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Aussie cinematographer Greig Fraser talks about his Oscar Nomination for Lion

While at a special function to celebrate the Aussies nominated for Academy Awards in Los Angeles, our very own Jaime Lewis sat down with Greig Fraser, who has received an Oscar nomination as Director of Photography for Lion – one of three Australian films (alongside Tanna and Hacksaw Ridge), which is enjoying a slew of nominations at the annual award ceremony. And though Lion may have been one of his most celebrated works, he’s also coming off the back of working as DOP on one of the biggest films of the last year – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Greig spoke to Jaime about the nomination, filming in India and what it all means for Australian cinema.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: No stopping the Lion juggernaut, at top of ladder for third week in a row

There seems to be no stopping the Lion juggernaut.  It made $3.05m at the box office this week, and sits at no. 1 on the ladder for the third week in a row.  To date, it has made  $16.22m, and if it make over $21m, it will sit alongside Red Dog, Mad Max: Fury Road and Strictly Ballroom as some of the highest grossing Australian films to be released.... Continue Reading

Australian Box Office Report: Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel take the lion’s share of this week’s box office earnings

Whether it’s from its recent positive publicity, school holidays drawing to a close or just the fact that it’s a brilliant film, Lion, starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, did extremely well in its opening weekend, earning $4.19m, where it now sits at the top of the box office ladder.  Opening on 254 screens nationally, it drew in a screen average of around $16.5k, which is the best screen average since August of 2016, when Suicide Squad made a screen average of about $27k.... Continue Reading

The Top Ten Australian Films to look out for in 2016

2015 was a spectacle for Australian films, securing our biggest year ever in the box office, as well as performing in the Oscars at levels not seen since Peter Weir. And the light looks to continue shining through 2016, with a selection of Australian and Australian-associated films determined to prove the worth of Australian cinema to international audiences. Have a gander at some of the most promising Australian films for the year.... Continue Reading