Friday on My Mind


Friday on My Mind is a series of FREE talks* curated and hosted by AFTRS where cinephiles, industry, students and film-lovers alike can soak up some creative mind fuel - supplied by some of the best and brightest in the screen arts and broadcast industries. 

Friday on My Mind has been running since 2008 at AFTRS Sydney, with a Melbourne edition, held at ACMI, introduced in 2012.

  • The Friday on My Mind season generally runs from late February to the end of October-early-November each year.
  • All past sessions can be reviewed in the "Previous Guests' tab, at the bottom of this page.
  • Edited transcripts of many Friday on My Mind sessions are available in the School's self-published journal LUMINA and here on the AFTRS website to review.
Go to the LUMINA section of this site to search the article list for published Friday on My Mind interviews

Angus Sampson & The Mule

Distinctive and diverse Angus Sampson's acting body of work spans film, theatre and television with on-screen roles that include George Miller's soon to be released Mad Max: Fury Road, Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, Insidious: Chapter TwoSummer Coda, Legend of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga'Hoole100 Bloody Acres and roles in TV series and movies such as: Wilfred, Thank God You’re Here, Spirited, The Librarians, Underbelly, The Secret Life of Us, Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War and Magazine Wars: Paper Giants and Beaconsfield.

With writing and directing also in his repertoire Angus has just seen his first feature film - The Mule starring Hugo Weaving - that he co-wrote (with Leigh Whannell) and co-directed (with Tony Mahony) released simultaneously in a number of territories after a positive reception on the international festival circuit. The black comedy was strategically released to go straight to VOD with Angus on record saying, "If the audience won't come to the film you might as well take the film to the audience"

Listen to Angus talk to host James Hewison about his experience taking the challenge head on of getting this screen story to the audience before the pirates do, and much more…

Guest: Angus Sampson

Doors open 5pm
ACMI (Federation Square, Melbourne)

* Tickets can be picked up from 10am at the ACMI ticket office.
Places are limited. First in best dressed.


After seven years the Sydney sessions are on a little break. Full details on future Sydney sessions will be posted here.

Review all Friday on My Mind past guests in the
'Previous Guests' tab below ...


*Attendees of Friday on My Mind must be aged 16 and up. Generally material shown and discussed is 15+ and if on the occasion R rated content is shown warnings will be given in advance.