Flickerfest on Extra with Bruce Beresford

27 May, 2010 by IF

Press release from Flickerfest

Don’t miss cool comedies The Mechanicals and Recall and get up close and personal with legendary director Bruce Beresford this Friday night in our final episode for Season 2 of Flickerfest on EXTRA, on the Movie EXTRA channel.


Winding up this season’s shows, Flickerfest on EXTRA goes out with bang with two home-grown comedies that have been lauded at festivals across the globe and an in-depth interview with Australian directing legend Bruce Beresford.

QLD filmmakers Michael Noonan, director and Angela Walsh, producer, introduce their crazy comedy Recall about a product that has a potential flaw and must be recalled. In director Leon Ford and producer Nicole O Donohue’s The Mechanicals, which premiered at Venice, we explores the unseen spaces where walls can and do talk

In his day, Bruce Beresford has been hammered by critics for being a yobbo, and at other times his films have been lauded for their sensitivity. Only a guy with broad shoulders can survive that particular rollercoaster. In this extended interview we meet Bruce at his most candid, talking about the success of films such as Mao’s Last Dancer and the pitfalls of the Australian film industry

Don’t forget to go online to win fantastic prizes that we are giving away in our weekly competition at www.flickerfestonextra.com.au. Simply vote for your favourite short film and tell us what makes a great short film to win movie tickets, Madman DVDS, FilmInk subscriptions, Movie EXTRA packs and more and go in the final draw to win the Grand Prize – a Bondi Luxe weekend at the Swiss Grand Resort and Spa at Bondi Beach!

Competition closes Thursday 3rd June.

Oh, and there’s some great exclusive extended interviews with industry stars and experts such as Warwick Thornton (Samson & Delilah), David Michôd (Animal Kingdom), Darlene Johnston (Crocodile Dreaming), Rachel Okine, Nicole O Donohue (Griff the Invisible), Roy Billing, and Daniel Wyllie to enjoy as well.

Broadcast details:

10:30pm, Friday 28th May on MOVIE EXTRA
Flickerfest on EXTRA encore screening – 4:00pm, Sunday 30th May

Missed an episode? Catch up now at http://mnc.tv/flickerfest to see all the fabulous short films, of the series and hear from their directors.