Friday On My Mind Melbourne April 29

ACMI & AFTRS Present Friday on My Mind: Melbourne. Fortnightly in 2016

FRIDAY APRIL 29: Is 2016 The Best or Worst Time to be a Filmmaker?

Director/writer/DOP Paul Goldman's practice traverses the fields of film, TVCs and music videos dating back to his first forays in the 1980s, as a film school drop out, when he established the independent music video production company 'The Rich Kids' where he directed, shot and edited music videos in the U.K. and America during the MTV heyday.

Over the course of his career, Paul has directed over 200 music videos for the likes of Elvis Costello, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Kylie Minogue, Silverchair, Missy Higgins, Hunters & Collectors, Jimmy Barnes and Crowded House. His feature film debut Australian Rules, which he co-wrote, picked up the 2002 AFI award for 'Best Adapted Screenplay' and was invited to screen at Sundance. It also won the 2002 Cannes Junior Special Jury Prize at the festival satellite event for young people. Paul's other feature directing credits include The Night We Called It A Day (2003) starring Dennis Hopper and Joel Edgerton and Suburban Mayhem which screened in the 2006 Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.

Television documentaries and dramas including Such Is Life: The Troubled Times of Ben Cousins (2010) for Seven and Conspiracy 365 (2012) for Foxtel followed suit. Currently writing and developing more film and television projects Paul will share his broad perspective and experiences with host James Hewison on the ever-changing screen content landscape and how screen practitioners need to always be adapting, experimenting and open to new possibilities.

Guest: Paul Goldman

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