The six finalists arrive in Mumbai, the heart of the Bollywood film industry. Mentor and judge, Anupam Sharma, reveals they will have to impress a new panel of Bollywood judges at the end of the week, who will then determine which two of the finalists will be sent home to Australia.
Some people are taking precautions and preparing for the ultimate worst-case scenario. But is the end of the world really just around the corner or are the "survivalists" just paranoid? Dave leaves the city to join those who believe the end is nigh. He seeks out food in the wilderness, has nightmares about eating a childhood pet and hankers for the wonders of modern medicine.
University student Steve James (Hoop Dreams) became a 'Big Brother' to Stevie Fielding, a difficult, hyperactive kid, living a sad and troubled life in a rural community in Illinois. James ended formal 'Big Brother' duties with Stevie in 1985 when he moved to Chicago and despite feeling he should stay in touch, lost complete contact. Ten years later James reconnects with Stevie and, with his permission, begins a film about him - a search to discover what had happened to Stevie over the past ten years and an attempt to understand the forces that had shaped his life. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
Only 24 finalists remain from the hundreds of hopefuls who auditioned. Now the pressure increases as the 24 finalists are invited back for three gruelling rounds of final auditions. The contestants have to perform a scene from their lives, in front of family and friends, and perform a self-choreographed dance.
Robert Redford recounts his experiences on Sydney Pollack's post-Watergate political thriller, Three days of the Condor whilst Milos Forman and Michael Douglas discuss their struggle to make a film which had a dramatic effect on the debate concerning the treatment of patients inside psychiatric institutions in the US.
Gambling is said to be part of the Australian character, but are we a nation of high rollers or mug punters? Dave goes on a journey that takes him into the belly of the gambling beast to see if he can make it as a punter without losing his shirt.
Looks at the parlous state of production, distribution and exhibition of Australian films in Australian cinemas.
In a Sydney suburb, two nurses, a housekeeper and a solicitor attend to Elizabeth Hunter (Charlotte Rampling) as her expatriate son and daughter convene at her deathbed. In dying, as in living, Mrs. Hunter remains a formidable force on those around her. Based on the novel of the same name by Patrick White.
Inspired by the huge success of the Bollywood movie industry, this series follows the search for an Australian Bollywood star: an unknown who will go on to win the prize of a lifetime - a part in a Bollywood film. Renowned Bollywood producer and director, Mahesh Bhatt, is offering a coveted place in his next movie to one Australian, giving them the chance to become the next Bollywood star.
A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of today's top film directors. A fascinating profile that explores each directors unique process for creating some of the most memorable and enduring movies of our times.
Eating animals is one thing, but actually killing them is something very different. Hunting is a primal activity and it's alive and well in Australia. Dave heads way out of his comfort zone when he trades his life as a mild-mannered city slicker for the life of a knife-wielding hunter.
A documentary on the life and work of British camerman Jack Cardiff who worked on a number of films including A Matter of Life and Death, The Red Shoes and The African Queen.
Winner of the 2007 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In East Berlin in 1984, an agent of the secret police who is conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover finds himself becoming increasingly drawn into their lives.
Director Martin Scorsese speaks frankly about one of his filmmaking influences, the late Elia Kazan, using clips from some of Kazan's key films including 'On The Waterfront' and 'East of Eden'.
No other novel has been more universally embraced than The Wizard Of Oz. However, not everyone thinks the Wizard is wonderful, with critics claiming the story is poorly written and consequently unwholesome for children.
It takes a village to make a movie, but when that village is Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and not Hollywood, CA, the results are at times bizarre, comical, and very American. With the help of his mother, his 82-year old uncle, and a local cast of hilarious and lovable characters, filmmaker Mark Borchardt fights his way through internal and external roadblocks to achieve his goal - to make his movie, his way. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
Dave Zwolenski explores the world of limp dicks and hard sells when he meets Australia's king of erectile dysfunction, Jack Vaisman - CEO and director of Advanced Medical Institute.
Every year, thousands of children flock to Hollywood from across the US and beyond, dreaming of stardom - or at least a big break during 'pilot season', the traditional three-month casting window for new television shows. Many stay at the Oakwood, a temporary housing complex that has been catering to show business kids for more than twenty years. This film follows half-a-dozen Oakwood families as they navigate tremendous financial, professional and personal obstacles in search of fame and fortune. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
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