 27-30 May.

Allanah Zitserman

Dr. Nikki Williams, Allanah Zitserman & Georgina Haig

Gary Sweet & Jeremy Sims

Stephen Sewell & Serhat Caradee

Denise Roberts


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