Top Picks for Gold Coast Film Festival

Get your year in gear and down to the Gold Coast for 10 days of film, ideas and story at the Gold Coast Film Festival. It's such an honour to work with GCFF in 2017, and I'm ridiculously excited to share my top picks for this years festival.

Wednesday 19 April
Opening Night: Pork Pie - contemporary remake of the 80s classic Goodbye Pork Pie. Road movie filled with Minis, kiwi jam and mad adventures. Starring James Rolleston, Dean O'Gorman and Ashleigh Cummings.

Thursday 20 April
Zoolander Model Boat Party - Movie on a boat. What more do you want??
A Quiet Passion - really exciting dramatisation about the life of poet Emily Dickinson and her relationship with herself.

Friday 21 April
Women in Film Lunch with special guest speaker Sue Maslin. Women talking awesome shit over food. I had the privilege of interviewing Sue for Blank Gold Coast and it's fantastic to hear such a concerted effort to support the creation of stories about women created by women. 
Australian Premiere of The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One. This looks amazeballs. Hollywood quality on Australian dime.

Saturday 22 April
Gold Coast Movie Locations Tour - the first ever Hollywood-style tour of the GC. Sets, gossip and exclusive behind the screen content. It runs from Saturday 22-Monday 24 April, so get thee there. Disclaimer: designed and delivered by yours truly :)
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea - animated feature for grownups which is being billed as "an ironic hipster mash-up of a John Hughes movie with The Poseidon Adventure."

Sunday 23 April
Australian Distribution - an inside look at the state of Australian screen story distribution from those that know it best.
Gold Coast Script to Screen - a live reading of the screenplay Stripped, set on the Gold Coast.

Thursday 27 April
Supergirl - Naomi is 11 years old, Orthodox Jew, a champion powerlifter and straight up awesome.

Friday 28 April
All Ears: Sound Design and Composition - oft ignored, but highly valuable, skillset explored.

Sunday 30 April
Ella - beautiful documentary about Ella Havelka who is the first indigenous dancer ever to join the Australian Ballet.
Working with Animals on Screen - a great lineup of producers and animal trainers talking about the ethical and practical considerations of working with man's best friends.

It's a really strong program, filled with great films and cinematic experiences. Check out the full program here.


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