Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Movie Producer to Hold Seminar; Unique Chance for Mur-Bah

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Movie Producer to Hold Seminar; Unique Chance for Mur-Bah

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Byline: Kirsty Noffke

STAR sightings will soon be the norm in Murwillumbah with a new Australian movie Lou being filmed in our cane fields.

But local filmmakers will not have to stalk the streets to meet acclaimed producer Helen Bowden.

Ms Bowden, currently in production with Lou, will present a seminar on Saturday, June 13, when she will talk about the process of developing, financing and making the film.

Lou, written and directed by Murwillumbah screenwriter Belinda Chayko, will star the legendary John Hurt, a BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee ( Elephant Man, The Proposition, V for Vendetta, and the Harry Potter series), and Emily Barclay, AFI winner ( Suburban Mayhem, In my Father's Den).

Ms Bowden's most recent film, Girl in a Mirror, won the Rouben Mamoulian Award and the Dendy Award for Best Doco at the 2006 Sydney Film Festival.

It was also the first Australian film to win a prestigious Rose D'or Award at the Montreux Television Festival in May 2006, as well as winning the Australian Film Critics' Award for Best Documentary in 2005. …

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