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Krew Boylan and Rose Byrne in ‘Seriously Red’

NEW YORK, NY (August 9, 2022) –  After two years of virtual events due to the pandemic, the fourth annual Australian International Screen Forum is back as an in-person event at Lincoln Center in New York from September 6-8, 2022.

Gracie Otto’s Seriously Red will serve as the opening night film and Bunya Entertainment's True Colors will be the television drama centerpiece. The closing night film will be the screening of Phil Noyce’s Dead Calm. Phil Noyce will present his film in person. He will also lead a masterclass as part of the industry conference.   


The program showcases groundbreaking new Australian content, alongside workshops by leading film industry mentors. This year’s Talent USA New York delegation comprises exciting Australian filmmakers and television creatives. Past year’s delegates included Natalie Erika James (Relic), Grant Sputore (I Am Mother), Joe Brumm (Bluey), Dylan River (Mystery Road: Origin) and Samantha Strauss (The End).  

Previous keynote speakers have included directors Gilliam Armstrong and Baz Lurhman, cinematographer John Seale, film editor Jill Bilcock, American producers Barry Levinson and Jason Blum, and American documentary producer Sheila Nevins. 

Seriously Red, which debuted at SXSW in March this year, is helmed by Gracie Otto who platforms star and writer Krew Boylan in the title role of an aspiring Dolly Parton impersonator. The musical comedy has received rave reviews following its SXSW bow and also features Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Daniel Webber and Celeste Barber. 

True Colors is fast securing a reputation as another TV drama winner from the Bunya team. The 4- part series, from writer/directors Erica Glynn and Steven McGregor and co-creator Warren H. Williams, is set in the world of Indigenous art and follows Detective Toni Alma on an epic hunt for a killer. This is a murder mystery like no other, exploring culture, community and the very human pursuit of identity and belonging.

In the role of Ambassadors to the Screen Forum, Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman continue to work alongside co-founders Chris Beale and Michael Kelleher to guide the strategic development of this year’s Screen Forum. The Screen Forum Board of Advisors includes Dierdre Brennan, Francesca Beale, Ann Moore, Elliot Whitton, Ken Crouch, Graeme Mason, Schuyler Weiss, Ian Sutherland and Kate Marks.  

The industry program, including keynote speakers, will be announced later this month. 3-Day Early Bird Industry Passes are on sale now for $99 by visiting our Eventbrite Page. Individual tickets to select events including screenings will be available later this month. 


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