ISSUE 87 – September 2020


From Oscar-nominated Australian writer Tony McNamara (The Favourite) comes the wildly comedic rise of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) and Emperor Peter III (Nicholas Hoult), in a genre-bending, anti-historical ride through eighteenth-century Russia. We learn how Australian cinematographer John Brawley brought the hit Hulu series The Great to our screens.
By John Brawley.


When seriously ill teenager Milla (Eliza Scanlen) falls in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses (Toby Wallace), it’s her parents’ worst nightmare. Already a winner at international film festivals, and co-starring Essie Davis and Ben Mendelsohn, Babyteeth sees award-winning cinematographer Andrew Commis ACS ;behind the camera.
By James Cunningham.


With cinematographer James L Brown ACS behind the camera, and inspired by the true stories of New Zealand’s gangs over thirty years, feature film Savage follows Danny (Jake Ryan) at defining moments in his life as he grows from a boy into a violent enforcer of a street gang.
By James L Brown ACS.


Academy Award-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe ACS ASC (Memoirs of a Geisha) and director Unjoo Moon tell the incredible story of Australian icon Helen Reddy, and a song that changed
the Women’s Liberation Movement, in I Am Woman.
By Sarah Jo Fraser.


A neighbourhood is plagued by mysterious tragedies when a young man becomes the conduit for an unknown spirit. Aiyai: Wrathful Soul is a pyschological, supernatural mystery thriller shot by Australian cinematographer Damien Beebe, brother of Academy Award-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe ACS ASC.
Interview by Slade Phillips.