Every May in glittering Las Vegas, the world's best poker players pay up to $10,000 of their own money to compete in the ultimate card game . . . the World Series of Poker. POKER KINGS follows the high stakes journey of five players over 12 months in their quest to win poker's Holy Grail and its $2.5 million first prize. Featuring: Phil Hellmuth, Jr., Simon Trumper, Garry Bush, Rob Varkonyi and Carlo Citrone.
behind the poker face
winner of two AFI awards
Meet Robert (Bob) Fischer - and then wish you never had. This exposé follows an American (con) artist on his forest fire tour of Melbourne. Bob, a colourfully misanthropic nobody, manages to fool everyone within earshot - artists, gallery owners, art dealers and sponsors-scorching the poor suckers in the process. The unravelling disaster is expertly captured by director Maciej Wszelaki's omnipresent and frequently daring and intrusive lens. The film premiered at Sundance.
AFI Award for Best Direction in a Documentary - Maciek Wszelaki
AFI Award for Best Editing in a Non-Feature Film - Jane Usher
Dendy Award for the Best Documentary @ Sydney Film Festival
Rouben Mamoulian Award (Best of Dendy) @ Sydney Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
IF magazine's: The Independent Documentary Film of The Year Award
The Movie Show Poll Winner for the Best Documentary
'Schtick Happens' documents the conflict between documentary filmmakers and their subject after the release of the film, 'Original Schtick'. It's a story that challenges notions of representation as it traces, subject, Bob Fischer's unfolding story, his shifting reactions to the film, the tenuousness of his involvement with the documentary filmmakers, as well as their joint attempts to sell and promote 'Original Schtick'. This film is about making it happen, capitalising on fame, while also recognising that 'schtick' can pass in a fleeting moment. And what you have left is the difference between art and artfulness.
AWARDS: Best Documentary - St Kilda Film Festival
Stretch has got 3 hours and 42 minutes to find himself some dinner, make up with his girlfriend and score enough ecstasy to keep his buddies happy - and if you think that’s easy, try doing it with a Croatian salami smuggler along for the ride! AFI award winning film.
Best Director - Australian Screen Directors' Association
Best Director - FlickerFest
Winner - AFI AWARD for Best Short Screenplay! - Kris Mrksa
Best Short Film - Dendy Awards - Sydney Film Festival,
Best Film - St kilda Film Festival
Sparky D Comes to Town
Multi Award winning atmospheric thriller.
Judy's got a problem... Tom has no time for her. Tom has no affection for her. Tom has no pulse. Loop.
The Channel 4 Award for Best Independent Production
The First Prize - Film Festival in Valencia, Spain
The Prize of the FIPRESCI: Oberhausen,
The First Prize - International Short Film Festival, Targu Mures
The Best Short Film, Mediawave
The Jury Prize - Hamburg International Short Film Festival