Returning: The Bazura Project
They're not Margaret & David, but community TV's own film reviewers.
Community television doesn’t often get press except when it’s being shut down, so here’s a bit of brighter news.
Film reviewers Lee Zachariah and Shannon Marinko are returning with a new series of The Bazura Project. The first episode features Disaster Movies, director Gillian Armstrong, and the new Ridley Scott film Body of Lies.
The Bazura Project, PG, Episode One
Melbourne: C31, 9.30pm, Thursday, 9 October
Federation Square, 2.30pm Thursday, 9 October.
Brisbane: QCTV, 9.30pm, Thursday, 9 October.
Sydney: TVS, 8.30pm Thursday, 9 October.
Adelaide: C31, 9.30pm Friday, 10 October.
Australia’s most-loved and least-seen film review programme is back for its third season on Community Television. Join hosts Lee Zachariah and Shannon Marinko for a high-energy half-hour that will have you smirking aloud in no time. Shot on a shoestring, with a weekly filmic opening sequence that needs to be seen to be believed, the show delivers tongue-in-cheek news segments, reviews, interviews and feature stories on everything from cinema etiquette to understanding Soviet Montage. Starting as a cult hit, The Bazura Project is now one of community television’s most popular programs, broadcast in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.
On this week’s show, we superficially examine the genre of Disaster Movies, we fawn excessively over Death Defying Acts director Gillian Armstrong, and we review the new Ridley Scott film Body of Lies. Plus all the usual jokes at the expense of the Australian film industry, Harvey Weinstein and Brett Ratner, and an opening sequence that has to be seen to be believed! Otherwise, it’s just conjecture. The Bazura Project – Back, despite popular demand.
The Bazura Project, PG, Episode Two
Melbourne: C31, 9.30pm, Thursday, 16 October
Federation Square, 2.30pm Thursday, 16 October.
Brisbane: QCTV, 9.30pm, Thursday, 16 October.
Sydney: TVS, 8.30pm Thursday, 16 October.
Adelaide: C31, 9.30pm Friday, 17 October.
Cult community TV program, The Bazura Project continues its wildly ambitious task of re-enacting classic movie moments, reporting on film news, interviewing filmmakers, and reviewing latest release films and obscure DVDs. All for a budget of less than $1.00 (per season). Acerbic, pithy and altogether much too clever for its own good, The Bazura Project has once again managed to jam pack an outrageous amount of content into one short episode. This week, join hosts Lee Zachariah and Shannon Marinko to investigate how much science is actually involved in science fiction, have a sneak peek at an interview with “insert mildly famous filmmaker here” and check out an opening sequence that will have you wishing there was a female host to wear that bikini. Enough said. Tune in to the movie show for the common fan to find out what the buzz is about.