100 Women In Film: An interview with Gillian Armstrong

Here, revered Australian film director Gillian Armstrong talks about being amongst the “chosen few” at film school; her amazement at learning of unsung Australian cinema hero Orry-Kelly; and the importance of costume design on any director’s work. Gillian Armstrong is talking about her dislike for documentaries. It’s not, er, entirely what I was expecting, given that she…

20 questions about film with street artist Cherie “Buttons” Lynch

Brisbane-based illustrator and all-round cool chick Cherie “Buttons” Lynch is taking over the streets of Australia one anime-inspired artwork at a time. Just don’t ask her about movies because she doesn’t, um, watch them. “I know that girl!” yells Kristina as we whizz down the main street of West End on our way to a job late last year. I…

20 questions about film with Liz Watson of E&W

One half of the creative duo behind popular Australian homewares label Everingham & Watson, Liz Watson Just Wants To Have Fun… and hang out with The Goonies. Here’s the thing about Liz Watson. Not only is she insanely creative, intelligent and blessed with a super-stylist’s knack for finding the beauty in absolutely anything (even something as mundane…

20 questions about film with Zoi Safiya Vafias

This week we chose Zoi Safiya Vafias of Studio Agency for a profile in The Brisbanians, a fun side project on the blog where Kristina takes her gorgeous photos and I get to quiz interesting people around town about their secret movie viewing behaviour. Zoi launched her own fashion wholesaling business back in 2007 when she was just…