Wyrmwood: Apocalypse is a post-apocalyptic zombie film that follows soldier Rhys who lives in a zombie-infested Australian wasteland. Rhys is on an arc of redemption as he turns against his evil bosses and joins forces with a group of rebel survivors to help rescue a girl who holds the cure to the virus.
The film which has been hailed as ‘Mad Max Meets Dawn Of the Dead’ – has picked up an audience award at the 2021 Sydney Film Festival for Best Feature Film.
Luke McKenzie as Rhys, Shantae Barnes Cowan as Maxi, Jake Ryan as the Colonel, Bianca Bradey as Brooke, Tasia Zalar as Grace, Jay Gallagher as Barry and Nick Boshier as the Surgeon General
Actor and social media influencer Shuang Hu has stepped into the role of host of the new Giant Screen documentary BEYOND THE REEF, currently filming in Far North Queensland. BEYOND THE REEF takes audiences on a journey to explore the versatile and spectacular landscape of Far North Queensland, world-renowned for the Great Barrier Reef and its precious ecosystems.
Shuang Hu was born in Tianjin, China and moved to Australia when she was 5 years old. She made her TV debut as Candy Law on the SBS TV series The Family Law and is known for her work on Comedy Central’s Ronny Chieng International Student as Wei Jun. Shuang is a popular Tik Tok identity, with over 4 million global followers, and 66.8 million likes. Shuang comments “After spending the last two years in Los Angeles, I’m excited to be back here in Australia. With travel finally opening up, it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to show audiences what is on offer in this stunning part of the world. I grew up in Townsville so this part of Australia holds a dear place in my heart.”
BEYOND THE REEF is being filmed in Large Format 8k and is designed for a Premium Large Format (PLF) and Giant Screen release across the globe in 2022. The film is aimed at tweens and families who enjoy immersive, co-viewing experiences. The production team will visit numerous locations across Far North Queensland, with Shuang taking part in activities including diving the Great Barrier Reef, taking a safari in the Daintree Rainforest, meeting the local animals and learning to sail. Audiences will feel completely immersed in the experience of a lifetime.
BEYOND THE REEF is a Steve Jaggi Company (SJc) production with In Three Production. The film is directed by Luke Wheatley (The 48 Hour Destination) with DOP’s Jake Koning and Christian Miller filming both above and below the water in Large Format 8k. BEYOND THE REEF is produced by Steve Jaggi and Beckie Adams, with Kylie Pascoe and Kelly Son Hing co-producing. Athabasca Film will distribute the film here in Australia. L.A. based Nicely Entertainment is handling international sales.
Under The Southern Stars the spectacular rock music concert series, is thrilled to be taking place in March 2022.
Featuring rock royalty Cheap Trick, global rock superstars, Bush and the legendaryStone Temple Pilots!As well as Australian rock royalty Rose Tattoo and rock icons Electric Mary. Plus recently added to the line up are the epitome of rock n roll, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club!
The wait is over and UTSS Event Producers can now reveal details for the rock solid dozen concert events in store for audiences in March 2022!
UNDER THE SOUTHERN STARS 2022 Fri, March 11: Maitland Showground, Maitland, NSW Sat, March 12: Foreshore Reserve, Hastings, VIC Sun, March 13: JC Lowe Oval, Yarrawonga, VIC Wed, March 16: Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC Fri, March 18: Bonython Park, Adelaide, SA Sat, March 19: Bonython Park, Adelaide, SA Sun, March 20: Bonython Park, Adelaide, SA Tues, March 22: WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW Wed, March 23: Quodos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW Fri, March 25: Kings Beach Ampitheatre, Caloundra, QLD Sat, March 26: Southport Sharks, Gold Coast, QLD Sun, March 27: Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Presale starts Friday, Nov 26 @ 9.00am AEDT until 5.00pm Sunday, Nov 28 AEDT. Register for presale access before 5.00pm on Sunday, Nov 28 for discounted early bird tickets. General Public On Sale Monday, Nov 29 @ 9.00am AEDT www.underthesouthernstars.com.au
***All previously purchased tickets are valid for 2022 see website for details.***
The announcement of the complete tour dates and venues is expected to be met with major approval from fans all over the country who have been incredibly loyal as they patiently waited for the series to be rescheduled.
The feverish reaction of Adelaide audiences to UTSS headlining the Adelaide Fringe across the three day weekend of 18-20 March has made it necessary for organisers to break the seal early on second release tickets for rock hungry fans, which are now available! The message is clear for all audiences elsewhere – get in quick to avoid disappointment!
Promoter Andrew McManuscomments, ‘‘To say we’re excited by finally being able to announce Black Rebel Motorcycle Club as a new addition and FOURTH high profile international rock band joining our already stellar line-up is an understatement! UTSS2022 will without a doubt rock audiences to the core and give them what they’ve all craved since March 2020 – a line up that features the bands and the music they love – both Australian and International artists up in front of them in the flesh and playing their hits, live…it has been way too long!”
Under The Southern Stars has been granted approval for all #UTSS2022 artists and their crew to enter Australia under strict covid guidelines, ensuring the utmost health and safety of all event patrons, staff, vendors and artists and crews.
With the nation slowly emerging from the most trying period of our lives, we are extremely EXCITED to get the show back on the road and deliver one hell of a rock n roll experience for fans everywhere, TIMES TWELVE!
We know we’ve asked a lot and we sincerely thank everyone out there for their patience and faith in us to deliver the events that we have promised. All previously purchased tickets are valid for the new shows*, so #keepyourticket and see you under the stars!
Celebrated Perth melodic hardcore outfit, Saviour, have returned with a fresh new single “Reshape Me“, which comes paired with the announcement of the bands signing to independent record label, Greyscale Records.
“Reshape Me” delivers a thoughtful take on piecing yourself back together for a more fulfilled and peaceful future. The band highlight: “There are themes revolving around lacking confidence and feeling like a fragmented version of yourself. Sometimes it feels like everyone else around you is living a happier, more complete life than you are. And in this track we speak of trying to change negative ways in an attempt to become a better, more complete version of yourself. A version of yourself that people can better appreciate and want to be around.“
“Reshape Me” has existed in Saviour’s repertoire for some time, taking many shapes and forms in its development over the past five years. Having not made the cut on previous album ‘A Lunar Rose‘, a rewrite and restructure from guitarist CurtisTunks added a new dimension to the track and essentially lived out its meaning when the track was reshaped “from a rock into a gem“.
“Reshape Me” pairs the aggressive and impenetrable vocal stylings of Bryant Best with the beautifully hypnotic counterpart vocalist and keyboardist, Shontay Snow. The package ties together with siren-like lead lines and edgy guitar rhythms, satisfying any fan who has fallen in love with Saviour’s unique brand of melodic and post-hardcore.
Saviour joins forces with Greyscale Records to release “Reshape Me“, looking toward to a bright partnership alongside leading names in the alternative industry. Joining Alpha Wolf, Make Them Suffer, Deadlights, Diamond Construct and more, Saviour find a home within the organised chaos of one of Australia’s finest DIY labels.
Since the initial spark of creativity that grew to become the inferno that is Perth’s beloved heavy melodic act Saviour, both the external world, and the internal mechanics of the band have changed dramatically. One thing that will forever remain, is Saviour’s burning desire to create something truly unique within the alternative music scene. Their etherial collision of aggressive post-hardcore with atmospheric electronic sounds and vocals has lead to the six-piece standing out from the crowd for over a decade now.
After a few years of dormancy, the band returned to stages in late 2017 with a fire burning stronger than ever. 2020 began with the release of their critically acclaimed album ‘A Lunar Rose’ and the band had the world ahead of them before things came to a grinding halt. Not to be deterred, the band spent that time honing their craft, and as the world returns to some sense of normality, so too have Saviour, and the future has never shined so bright.
“Reshape Me” is available and streaming everywhere now.
Summary: The story follows John Parker, a 19 year old from Manchester who embarks on a journey to Brighton, the sJames Bond has left active service. His peace is short-lived when Felix Leiter, an old friend from the CIA, turns up asking for help, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Cinema Release Dates: 11th November 2021 (Australia), 7th October 2021 (Thailand), 30th September 2021 (UK), 8th October 2021 (USA)
VOD Release Dates: TBA
Country: UK, USA
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Screenwriter: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga
Cast: Dali Benssalah (Primo Cyclops)), Priyanga Burford (Dr. Symes), Daniel Craig (James Bond), Ana de Armas (Paloma), Coline Defaud (Young Madeline), David Dencik (Valdo Obruchev), Hugh Dennis (Dr. Hardy), Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Lashana Lynch (Nomi), Billy Magnusson (Logan Ash), Rami Malek (Lyutsifer Safin), Brigitte Millar (Vogel), Amy Morgan (Alison Smith), Hayden Phillips (Sir Sebastian D’ath), Lea Seydoux (Madeleine), Lisa-Dora Sonnet (Mathilde), Christoph Waltz (Blofeld), Ben Whishaw (Q), Lizzie Winkler (Alison Smith), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter)
Running Time: 163 mins
Classification: M (Australia), 13 (Thailand), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)
OUR NO TIME TO DIE REVIEWS
David Griffiths’ No Time To Die Review:
Bond! James Bond is back! If you a hardcore James Bond fan, and a lot of us are, then the pandemic couldn’t have come at a worse time. Just when everybody was getting excited to see Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007 the world went into chaos, cinemas closed their doors and we watched in dismay as the release of No Time To Die kept on getting pushed back further and further. I would be lying if I admitted there was a time when I was wondering if I would ever get to see this film. Well now the film is in cinemas, and I am happy to say that this is one time where that old wives’ tale of ‘good things come to those that wait’ is actually true.
Craig’s final hoorah begins with Bond retired from active service and happy in a relationship with Madeline (Lea Seydoux – Midnight In Paris). We quickly learn though that she has a dark secret that ties to her to the maniacal and precise Lyutiser Safin (Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody) who is about to unleash a vicious plague across the world.
When good friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright – Shaft) reaches out to Bond for help Bond finds out that things are very different at the agency. To M (Ralph Fiennes – Schindler’s List), Moneypenny (Naomie Harris – Moonlight) and Q (Ben Whishaw – Cloud Atlas) he is now an outsider whom they question whether they should help, and in fact he has been replaced with a new 007 (Lashana Lynch – Captain Marvel).
But as Bond works hard to try and bring the old team back together again he finds that just like Madeline he must faces ghosts from the past when he finds that perhaps his old foe Blofeld (Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained) may in fact hold the key to how to stop Safin’s heinous plan.
You could forgive the filmmakers behind No Time To Die wanting to do the Fast & Furious game-plan for Daniel Craig’s final Bond film of bigger is better. But luckily for audiences director Cary Joji Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) and his co screenwriters, Neal Purvis (Skyfall) and Robert Wade (Spectre), opted for a different approach.
I’ll admit that I am a fan of their approach. I have always thought that Bond films work better when they are more natural and believable. Perhaps that is why I have been more of a fan of the Craig Bond films then I have of some of the past films. Here Fukunaga again goes for the more natural approach – the villain here is believable and instead of going for bigger-is-better action sequences he goes for some brilliantly shot car chases and fight pieces that in a way are more believable for the audience. The result is something much more suspenseful and memorable than the myriad of city-destroying action films that litter cinemas these days. At times No Time To Die feels like I am watching a big budget episode of Spooks – and I have to say I like that.
Fukunaga and his writers also don’t forget the fact that while they need action set pieces they also need characterisation. I would argue that you see more of Bond’s character and emotions in No Time To Die than we ever had in any other Bond film and the closeness that makes the audience feel to the character seems like a fitting way to farewell Bond out the door. Likewise Madeline and Safin are given an amazing amount of characterisation throughout the script – while we also see different sides to Q and Moneypenny as well. Sadly the same can’t be said for the character of Nomi (the new 007) – there is very little characterisation shown with her and the result is she feels cold and aloof to the audience, although I suspect that may have been a smart little plan by the screenwriters to show her in the same light as how Bond views her.
Aside from the beautifully shot action pieces here, and I have to say that car and motorcycle chases through the cobblestone streets of a small European town is one of the best action sequences in any Bond film, it is the characterisation that makes No Time To Die such a special film. It gives the audience a closeness to the characters that is often rare in action franchises and this is one time when Bond’s sexual/personal relationship is very believable. These scenes are beautifully played out by Craig and Seydoux and that becomes a useful tool for the director when he wants to tug at the heart-strings or raise the suspense.
It feels weird saying that an action film is a beautiful film but No Time To Die certainly is. There is a beauty to the way that Fukunaga has shot this film – a 4WD chase through the mists of Scandinavia certainly attests to that. The believability and sheer brilliance of this film makes No Time To Die not only the best Daniel Craig Bond film but one of the best of the franchise that we have ever seen. This is going to become a well-loved Bond classic.
Perth’s very own Crypt Crawler are about to thrill their fans with a live stream event that has been months in the planning. Titled Transmissions From The Future the live stream will see the band celebrate the music of their back catalogue including their brand new album Future Usurper.
This week Subculture’s David Griffiths spoke to Marco from the band to find out what fans can expect from the event.
Brisbane based, New Zealand bred Hip Hop artist Cking has just released his new single and music video called ‘No Snakes’, which features NZ emcee Dilz.
Cking and Dilz each come lyrically strapped with passionate and emotive verses, matching the energy of the rapid-fire, earth-rattling production alongside them. The fierce new single is also paired with equally compelling visuals, extending the narrative of the record as it depicts a tale of trust lost and the cleansing of those that have wronged.
Visuals have always been an important and impressive aspect of Cking’s artistic process, and ‘No Snakes’ is no exception. The crisp, cinematic visuals take place in outback Australia and bring a twist of their own towards the end of the single – one that we won’t spoil for you here. As a performer, Cking has toured the country multiple times, most notably with US Internet sensation Futuristic. As well as a slew of headline shows, Cking has shared the stage with industry heavyweights including T-Pain, Drapht, Mobb Deep, Dune Rats, Kerser, Devin The Dude and many more.
New single ‘No Snakes’ is available on major online stores.