Cross posted from equalism activism.
I’m really happy to have on the show today John Simpson. John is one of those unique guests that makes it such a pleasure to host the Pendulum Effect. He is an award winning creative film producer with over twenty years experience working in the performing arts.
John’s film productions have been screened at the Montreal International film festivals, the Palm Springs film festival, Sydney Film Fest, World of Woman Festival, Algarve Film Festival and Tropfest 2004.
Early in 2007 he launched TITAN VIEW to bring important Australian films to Australian and international audiences. More information can be found on that venture at www.titanview.com
John got involved recently with the film The Jammed, which explores human trafficking and illegal prostitution, helping to guarantee the film would be seen by a large public audience.
Turning from a film focusing on the lives of a group of women to one involving a group of men, he is the producer and co creator of the powerful new Australian film “Men’s Group” that was released in 2008. The film bears the tagline “All around the world men are gathering in groups to talk. What is going on?”
This important film, which we’ll discuss with John shortly, received a plethora of awards, including official selection at 2008 film festivals in warsaw, Rotterdam, Copenhagen, Sydney and Melbourne as well as the winner of the prestigious Digispaa best film award. insidefilm awarded the movie best script, best actor and best film awards. It was the higest Scoring Australian Feature Film at the 2008 Sydney Film Festival (as voted by the audience)
The Herald sun said about this film “group gives a male community a chance to speak”, while infilm.com reported “With an emphasis on interesting characters and heartfelt performances, Men’s Group is a compelling drama that wields an emotional impact very few features this year - or any other year - can match.”
You can learn more about the film at www.mensgroupthemovie.com.
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Posted on: Monday, March 16, 2009 3:59 PM