STING opens in Australia on May 2nd following the April 12th release in the US

“One cold, stormy night in New York City, a mysterious object falls from the sky and smashes through the window of a rundown apartment building. It is an egg, and from this egg emerges a strange little spider…
The creature is discovered by Charlotte, a rebellious 12-year-old girl obsessed with comic books. Despite her stepfather Ethan’s best efforts to connect with her through their comic book co-creation Fang Girl, Charlotte feels isolated. Her mother and Ethan are distracted by their new baby and are struggling to cope, leaving Charlotte to bond with the spider. Keeping it as a secret pet, she names it STING.
As Charlotte’s fascination with Sting increases, so does its size. Growing at a monstrous rate, Sting’s appetite for blood becomes insatiable. Neighbours’ pets start to go missing, and then the neighbours themselves. Soon Charlotte’s family and the eccentric characters of the building realize that they are all trapped, hunted by a ravenous supersized arachnid with a taste for human flesh… and Charlotte is the only one who knows how to stop it.”
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THE NEWSREADER wins big again at AACTA Awards

THE NEWSREADER won Best Drama Series for the second year. Anna Torv also won Best Lead Actress in a drama for a second time as Helen Norville.
THE NEWSREADER S2 – A year on from the events of series one, we meet Helen Norville and Dale Jennings, now established as ‘The Golden Couple of News’… To the outside world, they present a glowing image of success and romance… But the truth is more complex. As 1987 rolls along, global stocks will soar and crash, Australia will prepare to celebrate its Bicentennial year, and Helen and Dale grapple with who they really want to be in life… And whether that path can be together…
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Photographer: David Cook | Anna Torv as Helen Norville and Sam Reid as Dale Jennings

THE MOOGAI will premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2024

Jon Bell’s The Moogai will make its world premiere as one of eight films selected for the genre-focused Midnight section.
Led by Shari Sebbens and Meyne Wyatt, who also starred in the original short on which the film is based, The Moogai follows a young Aboriginal couple who bring home their second baby. What should be a joyous time takes a sinister turn as the mother starts seeing a malevolent spirit she is convinced is trying to take her baby. The film also stars Tessa Rose, Jahdeana Mary, Clarence Ryan and Bella Heathcote.
The Moogai is produced by Causeway Films’ (Talk to Me, The Babadook) Kristina Ceyton and Samantha Jennings, alongside No Coincidence Media’s Mitchell Stanley, who also produced the original short, which won the jury prize in the Midnight Shorts section at SXSW in 2021.
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SCARYGIRL – Coming to Australian cinemas October 26

When her world is threatened by a loss of sunlight, a young girl must overcome her fears and journey to a fantastical city, save her father from a mysterious scientist and prevent the destruction of her planet.
Starring Jillian Nguyen, Sam Neill, Tim Minchin, Rob Collins, Remy Hii, Anna Torv, Liv Hewson, Mark Coles Smith, Deborah Mailman & Dylan Alcott.
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FOE to be released in the US October 6 and around Australia November 2

Academy Award® nominees Saoirse Ronan and Paul Mescal star in Foe, a haunting exploration of marriage and identity set in an uncertain world. Hen and Junior farm a secluded piece of land that has been in Junior’s family for generations, but their quiet life is thrown into turmoil when an uninvited stranger (Aaron Pierre) shows up at their door with a startling proposal.
Filmed in Australia, the Amazon Original sci-fi psychological thriller, is based on best-selling author Iain Reid’s novel. Directed by Garth Davis and co-written by Davis and Reid, FOE’s mesmerizing imagery and persistent questions about the nature of humanity (and artificial humanity) bring the not-too-distant future to luminous life.
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FARAWAY DOWNS will debut worldwide on Disney’s streaming platforms in November 2023

FARAWAY DOWNS, an expanded version of Baz Luhrmann’s epic film “Australia”, will debut worldwide on Disney’s streaming platforms in November 2023, as a six-part extended director’s cut of the original feature.
FARAWAY DOWNS will stream exclusively as a Hulu Original in the U.S. and a Star Original on Disney+ and Star+ in International Markets. The six-episode instalment is comprised of footage that was captured for the film, while offering an expanded, serialised version of the story complete with a new ending and updated music soundtrack.
FARAWAY DOWNS is executive produced by Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Schuyler Weiss, and Catherine Knapman.
Captions, Audio Description and LA Spanish subtitles produced by Access Media.

TALK TO ME will hit cinemas nationally on July 27, 2023

Following great reviews at Sundance and SXSW, TALK TO ME, the debut feature from Danny & Michael Philippou, will hit cinemas nationally on July 27, 2023 and across the US on July 28.
When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill, until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying supernatural forces.
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OF AN AGE will open in Sydney at Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival

It’s the summer of 1999 in blue-collar Melbourne and school is out forever. 17-year-old Serbian immigrant Kol is preparing for the Australian Dance finals when he receives a distress call from his dance partner Ebony who has woken up on a beach, in an unfamiliar town after a big night out. With the help of Ebony’s brother Adam, they attempt to make it to the finals on time but when Kol and Adam get stuck in summer traffic on the way to collect Ebony, they discover they have more in common than expected, and over the course of the next 24 hours an unexpected and intense romance blossoms. A decade later the pair meet for a bittersweet reunion.
In Sydney, OF AN AGE will open Queer Screen’s Mardi Gras Film Festival on February 15, and release in theatres across Australia from March 23.
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POKER FACE – now available on Stan

Set in the world of high stakes poker, Crowe stars as tech billionaire and gambler Jake Foley who gives his best friends a night they’ll never forget, a chance to win more money than they’ve ever dreamed of. But to play, they’ll have to give up the one thing they spend their lives trying to keep…their secrets. As the game unfolds, the friends will discover what is really at stake.
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