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"Swinging Safari" Restricted Footage

  • SneakPeek
From RedBand.Ca, Sneak Peek restricted 'red band' footage from the comedy/drama feature "Swinging Safari" (aka "Flammable Children"), written, directed by Stephan Elliott, starring Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce and Radha Mitchell:

"...a teenager comes of age in a small Australian town during the 1970's when a 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach..."

Cast also includes Julian McMahon, Darcey Wilson, Asher Keddie, Jack Thompson, Atticus Robb, James Calder, Ethan Robinson and Ava Taylor.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Swinging Safari"...
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First Trailer for Coming-of-Age Comedy 'Swinging Safari' from Australia

"Why were they doing that to each other?" Becker Film Group has debuted the trailer for an Australian comedy titled Swinging Safari, which is about some kids growing up in the wild, wacky 70's in Australia. "It's a time of boxed wine, bad hair, bad styles, bad choices, but good times." The story follows a group of adults who get into the sexual revolution after a beached blue whale shows up, but it's also about their kids and what they experienced during the year. Swinging Safari has a great ensemble cast: Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie, Jeremy Sims, and Jack Thompson. This looks goofy in all the wrong ways, but maybe it's the right kind of wrong we all need right now. Enjoy. Here's the first official trailer for Stephan Elliott's Swinging Safari, direct from YouTube: 1970s Australia: A 200-ton blue whale washes up
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‘Swinging Safari’ Trailer: Guy Pearce & Kylie Minogue Shake Up The ’70s

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It’s been a long time since Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue delivered daytime intrigue on the soap opera “Neighbors,” but the duo are finally back together with “Swinging Safari.” It’s a big, very broad comedy, which perhaps isn’t surprising given that Stephan Elliott (“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert“) is behind the camera.

Co-starring Radha Mitchell, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie, Jeremy Sims, and Jack Thompson, the film brings audiences the swinging, no-rules ’70s to tell a coming of age story that unfolds in a not-so-quiet suburb.

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First trailer for Swinging Safari starring Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue

The first trailer has arrived online for writer-director Stephan Elliott’s (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) upcoming comedy Swinging Safari which stars Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie, and Jeremy Sims; check it out below…

“1970s Australia: A 200-ton blue whale washes up on a local beach and the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened in their lives. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of this quiet suburban cul-de-sac celebrate in their own special way, by joining the sexual revolution. It’s a time of boxed wine, bad hair, bad styles, bad choices, but good times. And like the rotting whale, it’s all about to go spectacularly wrong.”

Swinging Safari is set for release on January 11th.
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Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce reunite in Swinging Safari – trailer

Formerly titled Flammable Children, the upcoming comedy from writer/director Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of PriscillaQueen of the Desert and Welcome to Woop Woop) reunites Minogue with her former Neighbours co-star and takes a sepia-tinted look at 1970s Australia: the sun, the surf, the swimmers ... and the swinging. Filmed on the Gold Coast, and with more than a few traces of Puberty Blues, the coming-of-age film follows what happens to three neighbouring families on a quiet suburban cul-de-sac when an extraordinary event shakes up their lives. Swinging Safari's cast includes Asher Keddie, Julian McMahon, Radha Mitchell and Jeremy Sims, and will be released on 18 January 2018

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First look: Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce ignite 'Flammable Children'

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First look: Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce ignite 'Flammable Children'
Exclusive: Comedy reunites Australian stars for first time since Neighbours.

Screen can reveal the first look image of Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce in Stephan Elliott’s (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) comedy Flammable Children, which reunites the Australian duo on screen for the first time since they starred in hit TV series Neighbours in the late 1980’s.

Currently in post-production, the movie follows a teenager coming of age in a small Australian town during the 1970s when a 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach.

Minogue and Pearce play eccentric parents catching up with the sexual revolution.

The film also stars Radha Mitchell (Man On Fire), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Asher Keddie (Wolverine) and Jeremy Sims (Idiot Box).

Produced by Al Clark (Chopper) and Jamie Hilton (The Little Death), crew includes production designer Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road), Oscar-winning costume designer Lizzy Gardiner (Hacksaw Ridge) and hair and make-up
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First look: Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce reunited for 'Flammable Children'

  • ScreenDaily
First look: Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce reunited for 'Flammable Children'
Exclusive: Comedy reunites Australian stars for first time since Neighbours.

Screen can reveal the first look image of Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce in Stephan Elliott’s (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) comedy Flammable Children, which reunites the Australian duo on screen for the first time since they starred in hit TV series Neighbours in the late 1980’s.

Currently in post-production, the movie follows a teenager coming of age in a small Australian town during the 1970s when a 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach.

Minogue and Pearce play eccentric parents catching up with the sexual revolution.

The film also stars Radha Mitchell (Man On Fire), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Asher Keddie (Wolverine) and Jeremy Sims (Idiot Box).

Produced by Al Clark (Chopper) and Jamie Hilton (The Little Death), crew includes production designer Colin Gibson (Mad Max: Fury Road), Oscar-winning costume designer Lizzy Gardiner (Hacksaw Ridge) and hair and make-up
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Aimc 2016 wraps up with awards for Sam Neill, Anthony Buckley, Sue Milliken

  • IF.com.au
Sam Neill, Sue Milliken, Anthony Buckley (Photo credit: Peter Jackson).

The 71st Australian International Movie Convention wrapped last week, with a delegation of just over 1,000 converging on the Gold Coast for the five-night-four-day convention.

Seven features screened at Aimc, including three Australian films: Don.t Tell — attended by cast members Jack Thompson Am, Rachel Griffiths, Sara West, Gyton Grantley, Martin Sacks and Robert Coleby; Jasper Jones — introduced by director Rachel Perkins; and Transmission's Oscar contender Lion — attended by mother and son Sue and Saroo Brierley, on whose story the film is based.

Sam Neill followed in the footsteps of Jack Thompson, winning the Aimc Lifetime Achievement award, and used the occassion to read out amusing testimonials from the likes of Bryan Brown, Rob Sitch and John Cleese congratulating him on his award..

Neill.s Hunt for the Wilderpeople director Taika Waititi watched on, fresh from the set of Thor: Ragnarok,
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Aimc 2016 wraps up with awards for Sam Neill, Tony Buckley, Sue Milliken

  • IF.com.au
Sam Neill, Sue Milliken, Anthony Buckley (Photo credit: Peter Jackson).

The 71st Australian International Movie Convention wrapped last week, with a delegation of just over 1,000 converging on the Gold Coast for the five-night-four-day convention.

Seven features screened at Aimc, including three Australian films: Don.t Tell — attended by cast members Jack Thompson Am, Rachel Griffiths, Sara West, Gyton Grantley, Martin Sacks and Robert Coleby; Jasper Jones — introduced by director Rachel Perkins; and Transmission's Oscar contender Lion — attended by mother and son Sue and Saroo Brierley, on whose story the film is based.

Sam Neill followed in the footsteps of Jack Thompson, winning the Aimc Lifetime Achievement award, and used the occassion to read out amusing testimonials from the likes of Bryan Brown, Rob Sitch and John Cleese congratulating him on his award..

Neill.s Hunt for the Wilderpeople director Taika Waititi watched on, fresh from the set of Thor: Ragnarok,
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Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue comedy 'Flammable Children' gears up for Australia shoot

Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue comedy 'Flammable Children' gears up for Australia shoot
Stephan Elliott is directing the 1970s-set feature.

Australian director Stephan Elliott’s 1970s-set comedy Flammable Children will begin principal photography on Australia’s Gold Coast on Oct 17.

Set against the backdrop of a typical Australian beachside neighbourhood in the height of the 70s, the ensemble comedy takes a nostalgic look at an era of “careless parenting, constant sunburn and unsupervised activities”.

The film reunites Elliott with producer Al Clark of Wildheart Films, actor Guy Pearce and many of the crew on his 1994 breakout hit The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert.

Clark is producing with Jamie Hilton of See Pictures

Other members of the ensemble cast include Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Asher Keddie, Julian McHacon and Jeremy Sims.

Newcomers in the roles of the main teenagers include Atticus Robb and Darcey Wilson (The Dressmaker).

“When I was finally ready to write it, this script jumped out of my head fully formed - so I appreciate having
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Stephan Elliott’s Flammable Children gears up to shoot

  • IF.com.au
Stephan Elliott (left).

Principal photography will start next Monday October 17 on Flammable Children, the latest film from writer-director Stephan Elliott.

Asher Keddie (Offspring), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck) and Jeremy Sims join the previously announced cast of Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue and Radha Mitchell.

Newcomers Atticus Robb and Darcey Wilson (The Dressmaker) will play the lead teenagers.

Shooting on the Gold Coast, Flammable Children see Elliott reunited with many who worked with him on The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert — including Pearce and producer Al Clark.

Clark, of Wildheart Films, will produce alongside Jamie Hilton of See Pictures.

Flammable Children is set an Australian beachside neighbourhood in the height of a 1970s summer.. The comedy is described as .a love letter to a world of careless parenting, constant sunburn and unsupervised activities..

The film also boasts an impressive crew, including Oscar winning production designer Colin Gibson, (Mad Max: Fury Road), Oscar winning costume designer,
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New drama for Love Child star

  • IF.com.au
A Playmaker Media drama starring Jessica Marais and a reality series which reunites people with long-lost family members are among six new Australian shows for Network Ten in 2016.

The line-up includes Australian Survivor, All Star Family Feud, the spin-off I.m A Celebrity. Get Me Out Of Here! Now, and the previously announced telemovie Brock.

Ten said more new local series will be announced next year as it strives to build the momentum which saw the broadcaster record its highest commercial prime time shares since 2011 as audiences increased by 15 per cent this year.

In Playmaker Media's The Wrong Girl, Love Child star Marais will play Lily, a modern woman caught between two guys — one too good to be true and the other so wrong he might be Mr. Right.. Lily and her flatmate Simone are supposed to be taking a sabbatical from men but Lily falls in love with Jack,
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Offspring's key cast confirmed for sixth season, says Beautiful Lie producer

Imogen Banks discusses Offspring’s unexpected return and her new show, The Beautiful Lie, which transplants Anna Karenina into Melbourne high society

Eddie Perfect on Offspring, a show made by, and about, women

Bringing the Offspring family back to the table has been a “complicated process”, says the drama’s co-creator Imogen Banks, who confirms to Guardian Australia that all the show’s key cast has been signed for a season return.

When the show’s fifth season finale aired in August 2014, it felt like a series wrap-up. Storylines were neatly tied up and protagonist Nina Proudman (played by Asher Keddie) delivered a curtain-dropping line to her one-year-old daughter: “Yes, Zoe, this is your family. And it’s always going to be like this.”

Related: Eddie Perfect on Offspring, a show made by, and about, strong women

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The return of Offspring- minus its co-creator

  • IF.com.au
Offspring co-creator Debra Oswald hopes fans will enjoy the sixth season on Network Ten next year - but she won.t be part of it.

The network confirmed on Sunday that Asher Keddie will return as Dr Nina Proudman, with Kat Stewart as her sister Billie.

.Nina.s story and the story of her daughter Zoe, sister Billie, brother Jimmy, mother Geraldine and all her other family and friends is far from over,. Ten said.

However Oswald posted on Facebook, .I'm happy with where we took the story by the end of series 5 of Offspring. For that reason, I've chosen not to be part of season 6. I hope fans enjoy the new series..

Oswald created Offspring with John Edwards and Imogen Banks and worked on the drama for all five seasons. Banks and Edwards, who will produce the sixth season, an Endemol Shine Australia production, are assembling the creative team.
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Offspring season six: Asher Keddie to reprise role as Dr Nina Proudman

Following fears the popular Australian drama would not be back after its fifth season in 2014, Channel 10 has announced its return in 2016

Channel Ten has surprised Offspring fans by announcing its much-loved relationship drama starring Asher Keddie will be back for a sixth season in 2016 after all.

Keddie, who plays obstetrician Dr Nina Proudman, and Kat Stewart, who plays her sister Billie, have both been signed by Ten to reprise their roles. However, none of the other cast members have been confirmed yet.

Related: Eddie Perfect on Offspring, a show made by, and about, strong women

Related: Offspring cancelled: Asher Keddie has played beloved character for last time

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Asher Keddie confirms she is pregnant with her first child

The Australian actor appears at the GQ Men of the Year awards with husband Vincent Fantauzzo and a visible ‘baby bump’

Asher Keddie plays Nina Proudman for last time

Eddie Perfect: an ode to Offspring

• Channel Ten pins hopes on more reality shows

Party Tricks actor Asher Keddie has confirmed she is pregnant, following an appearance at the GQ Men of the Year awards in Sydney.

Keddie appeared on the red carpet with husband Vincent Fantauzzo and wore a form-fitting black dress that showed her visible “baby bump”. She told news.com.au: “We’re thrilled. We’re really excited and can’t wait ... I just feel good now.”

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Asher Keddie will not be returning as Ten pins hopes on more reality shows

No new series for Party Tricks or Offspring but The Bachelor returns alongside Bachelorette spin-off and Gogglebox, a television show about people watching television

Asher Keddie and Rodger Corser on Party Tricks

Offspring cancelled: Asher Keddie plays Nina for last time

There was bad news for Asher Keddie fans at Tens programming launch on Thursday night: not only does the networks 2015 slate not contain Offspring but there was no second series of Party Tricks either.

As Guardian Australia revealed in October, the creative team behind Offspring have all moved on to other projects and the plot lines were all tied up when series five wrapped in August.

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Party Tricks flop puzzles producer

  • IF.com.au
John Edwards has produced more than 35 series, miniseries and telepics since 1985 in his illustrious career and has rarely made a misstep creatively.

So the producer was as surprised as Network Ten executives when Party Tricks opened poorly last month and even more so when the ratings for the second episode plunged by 32% and never recovered.

The 6-part drama has appealing leads in Asher Keddie and Rodger Corser, was created by Michael Lucas, one of the core writers on Offspring, and produced by Endemol Australia.s Edwards and his long-time collaborator Imogen Banks.

Keddie stars as Kate Ballard, the Victorian Premier, with Corser as David McLeod, the opposition leader and her one-time secret lover.

The premiere was watched by 710,000 viewers in the five capital cities and the second episode drew just 476,000.. The consolidated ratings were a bit more respectable: 806,000 capital city viewers, up 14% or 97,000 viewers with time-shifted viewing for the premiere; and 570,000 up 20% or 95,000 viewers,
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Party Tricks: Asher Keddie out to prove there is life after Offspring

Part romantic comedy, part political drama, this new show from the star and makers of Offspring has some big boots to fill

Offspring cancelled: Asher Keddie has played Nina for last time

There are two barriers to the success of Party Tricks, a slick new romantic comedy from the makers of Offspring and Puberty Blues, which debuts on Network Ten on Monday night. The first is that its about a politician not traditionally a popular topic for a local, mainstream drama. The other is that its not Offspring.

Starring Asher Keddie as Victorian premier Kate Ballard, Party Tricks has big expectations to meet. Namely, pleasing all the Offspring fans who want more Asher Keddie only as Nina Proudman.

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Producers urged to tell universal stories, and better

  • IF.com.au
To have any chance of international sales, Australian films need to be original, bold, tell universal stories and be extremely well executed.

That.s according to some international sales agents whom If interviewed as part of our ongoing series of articles on the state of Australian cinema and ways to reach audiences more effectively.

While their views may sound obvious, they say that too often Australian films are failing on most if not all counts.

Michael Favelle of Odin.s Eye Entertainment agrees with the premise that producers should go big or small and avoid middle budget films, as If canvassed last week, but he sees a deeper problem.

.Yes there is a challenge in recouping and financing mid-range films but where we are failing more often is in original films with clear and compelling premises or stories with universal appeal,. says Favelle, the international sales rep for Canopy, Forbidden Ground,
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