Congratulations to Clare Sladden whose film DOLLS was officially selected for the Academy Award-accredited Flickerfest International Short Film Festival. You can catch DOLLSon the big screen on Sat 12 Jan, 6.30pm; and repeats on Fri 18 Jan, 8.45pm and Sun 20 Jan, 4.30pm. Tickets on sale soon!
Chris Bath returned to screens around Australia as the host of nightly entertainment program Invictus Games Today, during the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 on ABC.
The prime-time show was broadcast out of the Invictus Games precinct at Sydney Olympic Park. Invictus Games Todaywas a lively half-hour that captures – and helps create – the spirit of the Games, delivering a nightly roundup of results and achievements.
Chris, who also hosts Evenings on ABC Radio Sydney, was joined by co-host Anthony “Lehmo” Lehmann and panellists Dylan Alcott from triple j and former Invictus Games competitor Damien Thomlinson, as well as a rotating team of Invictus Games Sydney 2018 competitors, military personnel, mental health professionals. sports experts, and some surprise familiar faces.
Congratulations to Ben Chessell who will be helming upcoming Netflix/BBC drama Giri/Haji, shooting in the UK and Japan.
TFA’s acclaimed director, who was nominated for an Australian Directors’ Guild Award for his work on The Family Law Series 2 & 3, recently wrapped on Doctor Doctor before jetting off to the UK to join the Sister Pictures production.
Ben will be one of two directors on the series produced by Jane Featherstone and penned by Humans writer, Joe Barton. Giri/Haji follows a middle-aged Tokyo detective who travels to London in search of his wayward younger brother believed to be posing as a Yakuza gangster. The series is set to air on BBCOne while Netflix will stream globally outside of the UK.
After completing work on Dr Who for the BBC, Director of Photography, Simon Chapman, has commenced shooting Gentleman Jack. The new eight-episode drama series from BAFTA-winning writer Sally Wainwright (To Walk Invisible, Happy Valley), stars Suranne Jones and Sophie Rundle and is produced by Lookout Point.
Gentleman Jack tells the story of Anne Lister, a 19th-century Yorkshire landowner and mountaineer who wrote a four-million-word diary and suffered endless harassment for her sexuality.
The series will be aired on BBC One in the UK and HBO internationally. Chappy intends to be back in Sydney in 2019.