AFF gets set to unveil David Stratton’s three-part series on Aussie cinema
George Miller and David Stratton pore over 'Fury Road' storyboards in Stratton's new ABC series.
Fred Schepisi will host David Stratton in a special in-conversation event at the Adelaide Film Festival this Saturday October 29.
Stratton is in Adelaide to present a work-in-progress screening of his series David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema, set to premiere on the ABC next year.
Featured in the three-part series are George Miller, Schepisi himself, Russell Crowe, Geoffrey Rush and many, many others. Transmission Films are planning a theatrical release (at feature doc length) prior to the series going to air.
Stratton and Schepisi will be joined on the red carpet by series producer Jo Anne McGowan and director Sally Aitken.
Also world premiering in Adelaide is Jeffrey Walker's Ali's Wedding, written by and starring Osamah Sami. Sami co-wrote the script with Hacksaw Ridge's Andrew Knight – the pair won an AWGIE Award for the film on Friday.
Knight will also appear in conversation, discussing his long list of credits. They include Seachange, After the Deluge, Hacksaw Ridge, The Water Diviner, Rake, Jack Irish, The Kettering Incident and Full Frontal.
In addition to Knight, Walker and the cast, producers Helen Pankhurst, Michael McMahon, Tony Ayres, Sheila Jayadev and cinematographer Don McAlpine will attend the premiere.
Ali's Wedding is the true story of an arranged marriage that lasted one hour and 48 minutes. Sami plays Ali, "the charming son of a Muslim cleric who, after a reckless lie, sets off a catastrophic (and hilarious) chain of events."