Brendan Young Pt3 - Panos Cosmatos - Benjamin Gilmour

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Podcast 52

Brendan Young completes this marathon three-parter in which he talks about his feature documentaries Love and Anarchy: The Wild Wild World of Jaimie Leonarder (2003), and You Only Live Twice: The Incredibly True Story of the Hughes Family (2010). He also talks about his long-in-development project, in which he recorded 30 hours of interview footage with the veteran Australian actor Michael Pate (1920-2008), best known for his extensive Hollywood career. Pate returned to Australia in the 1960's, where he developed a screen version of Norman Lindsay's Age Of Consent, and went on to be the creative force behind The Mango Tree (1977) and Tim (1979).

  

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Panos Cosmatos grew up on movie sets in the company of his father Hollywood director George P. Cosmatos, (Rambo : First Blood, Cobra, Tombstone). Panos's second feature Mandy is a hair-raising, stylish horror thriller, starring the ubiquitous Nicolas Cage in a career defining role.

Mandy Trailer

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Benjamin Gilmour is a self-taught filmmaker. Formerly a paramedic, he utilises a semi-documentary format to dramatise the story of a former Australian soldier, who returns to Afghanistan with the intention of atoning for his actions, which resulted in the accidental killing of a civilian.

Jirga was produced on minimal means in a hectic 20 day shoot after a major investor pulled out at the 11th hour. This is possibly a blessing in disguise as he explains in a wide-ranging interview.

Jirga Trailer