Thursday, March 19, 2009

Meet Your Next Cast & Crew - March 24

Leading filmmakers to join us at our next Meet Your Next Cast & Crew event!

Victoria’s Screen Development Association OPEN CHANNEL and professional online Casting system AT2 invite actors, emerging filmmakers, content creators and crew to come together once a month to meet, pitch and get screen projects off the ground. The March event provides the opportunity for emerging filmmakers and actors to pitch their ideas and gain advice from industry professionals. Featuring special guests Kris Mrksa (Writer, Underbelly: Tale of Two Cities) and Alkinos Tsilimidos (Director, Tom White / EM 4 JAY).

Where: The Water Rat Hotel, 256 Moray Street (cnr Park & Moray Sts), South Melbourne
When: Tuesday 24 March, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Entry is free

Kris Mrksa is a Melbourne writer. He has written extensively for television, feature films, comedy and childrens’ television. Writer of the current Underbelly: Tale of Two Cities, AFI Award Nominee for his writing on The King, alongside other productions as Writer and Script Editor including Carla Carmetti PD, East West 101, The Secret Life of Us and Wilfred.

Alkinos has been described as one of Australia’s most important contemporary film directors. He has a reputation for being an actor’s director and is renowned for his uncompromising approach to stories of social relevance. He graduated from Swinburne School of Film and Television (now VCA) in 1988. His début feature film Everynight…Everynight (1994) won international critical acclaim. It was awarded Best First Film (Prix D’Montreal) at the Montreal World Film Festival and was in Official Selection at the Venice International Film Festival. His second feature Silent Partner (2001) was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the AFI and Film Critics Awards and was in Official Selection at the Toronto, Montreal, Newport, US Arts Comedy, Athens, Singapore and Bangkok International Film Festivals. In 2004, Tom White was released to extensive critical acclaim. It received thirty-one Australian feature film award nominations, Colin Friels winning the FCCA and the IF AWARD for Best Actor. Tom White was invited to participate at many international events including Montreal, Hof, and Pusan International Film Festivals. Em 4 Jay (2006), his fourth feature, participated at Melbourne, Brisbane, Athens, Mostra De Valencia – Spain, Newport Beach – US, Titanic - Hungary and New Zealand International Film Festivals. Variety said: “Authenticity makes EM 4 JAY a Down Under low budget TRIUMPH.” Alkinos is currently completing his fifth feature, Rambles.

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