Saturday, December 07, 2019

OA FILM NEWS - our film Pilè won best short film at the 2019 Atom Awards!

At the end of September we discovered that our little film has continued to have a life, being nominated for Best Short Film at the 2019 ATOM Awards. 

Since 1982, the ATOM Awards have been celebrating the best of Australian and New Zealand screen content.  They are the second-longest-running film and media awards in Australia, behind the AFI/AACTA Awards, having been held annually for over thirty-five years. 

And....WE WON!!   

The film literally would not exist without the efforts and contributions of the entire cast and crew, and our cherished supporters, so this recognition of the film belongs to all of them.   

Some photos from the night...







And, in additional good news, ATOM want to take Pilè on a national screening tour! The National Screenings Tour comprises of free screenings of recent ATOM Awards films across metropolitan and regional Australia and New Zealand throughout the year. In 2019, they screened at Bunjil Place in Narre Warren, Melbourne, Harmony Square in Dandenong, Macquarie Mall Urban Screen at Liverpool in Sydney, and at various schools across Australia.   

So, Pilè will be delighting many more eyeballs for a while to come.

http://atomawards.org/2019-tertiary-industry-category/best-short-fiction-50-minutes-or-less/

Friday, September 20, 2019

OA FILM NEWS - our film Pilè has been nominated for a 2019 ATOM Award!



I've been doing this weird thing - I believe it's pronounced "living" - lately, so I haven't been very active on socials. To come back with a humblebrag is likely a mortal sin, but if it means I can also say a big thank you to all who supported and made our film Pilè possible, then it's worth it.

And with that, some lovely news - Pilè has been nominated for 'Best Short Fiction Film' at the 2019 ATOM Awards!

A very sincere thank you to everyone who helped make the film and a non-ironic slow clap to our talented writer/director Tony Radevski for allowing this idea to gestate, burst from his chest, and then lurk in the cavernous space ship halls of people's brain cavities.

More information at: http://atomawards.org/2019-tertiary-industry-entry/pil/

Sunday, November 04, 2018

OA FILM NEWS - '12.12.12' screening in the 15th Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Fest!




'12.12.12' is going to Chicago!

After successful screenings in L.A. and Kansas City, '12.12.12' is making it's way to the well-regarded 15th Chicago International REEL Shorts Film Fest.

We are thrilled to be selected, and hope that the Chicago audience responds to the film.

The screening is this Saturday 10th November at the Chicago Filmmakers Theater. Full details at: http://www.projectchicago.com/saturday-nov-10

Monday, July 23, 2018

OA FILM NEWS - Our new web series, ROMP, funded by Screen Australia for post production



Wonderful and humbling news on one of our long-term passion projects here at Opening Act Films. 

After years of development with writer/director Tonnette Stanford and Executive Producer Zayn Buksh, our web series ROMP (Love Bytes, season 2) has received post-production funding from Screen Australia.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the journey of making ROMP, especially to Rosie Lourde and Screen Australia for helping us make this new season a reality.

For more information, visit: https://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/sa/media-centre/news/2018/07-18-screen-australia-$17-million-23-projects 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

OA FILM NEWS - Pilè selected for the (Oscar qualifying) 2018 St Kilda Film Festival!


Great news - our film Pilè is screening at the 2018 St Kilda Film Festival!

Congratulations to our writer/director Tony Radevski, and our amazing cast and crew. 

Our session is Saturday, 26 May 2018, 2:00PM - 3:30PM, and we'll be there to represent the film. Feel free to come and say hello. 

More details: https://stkildafilmfestival.com.au/film/pile/

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

OA FILM NEWS - '12.12.12' screening in the 22nd Kansas City Film Festival


More good news for '12.12.12'!

This week, our collaborator James Crisp (writer/director) will be there in person to present 12.12.12 at the festival. We're sending supercharged good vibes from Australia for a great screening!

Full details at:  https://kcfilmfest.org/product/12-12-12-sunday/


Monday, March 12, 2018

OA FILM NEWS - '12.12.12' has it's LA premiere!

Our LA screening of '12.12.12' is officially done. Thanks to the Firstglance Film Festival and our partners at Choppy Productions for making this possible. Some photos from our time here are below: