Friday on My Mind
I'VE GOT FRIDAY ON MY MIND ...
Friday on My Mind is a series of 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, 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 past guests section, below.
- Edited transcripts of many Friday on My Mind sessions are available in the School's self-published journal LUMINA.
THIS WEEK FRIDAY MARCH 14:MELBOURNE:
David Parker: Passion and Versatility Equals Longevity
Is David Parker the Swiss-army-knife of filmmakers? With talents as a stills photographer, writer, director, producer and director of photography, David has been successfully active in the film and television industry for over 30 years.
His films include popular favourites like Malcolm, The Big Steal, Hercules Returns and Amy. He produced and shot the mini-series Stark with Ben Elton and shot for Francis Ford Coppola on the set-up of The Outsiders. Most recently he has made Matching Jack and Fatal Honeymoon and is currently finishing The Menkoff Method.
David is passionate about telling stories and will share his experiences and insights with host Ewan Burnett.
- Guest: David Parker
Doors open 5:00pm
ACMI (Federation Square, Melbourne)
*Tickets can be picked up from 10AM at the ACMI ticket office.
Gods of Egypt - Alex Proyas
Alex Proyas is one of those agile directors who moved effortlessly between the worlds of TVCs, music videos and feature films. Best known for The Crow, Dark City, I, Robot and Knowing, Alex Proyas is currently in 'pre' for his latest feature project, Gods of Egypt which is being shot in Sydney.
The Hollywood-backed action fantasy, has Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush and Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau attached and is based on Egyptian mythology. Egyptian born, Alex has long wanted to make a movie set in ancient Egypt and wrote the screenplay, with Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless, that revolves around a young thief, in mythical ancient Egypt, who enlists the help of the gods to bring his beloved back from the dead.
Alex will share his experience of being a practising filmmaker today, and what it's like be part of the key creative team that bring Hollywood blockbusters to life.
- Guest: Alex Proyas
Doors open 5:30pm
Light refreshments will be served directly after the session this week.
Review all Friday on my Mind past guests in the 'Previous Guests' tab below ...
Disclaimer: Friday on My Mind sessions are generally rated 15+. On the rare occasion that clips contain 18+ material warnings will be indicated in advance.