BAFTA’s (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Guru Program is an online educational resource for filmmakers that features new and archived lectures and other materials culled from the organizations current presentations and extensive calalog of lectures series and masterclasses. For its Guru Program, BAFTA has a new website, where content includes long-form lectures and interviews featuring notable artists such as Martin Scorsese, Joel and Ethan Coen, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Meryl Streep, and Tilda Swinton, among others. BAFTA will continually add to these, incorporating the academy’s public events and presentations that will be streamed live to reach wider audeinces.
Mad Max, 1979. Terry Gibson (stuntie) driving, David Eggby (DOP).
George Miller talks with Paul Byrnes about his early career in Australia: from the ‘experimental’ Mad Max (1979) and its blockbuster sequels, to his pivotal role in the golden age of the mini-series with The Dismissal (1983) and Bodyline (1984). He also touches on his first forays into Hollywood and conveys his continuing passion for telling Australian stories.
“I just finished a film a few days ago, and I came home and said I learned so much today. So if I can come home from working on a little film after doing it for 45 years and say that – that shows something about the cinema.”