All posts by Larry Heath

Sono’s Director of Platform Strategies Michael Papish on the long road to the Sonos PLAYBASE

Today, iconic Speaker manufacturer Sonos have unveiled their latest speaker, the PLAYBASE (read more about that HERE). I had the chance to test out the system last month at Sonos HQ in Boston, and while I was there I sat down with Sono’s director of platform strategies, Michael Papish, who, in his own words, “works on the product strategy; the combination of hardware and software working together”. We took some time to talk about the new product, and what’s in store for the future of the company.... Continue Reading

Xavier Samuel talks about transporting dead bodies in A Few Less Men, filming in WA and David Lynch

Hitting cinemas this Thursday is the sequel to the surprise Australian hit comedy A Few Best Men, A Few Less Men. Ahead of the film’s release, we caught up with star Xavier Samuel to talk about this film, its non-existent David Lynch version, filming in WA and whether or not he has any beef with Drake over the 2008 Australian film Newcastle. You’ll need to read on to understand what that’s all about…... Continue Reading

SXSW: The Man in the High Castle pop-up bar and events announced by Amazon Prime Video

SXSW kicks off on Friday, and among the pile of events that are set to pop-up in Austin during the festival will be a special venue set up by Amazon Prime Video, who will theme the Market & Tap (319 Colorado Street) in Downtown Austin after a number of their series – including their most popular, The Man in the High Castle. ... Continue Reading

SXSW: La La Land Oscar Winner, John Wick VR and more to feature at the Lionsgate Lounge

The annual SXSW Film, Interactive and Music festival kicks off in Austin, Texas this Friday, and with it are a pile of must-attend once-in-a-lifetime events. The US film studio Lionsgate will be putting on one of these events in the form of the Lionsgate Lounge, which will be operating in Austin from the 11th to the 13th of March, and incorporate events that fit into the Film & Interactive streams of the festival. 
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Aussie director Matthew Salleh talks about his mouth-watering SXSW Premiere documentary Barbecue

Ahead of its premiere on Friday at SXSW in Austin, Texas, we caught up with Australian born, US based director Matthew Salleh to talk about his new documentary feature, Barbecue. The film takes us to 12 countries, from Shisanyama in South Africa, to Engangsgrill in Sweden and everywhere in between to talk about meat: how we cook it and how it reflects the pride of a nation. In our chat, we talk about the art of the BBQ, filming around the world, some wise Texan words and his earlier premieres at the Sydney Film Festival.... Continue Reading

Angourie Rice talks about filming Spider-Man: Homecoming in Atlanta; working on Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled

Angourie Rice & Aaron McGrath, the stars of Jasper Jones (in cinemas now) sat down with The Iris’ Larry Heath to talk briefly about their upcoming film projects: Spider-Man Homecoming, which enters Angourie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Beguilded, directed by Sofia Coppola & the new ABC series of Glitch.... Continue Reading

Trailer released for the Selena Gomez executive produced Netflix series 13 Reasons Why

Netflix is getting a new series based on Jay Asher’s best selling young adult novel 13 Reasons Why on Friday, March 31st. There’s a bit of an all star team behind this one – some episodes are directed by Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy (Spotlight), the film is executive produced by Selena Gomez (yes, THE Selena Gomez) and among the leads is newcomer Aussie actress Katherine Langford.... Continue Reading