Directors

TFA’s Ben Chessell Series Director for ‘The Family Law Season 2’

The Family Law season two will commence on SBS; Thursday the 15th of June at 8.30pm. The series was directed by The Fleming Agency’s Ben Chessell.

The Family Law is a coming-of-age story told through the eyes of teenager Benjamin as he navigates growing up amidst the chaos of his hilarious, heart-warming and dysfunctional family.

The show was developed and produced by Matchbox Pictures in association with Screen Queensland, Screen Australia and SBS.

Watch the trailer here:

https://youtu.be/qoH1z7JetiM

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The Devil’s Candy applauded after opening at TIFF

Sean Byrne’s feature film received excellent reviews after it’s debut screening at MIFF.

The Devil’s Candy is the complete midnight movie package. It’s got characters to root for, a clever narrative, and a spot-on mix of scares–those that are brimming with energy and others that’ll seep in and mess with your head

For full review: >http://collider.com/the-devils-candy-movie-review-ethan-embry-tiff-2015/

Australian cinematographer, Simon Chapman’s work is also a highlight of The Devil’s Candy.

MIFF to screen feature film, Sucker – Saturday 15 August 4pm

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Sucker is the debut feature film from director Ben Chessell and comedian Lawrence Leung.  Lawrence and Ben co-wrote the screenplay which stars legendary British actor, Timothy Spall.

MIFF is screening Sucker on Saturday 15 August at 4pm at Hoyts 11.

More details on their website.

“This polished feature film debut from MIFF Accelerator alumnus Ben Chessell is based on Leung’s critically acclaimed and award-winning solo stage show of the same name.”