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That Sugar Film

The trailer and website for THAT SUGAR FILM have now been launched. THAT SUGAR FILM follows Damon Gameau as he explores the impact of sugar on his own body after having been mostly sugar free for three years.

THAT SUGAR FILM is a fun and engaging look at how (and how much) Australians consume sugar, how it impacts us and the surprising amount of it found in perceived healthy foods. Damon’s experiment saw him consuming forty teaspoons a day (the average amount consumed by an Australian adult); on a diet of perceived normal ‘healthy’ items, without any junk food.

The film features appearances from Stephen Fry, Brenton Thwaites, Isabel Lucas and Jessica Marais.

The film is directed by Damon, and produced by Nick Batzias for Madman Production Company. Damon comments “I am thrilled to be finally sharing this film with audiences. The journey has been an extraordinary one for me and those close to me. Given the current state of health and well being in the population, I think it is vital that we change the way we think about ‘healthy’ foods. My hope is that this story will help people to make a powerful change in their own lives and in the lives of their children.

THAT SUGAR FILM will have its world premiere on 20 November 2014 at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the world’s largest documentary film festival. It will then release in Australian cinemas in March 2015, and will see Damon appearing around the country at a number of special events discussing the film, and sugar’s role in our lives.

The films website, which went live today, forms the hub of what Damon hopes will be a nationwide movement to change the way we think about sugar. The website contains recipes, information about sugar, resources for schools and educators, and will grow to include numerous personal tools for those looking to decrease the amount of sugar in their lives.

Alongside the film, That Sugar Book will be released by Pan Macmillan in mid February.

THAT SUGAR FILM is a definite must-see… Watching Damon’s investigation into the world of sugar will instantly​ get you thinking about what goes into the food you eat.” – Jamie Oliver



Summary: Dusty is a crop-dusting plane who dreams of competing in a famous aerial race.

Year: 2013

Australian Cinema Release Date: 19th September, 2013

Australian DVD Release Date: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Klay Hall

Screenwriter: Jeffrey M. Howard, John Lasseter (story), Klay Hall (story)

Cast: Carlos Alazraqui (El Chupacabra), Cedric The Entertainer (Leadbottom (voice)), Priyanka Chopra (Ishani (voice)), John Cleese (Bulldog (voice)), Dane Cook (Dusty Crophopper (voice)), Colin Cowheard (Colin Cowling (voice)), Anthony Edwards (Echo (voice)), Brad Garrett (Chug (voice)), Teri Hatcher (Dottie (voice)), Gabriel Iglesias (Ned/Zed (voice)), Oliver Kalkofe (Franz/Fliegenhozen (voice)), Stacy Keach (Skipper (voice)), Val Kilmer (Bravo (voice)), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Rochelle (voice)), Danny Mann (Sparky (voice)), Jessica Marais (Rochelle (voice)), Brent Musburger (Brent Mustangburger (voice)), John Ratzenberger (Harland (voice)), Sinbad (Roper (voice)), Roger Craig Smith (Ripslinger (voice)), Filip Watermann (Grimm)

Runtime: 91 mins



David Griffiths: Stars(2.5)

Please check Dave’s review of ‘Planes’ that is available on The Helium Entertainment Channel

Greg King: Stars(2)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Planes’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Film Show Episode 50

Nick Gardener: Stars(3)

Please check Greg’s review of ‘Planes’ that is available on The Good The Bad The Film Show Episode 50



Average Subculture Rating (out of 5): Stars(2.5)

IMDB Rating:  Planes (2013) on IMDb

Other Subculture Media Reviews of ‘Planes′: Nil



Audiences are fastening their seatbelts as “Disney’s Planes” prepares to take off this September.  Joining the cast will be Australia’s very own Jessica Marais as Rochelle, in a localised version of the feature for Australia and New Zealand.

Jessica’s character Rochelle is a tough racer and the pride of the Wellington Range.  Always confident and capable, she got her start running mail to small towns in Tasmania. Rochelle developed a knack for fast travel that ultimately inspired her to give air racing a try. She is relentlessly pursued by charmer El Chupacabra, but steadfast Rochelle is much too focused on winning the race to return his affections.

Jessica Marais can currently be seen in the second season of Magic City, opposite Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Olga Kurylenko, for the Starz network. In 2013, Jessica will star in the title role in ABC’s telemovie Carlotta, and the Nine Network’s new drama series, Love Child.

Prior to graduation, she secured a role in her first feature film Two Fists One Heart and a leading role in Network Seven’s Packed to the Rafters which has now become Australia’s highest rating family drama series.  Her role as ‘Rachel Rafter’ on the hit show earned her two Logie Awards in 2009 for Most Outstanding New Talent and Most Popular New Female Talent as well as a further four nominations for Most Outstanding Actress and Most Popular Actress.  In 2011, Jessica was also nominated for the Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television.

From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take the defending champ of the race circuit.   Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.

“Disney’s Planes” takes off in cinemas for the September school holidays and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select cinemas.