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Join your host, Sean Coates (and sometimes, his casual co-host Erik Tischer) on an irregular basis to talk all things movies, from brief reviews to in-depth discussions to interviews with filmmakers about their great new projects. We also like to talk about bad movies as part of our Film Fiasco series, where Sean and Erik break down some horrendous cinema to try and make sense of why it exists.
ABMP Ep 42 - Dirty Money: Vol 1, Sound of Metal & More (with Aaron Bahamondes)
ABMP emerges out of lockdown just in time for Christmas with an episode finally recorded with 2 people in the same room (What a luxury!). Sean is joined on his incredibly comfortable couch by filmmaker, Aaron Bahamondes to talk about his brand new short film, Dirty Money: Vol 1. They also discuss some of their post-lockdown cinematic outings (including Tenet and Sound of Metal), what they watched to get them through the lockdown and Sean previews the upcoming cinema releases, End of the Century and My Salinger Year.
ABMP EP 41 - Abduction Interview w/ Paul Komadina - Nightstream
On this special interview episode of ABMP, Sean is joined all the way across the Nullarbor from Perth by Paul Komadina, the director of the new Aussie Sci-fi short film, Abduction, recently screened at the North Bend Film Fest as part of Nightstream. They discuss the power of genre in storytelling, virtual film festivals, film production during a pandemic and more.
ABMP Ep 40 - Survival Skills Interview w/ Quinn Armstrong - Fantasia Film Festival 2020
On this episode, Sean is joined via Zoom all the from Seattle by Quinn Armstrong, Writer/Director of the new police training video parody film, Survival Skills, currently screening online for Fantasia Film Festival 2020. Quinn talks everything from how he got Stacy Keach to do the film, how he destroyed 50 VCRs to get the authentic VHS aesthetic, the benefits of an online film festival and how he feels about his film in the midst of the current protests and police brutality in the US. It's a great conversation that I really hope you enjoy (Quinn's cat even makes a brief appearance, you don't want to miss that).
ABMP Ep 39 - The Plastic House Interview w/ Allison Chhorn - MIFF 2020
Merry MIFF-mas everyone! While the festival cannot go ahead as usual due to COVID-19, MIFF has moved online for 2020. This year's program has a slew of fantastic films, including Allison Chhorn's experimental documentary hybrid The Plastic House. On this special episode, Sean sits down with Allison over Zoom to talk all about her new film, Robert Bresson, William Faulkner, Adelaide weather and much more!
The Plastic House is screening online as part of MIFF 68 1/2. To purchase tickets and see the full program, head to 2020.miff.com.au
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ABMP: Film Fiasco 6 - Twilight w/ Ashley Teresa & Sarah
The Melbourne Lockdown has inspired Sean and Erik to embark on a treacherous and audacious journey into covering one of cinema's favourite punching bags on Film Fiasco; The Twilight Saga. But they cannot do it alone and will need to bring in the experts to provide an informative and much less cynical perspective. Enter our Twi-hards, Ashley Teresa from SWITCH. and Sarah, ABMP's resident Oscars expert.
Join Sean, Erik, Ashley and Sarah as they embark into covering the entire saga, film by film during this ongoing lockdown period, beginning with the 2008 film that started it all, Twilight.
ABMP Ep 38 - Descent interview with Director Nays Baghai - Sydney Film Festival 2020
On this special episode, Sean chats to Nays Baghai, Director of the documentary feature, Descent currently screening online as part of Sydney Film Festival 2020 until June 21.