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Meet the Filmmaker: The New Boy

60 minutes
Following the screening of The New Boy join writer-director Warwick Thornton (We Don't Need a Map, SFF 2017), and producer Kath Shelper in conversation with Sandy George at The Hub.
Get an inside look at the filmmaking process, what it was like working with the extraordinary cast (including Cate Blanchett, newcomer Aswan Reid, Deborah Mailman and Wayne Blair) and more.

Special Guests

Warwick Thornton
Warwick Thornton was born and raised in Alice Springs. His short films Green Bush (SFF 2005) and Nana (SFF 2007) premiered at Berlinale. His debut Samson and Delilah won the 2009 Cannes Camera d'Or. Other films as director: The Darkside (2013), We Don't Need a Map (SFF 2017) and Sweet Country (2017).
Kath Shelper
Kath Shelper is the producer of many award-winning films including Samson & Delilah, which won the prestigious Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009. In 2013, she finished another feature film with Warwick Thornton, The Darkside, which screened at the Berlin International Film Festival. Kath also produced Beck Cole's debut feature, Here I Am, and her short film, Plains Empty (Sundance 2005), plus many other short films. She also produced two chapters of The Turning feature film project (directors Warwick Thornton and Mia Wasikowska), and Warwick's contribution to the Guillermo Arriaga omnibus, Words with Gods.


Sun 11 Jun
The Hub, Lower Town Hall
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