Sunday, 5th October at 7:30pm AEST
Australia produced the world’s first feature film with The Story of The Kelly Gang in 1906, yet today the Australian film industry is struggling. The question is, what’s wrong with Australian films? And can Australia ever hope to reverse the slide and build a self-sufficient commercial film industry? One group of industry insiders and corporate executives believe we can. Companies including De Bortoli Wines, Mambo, and Panavision have banded together to form an initiative called Pure Independent Pictures, which is dedicated to promoting Australian independent filmmaking. They believe Australia can build a thriving independent film sector to rival Hollywood. But is it really possible? Join Amie Bransgrove as she explores the opportunities and the challenges for Australian filmmaking. Hear from the people behind Pure Independent Pictures, as well as experts in economics, finance, business, marketing, and filmmaking. This documentary will change the way you see Australian films.