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‘The Projectionist’, ‘Unboxed’ honoured at South Australian Screen Awards

‘The Projectionist’

Marcus McKenzie’s The Projectionist won five prizes at the 21st annual South Australian Screen Awards, which celebrate the best short works made by the state’s up-and-coming filmmakers.

Starring Chris Haywood as a recently widowed pensioner who discovers he can travel into the world of his old Super 8mm home movies, McKenzie’s film collected the awards for best male performance, editing (Daniel Principe), production design (Annalisa Francesca), hair and make-up (Bec Buratto) and music composition (Chris Larkin).

Sam Matthews’ Unboxed, where six gender diverse artists share their experiences while creating an artwork based on the theme “unboxed” won the Grand Jury Prize and best documentary. Rebecca Elliott, who produced the doco with Kirsty Stark, took home the emerging producer award.

The second annual presentation of the Mercury Award, a $3,000 cash prize, which celebrates an individual’s outstanding achievement and contribution to the Sa film industry, went
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Country Singer Daryle Singletary Dies Unexpectedly at Age 46

Country Singer Daryle Singletary Dies Unexpectedly at Age 46
The country music community is mourning the unexpected loss of Daryle Singletary.

Singletary died on Monday morning at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, SiriusXM’s The Highway confirmed. He was 46.

The cause of death for the Georgia native, whose hits included “I Let Her Lie” and “Amen Kind of Love,” has not been identified.

Singletary played a concert on Friday at The Rodeo Club in Dadeville, Alabama, according to TMZ.

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First streaming service for Australian films

The first streaming service dedicated exclusively to Australian films will launch in the first half of 2016. Ozflix will aim to offer 250-400 titles initially, with producers receiving 50 per cent of each pay-per-view transaction. The long-term goal is to make available every Australian film from the 1900s to latest releases. That timetable will depend on how long it takes to convert hundreds of films to digital. The company directors are veteran distributor/producer and AFI-Aacta chair Alan Finney and producer/director Ron V. Brown. Brown tells If he first had the idea for an all-Australian streaming service five years ago. He pitched the concept to Foxtel and got a tepid response. Earlier this year he floated the proposal with Finney, who said, .We have to do this and do this now.. They put their plan to distributors at the Australian International Movie Convention, which was warmly received. The site will
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Love For Sale with Rupert Everett review: A bold look at prostitution

Well, Love For Sale was always going to be a controversial documentary. There are few subjects that still seem to have a touch of the taboo for us these days, but prostitution is surely one of them - and, more than that, one of those things about which almost everyone has a strong view. Rupert Everett hosting an exploration of the world's oldest profession was always going to get tongues wagging - but did it accomplish any more than that?

Luckily, yes. A show like this in other hands could have been sensational and gawpy, but Love For Sale is hugely compelling without ever stepping across the line into wide-eyed shock voyeurism. Everett opened the show by explaining that he wanted to get behind the "victim" and "slut" stereotypes, which he largely managed.

There were plenty of eye-opening scenes - escort Charlotte Rose's gold, phallic "sex worker of the
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