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Join us at Backlot on Wednesday May 14th when we screen "Patrick" from a glorious DCP

The very talented cinematographer Garry Richards and renowned director Mark Hartley share with us their experiences shooting the chilling feature, Patrick. It promises to be an extremely informative and entertaining night. Possible special guest TBC.
For three years Patrick has been lying mute and immobile, a patient in an isolated clinic where renegade neurologist, Dr Roget (Charles Dance – GAME OF THRONES) conducts horrific experiments on the long term comatose, watched on by the glacial Matron Cassidy (Academy Award nominee, Rachel Griffiths – SIX FEET UNDER).
The arrival of a sympathetic nurse, Kathy (Sharni Vinson – YOUR’E NEXT) awakens desires in Patrick - and unleashes his pent-up psychic powers.
When Kathy uncovers a shocking secret about his past, Patrick’s lust for her intensifies into a deadly and bloody obsession - letting no one get in his way.
Based on the 1978 cult chiller – and boldly re-imagined by the director of the acclaimed NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD – PATRICK is “a superior, effectively nerve-rattling update” (THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) that delivers “a satisfying onslaught of madness and mayhem that should leave viewers suitably drenched in perspiration” (THE GUARDIAN).
“PATRICK is a high-powered genre film that works fiendishly hard to satisfy its target demographic of squealers, thrill seekers and horror buffs. They won’t leave disappointed.
“There are few scare buttons left un-pushed in this 95 minute fast-paced thrill-fest.”

Wednesday May 14th 2014. Bar open from 6.30pm. Meet up with friends beforehand. Additional Tickets can be purchased for your guests via the link as Non-Members or Concession if applicable. Screening starts 7.30pm Sharp. Q&A after the film.

ACS Members FREE. One free ticket per ACS Member only. (You must still book a ticket online to reserve your place)
Non-Member Guests $15
Student/Concession/Guild $10

We are offering 5 x Free Tickets (per Guild) to members of the following guilds as part of our alliance with the Screen Professionals Collective (SPC), (VIC):
IMPORTANT: Please EMAIL for your tickets.
Only the first 5 from each guild will receive a free ticket. Additional guild member tickets are available at the Concession price of $10.

***NB: It is ESSENTIAL to book your ticket, even if it is free. Seats are limited and you may be turned away if you have not booked. Use the link below. Valid Membership and Concession cards should shown on request at the venue.

The Backlot Studios, 65 Haig Street, Southbank, Victoria, 3006. Limited parking at the venue. Lots of parking nearby.

PLEASE NOTE. ACS will email attendees a few days before the show to confirm your attendance. You must reply to ensure your place. This is necessary due to "no-shows" at previous events for free ticket holders. We urge you to attend or please advise us if you can't attend in fairness to those who are on the Stand-By list. Thank you.

Book Your Place or Contact Us using the links below.

Book your PATRICK tickets here »
Email the ACS Events Team »

The acclaimed 52 Tuesdays screening with Q&A on June 1st

As part of the SPC (VIC) initiative, ASE and ACS join to bring you 52 Tuesdays with the Cinematographer and Editor, Bryan Mason. We are hoping to have the director, Sophie Hyde in attendance as well but this is yet to be confirmed.


16-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons. Filmed over the course of a year, once a week, every week - only on Tuesdays - these unique filmmaking rules bring a rare authenticity to this emotionally charged exploration of desire, responsibility and transformation.

"A groundbreaking new film." HUFFINGTON POST

"A remarkably assured and striking debut." SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
"This accessible narrative experiment boast breakout talent in front of and behing the camera." VARIETY

Winner - World Cinema Dramatic Best Director, Sundance Film Festival 2014
Winner - Crystal Bear, Berlinale 2014
Winner - Elese-Siegessäule Readers' Jury Award, Berlinale 2014
Winner - Best Feature Audience Award, Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2014
Nominated - Best Feature, TEDDY AWARDS 2014

DIRECTOR: Sophie Hyde
WRITERS: Matthew Cormack (screenplay) Matthew Cormack & Sophie Hyde (story)
PRODUCERS: Bryan Mason, Matthew Cormack, Rebecca Summerton, Sophie Hyde.

This event is FREE to all ACS and ASE Members. Tickets may also be purchased for $10 by non-members.

If you are an ACS Member please email the ACS Events team below for validation.
To purchase a ticket or if you are an ASE Member please email the ASE via the link below.

Email the ACS EVENTS Team to secure your place »
Email the ASE to purchase a ticket or if you are an ASE Member »



So let's say you are sitting around and someone says, "Hey, you know the Academy Award winning DP who shot Rain Man and The English Patient, the one he got the Oscar for? Oh and he also shot Dead Poets Society and Harry Potter and the one about the boat with Clooney, Perfect Storm? And there's The Talented Mr Ripley, Cold Mountain and Gorillas In The Mist and Children Of A Lesser God, and a heap more, you know the guy, John Seale ACS ASC? Yeah well he's coming to Melbourne for the ACS on June 4 to talk about making Mad Max:Fury Road. Oh, and David Burr ACS who shot his Action Unit on the film is coming along too. And they're going to tell all." And you say, "No Way!! Are you kidding?" "How do I get into that room? I can't even imagine what I could learn from that opportunity".

Well, it's going to happen.

Exclusively for the ACS, John Seale ACS ASC and David Burr ACS are taking their account of shooting "Fury Road", on the road. Ahead of its theatrical release, the guys are going to discuss how they went about shooting the film by sharing behind-the-scenes images and anecdotes and explaining the process they used to get this goliath on the screen. Events like this are a testament to the organisation that is the Australian Cinematographers Society and how its members are prepared to generously share their experiences with other DP's, Camera Operators, AC's, DITs and Techs. John is a passionate cinematographer renowned for giving freely of his knowledge. Attendees are invited to engage in the conversation and ask questions during this small-sized, exclusive event.

On Wednesday June 4th the Victorian Branch of the ACS proudly presents this event to its members and guests. Spaces are strictly limited. Seriously. This is not a sales pitch. It will SELL OUT fast. ACS gives its members priority and any remaining tickets will be available for purchase by non-members. ACS Members will be offered tickets at a heavily reduced price.

Book your seat as soon as possible via the booking site once it is opened online to members (which we will notify by email to ACS members initially). In the meantime any queries can be directed to the ACS Victoria Events Organisers via the link below. Be sure to put FURY ROAD in the subject line.

This event will be widely publicised and highly sought so please don't leave it to the last minute and be disappointed.


WHEN: Wednesday June 4, 2014 at 7pm. Doors and bar open 6.30pm

WHERE: Backlot Studios
65 Haig Street, Southbank. Some parking on site, plenty of parking nearby.

COST: ACS Members $10
SPC Guild Members/Concession/Students $15
Non-Members $20

HOW TO BOOK: Once the online ticketing is activated you can book online. This will be very soon. ACS will email members with the link.

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