Reel Life: WA Film Industry News May 2022

'1000 Kings' '1000 Kings'

Reel Life - Revelation Perth International Film Festival never stops!

Oh my. . . The good times keep a rollin’ with our very own streaming service, RevStream, which contains more than 400 individual feature, documentary and short film titles – including more than 100 WA films. For May, it’s our great pleasure to launch a brilliant collection of international independent documentary and feature works. We’re super keen to hear what you think of the German psychedelic sci-fi feature '1000 Kings', the much more understated but excellent sci-fi/horror two hander 'A Knight’s Tour', the nasty US exploitationer 'Bad Girls', the classic Aussie rock discovery '6ft Hick: Notes From The Underground' and the sparkling and always surprising examination of porn icon 'Morgana'. RevStream is unique internationally and we’re so proud to present these and WA titles nationally and to audiences around the world. Take a look at the full catalogue on our website.

Made In WA
This month we’re super happy to include five WA titles on our RevStream service and congratulations to all. For May, we find a home for the excellent short which Revelation executive produced 'Raising Joey' and four music videos – The IT Guy, 'Put Your Hands Up', 'Is This I' and 'Gonna Get Love'. If you’re a local filmmaker, we’d love to include your work in what is the largest library of WA-produced works. All we need is a link, a poster and a short synopsis and we’re off! Send us your stuff!

EOFY is (almost) here!
There’s only a couple of months before the end of the financial year. . . An important time for us all. We also know that it’s the perfect time to think about how you can best make tax time work for you and what better way to donate to Rev! Any donation is fully tax-deductible and on top of that advantage, you’ll get that warm feeling that you’ve supported true independent screen culture that itself puts every cent raised straight back into the local community – film or otherwise – via our year-round non-profit production, distribution and exhibition initiatives. Convinced?

Morgana RevMay

We’ve got merch! Whether it’s a mask you need or a t-shirt or heck, even a Revelation bath mat, we’ve got it all for you. Head to Redbubble to stock up on merchandise which helps us spread the word, share the love and support indie film.

Cinema happenings in Perth (and WA)

- Book To Film Program continues on Sunday 8 May at The Backlot with 'Billy Liar!' (UK 1963). Based on the 1959 novel by Keith Waterhouse and directed by John Schlesinger, 'Billy Liar!' is a key film of the '60s British New Wave and was named in 12th place in a list of the greatest British films of all time (Total Film). Tickets from eventbrite.
- Join Tristan Fidler at Luna Leederville on the last Friday of the month for Trash Classics, reviving the spirit of the VHS bargain bin and DVD rental aisle onto the big screen with a cult movie favourite. Whether you are a raging fan or a curious newbie, these titles range from 'so bad it's good' to 'how did this get made?', providing over-the-top entertainment and a wild night at the flicks. When we say 'trash', it's a term of love – these are great movies and big-screen favourites to share with an audience! Check listings closer to screening for exact start time – or come at 9pm and enjoy exclusive trashy bar specials – you might need a drink to get in the trashy mood. Further info at Luna’s website.
- It’s that time of the year again so get to Eurovision HQ (aka The Backlot Perth) for a night of fun and fabulousness! Ukraine, Italy and Sweden may be the hot favourites, but there are many outside chances; Spain's 'SloMo'; Banger from Austria 'Halo' and the UK finally with a Top 10 entry, 'Space Man'! Dress in your best Eurovision outfit – a Sub Wolfer, an Estonian Cowboy or something from another time? Prizes will be awarded. Doors open from 1.30am, show starts from 3am on Sunday 15 May. Tickets from eventbrite.
- The Moro Spanish Film Festival evokes reel inspiración with outstanding films from across Spain and Latin America. Playing here in Perth at Palace Cinemas Raine Square, Luna Leederville and Luna on SX until 18 May and next on the international festival agenda is the German Film Festival which returns to Perth 2-22 June showcasing the best contemporary German cinema direct from major festivals in Europe, plus a selection from its German-speaking neighbours – Austria and Switzerland.



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