“I keep an eye out on the new talent in Australia… There was a Golden Age when there was Peter Weir and the Bruce Beresford’s and now it seems to me that there are a number of directors who are sort of bubbling, just need to surface, and then they’re going to break out. And I want to find a way to somehow be a part of that.”
The big screen adaptation of Tim Winton's coming-of-age classic is going on a surfing safari around Australia. If you have any questions for or about Simon Baker, his directorial debut, Breath, or novelist Tim Winton, on whose book the film is based*, now’s your chance.
Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason has two blunt messages for feature film producers. One is: Recognise that most independent films, Australian and international, now are earning roughly half as much at Australian cinemas as they did only a few years ago.