Simply Shorts: Film School Fallout

It's an ALL OUT FILM SCHOOL WAR!!!! Not Really, it's a film festival! Brisbane is home to the Simply Shorts Film Festival and this year the theme is Film School Fallout! We had festival Director and Curator Scott Young on to talk to us about the festival and what audiences and filmmakers can expect!


LINKS

Event Tickets

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/film-school-fallout-tickets-48552083589


Festival Submissions

https://filmfreeway.com/SimplyShorts


Simply Shorts on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/simplyshorts/

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The 48 Hour Film Project

Calling all filmmakers! Do you hate sleeping? Do you love racing a clock? Then compete in the 48-hour Film Project! This week we have guest Matt Grehan who runs the Brisbane and Melbourne 48hr Film Project on to talk about the competition, why it's fun and our hosts tell wild stories from their own experiences competing in the competition!


48hr Film Project Brisbane

http://www.48hourfilm.com/brisbane-au


"The Boy next Door" - Audience Choice winner Brisbane 2016

https://vimeo.com/187157457


Debonair Fox on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/user/DebonairFox

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Christina Ricci: Underrated

Whether you know her from The Addams Family or Caspar, Christina Ricci is that Big-eyed child actor who's been steadily working for the last 30-odd year, but she doesn't get quite the credit she deserves... what makes an underrated actor?

LINKS

Black Snake Moan Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7Z7Cf9IDGw


Christina Ricci Interview (Aged 9)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjfblhaDr5w&t=175s


Christina Ricci on Dealing with Fame

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OqSkfp45TQ&

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Trailer Trash

IN A WORLD... where podcasters talk about movies... two men... will dive deep... into this topic!

We're talking about Movie Trailers this week! Only In theatres!


LINKS

Aliens Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaUXuY3U4Ag


Cloud Atlas Extended Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6be25sIaehM


Bad Times at the El Royale Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQmOaJciI7Q

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Modern Horror

Once more out of the coffin, the guys bring you a dive into the world of new horror film! Hereditary is dividing audiences, are we in for a new era of scares? listen to find out!


LINKS:

Filmmaker IQ: History of Movie Blood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izNg7s3vQOE


HEREDITARY, behind the scenes

https://concreteplayground.com/wellington/arts-entertainment/behind-the-scenes-of-2018s-scariest-film-with-hereditary-director-ari-aster/


The Blumhouse Business model

https://deadline.com/2015/05/blumhouse-panel-produced-by-conference-1201435034/

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The Golden Age of Action

 This week we get into the think of it as, with Shane still away living his best life, Charnstar, Josh and special guest Zane discuss their favourite action films of the 70's and 80's and why this period is considered the Golden Age of Action Movies.

 

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Red Curtain Hell

While the cat is away the mice will play!

So while Shane is off making movies, the Rangers get together with local expert Jeff Hughes to talk about Red Curtain Hell, his debut feature!


RED CURTAIN HELL

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/redcurtainhell

 

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My Favourite Director

 This week it's all of the gushings as Shane, Charnstar and guest Zane discuss their favorite filmmakers in depth, why they love them and how they have influenced their work as filmmakers/directors.


LINKS:

Tarantino's Top 10 Rules for Sucess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXSh3p6THv0


Guillermo Del Toro Masterclass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjR5bT5YYU0&


John McTiernan on Cinematic Language

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgW4vcwZTww


 

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Sequels & Prequels

 It's a bird! It's a Plane! IT'S A FRANCHISE! This week hosts dive into the world of Sequels and Prequels and all manner of money grabbing antics! What makes a good sequel? What makes them bad? All this and more!


LINKS:

The Ten Commandments of Writing a Good Sequel

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/screencraft/the-ten-commandments-of-w_b_8235658.html


The Problem With Prequels

http://www.denofgeek.com/movies/15326/the-problem-with-prequels


 

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Queer Films

YAAAAAASSSSSSS We're finally getting to the gay stuff, and there was too much hetero so we invited guests Zane C Weber and Michael James form WTF did you make me watch podcast to talk all things gay films, gay tv, gay characters and why, as a cinema, the quality isn't always there...  

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Film Fixes - Super Mario Bros 2

 We're pitching a sequel today! A new format we're trying out, Charnstar takes us on his ideal Sequel to the 1993 adaptation of the Super Mario Bros, with twists and turns and post-credits scenes you won't believe!


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Short Films

 There is an art to the short, after all, that's where cinema started. This week we look at making short films, the pitfalls and the advantages and how we go about making our own short films.


The Heart of the World

https://vimeo.com/115997353

Eagles are Turning People Into Horses: The Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1-Oep9uNwM

The DANIELS

http://www.danieldaniel.us/


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Netflix v Cannes

 What makes a movie a movie? This week we discuss distribution from the cinema to the streaming service and everything in between, with Spielberg and the Cannes film festival both having their say, we thought we'd offer our opinions on the matter.


Spielberg on Netflix

http://variety.com/2018/film/news/steven-spielberg-netflix-movies-oscars-1202735959/

The Cannes and Netflix Battle

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/04/cannes-netflix-battle/558026/

 

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Endings

  In which we talk about the end of all things... or just the ends of movies... but all things sound so much more dramatic...

From happily ever afters, cliffhangers, tragedies and the ending of inception, hosts dive into the art and craft of making that final shot, word or moment play out on the screen.


Movies with Twist Endings

https://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-with-twist-endings/anncasano

The Worst Movie Endings

https://bestlifeonline.com/worst-movie-endings/

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MARVEL Madness - Part 1

The MCU has taken up a huge place in modern cinema, this week hosts dive into the first half a decade of Marvel Superhero Movies from Iron Man to The Winter Soldier

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The Hero's Journey

It’s a swashbuckling, princess saving, dragon fighting adventure this week.  Hosts delve into one of the most ancient and pervasive story forms in the history of humankind: The Hero’s Journey.  Form Harry Potter, to Star Wars to little intimate dramas like Brooklyn, The Hero’s Journey is a wonderful tool for storytelling.

 

Links:

Joseph Campbell’s Mono-Myth

http://www.movieoutline.com/articles/the-hero-journey-mythic-structure-of-joseph-campbell-monomyth.html

 

The Writer’s Journey

https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Writers-Journey-Christopher-Vogler/9781932907360

 

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ROM COM CON

Love is all around and in your earholes this week as our hosts dive into the world of the Romantic Comedy.  We touch on the history of the genre, the best examples and the worst ones as we seek to find out if you can really put true love up on the big screen.

 

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Who Needs Film School?

Tarantino never went to film school, but Scorsese did?  This week hosts and guest Connor McLennan talk war stories and the ups and downs of academic institutions teaching creative crafts.

Also, Shane gushes about the new move Love, Simon and why representation matters to him personally.

 

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