Lights, Camera, Action – Don’t miss Screen Citizens!


Waverley Council is thrilled to announce a series of film screenings and talks, celebrating local and Australian film talent including some of Australia’s most iconic films as part of Screen Citizens.

For the first time since it was released, a digital restoration of the 1982 cult classic, Starstruck along with many other iconic Australian films will be screened at the Bondi Pavilion Theatre during October and November.

Acting General Manager Cathy Henderson says it is exciting that Waverley Council will host this series of films and discussions with filmmakers.

“Bondi has long been recognised as a thriving creative community with  musicians, visual artists, writers, film makers and thought-leaders all contributing to our rich cultural fabric.

“To celebrate and acknowledge the talent of our local film makers we are running this series of film screening and talks.

“Each screening will include a discussion with the director, producer or writers of the film who will share the stories of making their films in the context of the Australian film industry. This is a rare opportunity and one not to be missed.”

Screen Citizens will be hosted by film reviewer Peter Castaldi and is open to everyone from film lovers, film students, emerging film makers, industry professionals to those who love to listen to great stories and have a chat in the Bondi Pavilion bar over looking the famous Bondi Beach.

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Program Details:

Bran Nue Dae
Thursday 5 October, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Guest Speaker: Producer, Graeme Isaac
The life of the story – its different creations, journeys and outcomes and adapting from Stage to Screen.

Burning Man 

Thursday 12 October, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Guest Speaker: Writer/Director Jonathan Teplitzky skyping in from London
From Burning Man to The Railway Man - a local to an international film directing career and working across different industries.

The Rocket
Thursday 19 October, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Guest Speakers: Writer/Director, Kim Mordaunt and Producer, Sylvia Wilczynski
Making films for international audiences and shooting in overseas locations.

Eye of the Storm
Thursday 26 October, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Guest Speaker: Producer Antony Waddington
The significance of passion projects and the smaller films - why we make them.

Starstruck (National Film and Sound Archives digital restored)
Thurday 23 November, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Guest Speaker: Producer, David Elfick  From cult film to Australian classic.
The unexpected life of a film and the importance of Australian film culture.

The Odd Angry Shot (National Film and Sound Archives digital restored)
Thursday 30 November, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Speakers: Writer/Producer Tom Jeffrey and Producer Sue Milliken.
Risk taking in contemporary Australian film making and are we still doing this?