Australian Film Focus at Cameo Cinemas

AUSTRALIAN FILM FOCUS AT CAMEO CINEMAS

Cameo Cinemas loves showcasing the films of talented Australian filmmakers. Cameo's unique Australian film focus aims to support our highly creative screen industry and offer broader exposure for emerging filmmakers to promote their films in the competitive film market place.

We’re both thrilled and honoured to be screening these films – each one is well worth catching on the silver screen.  

Book now and support Aussie film at your favourite independent cinema!

Three Summers

  • Cast
  • Michael Caton, Magda Szubanski, Deborah Mailman, Jacqueline McKenzie, John Waters.
  • Director
  • Ben Elton
  • Synopsis
  • Three Summers is an upcoming Australian romantic comedy film, written and directed by Ben Elton. The film was filmed and is set in Western Australia, at a fictional summer music festival called 'Westival'.
  • Classification
  • M, 102 mins
  • Genre
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Running Time
  • 102 minutes

Jungle

  • Cast
  • Daniel Radcliffe, Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell
  • Director
  • Greg McLean
  • Synopsis
  • Daniel Radcliffe joins Wolf Creek director Greg McLean in the Bolivian rainforest for a gloriously tense survival thriller based on the bestselling real-life story of adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg.

    In the early 1980s, 22-year-old Israeli backpacker Yossi Ghinsberg and two friends – Swiss teacher Marcus Stamm and American photographer Kevin Gale – set off from the Bolivian city of La Paz on what was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. Leading the way into the uncharted Amazon was Austrian expat Karl Ruprechter, who had met the friends just days before and claimed to be familiar with the region. But their dream trip soon turned into a wilderness nightmare from which not all of the men returned.

    Adapting Ghinsberg’s acclaimed memoir, Aussie thriller auteur Greg McLean takes on an altogether different kind of terror in Jungle, all the more potent for being true. Daniel Radcliffe continues pushing his post-Potter career to the extreme, ably supported by Alex Russell, Joel Jackson and Thomas Kretschmann.

    Scripted by Justin Monjo (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart) and supported by the MIFF Premiere Fund, Jungle is a stunningly shot, edge-of-your seat story of survival and self-discovery
  • Classification
  • M, 111 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Mature themes and coarse language
  • Genre
  • Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Running Time
  • 111 minutes

Better Watch Out

  • Cast
  • Olivia DeJonge, Virginia Madsen, Patrick Warburton
  • Director
  • Chris Peckover
  • Synopsis
  • When you think the suburbs, you think safety, but this holiday night the suburbs are anything but safe. Ashley (Olivia DeJonge) thought this babysitting job was going to be an easy night, but the night takes a turn when dangerous intruders break in and terrorize her and the twelve-year-old boy, Luke (Levi Miller), she’s caring for. Ashley defends her charge to the best of her ability only to discover this is no normal home invasion.
  • Classification
  • MA15+, 89 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • MA 15+ Strong themes, violence and coarse language, some disturbing scenes
  • Genre
  • Comedy, Horror, Thriller
  • Running Time
  • 89 minutes

The Butterfly Tree

  • Cast
  • Melissa George, Ewen Leslie, Ed Oxenbould
  • Director
  • Priscilla Cameron
  • Synopsis
  • Melissa George returns to Australia to star alongside Ewen Leslie and Ed Oxenbould in a visually sumptuous coming-of-age tale of love and loss tinged with magical realism.

    When 13-year-old Fin meets Evelyn, a florist with a penchant for 1940s fashion and a radiant appetite for life, he is drawn into her spellbinding world of plants and insects: it seems the perfect place to escape his ongoing grief over the death of his mother. But as Fin’s feelings for Evelyn bloom into a confusing mix of teenage desire and misplaced maternal love, it sets the stage for a showdown with his equally struggling father, Al – especially when it become clear that Al is also falling for Evelyn.

    Working from her Australian Writers’ Guild award-winning script and with the support of the MIFF Premiere Fund, first-time filmmaker Priscilla Cameron crafts an intimate, slightly hyper-real story about the sometimes rocky path it takes to learn the true meaning of love, and its intricate connections with loss. Oxenbould shatters any lingering memories of the boy he was in 2014’s MIFF Premiere Fund-supported Paper Planes as he embraces a role of complex emotional flux, subtly underscored by Jason Hargreaves’ resplendently lush cinematography – The Butterfly Tree is a treat on the big screen.
  • Classification
  • M, 96 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • M Mature themes, sex scene, nudity and coarse language
  • Genre
  • Drama
  • Running Time
  • 96 minutes

The Comet Kids

  • Cast
  • Marty Rhone, Lulu McClatchy, Tiriel Mora
  • Director
  • Glenn Triggs
  • Synopsis
  • In order to protect his father's discovery, Lucas and his five friends go on the adventure of a lifetime to find the piece of a passing comet that crash lands near their hometown in the 1950's.
  • Classification
  • PG, 92 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Mild themes and violence
  • Genre
  • Adventure, Sci-Fi
  • Running Time
  • 92 minutes

Swinging Safari

  • Cast
  • Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Julian McMahon, Asher Keddie, Radha Mitchell, Atticus Robb, Darcey Wilson, Jack Thompson, Jeremy Sims
  • Director
  • Stephan Elliott
  • Synopsis
  • 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.

    From director, Stephan Elliott, who brought you The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, with an all-star Australian cast including Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce. SWINGING SAFARI is a colourful satire of a typical Australian beachside neighbourhood, in the height of a 1970s summer. It captures the innocence of an era of careless parenting, constant sunburn and suggestive adult behavior.
  • Classification
  • M, 96 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Mature themes, sex scenes and coarse language
  • Genre
  • Comedy
  • Running Time
  • 96 minutes

Sweet Country

  • Cast
  • Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Tremayne Doolan
  • Director
  • Warwick Thornton
  • Synopsis
  • Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self defense and goes on the run as posse gathers to hunt him down.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated
  • Genre
  • Adventure, Crime, Drama

Kangaroo

  • Director
  • Kate McIntyre Clere, Michael McIntyre
  • Synopsis
  • This groundbreaking film reveals the truth surrounding Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved icon. The kangaroo image is proudly used by top companies, sports teams and as tourist souvenirs, yet when they hop across the vast continent some consider them to be pests to be shot and sold for profit. KANGAROO unpacks a national paradigm where the relationship with kangaroos is examined.
  • Classification
  • Not yet rated, 94 mins
  • Genre
  • Documentary
  • Running Time
  • 94 minutes

 

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