Making its premiere at next months Toronto Film Festival is the Australian drama AROUND THE BLOCK, written and directed by Award-winning filmmaker Sarah Spillane. Christina Ricci leads a high-school drama teacher Dino Chalmers, looking to help an Aboriginal student torn between his unexpected love of acting and the continuing disintegration of his family and home life. However, Dino must practice what she preaches if she is to succeed in her own personal and professional life.

Hunter Page-Lochard, Jack Thompson, Damian Walshe-Howling, Andrea Demetriades and SNOWTOWN’s unforgettable Daniel Henshall co-star in the film still waiting general release dates. Check out the first emotional trailer and poster.


Source: TIFF

Craig was our great north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.