The Handmaid’s Tale is set in a dystopian future unlike those we are used to seeing. There aren’t any flying cars or amazing technology that you’d assume to see here. There is nothing but solid regression, simplifying life back to its roots. In fact, it appears that everything has gone backwards in the worst possible way.... Continue Reading
Directed by Lachlan McLeod and edited by Louis Dai, Big in Japan tells the story of David Elliot-Jones, a bigger than average Joe. Or was that just an average Joe? David isn’t anyone special, like you and I, he dreams of having his work seen, being heard, being noticed… but if it doesn’t happen, we shrug and get back to working retail or flipping burgers for a living. At least, that’s what I do.... Continue Reading
New Australian independent film company Wintergarden Pictures has secured a selection as one of six filmmaking teams chosen to create fully funded short films that will air on broadcaster SBS’s coverage of the 40th anniversary celebration of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, taking place in 2018.... Continue Reading
The second and final instalment of the fourth season of hit historical series Vikings will return to Australian televisions in early 2017. The top-rating Nordic drama will air on SBS, with new episodes beginning on Wednesday, January 11 at 8.30pm.... Continue Reading
The SBS network have revealed some exciting news as a new channel, SBS VICELAND will be installed on free-to-air TV next month on November 15th. The channel will be broadcasting programs, particularly aimed towards younger audiences, broadening their scope on the cultural diversity of the world through unique content they can either watch on TV or stream online.... Continue Reading
Currently airing on SBS to rave reviews, Trapped is an Icelandic TV series that tells the story of recently re-located police officer Andri Olafsson, who moved his life to a small town at the bottom of a beautiful fjord in the northeast of Iceland, leaving behind a questionable past in Reykjavik. It’s the first Icelandic series to ever be acquired by the BBC, and it will bring back memories of another brilliant series filmed in the region, Fortitude.... Continue Reading
True Stories is a weekly 7-part podcast series of stories written and read by Australia’s best emerging and early-career writers that is currently available through SBS. The first season, ‘High School’ celebrates the good, the bad and the ugly of those complicated years and is inspired by the new crime-drama series, The Principal, which premieres tonight on SBS.
Amidst a competitive world of new streaming services, SBS this week has relaunched its On Demand platform, which originally hit the internets back in 2011, primarily as a catch up service. But now, with over 4000 hours of documentaries, drama and movies free to all Australians on 22 platforms, SBS On Demand has set itself up to be a serious competitor in the digital streaming space.... Continue Reading