On Nova, Tim Blackwell is heard in drive with Kate Ritchie and Marty Sheargold, entertaining over a million listeners a week on their drive home, around Australia. His first gig was occupying a studio chair as Nova 100 Melbourne’s late night announcer. In 2002 he moved to Perth to host Nova 93.7’s local drive show and was the first voice heard on air when the station launched with a Red Hot Chili Peppers interview. Today, he's making it silly.
The Black Balloon has been described by it's creator as a semi-autobigraphical work, which is a stamp she intentionally leaves on everything she does - whether it's directing a film she's written, an episode of Offspring, a US TV Series, or her latest film, The Honor List. Elissa Down joins me in the chat cave, to talk about her process, her life, and you know... what makes her silly.
Icarus, the Academy Award winning documentary, is a film about duality, told in a very unconventional manner. When editor Kevin Klauber (of Pearl Jam Twenty, Harmontown, and Brew Dogs) was brought on to the project, it appeared to be the "Super Size Me"of sports-doping. What unravelled in front of him, however, was a piece of filmmaking with much more significant implications. This is the story of how he put it together.
From John Safran, and The Chaser's War on Everything, through to Late Night with Seth Meyers, Craig Melville has found that being slightly ahead of the technology curve has helped him to establish himself as one of Australia's premier directors. He started in advertising, then moved into the world of documentary, and now... he's in the ramble room.