Spaghetti Sensibilities

Writer-director Mike Wallis’ western Good for Nothing was given its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) in February. Santa Barbara Independent reviewer writes that Good for Nothing “is a strange brew of dryly satirical send-up, sincere homage, indie B movie and sexual archetype shoot ‘em up.” Wallis and “his partner in life and cine-crime, actress Inge Rademeyer” shot the film in New Zealand in six weeks for $6, before post-production. “Perhaps the most fully realized aspect of the film is its wowing musical score, created by well-known composer John Psathas. No less than the New Zealand Philharmonic lends its symphonic, John Barry-esque sweep to the picture.” The Hollywood Reporter writes: “Filtered through the offbeat sensibilities of early Sam Raimi or the Coen brothers and you’ve pretty much got the picture that is Good for Nothing … The indie labour of love deserves to find exposure beyond the festival circuit.”


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Underplayed Doco Stacey’s Lee’s Homage to Women

Underplayed Doco Stacey’s Lee’s Homage to Women

Electronic music documentary Underplayed is the feature debut of New Zealand-born director Stacey Lee, who has been shortlisted for the Cannes Young Directors Award. “Filmed through a deeply intersectional feminist lens,…