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Tragedy is the at the forefront of trailer for ‘Mystify: Michael Hutchence’

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Dogwoof has released a new trailer for Richard Lowenstein’s documentary on the Inxs frontman, ‘Mystify: Michael Hutchence’.

Nominated for Best Documentary at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Mystify: Michael Hutchence is written and directed by Richard Lowenstein, who also directed the majority of both Inxs and Michael’s music videos and the 1986 feature film, ‘Dogs in Space’, in which Michael played the lead. As a close friend, Richard was given unprecedented access resulting in rare archive footage and intimate insights from friends, lovers, family, colleagues and Michael himself. As a result, Richard was able to paint a truly unique portrayal of Michael’s life and career, reminding us of the genius that he was.

The film is a journey into the heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, internationally renowned lead-singer of Inxs, a complex and shy man who spent much of his life in the public eye, rarely
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Official Trailer for 'Mystify: Michael Hutchence' Doc About Inxs Singer

"He was the complete package..." "And everyone wanted a piece of him." Dogwoof has debuted an official trailer for a music documentary titled Mystify: Michael Hutchence, from Australian filmmaker Richard Lowenstein, which first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Lowenstein is a director of the majority of both Inxs and Michael's music videos and the 1986 feature film, Dogs in Space, in which Michael played the lead. Inxs was an Australian rock band, formed in 1977 in Sydney, with Hutchence as the lead singer and main lyricist. He sadly passed away in 1997 from a suicide. The feature doc film is about the "troubled heart and soul" of Michael Hutchence of Inxs. This premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and played at the Sydney and Karlovy Vary Film Festivals this summer. Looks like another good biopic doc. Here's the official trailer for Richard Lowenstein's doc Mystify: Michael Hutchence, from YouTube
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Get to know the man behind the music in trailer for ‘Mystify: Michael Hutchence’

Dogwoof has released a new trailer for Richard Lowenstein’s documentary on the Inxs frontman, ‘Mystify: Michael Hutchence’.

Nominated for Best Documentary at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Mystify: Michael Hutchence is written and directed by Richard Lowenstein, who also directed the majority of both Inxs and Michael’s music videos and the 1986 feature film, ‘Dogs in Space’, in which Michael played the lead. As a close friend, Richard was given unprecedented access resulting in rare archive footage and intimate insights from friends, lovers, family, colleagues and Michael himself. As a result, Richard was able to paint a truly unique portrayal of Michael’s life and career, reminding us of the genius that he was.

The film is a journey into the heart and soul of Michael Hutchence, internationally renowned lead-singer of Inxs, a complex and shy man who spent much of his life in the public eye, rarely
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October Release Set For ‘Mystify: Michael Hutchence’

Image provided by Dogwoof – Credit: Andrew De Groot

An October release has been set for the documentary Mystify: Michael Hutchence. The ilm is a documentary revolving around the charismatic Inxs frontman and will land in cinemas on 18th October courtesy of Dogwoof.

Here’s the synopsis as provided by the distributor.

Nominated for Best Documentary at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Mystify: Michael Hutchence is written and directed by Richard Lowenstein, who also directed the majority of both Inxs and Michael’s music videos and the 1986 feature film, Dogs in Space, in which Michael played the lead. As a close friend, Richard was given unprecedented access resulting in rare archive footage and intimate insights from friends, lovers, family, colleagues and Michael himself. As a result, Richard was able to paint a truly unique portrayal of Michael’s life and career, reminding us of the genius that he was.
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Mystify: Michael Hutchence review – a heavyhearted portrait mainly for the fans

Inxs frontman’s genius is implied throughout Richard Lowenstein’s choppy documentary but never given the chance to speak for itself

Richard Lowenstein’s long-gestating documentary Mystify: Michael Hutchence has finally arrived after a decade in the works. In a sense, the veteran indie auteur has been chipping away at the film even longer than that, since the early days of his career, having directed several music videos for Inxs – the Australian rock band the renowned singer-songwriter fronted.

Lowenstein also helmed the endearingly scuzzy 1986 sharehouse drama Dogs in Space. This bong water-soaked, couch-crashing classic features a rare leading performance from Hutchence himself, with whom the director was friends. Lowenstein has described Mystify as an apology for not being there for the late musician, who took his own life in a Sydney hotel room in November 1997.
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Cameras roll on second season of Stan's 'Wolf Creek'

'Wolf Creek' season one..

Production has begun in South Australia on the second season of Stan's Wolf Creek, with showrunner Greg McLean once again in the director's chair.

John Jarratt reprises the role of Mick Taylor, and will be joined by Tess Haubrich (Alien: Covenant), Matt Day (Rake, Paper Giants, Underbelly, Kiss or Kill), Ben Oxenbould (Comedy Inc., The Kettering Incident, The Code), Laura Wheelwright (Animal Kingdom), Stephen Hunter (The Hobbit, The Leftovers) and Chris Haywood (Shine, Muriel's Wedding, Dogs in Space).

Of the second season McLean said: "We.ll join an amazing cast on a road trip of a lifetime, as they must draw on their inner strength to outwit the terrifying Mick Taylor. John Jarratt returns to take Mick.s dark arts to a whole new level, showcasing the beautiful and dangerous landscapes of the remote outback..

Joining McLean in directing will be Kieran Darcy-Smith (Wish You Were Here,
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If checks in with Vca Film and TV alumni as the school rings in 50 years

Gillian Armstrong's 1971 student film The Roof Needs Mowing.

Secret City director Emma Freeman remembers Vca Film and Television School, where she studied for three years in the early 2000.s, .as a place where .a lot of people were really scraping things together to make their movie..

.That's what I loved about that school., Freeman says..

.It taught me about being a storyteller and it also taught me to be resourceful. Never to be limited by what you have..

Vca Film and TV is celebrating 50 years of scraping things together this year, from its opening at Swinburne in 1966 to the jump to the Vca in 1992 and beyond.

Cinematographer Ian Baker (Japanese Story, Words and Pictures) was one of the first, in 1968..

..I had no idea what I wanted to do when I completed the course,. Baker says.

.I didn't really know that I wanted to be a cinematographer, even though
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Richard Lowenstein to direct ‘definitive’ Michael Hutchence documentary

Michael Hutchence.

The man behind many of Inxs.s music videos, Richard Lowenstein, is set to direct a documentary about the life of the band.s late frontman, Michael Hutchence.

The feature-length documentary will be produced by Universal Music Group (Umg) and Oscar-winning production company Passion Pictures (Searching for Sugar Man). Inxs is signed to Universal Music Publishing Group.

This is the second Hutchence doco in the pipeline, with Aap reporting earlier this month that Sydney businessman Ron Creevey had spent two years working on a film about the singer with La record producer Danny Saber.

Hutchence was a founding member and lead singer of. Inxs from 1977 up until his death in 1997.

Lowenstein (He Died with a Felafel in His Hand, Say a Little Prayer) was a close friend of Hutchence, having worked with Inxs for many years. He was responsible for a range of the band.s videos including
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"Sugar Man" Team Plan Michael Hutchence Doco

Following their success on "Searching for Sugar Man," Universal Music Group and Passion Pictures are re-teaming to produce a documentary feature about the life of Inxs lead singer Michael Hutchence.

Hutchence's friend and filmmaker Richard Lowenstein ("He Died with a Felafel in His Hand," "Say a Little Prayer") will direct. Lowenstein has reportedly been "working on the definitive documentary film journey into the heart and soul of this complex, shy, poetic and exceptionally charismatic man for many years."

Lowenstein is deeply familiar with the material, directing the majority of Hutchence and Inxs's music videos along with the singer's only lead role in a film - 1986's "Dogs in Space". Hutchence's daughter Tiger Lily will be a beneficiary of the film's proceeds.

The story of Hutchence was most recently adapted into the 2014 Australian mini-series "Never Tear Us Apart" with "Black Sails" star Luke Arnold as the singer and the likes
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Monster Masters Launches With Post-Apocalyptic Classic Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

Australian distributor Monster Pictures has announced the launch of its new label Monster Masters with the unveiling of their first title - Ray Boseley's 1988 masterpiece Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em on 18 May - a film that should delight and enthral fans of Mad Max and Turbo Kid and everything in between. A long lost post-apocalyptic classic set slap bang in the middle of Melbourne’s 80’s underground music scene, Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em stars Nique Needles (Dogs In Space), Rob Howard, Fred Dugina, Danny Lillford (Trailer Park Boys) and featuring the music of Blue Ruin, the film is a satirical look at the last days of mankind. According to the press release, Monster Masters is "dedicated to preserving genre classics specifically for collectors...

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
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Love and Other Catastrophes rewatched: a spritzy comedy full of chutzpah

Emma-Kate Croghan’s indie flick has the verbal ping pong of a Kevin Smith joint crossed with the good-natured repartee of a Nora Ephron movie

Film history is dotted with stories of immensely talented people who launched their careers with a bang then disappeared from the scene far too quickly. What a shame we haven’t seen more from writer/director Emma-Kate Croghan, who rose to acclaim in the 90s and has made only two feature films: 1999’s Strange Planet (with Claudia Karvan and Naomi Watts) and 1996’s Love and Other Catastrophes.

Related: Dogs in Space rewatched – Michael Hutchence in a couch-crashing classic

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20 essential Australian films?

Any list of must-watch films is likely to be so arbitrary and subjective that it buys plenty of arguments, and so it proves with the Taste of Cinema website.s compilation on Australian cinema.

Its selection of 20 Essential Australian Films You Need To Watch overlooks many classics and more than a few stand-outs of the past 30 years.

Writer Liam Clark, a film/literature/music student in Sydney, acknowledges the first-ever feature length film was The Story Of The Kelly Gang in 1906. He then observes, .Since then, antipodean auteurs of the screen have been weaving their imagerial visions into challenging portraits of Outback Australia, racism, crime and hauntingly beautiful stories..

The list omits everything produced before 1971 and there are some questionable choices.

His Essential 20: Strictly Ballroom (1992), Sweetie (1989), Mad Max (1979), Gallipoli (1981), Muriel.s Wedding (1994), Lantana (2001), Snowtown (2011), The Dish (2000), Candy (2006), Dogs in Space (1986), Somersault (2004), Shine (1986), The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the
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Luke Arnold in talks to play Michael Hutchence in Never Tear Us Apart Inxs Biopic

Never Tear Us Apart: The Inxs Story produced by Shine Australia, has Luke Arnold, star of Michael Bay's Black Sails in talks to play Michael Hutchence, reports Deadline. The four hour-long offering, split into two parts, follows the band's rise to stardom and the aftermath of the Hutchence death in 1997. Born Michael Kelland John Hutchence on January 22nd, 1960, Hutchence frontlined Inxs with hits like "New Sensation," "Devil Inside" and of course "Never Tear Us Apart." He also delved in acting, with credits in films like Dogs in Space, Frankenstein Unbound and Limp. Hutchence died on the morning of 22 November 1997, before the final leg of their 20th Anniversary Tour, which was to be held in Australia. The 37 year-old was found dead in Room 524 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Double Bay, Sydney.
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Luke Arnold in talks to play Michael Hutchence in Never Tear Us Apart Inxs Biopic

Never Tear Us Apart: The Inxs Story produced by Shine Australia, has Luke Arnold, star of Michael Bay's Black Sails in talks to play Michael Hutchence, reports Deadline. The four hour-long offering, split into two parts, follows the band's rise to stardom and the aftermath of the Hutchence death in 1997. Born Michael Kelland John Hutchence on January 22nd, 1960, Hutchence frontlined Inxs with hits like "New Sensation," "Devil Inside" and of course "Never Tear Us Apart." He also delved in acting, with credits in films like Dogs in Space, Frankenstein Unbound and Limp. Hutchence died on the morning of 22 November 1997, before the final leg of their 20th Anniversary Tour, which was to be held in Australia. The 37 year-old was found dead in Room 524 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Double Bay, Sydney.
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Shine Australia sets eyes on drama production with another Inxs story

Shine Australia looks to be making the move from reality and factual entertainment to scripted drama with a mini-series around late Inxs singer Michael Hutchence.

The four-hour project – reportedly commissioned by Seven – is the third currently in the works around the famed singer who died in 1997.

Shine, which is also behind reality series The Voice, Masterchef and The Biggest Loser, declined to comment.

Us film and TV industry news site Deadline, report the series with the working title Never Tear Us Apart: The Inxs Story is scheduled to begin shooting in Melbourne mid next year.

Already in the works are two biopics. Michael, written and directed by Richard Lowenstein who directed Hutchence in the film Dogs in Space as well as music videos Need You Tonight and Never Tear Us Apart has received funding from Screen Australia.

Another film, Two Worlds Colliding written by Robert Galinsky, adapted from a novel
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Boyle, Gaye, Hutchence Biopics Planned

Musical biopics are popping up all over the place with several announced over the holiday weekend.

First up, Fox Searchlight has acquired the life rights to "Britain’s Got Talent" sensation Susan Boyle along with the rights to the UK musical "I Dreamed A Dream" based on her story.

The plan is to reportedly combine the two to develop a re-imagined filmed version of the musical. No director or screenwriter has been attached as yet.

Then there's word that rocker Lenny Kravitz has emerged as director Julien Temple’s choice to play singer Marvin Gaye in a new biopic set towards the end of Gaye's life.

Having fled to London and hopelessly addicted to drugs and alcohol, music promoter Freddy Couseart took Gaye to his flat in Belgium and sorted him out. The result was the album 'Midnight Love' which featured the iconic single "Sexual Healing".

Finally, not one but
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Robert Galinsky to write Michael Hutchence biopic

Michael Hutchence

The story of Inxs front man Michael Hutchence is set to be turned into a film, Two Worlds Colliding.

Just a Man – The Real Michael Hutchence, a book by the singer’s sister Tina Hutchence and his mother Patricia Glassop, is a look into the singer’s career as well as private life until his death in a Sydney hotel room in 1997.

The book has been acquired by Trevor Ray Field who, along with Suzy Marovski with Robert Galinsky, executive producing. Galinsky will also write the screenplay.

Galinsky told Encore: “I chased the idea 12 years ago but there was so much litigation and family issues, it looked too harsh. But recently I was made aware of Trevor Ray Field who was good friends of Tina Hutchence and he brought me the book. Over the course of the last month we negotiated the rights with Tina and we hit the mark.
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DVD Release: Dogs in Space

DVD Release Date: June 12, 2012

Price: DVD $29.95

Studio: Hen’s Tooth

Michael Hutchence rocks in Dogs in Space.

The 1986 music-filled Australian cult drama Dogs in Space stars the late Michael Hutchence, best remembered as the lead singer of the rock band Inxs

Set against the backdrop of Melbourne’s late 70s punk rock scene, Dogs in Space chronicles life in a chaotic, squalid share house where hippies, addicts, students and radicals fill their days and nights with sex, drugs and parties. In the midst of the chaos is a romance between Sam (Michael Hutchence), the lead singer of the band, Dogs in Space and his enthusiastic and beautiful lover Anna (Saskia Post). As life in the house spirals out of control, the growing demands and responsibilities of adulthood ultimately lead to tragedy.

Written and directed by Richard Lowenstein, who’s best known for helming music videos for Inxs and U2 among other bands,
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Movies Edgar Wright has Never Seen - Help him decide what to watch on the big screen

Below you will find a list of movie that Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright has never seen. Not long ago Wright went out and asked his friends and fans to recommend some movies they thought he may have missed over the last thirty years of his life. He got recommendations from Quentin Tarantino, Daniel Waters, Bill Hader, John Landis, Guillermo Del Toro, Joe Dante, Judd Apatow, Joss Whedon, Greg Mottola, Schwartzman, Doug Benson, Rian Johnson, Larry Karaszeski, Josh Olson, Harry Knowles and hundreds of fans on this blog.

From these recommendations, Wright created a master list of recommended films that were frequently mentioned. The director now wants the fans to choose which of the films on the list he should watch on the big screen.

Wright is holding a film event at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles called Films Edgar Has Never Seen.
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Edgar Wright Has Never Seen These Movies, Pair Them Up For Four Nights In Los Angeles

Edgar Wright Has Never Seen These Movies, Pair Them Up For Four Nights In Los Angeles
Edgar Wright's latest epic project [1] has him partnering with Quentin Tarantino, Judd Apatow, Joss Whedon, Bill Hader, Guillermo Del Toro, Joe Dante, Greg Mottola, Harry Knowles, Rian Johnson and, probably, several of you. Like all of us, Wright has a bunch of classic and cult films he's never seen. Unlike all of us, he has the means to see them for the first time on the big screen and will do just that in December [2] at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles during Films Edgar Has Never Seen. The director of Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World asked both his famous friends (some of which are listed above) and fans to send in their personal must see lists and, from those titles, Wright came up with one mega list from which he'll pick a few movies to watch December 9-16. After the jump check
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