Joe Blow plays Monsterfest. Thanks to Neil Foley, Grant Hardie and the Monster Team.

From the Monstser site:

Actor and Independent filmmaker Michael Tierney enters the world of pornography to become porn star Joe Blow. He travels the world many times over and works with all the top female stars. But after five years in the business, he finds getting out a lot more difficult than he expected.

links:

http://monsterfest.com.au/films/films-a-z/film/33/the-last-days-of-joe-blow.html

Ticket’s can be booked here:

http://www.cinemanova.com.au/catalogue/monster-fest/mfthelastdaysofh

Joe Blow gal pic

 

 

 

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The MUFF 14 Awards results. Winners are Grinners.

 

OZ and International –

 

Best Film (Tie) – Jugular (dir: JJ DeCeglie) & Thanatomorphose (dir: Éric Falardeau)

 

Runner Up Best Film – Model Behaviour

 

Best Director – JJ DeCeglie

 

Best Male Actor – Gregory Pakis – for  Jugular & The Joe Manifesto

 

Best Female Actor – Lindsay Lohan – The Canyons

 

Best Supporting Male Actor – Don Baker – The Late Men

 

Best Supporting Female Actor – Samira Amira – Model Behaviour

 

Special Jury Prize – The House Cleaner – director Timothy Spanos

 

Best Guerrilla Film – Made in Australia – Director Matt Pastor

 

Best Documentary – Burn – directors Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez

 

Award for Innovation in the New Cinema – The Late Men – director Van Poynton

 

Best Screenplay – Bret Easton Ellis (The Canyons)

 

Best Short Film (Tie) – Butterflies (dir: Isabel Peppard) and Year of the Golf Ball (dir: David Thrussell)

 

Runner Up Best Short Film – The Side Entrance

 

Best Short Director – Chris and Robert Smellin. (She’s Having a Baby & Last Night)

 

Best Screnplay Short – Seamus Ryan and Michael Taylor – The Side Entrance

 

Best Male Actor in a Short Film – Seamus Ryan – The Side Entrance

 

Best Female Actor in a Short Film – Maya Jean – Ravenous

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Best Foreign Film – The Canyons

 

Best Foreign Director – Paul Schrader – The Canyons

 

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Best International Short – The Child, the Woman and The Men

The Rocket looks a bit lame – it’s not really an Australian film. The same filmmakers who made their kitchen sink dramas no one wanted to see are now getting their Screen Australia Travel vouchers and going all Orientalist and ‘other’ as they examine and ‘come to be one’ with foreign cultures – ohmmm – in films no one really wants to see. No doubt in between their five star hotels and full body massages, naturally. I should see it to be sure – but it looks a bit like a PC white guilt ‘don’t we just love the ‘other” and aren’t we so foreign and exotic outing. Go on a OS holiday and get the same feeling.

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/the-rocket-keeps-rising-with-miff-award-20130813-2ru6g.html

I think when foreigners – like Australians – go to a foreign land and feel they are somehow spiritually connected to it by making a work of art there – they are often deluded. We all love travel. It’s one of life’s great pluses. But don’t kid yourself your connected to the plight of Laos or Cambodia or China or whatever. You are not. And the people who live there would tell you that to your face if they could articulate the disgust they must secretly feel at your barely repressed Colonial fantasies and pretentiousness.

The MUFF 14 Poster

August 10, 2013

Here it is. One month to MUFF 14 – and here is the Poster and it’s a good one.

Take a look and come along! MUFF is back for 2013. Catalogue online this week.

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The MUFF 14 Call for Entries

February 10, 2013

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The MUFF 14: Call for Entries-

The 14th Melbourne Underground Film Festival

 

Revolutionary Cinema From Underground – we want you!

 

I am writing this MUFF Call For Entries in Havana, Cuba. So pardon the revolutionary rhetoric may have invaded this text.

 

We are collectively calling all Independent and Guerilla cinema comrades, insurgents and radicals. The Second Australian Cinema Renaissance is underway and we want you!

 

Our annual search for Australia and The World’s best, wildest and greatest Indy and underground cinema has begun, again.

 

The 14th Melbourne Underground Film Festival is now Calling for Entries. We don’t want dull mediocre cinema that sits well with the status quo at the mainstream festivals and events. We want the transgressive, progressive, transcendental, mad and aggressive stuff. We don’t care if your film is shot on the latest Red Camera or an old PD150 (…good enough for David Lynch!) as long as it has passion, guts and something to say.

 

To paraphrase D.H Lawrence if you don’t have something to say – stay QUIET – but when you DO say it Hot. We want the ‘hot’ stuff basically. We look for passion, spirit, inventiveness, originality and innovation – on a low budget. This simple process of recognizing talent has meant MUFF has discovered much of the most interesting cinematic talent to come out of OZ the last 15 odd years or so.

 

MUFF 14 will be a big year for our festival. We have lovely and controversial revolutionary plans to hatch and we want you ALL to be apart of it. We have been and are critical of the local film industry status quo but like Castro feel (cinema) History will absolve us.

 

Get your entry form here:

 

Our deadline is Friday June 28. A little earlier so we can get the MUFF catalog out prompter and all that. The actual festival dates for MUFF 14 are here: Friday Sept 13 to Saturday September 21.

 

More details are at our website: www.muff.com.au.

Place your entry at Withoutabox from late January: https://www.withoutabox.com/

Get to it Cinema Revolutionaries from Underground!

 

Richard Wolstencroft,

Place De Revolucionations

Havana, Cuba

January 13, 2013

Ontological Pictures New York Cinema ‘Happening’ – The Second Coming preview and F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned.

Two new films by Richard Wolstencroft.

Screening this Sunday December 30 in New York City! The Second Coming section one (starring Michael Tierney and shot in Thailand) and two (work in progress with Gene Gregorits) and The Beautiful and Damned starring Kristen Condon, Ross Ditcham, Peter Christopherson (Coil, TG), Norman Yemm, Alex Spalck (Pankow), Paul Moder, Zen Ledden and John Brumpton.

An Ontological Pictures ‘happening’ in NYC presented in association with the Melbourne Underground Film Festival.

This is the address: L’asso East Village 107 1st ave between 6th and 7th. 8pm – start time.

10$ donation entry or free if your broke.

Starring Gene Gregorits in The Second Coming section 2 – who will be there in person and doing some readings from his book Dog Days and other recent published work.

An excellent and somewhat impromptu underground cinema event. Invite your friends!

The 13th MUFF Award Winners

September 10, 2012

The 13th Melbourne Underground Film Festival – Awards

Jury Head – Gene Gregorits

Shorts Jury Head – David Leadbetter

The Winners:

Best Film – Charlie Casanova (Director Terry McMahon)

Best Director – Terry McMahon (Charlie Casanova)

Best Actor (tie) – Emmet Scanlan (Charlie Casanova)

John Jarrat ( Shiver)

Best Actress – Allira Jaques (Daddy’s Little Girl)

Special Jury Prize (tie) – Daddy’s Little Girl

Johnny Ghost

Best Documentary – Donkey Love

Best Guerilla Film – Wakey wakey

Best Supporting Actress – Fabiana Weiner (Wakey Wakey)

Best Supporting Actor – Tom V (Dace Decklan)

Best Cinematography – Brendan Krotz ( Wakey Wakey)

Best Screenplay – Donna MacRae (Johnny Ghost)

Best SFX- Daddy’s Little Girl

Special jury Prize for Innovation and Audaciousness – Kim Fowley – Golden Road to Nowhere/ Black Room Doom

Best Short Film – Body Movie – Director: Jordan Prosser

Best Short Film (Runner up) – Real Meal Deal – Director: Stuart Mannion

Best Actor in a Short: Dying & Other Superpowers – Director: Elias Ribeiro, actor: Tom Stanley (Josh)

Best Actress in a Short: Evie Wants a Baby – Director: Jemma Van Loenen, actor: Carissa McAllen (Evie)

Pictured below Jury Head Gene Gregorits (with drink in hand)

Opening and Closing Night

Curated by RW.

Film notes by Michael Helms

OPENING NIGHT: August 24 8pm, Revolt, 12 Elizabeth Street  Kensington Victoria 3031

(03) 9376 2115

CHARLIE CASANOVA (2010)

Writer/producer/director: Terry McMahon

Cast: Emmett Scanlan, Leigh Arnold, Damien Hannaway, Thomas Farrell

The titular moustache-wearing character of CHARLIE CASANOVA is played with manic dexterity by one Emmett Scanlan who calmly (about the only time during the films running time that he does something in such a way) introduces us to Charlie with voice-over narration before the opening credits noting that, “If there is a God this may be my last will and testament”. This nicely sets the claustrophobic and doom-laden tone for the rest of the film as Charlie’s world loudly implodes. Holed up in a hotel during the course of some sort of conference Charlie is accompanied by his wife and another couple that includes his best friend, and a sycophantic male who seems to physically morph into Charlie by the end of the film. Charlie is a wealthy & successful businessman with a predilection for drink, drugs (especially Viagra) and stand-up comedy. The latter he seems to be in a constant of rehearsal for as every few minutes scenes spiral into another jackhammer rant from Charlie examining or pontificating mainly on the subject of the working classes and their use to him and his plans for world domination. Worse, Charlie’s 160-plus IQ has led him to believe that the only fair and truthful way to move forward is to subject every major (and minor) life decision to the flip of a playing card. At least this offers the opportunity for the appearance of an interventionist god he reasons.

By turns funny, sad, insulting, funny again, and ultimately downbeat and non-redemptive for it’s main protagonist no matter what he tries, CHARLIE CASANOVA is a powerful debut from Irishman Terry McMahon. While obviously conceived as an intellectual response to how the global financial crisis of 2008 affected Ireland politics CHARLIE CASANOVA speaks in a universal voice that should surprise and please all forms of film freakers.

CLOSING NIGHT: SEpt 1st 8pm, Revolt, 12 Elizabeth Street  Kensington Victoria 3031

(03) 9376 2115

DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL (2012)

Writer/producer/director: Chris Sun

Cast: Billi Baker, Michael Thomson, Allira Jaques, Christian Radford

Chris Sun, the bad boy filmmaker from Queensland’s “Sunny” Coast, is back with what amounts to his best work yet. Although far removed from the technical primitivism of his debut COME & GET ME (MUFF #12), DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL does continue Sun’s obsession with personal violence and completely upgrades it’s presentation with extra effort from his usual band of Buderim buddies along with a few new pals on both sides of the camera, and also most importantly, expert assistance from Australia’s pre-eminent make-up FX artist Steve Boyle (DAYBREAKERS, BAIT 3D).

DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL trots out the story of Derek, young parent to Georgia who we soon learn is about to turn six. Constantly shuttled between Derek & his ex: Stacey, Georgia seems impervious to the constant bickering of Derek & Stacey and definitely possessing the ability to survive & thrive despite her parents. A tragedy of the highest order ensues for Derek and six months later after an hour of character development we find Derek at a self-help meeting for people who have lost close family members to murder that has often occurred with extreme violence. When a pretty fellow group member affirms Derek’s question of whether revenge should be visited on perpetrators of such crimes something clicks in his own brain and the last hour is spent with Derek as he meticulously and torturously exacts his own vengeance on the (surprise) killer of DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL. At least Derek doesn’t fail to dispense more than a few funny one-liners amidst the grim and relentless proceedings. Sort of a TV movie of the week on steroids DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL is also like a feature-length version of the worst segment of Today Tonight featuring bogans behaving badly and putting them in your face in such a way that Imax & 3D couldn’t possibly replicate or enhance.

Two Pictures:

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