Monday, December 20, 2010

Melbourne Queer Film Festival

"Re: 21st Melbourne Queer Film Festival March 17 - 28, 2011

Dear Clint,
The Melbourne Queer Film Festival is pleased to let you know that it has selected the film HANGING AT PICNIC ROCK to screen at our 21st festival (March 17 – 28, 2011). "

This is great because it'll be screening while I'm at VCA doing my Masters which will give me some cred at school and everyone will like me.

Isn't that what happened last time?

1UP Microcinema

Here are some pics from an art installation called 1UP Microcinema, which was a bunch of experimental films exhibited on old game consoles in a Perth clothing shop put on by a guy called Matthew Darch.

This what he said 'Thank you so much for allowing me to screen your film at 1UP. It was very well received here in Perth and people enjoyed sitting down and watching it.

Attached are some pics of the place at the moment, just to give you an idea of my setup. I screened your film on the dual racing car with wireless headphones. "

I didn't get a link to the event and I'm not sure when it actually took place but here are a couple of links attached to his email.


The interesting thing that I'm finding with this film is the interpretation of what it is? This is the second time (at least) it's taken place in an event as experimental art.

It's also been fairly regularly screening since it was first shown in October last year. I think it's screened 22 times at 9 different festivals and events.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Short Win

BTW. HAPR won best film at the Halloween Short Cut screening which comprised of a bottle of wine and two tickets to the Astor.
Drank the wine, need to find a good movie at the Astor before Dec 20th.

I can now add two of those wreath things to anything I do with it.

The dress up comp had more grog in prizes than the films actually.

This is Not a Film Festival

Well, I missed this one.
Got the invite while I was in Sydney but anyway, it played on November the 9th.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


The film is playing at The Workers Club, corner of Brunswick and Gertrude streets, Fitzroy, at an event called Haustraliaween, tomorrow, Sunday night. It will play after the last band around 11.30pm.

Sounds fun but I can't go cos I'm in Canberra.

I haven't met the person who asked for the film so it seems to be having it's own life.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Here's some publicity I didn't know about on Skynoise. I'll have to keep an eye on this.

World War Gay

Also hailing from Melbourne’s Silent Army era (it’s comic veteran day at skynoise), Clint Cure ( Q-Ray) and Kieran Mangan are in the midst of raising funds to produce a short video series for the web. Loosely framed as a John Waters meets John Carpenter / sci-fi / action adventure about the development of an anti-gay serum, at time of writing they’ve raised $426 of their modest $1000 goal. Says Kieran: “Why does a film cost $3 million? Well, I know why, but I also know it doesn’t have to. ” And something that may increase or decrease your likelihood of offering some small support – Clint recently finished a short zombie remake : ‘Hanging at Picnic Rock’. And interestingly, this fundraising is all powered by the new Australian micro-fundraising site Fundbreak, an Australian version of kickstarter.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hanging at Halloween

As part of their Halloween night on the 28th of October, Short Cut Short Films is screening Hanging at Picnic Rock.
I wonder what else they are playing? 

I'll be giving a talk beforehand apparently.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

No Vacancy Screening

The film is playing this Monday night, 2nd of August, at No Vacancy as part of Beg Scream and Shout.

I think I will go.

Edith's View

A guy on YouTube saw the clip and told me that his mum played Edith in the original film Picnic at Hanging Rock. So I sent him a copy.

This is what he said;
Mum almost died laughing when the shy prisoner was carried off "MIRANDA DONT GO!!!" and screamed. Her reaction was typical. while finding it difficult to breathe "Put some effort in girl". Whole family loved it.

Apparently she lives in South Australia now "Christine Schuler now known as Christine Lawrance. She studies theology at the Adelaide College of Divinity."

Considering I sent it to Peter Weir, Leigh Whannell and gave one to John Waters it's good to finally get some response from the film world.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


361 Lt Lonsdale st

August, Wednesday 25th at 7pm

Mini MUFF Session 5

Dir. Wade K. Savage / 10mins
In a post apocalyptic world, one woman takes on her greatest challenge.

Dir. Alan Bennett / 9mins
A lone researcher on a space station falls in love with a window-cleaning robot.

Dir.Clint Cure / 12mins
A female prison gang battle demon possessed private school girls.

Dir. David Broder / 20mins
A private eye’s Friday night turns into one hell of an evening.

Dir. Oliver Waghorn / 3mins
Your future is at your doorstep.

Dir. Robin Geradts-Gill & Hannah Moon / 7mins
The story of a suburban superhero in trouble.

Dir. Greg Hanson & Casey Regan / 16 mins
A group of nuns vow to revenge their priest’s murder.

Monday, June 28, 2010



Thankyou for entering the 11th annual Melbourne Underground Film Festival.

We are pleased to inform you that your film has been accepted and will screen as part of this year's festival.

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival will be running from August 20 - August 28 2010 at the following venues: the Classic Cinema in Elsternwick, Thousand Pound Bend in the CBD and Open Channel's Shed 4 Cinema in the Docklands.

SCREENING: The screening date and time of your film will be listed in the MUFF program and schedule, which will be available to download as an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) document from in mid July.

Jacinta Palmer

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Things That Never Happened.

There's been a few things that didn't quite come about.

The film didn't get screened at Tromadance after all. I think it got knocked out by that human centipede thing everyones talking about.

I got a "return to sender" from the other screening in NY. I think I had the right address but there was some confusion as it's a film night at an art gallery.

We sent a copy to Peter Wier but I'm told he no longer lives in Sydney. Surely they'd forward his mail?

I gave a copy to John Waters. He said he'd watch it but I have no idea wether he did or not. I gave him my email (but I guess if he responds then I have his email).

I met Leigh Whannel and he said he liked the name and I should send it to his agent. Which I did. Heard nothing from him either.

There's still some life in the old girl yet.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Street Cred

Watch RAGE this Friday night, er Saturday Morning to see the music clip I did for Digital Primate.

Early Saturday morning play 4:00 - 6.00am

ZAC BROWN BAND - Chicken Fried
MA - Light Summer Dress (Isaax LSD Remix)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Night of Horror!

Is this saying that it's playing on the 20th or the 23rd?


A Night of Horror International Film Festival will be making its public announcement regarding the festival’s official short film selections shortly.

However, we just wanted to personally let you know ahead of time that your film has been selected to screen at the Australian Short Film Showcase at this year’s festival, and to say congratulations! We are delighted to be screening your film. (And please accept our apologies for the late notification.)

The Australian Showcase is taking place at Metro Screen, Paddington Town Hall (Cnr Oxford Street and Oatley Road, Paddington), Tuesday, April 20, at 9:00pm.

Your film will be screening in competition for “Audience Choice Award: Best Australian Short Film”. Votes will be collected at the screening on April 20, and the winner will be announced at the festival's award ceremony, which follows the feature film TRIANGLE at Dendy Newtown, 7:00pm, Friday April 23, at Dendy Cinema Newtown.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Double Bill

HAPR is getting another screening on the 19th at ABC gallery as part of Shadows.

A film night run by PJ who did the music for HAPR.

It's playing before the feature Liquid Sky another very 80's film.

I've been asked to present it. I guess I'm pretending that it was made in the 80's but was too shocking for release and all that stuff. Thats not true you know, I made all that up, I really only made it last week with puppets.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Trasharama Win

The film came 2nd Place at Trasharama. I wanted to come first. The first place winner was a stop motion called Gumbys New Tit by Alex Machin. So I went round to Alex's house and rolled all his plasticine into one big ball of grey.

Now I can put one of those things with the wreath around it saying winner of blah blah blah. Is there a template for those?
Maybe I can steal one off another site.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hopscotch did reply after all.

Hello Clint,

Unfortunately, due to the large amount of submissions we receive and the size of our team (small!), we do not provide evaluations of projects - we simply consider the project.

However, speaking casually: In the case of HANGING AT PICNIC ROCK, I believe we decided not to pursue the project further because of the niche genre, when we are seeking to develop project of much broader appeal.

Again, please do contact us with any future projects you may have on the boil.



Monday, February 8, 2010

Hopscotch Films

I watched a Metro Screen video (Oz Film vs Oz Audience) recently where Troy Lum (of Hopscotch Films)claimed he read a lot of scripts that should never have been written and why can't somebody write something funny or something that young guys would like to see.


I thought I had a few ideas that were a no-brainer for just this kind of thing, chief of which is turning Hanging at Picnic Rock into a feature. I mean, I've already made a short of it. Which can be a kind of blueprint. They are going to love it! So I called up Hopscotch to see if they would be interested in backing any of them.

So they sent me this:

With each project, we require the submission of a 1-2 page story outline with the following structure before considering the project further:

Act 1: Problem (1-2 paragraphs)
Act 2: Complication (2-3 paragraphs)
Act 3: Solution (1-2 paragraphs)

So I sent them some outlines, and some pictures to wet the appetite. Then I went to the USA.

While I was there I started to think, "hang on, these are the people who made Somersault." That film where nothing much happens to some really annoying kid (like a French film where nothing ever happens)and they think it's good!!! They're not going to want to make a Trash film about Zombies and lesbians killing each other with bad effects.

Sure enough, when I got back I got this;

Thank you for sending through the information requested. The team has now had a chance to read and discuss the story outlines, and unfortunately, they have decided not to consider the films further. I’m afraid this is a pass on for us on HANGING AT PICNIC ROCK.

I’m sorry we’re not able to be involved, but please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding future projects you wish to discuss.

Oh well. It was kind of polite. But they didn't even want to see it? How can you turn down that title alone? Even if you didn't like the story you could just keep the title and write something else. Leigh Whannell loved it! More on that later.

I did ask about reasons why my ideas were rejected but never got anything back. I think they were genius, everyone else thinks they are shit.