Perrella and Osborn Live at Fringe World Festival

Perrella_OsbornWe will be performing in 600 Seconds at The Blue Room Theatre as part of their Summer Nights programme.

600 Seconds presents a series of new performance pieces. We will be giving a reading from Writers for Hire, our long awaited memoirs. Come along to hear anecdotes from Chapter 1 and to see some of the lavish full colour images it includes.

We’re pleased to finally have the chance to set the record straight on how our love of horses led to us being hailed Best New Talent at the 1984 TV Week Logies, and the reasons behind our subsequent decision to flee the country aboard a budget cruise-liner.

We appear on Tuesday 29th Jan & Thursday 31st Jan. Booking details here.

600 Seconds is presented as part of Fringe World 2013.

Festival Award for George Jones

George Jones and the Giant Squid has been awarded Best Film at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, with judge, veteran TV writer Michael Reaves, praising the film:

“I’ve written, produced and otherwise been responsible for nearly half a thousand TV episodes… This film surprised me. It’s laugh out loud funny. The acting’s spot on. People don’t realise what a tightrope walk something like this is.”

Following on from the win, the film will also be screening at LosCon 39, the Los Angeles Science Fiction Convention in late November.

Wave Rock Weekender

Our short films George Jones and the Giant Squid and This is Perth will be screening at the Wave Rock Weekender this weekend. Over two days and nights the festival features a line-up of about 20 Australian and international music acts; 10 or so feature films and documentaries; cheap food and drinks; a 50m round, 6m deep therapeutic salt pond, plus more. If you’re there, check out the Old Bertie double-header in between some great acts, including a personal favourite of ours, Mr Tim Rogers of You Am I.

George Jones at NYCIFF

Old Bertie is set to take Manhattan! George Jones and the Giant Squid will screen at the New York City International Film Festival in August. The festival aims to provide a high-profile platform that showcases creative works to a vast and diverse audience. Festival details can be found here.

This continues an exciting festival run for the film, having already screened at Perth Revelation Film Festival, Flickerfest, Palm Springs International Film Festival and most recently at the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival where it was nominated for Best International Short Film.

It’s Just Gary at Indie Gems

It’s Just Gary will screen in July at the Indie Gems Film Festival. The festival showcases fresh Australian and International films, and runs from the 26-29th July, 2012 at the Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Sydney.

It’s Just Gary made its debut at the Australian launch of Future Shorts in 2010, and has gone on to screen at festivals in North America, the UK and Australia. You can check out the trailer here.

US Premiere for George Jones

We’re delighted to share the news that George Jones and the Giant Squid will have its US premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

The film will screen as part of the 2012 International ShortFest programme, which runs from June 19-25. Palm Springs is renowned worldwide for the extraordinary community of filmmakers it attracts, and for the quality and scope of its programming. Festival details here: http://www.psfilmfest.org and here: http://www.psfilmfest.org/festival/film/georgejones

UK Premiere for George Jones

We’re pleased to announce that George Jones and the Giant Squid will have its UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival which runs from 20 June to 1 July. The festival is renowned around the world for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema. As Scotland is no stranger to mysterious underwater beasts, we feel it will be a fitting locale for Old Bertie to make his UK debut. Check the website for details: http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/

George Jones in Perth

George Jones and the Giant Squid will screen in Perth when Flickerfest hits WA in March.

The film plays with the ‘Best of Australian (on tour)’ programme, on Thursday, 1st of March, at Camelot Outdoor Cinema, Mosman Park.

The screening starts at 8.15pm, and includes a range of great Australian short films. We’ll be there at the bar, so come on down and buy us a drink!

George Jones Officially Selected for Flickerfest

Our short film George Jones and the Giant Squid has been officially selected for the Flickerfest International Short Film Festival 2012 Australian Competition.

Flickerfest is Australia’s leading and only Academy® accredited and BAFTA recognised international short film festival. This year an unprecedented 2200 entries were received. 45 Australian films have been chosen for official competition representing the most innovative, creative and cutting edge short films that Australia has to offer.

The festival runs from 6th to 15th of January at Bondi Pavillion, Sydney, before touring nationally. Come on down and check it out.

It’s Just Gary screening in Broome

It’s Just Gary will be screening at the Sun Picture Theatre in Broome as part of the Big Screen Australian Film Festival. The session will be introduced by David Wenham whose short film Glenn Owen Dodds will also screen. The festival will be presented over three days and include features such as Oranges and Sunshine, Snowtown and Sleeping Beauty. The evening of shorts takes place on 3 September and starts at 8:30pm.