Things have been mighty busy around here although it might not be evident in these pages. After eleven years in the same Newtown flat I finally moved last week. To Newtown. So, a gentleman of Newtown I remain.
Freelance work has picked up after a horror start to the year and some of the projects are proving to be pretty exciting. One of those projects is now ready to launch: Cinematica, a weekly movie review podcast that I produce, edit and co-present with Simon Werry and Kailey Carruthers (from the Lighthouse Cinema chain).
We’ve recorded three episodes and they are all available now on iTunes and via the snazzy new website, cinematica.co.nz (made by Ocular in Lyall Bay).
We record the show weekly (Tuesday evenings) and review every NZ new release as well as interview special guests. Over time, with support from local distributors, we hope to offer competitions, prizes, giveaways, etc. and maybe even promote our own special screenings.
It’s early days, of course, and we need an audience and their feedback to take the show to the next level. We’d really appreciate it if you could give us an audition, better still subscribe to us via the iTunes Store and then rate and review the show. That’s how we get better positioning in the store and how we grow the audience even more.
In a couple of weeks we will even start streaming the show live from Petone so listeners can contribute as it happens.
I’m particularly pleased with Episode 001 which features an interview with Tusi Tamasese, the writer/director of The Orator:
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