Victoria on Film looks back at local flicks

ACMI and Film Victoria have produced an online series as part of the Victoria Together website, which looks back at a range of films filmed in Victoria.

Co-hosted by actor Shane Jacobson and ABC Radio National’s Beverley Wang, the first featured film is Crackerjack, with an interview with Mick Molloy and Judith Lucy.

Katrina Sedgwick Director & CEO of ACMI said: “Going to the cinema may not be possible right now, but being able to watch so many wonderful films and series at home has certainly kept us all going! In this joyful new series we celebrate the amazing talent in our state and a few of the many iconic films that have been made right here in Victoria.”

Caroline Pitcher, CEO of Film Victoria added: “As Victorians, we share a collective pride when we get to enjoy our own local screen stories and see the familiar places where they have been filmed. Victoria on Film gives us the opportunity to get behind Victoria’s acclaimed screen industry and offers exclusive interviews with the talented Victorians who were integral in bringing these stories to life.”

The series continues fortnightly, reuniting Osamah Sami, Don Hany, Helana Sawires and director Jeffrey Walker from 2017 romantic comedy Ali’s Wedding; Eric Bana and director Adam Elliot from 2009 stop-motion animated film Mary and Max; and Essie Davis, Nathan Page and Isabella Yena from the 2020 cinematic adventure of detective-extraordinaire Miss Phryne Fisher, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears.

Victoria on Film will also feature author Raimond Gaita, Eric Bana and Kodi Smit-McPhee from the 2007 dramaRomulus, My Father; Shane Jacobson and Rebecca Gibney from 2015 hit The Dressmaker; and director Rachel Griffiths, Michelle Payne, Stevie Payne and Teresa Palmer from the 2019 Melbourne Cup drama Ride Like a Girl, with further guests and films to be announced.

Victoria on Film showcases the breadth of the state’s screen talent on both sides of the camera and spans its most iconic locations, from Flemington Racecourse to the Great Ocean Road and the Wimmera.

The series is one of a number of new programs on the Victoria Together platform. The digital hub connects Victorians with the best of the state’s online experiences, including health, fitness, music, comedy, kids activities and an array of other offerings.

Saturday 26 September 2020
Crackerjack
Shane Jacobson interviews Mick Molloy and Judith Lucy
Time: 6.30pm at together.vic.gov.au.

Films and guests over coming weeks, include:

Ali’s Wedding
Beverley Wang interviews Osamah Sami, Don Hany, Helana Sawires and Director Jeffrey Walker

Mary and Max
Shane Jacobson interviews Eric Bana and director Adam Elliot

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears
Beverley Wang interviews Essie Davis, Nathan Page and Isabella Yena

Romulus, My Father
Shane Jacobson interviews author Raimond Gaita, Eric Bana and Kodi Smit-McPhee

The Dressmaker
Beverley Wang interviews Shane Jacobson and Rebecca Gibney

Ride Like a Girl
Shane Jacobson interviews Rachel Griffiths, Michelle Payne, Stevie Payne and Teresa Palmer

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