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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“Michelle Kwan and the team at Access Media are phenomenal. Their attention to detail and technical standards are second to none, and their strong focus on providing a personalised experience is unparalleled. They are true creative partners in ensuring everyone, no matter their language or physical ability, can enjoy the film as the director intended. To me, they are the only place to go when you want it done best, and want it done right, and I wouldn’t do any picture without them.”

— Christopher Reig, Post Production Supervisor, Poker Face

SISSY – Following a World Premiere at SXSW, the film will premiere on Shudder from Thursday 29th September in the US, Canada, the UK & Ireland

High school best friends Cecilia and Emma run into each other after a decade, and Emma invites Cecilia to her hen’s weekend away. Stuck in a remote cabin with her high school bully, Cecilia quickly develops a taste for revenge.
Sissy will release in Australian theatres on Thursday 3rd November, with special Halloween preview events scheduled for 29th October.
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BLAZE – Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton’s debut feature screening at Melbourne International Film Festival

Twelve-year-old Blaze (Julia Savage) is raised by her caring father, Luke (Simon Baker). When she witnesses a brutal crime on the streets, Blaze is faced with conflicting emotions of debilitating fear and a desire for justice. As she spirals uncontrollably, Luke does his best to help her through this crisis, but to little effect. An unlikely saviour enters the picture, a dragon – a magnificent Barton creation – that provides solace and courage to Blaze as she finds a path forward. Savage is fantastic as the teen confronted with an unimaginable crisis; as is Baker playing the parent desperate to fix a problem not easily solved. A rousing and moving film, Blaze is a bold hybrid of live action, puppetry and animation, an ode to female courage and a celebration of the power of the imagination.
Released Australia-wide on August 25.
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EVERYBODY’S OMA, a heart-warming documentary, will release nationally August 11

Jason van Genderen is obsessed with making home videos about his family. He accidentally turns his elderly Mother, ‘Oma’ into an internet sensation when he creates a supermarket at home, and Oma’s videos are seen by over 100 million people worldwide. The family cares for Oma in creative and whimsical ways while navigating her dementia under the social media spotlight. 

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PETROL screening at MIFF in August

PETROL follows Eva, a naïve and idealistic film student who befriends a charismatic performance artist named Mia. As the two women move in together and their lives become more entwined, Eva begins to feel haunted by an otherworldly presence. In her quest to understand her new friend, Eva sets off on a surreal journey of awakening, haunted by dreams, fantasies and ghosts.
Captions and Audio Description produced by Access Media.