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         PANDEMONIUM @ VIVID SYDNEY 2017

The Vivid festival will screen our legendary gothic fairytale PANDEMONIUM this coming Thursday night, June 15 @ 8pm in the Cross. It's a simple story of a young girl who washes up on Bondi beach in search of her parents and the answer to a question.  Why did they try to sacrifice her at Ayers Rock all those years ago?  Saved by dingos and brought up as one of their own she's back and she's pissed off.
Starring David Argue and Amanda Dole with a special guest appearance by VIVID Sydney Director Ignatius Jones who will do a Q&A afterwards this is one of the most notorious movies ever made in Australia.  Can you cope with the shocking truth?

        Bookings very advisable but don't leave it till late.  BOOK HERE 


                                        The dingo girl is back

Clip Of The Week 

Here's a short clip from our award winning movie 27A.  Reminiscent of Raoul Coutard's legendary hand holding for Jean-Luc Godard, Director of Photography Michael Edols lets Australian screen legend Bill Hunter show his power in this dynamic sequence.  27A is available from our catalogue

 

 

Persons Of Interest

SYNOPSIS: In each episode of this Award winning series a Person Of Interest is given their previously secret ASIO intellifence file, and asked to respond to the allegations it contains. The four Persons Of Interest are Roger Milliss, Michael Hyde, Gary Foley and Frank Hardy. For forty years the Australian Intelligence & Security Organistion (ASIO) hunted spies and subversives.  In the process it opened files on students, unionists, Aboriginal activists, and writers and as many as half a million other citizens.  Persons Of Interest shows how things really happened in this dirty war against dissent.  Using actual files, recently discovered secret surveillance film and photographs, these films are the personal stories of lives under the microscope of Government surveillance.  In light of the Snowden, NSA scandal and with ASIO possessing more power than ever - Persons Of Interest is a timely addition to the debate.   
                      

Censorship Rating:  PG
Length: 4 Episodes x 52 minutes.  This is a 4 disc set and includes extra ASIO surveillance films, out takes and interview with Director. 
Country of Origin: Australia
Year of Production: 2014
Producer: Gai Steele
Director: Haydn Keenan
Performers: Roger Milliss, Michael Hyde, Gary Foley, Frank Hardy
  Also Appearing: Allan Hardy Marieke Hardy, Hon. Michael Kirby, Robert Manne, David McKnight, Mark Aarons, Suse Milliss, Kerry Miller, Darce     Cassidy, Arthur Dent (formerly know as Albert Langer), Meredith Burgmann, Barrie Dexter and former ASIO Officers and agents.
Awards Winner; Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Documentary, Nominated for Walkley Award, Nominated for NSW Premier's History Prize
Subject area Australian History, Espionage, Politics, Aboriginal Activism, Cold War, Activities of the KGB
Reviews "This is a superb series, rich with raw materials and insight into the hidden corners of our history"  Sydney Morning Herald.
"An important additon to the cultural and political history of Australia." Walkley Award Citation.
"Persons Of Interest is a milestone in Australian documentary."  Beat Magazine.  
"This is the kind of fine grained study we need, Persons Of Interest ought not to be missed."  Prof Robert Mann Latrobe University.  
"This outstanding documentary explains how liberty requires strict controls be placed on Government.  Every Australian school child should be instructed in this story.  It is a great Australian parable..."  The Hon. Michael Kirby, retired justice of the High Court of Australia.
Further Research ASIO surveillance films, photographs, reviews, critical essays
Photo Gallery Persons Of Interest Photo Gallery

 

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For the last 45 years we've shot films all round the world on a wide variety of subjects. From sport to politics and art we have a unique library of moving and still images. We make these available to filmmakers and private individuals for use in other films or just to own personally.  In particular our extraordinary range of surveillance films and photographs are a unique resource.

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In Development

Zombies, Dandies, Winston Churchill, show biz scoundrels and aunt Mabel's millions.  

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   Of Monsters & Men  
We've got a wide ranging slate in development. READ MORE

Heroes

    Terry Southern
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    The Hippest Guy On The Planet

Dr. Strangelove, Candy, Magic Christian, Easyrider you name it Terry Southern had a profound influence on American cinema and our understanding of the absurdity of life.

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