THE GOLD COAST INDIE FILM TV NETWORK OPENING NIGHT PRESENTS: INTERNATIONAL WRITER AND DIRECTOR ALISTER GRIERSON

The Gold Coast Indie Film TV Network’s opening night for 2013 is on Wednesday 20 February in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s Basement with very special guest, Alister Grierson.

Alister graduated from the Australian National University in 1994 with degrees in Economics and Arts. He later attended the prestigious Australian Film and Television School (AFTRS) at North Ryde, graduating from their directing stream in 2004. At AFTRS he made a number of shorts, many of which have played at festivals around the world.

In 2005, his short film BOMB won several awards at the world’s biggest short film festival, Tropfest: Best Screenplay, Best Comedy and the People’s Choice Award for Best Film. Later in 2012, it was one of sixteen films from twenty years of Tropfest finalists chosen to screen in the ‘Best of the Best’ Tropfest competition in Las Vegas. He then co-wrote and directed the feature film Kokoda.

His next film, Sanctum, produced by James Cameron, was inspired by the near- death experience of co-producer, Andrew Wight, who had once been trapped in a terrifying cave collapse under the Nullarbor Plain. It was shot at Warner Roadshow Studios Queensland in 2010, utilizing the Cameron-Pace 3D fusion camera system and the largest underwater set ever built in Australia. Sanctum is currently the eighth highest grossing Australian film of all time with a world-wide box office gross of over $110 million.

The GCIFTN is proud to present Alister Grierson in what will surely be an insightful evening for all film network-goers.

Supporting guest of the night will be Writer and Producer, Mack Lindon, who will showcase the trailer for his recently completed film Rise of the Underdog, which is based on a true story. Our opening act entertainment for the evening will be Chick n Stu, who have combined Music/Performance experience of over 25 years in the industry and currently perform well-known cover songs as well as some of their originals to many loyal fans around Australia.

The Gold Coast Indie Film and Television Network is brought to you by Caroline Russo Media and Promotions and proudly sponsored by Business Gold Coast incentive of the Gold Coast City Council, The GCIFTN would also like to thank its sponsors for February, Palace Cinemas, De Bortoli Wines, Digital 31, mygc.com, and Griffith University Film Students. We would also like to thank the The Arts Centre Gold Coast for their continued support.

The GCIFTN is a great opportunity for film and TV industry folks to engage and network with their peers in a venue that helps promote film makers. Each network brings together some of the finest talent based in South East Queensland. As always, there are lucky door prizes to win. For bookings please contact Box Office at The Arts Centre GC on 07 5588 4000.

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Wednesday 20 February 2013
The Basement @ The Arts Centre Gold Coast

Door and Bar open 6.30pm and show commences ay 7.3opm
Adults $15.00, Concessions and Group Bookings for 10 or more

Available at the Arts Centre Box Office Phone 07 5588 4000

For further info contact Caroline Russo 0409451180
or info@carolinerusso.com

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