Adelaide Film Festival is partnering with the Kangaroo Island Feastival 2014 for another Film + Food extravaganza, with a hand picked selection of Australian short films starring Linda Cropper, Anthony LaPaglia and Stephen Curry.
AFF CEO and Festival Director Amanda Duthie will showcase the short films, as chef Rachel Hannaford blends South Australia’s best produce, creating a taste and touch connection between film and food.
These films will be screened against the stunning backdrop of Kangaroo Island, on Friday April 25, in conjunction with Novatech Creative Event Technology:
Welcome to Iron Knob – a total crowd pleaser for the audiences, winning the Audience Award for Short Film at last year’s AFF. After a young boy accidentally shoots a stranger with his father’s gun, it is left to the nonchalant townsfolk to cover it up as quickly as possible – so they can get back to doing whatever it was that they were doing before. Starring legendary Australian actress Linda Cropper, Welcome to Iron Knob was created by local director Dave Wade and producer Alex Blue.
The Ride – starring Adelaide’s own Anthony LaPaglia, this thriller short is directed by Marion Pilowsky. On a deserted country road a student happily accepts a ride back to town. Things take a turn for the worse when the driver’s psychotic nature is revealed. Frightened and intimidated, the student finds himself in a situation from which there is no escape.
Bonny Doon – Funny guys Stephen Curry and Dave Lawson star alongside each other in this hilarious short, directed by Matthew Saville. While travelling to Victoria’s Lakes District, Curry and Lawson discuss their careers and various acting techniques. If you are a fan of The Castle, you will love Bonny Doon.
A Wild Birthday Party – director Christo Reid has crafted an absorbing portrait of SA pastoralist Sir Sidney Kidman’s 75th birthday, held in 1932. With over 50,000 people attending it was the biggest private birthday party ever held in Australia. But not everything went according to plan. Using 16mm archival footage, Reid, Sir Kidman’s grandson, presents an absorbing portrait of a celebration unrestrained by regulations, class or climate.
Chef Rachel Hannaford promises the food will match the scene scapes and sound on the big screen.
Amanda Duthie said today: “What could be better – a magnificent island, delicious feast, films and friends. This is a brilliant way to digest new ideas and brilliant flavours.”
Adelaide Film Festival is a biennial event, showcasing the best of local, Australian and internationally produced films, with an eclectic mix of cinema, television, art and the moving image. Festival patron Margaret Pomeranz said of the event: “No wonder it’s ranked amongst the top 50 festivals in the world!”
You can find full details and booking information at www.tourkangarooisland.com.au/kifeastival