The Inheritance. Jet Trash. Tom Hardy. Charles Henri Belleville made his debut feature film, The Inheritance, featuring one Tom Hardy, for 5 thousand pounds, in 11 days. It would take him a further 10 years to get his next feature film, Jet Trash, out into the world. He's now completing his third film, and in preproduction on his fourth. How did he get here?

August 22, 2017

E111 | Anis Mojgani (Poet)

Anis Mojgani is a two time National Poetry Slam Champion, winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, and multiple-time TEDx Speaker. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in the pages of such journals as Rattle, Forklift Ohio, Paper Darts,Thrush, and Bat City Review.  Anis is the author of three poetry collections, all published by Write Bloody PublishingSongs From Under the RiverThe Feather RoomOver the Anvil We Stretch. His latest book, The Pocketknife Bible, is a fully illustrated poetry-memoir. You can find all his works and tour info at thepianofarm.com. Poems featured in this episode: 1. Closer; 2. Shake The Dust; 3. For those who can still ride an aeroplane for the first time.

Kim Dotcom: Caught In The Web is the expertly crafted documentary from veteran filmmaker, Annie Goldson. It tells the story of Kim Dotcom, the founder of MegaUpload, and presents the case (compellingly) for both sides of the argument. You can find information about upcoming screenings & talks at miff.com.au.

GG Allin. Bjork. Tommy Seebach. These musicians all have one thing in common -- they've been put under the microscope by documentary filmmaker, Sami Saif. Sami is out in Melbourne as a part of the Melbourne International Film Festival. He stopped by the chat cave to speak on his film The Allins, as well as his career, and what makes him silly. You can find info about upcoming sessions at miff.com.au

Porto. Double Play. Working with Jim Jarmusch. Richarld Linklater & James Benning. Discovering films as a means of escaping a lonley life in Barcelona, indie film force Gabe Klinger finds himself at the Melbourne international Film Festival with his second feature, Porto. How did he get here? What does he really think about pirating films? And what makes him silly?

Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and NY Times bestselling author. She has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society and the author of ten books including NY Times bestseller, Real Happiness, her seminal work, Lovingkindness and, Real Love, her latest release by Flatiron Books. Acclaimed for her humorous, down-to-earth teaching style, Sharon offers a secular, modern approach to Buddhist teachings, making them instantly accessible. She is a regular columnist for On Being, a contributor to Huffington Post, and the host of her own podcast: The Metta Hour. For more information, visit www.SharonSalzberg.com.

The Death & Life of Otto Bloom is the debut feature film from Writer/Driector Cris Jones. After attending the VCA, Cris began collaborating with academy award winning Producer, Melanie Combs, the two having created quite a formidable creative partnership. The Death & Life of Otto Bloom is set to be released for consumer content on August the 9th, you can purchase the film on DVD, as well as on all your digital platforms, including Foxtel On Demand, Google Play, Bigpond Movies, and iTunes.