Posted by Luke on August 24, 2009
The Waiting City, an Australia film of vulnerability and relationships is to be premiered in September at the Toronto International Film Festival. Much to the delight of Claire McCarthy an Aussie director on the rise and her crew including Isabel Lucas (Home and Away), Joel Edgerton (Starwars) and Rhada Mitchell (Finding Neverland).
The Waiting City is filmed entirely in Kolkata India, a first for any Australian feature film. The story line tells of a married couple on trek to retrieve their adopted baby when there seemingly happy marriage is slowly pulled apart. Set to be released by Hopscotch Films in 2010 (Australian release) this story is sure to put Ozzie films in the spotlight.
Kluster loves Hopscotch Films.
Posted by kluster on June 2, 2008
Welcome to the wonderful world of kluster film. Where directors, musicians, distribution houses, cinemas and video sharing sites all come together to convey and portray all things film. It's almost winter, so what could be better than curling up with a good film at the cinema, online or on the couch?
For this, our second issue of 2008, the kids at kluster have been getting amongst a number of different facets of film. Our newest NY correspondent, Bree Dillion, chats to Sydney's finest music video export, director Kris Moyes, in Style, LA and Videotape. While Cat Juan spends some time grilling the delightful director of Hopscotch, Australia's premier indie cinema distribution house.
Meanwhile, photographer Dan Boud and I spent some time hanging out with Pnau's Mr Nick Littlemore and his band of merry music makers in a cavernous Marrickville warehouse space, as they embarked on a one-night improvisational film-soundtrack-recording adventure. Details of the evening can be found in Ten Colours. Ten Songs. One Film.
In Fashion from Behind the Lens, the talented duo Kasia Werstak (photographer) and Aimee Bayliss (stylist) convey their interpretation of two quintessentially kluster films, Larry Clarks' gritty 1994 offering, Kids, and Wong Kar Wai's evocative In the Mood for Love. A concept devised by Laurel Puckeridge.
There's a look at some of our favourite entries from independent short-film festival, Kino Kabaret, and Kashmir Brummel chats to filmmaker Paul Cummings about the mind-boggling stop-motion short Tony vs Paul that has to be seen to be believed. Vicki Parker investigates the world of video sharing in Beyond YouTube.
Six Shit-Hot Stores returns but this time it's all about Sydney's best indie cinema houses. As always, there are album reviews galore. Keep your eyes peeled for the new kluster blog, coming soon to a computer screen near you. Stick around as long as you like - unlike Melbourne bars of late there is no curfew here. It's great to have you back again, clicking around kluster town.
Kat Hartmann, Editor
& The Kids at kluster