Category Archives: Interviews

Interview: Elden Henson talks Marvel’s Daredevil and the nostalgia of The Mighty Ducks

There are some actors that have the good fortune of traversing the generations through the medium of pop culture. One of those actors, Elden Henson, has been lucky enough to star in some major franchises as a fan favourite character spanning decades. Recently out in Australia for Oz Comic Con Melbourne 2017, we sat down in a round-table interview to talk to Henson about three of his most iconic roles.... Continue Reading

What does it mean to win #socialshorts? We catch up with last year’s winners to find out

As we reported earlier this week, The AFI-AACTA #socialshorts competition is back for its fourth year, which will award winners across three categories later this year – and voting is now open! To learn more about what the competition has meant to those who have successfully entered and won their category, we caught up with last year’s winners: Sean Meehan, whose film Lost Face took home the Open Category, Andrew Kotatko who won the Drama category for Whoever Was Using This Bed and David Hansen, director of the Comedy winning Slingshot.... Continue Reading

Interview: Stunt Actor Debbie Evans talks The Fate of The Furious, her time with the Ghostbusters and memories of Paul Walker

My entire life has been a Cinephile dream, I was Born in 1982, started watching films like Ghostbusters 2 when I was not allowed to, I was probably 8, since then I have never turned back! The fact you have been through almost all my favourite films through my life, through everyone’s lives, is absolutely insane, do you ever look back and think, what if I had done something else? Was there anything else you wanted to do before going fulltime into stunt work?... Continue Reading

Ansel Elgort & Lily James talk about the ending of Baby Driver

While in Australia, the stars of the new film Baby Driver, Ansel Elgort & Lily James sat down with The Iris’s Larry Heath to talk about the ending of their new film Baby Driver, directed by Edgar Wright. So: was the ending real or imagined? Naturally, there are some spoilers here, so only watch after you’ve seen the film:... Continue Reading

Interview: Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort and Lily James on working with Edgar Wright and becoming action car drivers

While in Australia, actors Ansel Elgort and Lily James sat down with The Iris’s Larry Heath to talk about working with writer/director Edgar Wright in their highly acclaimed new film Baby Driver (in cinemas today). We talk about playing straight characters for a director who works with comic actors and scenarios, while Ansel also reveals who his favourite actor in the film is.... Continue Reading

Interview: DJ Qualls on typecasting, working on The Man In The High Castle, Fargo and Supernatural

DJ Qualls is that guy, a character actor whose face is recognisable, but as he puts it for being the “weird cousin Joe” type and not your typical attractive Hollywood type. But with his IMDB page boasting 50+ roles and some of those including cult movies like Road Trip and The New Guy and more recently in some award winning TV series like Fargo and The Man In The High Castle he has rarely been far from our screens be it large or small.... Continue Reading

Interview: First Girl I Loved Director Kerem Sanga on marriage equality and the film’s Australian release

When First Girl I Loved screened in September 2016 as part of the 4th annual Queer Screen Film Fest in Sydney, I was initially disappointed by the film’s second half (read more in my original review). It wasn’t because it was bad film, far from it, however, it was because I had no idea what to expect and was left with the feeling of being cheated by the movie’s second half. When going in for a second viewing, however, I came to realise that the unexpected quality of First Girl I Loved is what makes it thought provoking and powerful, staying with you long after you leave the cinema.... Continue Reading

Actors Stephen Yuen and Daniel Henshall talk about Okja and working with Bong Joon Ho

While in Australia for the red carpet premiere of Okja – which also closed the Sydney Film Festival and is now streaming on Netflix – we caught up with two of its actors, Stephen Yuen (The Walking Dead) and Australia’s own Daniel Henshall. We learn more about their roles, the film and working with the film’s iconic director Bong Joon Ho.... Continue Reading