5 episodes

Join Alexei Toliopoulos on a journey through the landscape of Australian cinema. Celebrating classics, unearthing rare cinematic rediscoveries and conversations with some of Australia’s greatest filmmakers. 

From the gonzo mavericks of the Ozploitation era, to the re-discovery of our lost classics, to our complex works of queer filmmaking and our new wave of Australian filmmakers, no stone is left unturned

Each episode of Sunburnt Screens is accompanied by a curated selection of films on BROLLIE, the free streaming service from Umbrella Entertainment specialising in cult cinema, curated discovery and Australian independent film. 

Sunburnt Screens is a collaboration between Umbrella Entertainment, Brollie and DM Podcasts

Sunburnt Screens: The Australian Cinema Odyssey DM Podcasts

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Join Alexei Toliopoulos on a journey through the landscape of Australian cinema. Celebrating classics, unearthing rare cinematic rediscoveries and conversations with some of Australia’s greatest filmmakers. 

From the gonzo mavericks of the Ozploitation era, to the re-discovery of our lost classics, to our complex works of queer filmmaking and our new wave of Australian filmmakers, no stone is left unturned

Each episode of Sunburnt Screens is accompanied by a curated selection of films on BROLLIE, the free streaming service from Umbrella Entertainment specialising in cult cinema, curated discovery and Australian independent film. 

Sunburnt Screens is a collaboration between Umbrella Entertainment, Brollie and DM Podcasts

    BREAKING BOUNDARIES - Queer Cinema in Australia

    BREAKING BOUNDARIES - Queer Cinema in Australia

    From the provocative culture clash of sexuality, masculinity and Greek Australian culture in HEAD ON to the unparalleled tenderness of OF AN AGE, join us on a captivating journey through Australia’s complex and compelling history of queer stories on screen.

    Head Brollie.com.au or the Brollie app to dive into some powerful cinema.

    Featuring Ana Kokkinos, Goran Stolevski and Spiro Economopoulos

    Produced & Edited by Alex Jae

    Produced by Alexei Toliopoulos, James Keogh & Xanon Murphy

    Executive Produced by Ari Harrison 

    Sunburnt Screens is brought to you by Brollie, Umbrella Entertainment and DM Podcasts
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr
    OZPLOITATION - The Shocking & Schlocking Cinema of Brian Trenchard-Smith

    OZPLOITATION - The Shocking & Schlocking Cinema of Brian Trenchard-Smith

    Adjacent to the Australian New Wave movement of the 70's and 80's was a period of exploitation filmmaking focused on explosions, fast cars, and gonzo genre flicks with an Ozzie flair. With countless films available this era of filmmaking can be a little daunting to dive into, so we’re giving you an entry point. Join Alexei as he brings you into the wicked world of the films of Brian Trenchard-Smith. We journey through his films The Man From Hong Kong, Turkey Shoot, BMX Bandits, Dead End Drive-In and even his prizewinning government PSA film combatting cigarette-fueled hospital fires.  

    Catch up with a bunch of Brian's films and a huge selection of Ozploitation on Brollie.com.au or on the Brollie app 

    Produced & Edited by Alex Jae

    Produced by Alexei Toliopoulos, James Keogh & Xanon Murphy

    Executive Produced by Ari Harrison 

    Sunburnt Screens is brought to you by Brollie, Umbrella Entertainment and DM Podcasts
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 44 min
    AUSTRALIAN NIGHTMARES Part II - 21st Century Horror

    AUSTRALIAN NIGHTMARES Part II - 21st Century Horror

    We conclude our journey into the new wave of evocative and provocative horror cinema from Australia. This time, Alexei Toliopoulos explores not only the decade of films in between the cultural behemoths of The Babadook and Talk to Me, but also the future of cinema’s most fiendish genre. 

    Catch up with a curated selection of related films on Brollie.com.au or on the Brollie app.

    Featuring:

    Film critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

    Filmmakers Natalie Erika James (Relic), Goren Stolevski (You Won’t Be Alone), Jack Clark & Jim Weir (Birdeater), Andrew Dillon (Dark Place) and Alice Maio Mackay (T Blockers)

    Produced & Edited by Alex Jae

    Produced by Alexei Toliopoulos, James Keogh & Xanon Murphy

    Executive Produced by Ari Harrison 

    Sunburnt Screens is brought to you by Brollie, Umbrella Entertainment and DM Podcasts
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 56 min
    AUSTRALIAN NIGHTMARES Part I - 21st Century Horror

    AUSTRALIAN NIGHTMARES Part I - 21st Century Horror

    We’re in the crashes of a new wave of evocative and provocative horror cinema from Australia. But a film movement doesn’t just break out of nowhere, on this first entry of a 2 part exploration into the modern horror genre, Alexei Toliopoulos investigates the small group of freakout films that signified we were on the precipice of a significant era of homegrown horror. 

    Catch up with a curated selection of related films on Brollie.com.au or on the Brollie app

    Featuring:

    Film critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

    Filmmakers Michael & Peter Spierig (Undead and Predestination), Sean Byrne (The Loved Ones) and Enzo Tedeschi (The Tunnel) 

    Produced & Edited by Alex Jae

    Produced by Alexei Toliopoulos, James Keogh & Xanon Murphy

    Executive Produced by Ari Harrison 

    Sunburnt Screens is brought to you by Brollie, Umbrella Entertainment and DM Podcasts
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr
    Sunburnt Screens

    Sunburnt Screens

    Join Alexei Toliopoulos on a journey through the landscape of Australian cinema. Celebrating classics, unearthing rare cinematic rediscoveries and conversations with some of Australia’s greatest filmmakers. 

    From the gonzo mavericks of the Ozploitation era, to the re-discovery of our lost classics, to our complicated history with queer filmmaking and our new wave of Australian filmmakers, no stone is left unturned

    Each episode of Sunburnt Screens is accompanied by a curated selection of films on BROLLIE, the free streaming service from Umbrella Entertainment specialising in cult cinema, curated discovery and Australian independent film. 

    Sunburnt Screens is a collaboration between Umbrella Entertainment, Brollie and DM Podcasts.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Brokenpaths ,

Brilliant interviews!

Thank you Alexi! Agapi mou si!!
As much as we all loved your very comedy driven podcasts regarding cinema and those even better documentaries on YouTube, I personally have been yearning for a more in-depth analysis podcast series that touches on cinema and the fact it revolves around Aussie cinema is magnificent!

Thank you for sourcing and chatting to genuine heavy hitters in the industry and from one horror lover to another. THANK YOU.

Can’t wait for the rest of it!
All the best
G

luke_rod ,

Seriously good!

Love this podcast series, what a joy hearing Alexei interview some of Australia’s best auteurs and sharing his insatiable passion for some of Aussie film’s best kept secrets. Be in the know and listen!

Ron Ron2857 ,

Slip, Slop & Slap on this Podcast Baby!!!

Get out your sunscreen Jungle Babies… this one is HOT, HOT, HOT!!!
Alexei has upped the UV(Undeniable Va-va-vooom) to an all time high on the love letter to Oz Cinema!!!

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