Fortunes of War – Interview with Simon Ozolins

Simon Ozolins ACS is an award-winning cinematographer whose work ranges from drama to horror to sci-fi and has worked on features, television series and music videos. Earning himself multiple accolades and accredited for his work by the Society in 2013, this Sydney-based DOP is on an upward spiral to success.

Ozolins first started out in television shows and commercials. When 2007 rolled around, digital filmmaking flourished and the Red camera was released. Filmmakers where eager but unsure about using the new technology, so Ozolins took the opportunity to learn as much as he could and offer up new skills. In 2008, Ozolins work was noticed after he travelled to Shanghai, China, to do a music video for Empire of the Sun’s Walking on a Dream. The video would later win ‘Best Music Video’ at the ARIA Awards in 2009. Following this, Ozolins has worked in television, music and the award-winning Australian science fiction film Crawlspace (2012) directed by Justin Dix.

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Back To School with John Marsden

Student Edge interviews John Marsden, author of the iconic Tomorrow Series and principal of Candlebark School in Victoria. He candidly shared stories from his difficult days at military school and explained how his love for reading (and some time away in a psychiatric ward) became his salvation.

What were you like as a teenager?
It was a really bad time of my life. I had a really miserable few years, and I think I was very lost and confused. Looking back, I didn’t feel safe, that was one of the dominant feelings. I was trying, somehow, to negotiate a way through a world that I found very confusing and that led me further and further down a pretty depressing path in a quite alienating and depressing place.

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A Chat With Molly Daniels – Yahoo Entertainment

Yahoo! Entertainment caught up with Molly Daniels to ask some Tomorrow, When The War Began questions and discuss her future projects. Check out a short transcript of the interview and watch the full video under the cut!

“I read all the books when I was about twelve, and when I got the part I did all the online recap of the books again. I totally loved them, but it’d been a long time. Once I got the part, I re-read them again.”

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A Chat With Molly Daniels – Girlfriend Magazine

Girlfriend Magazine caught up with Molly Daniels and she answered all the questions fans had. Check out some Tomorrow, When The War Began facts below and watch the full interview under the cut!

Were you a fan of the John Marsden books before you landed the role?

I totally was. I was a fan of everything John Marsden did and Tomorrow, When The War Began was amazing because people older than me, but still young, faced the really confronting situation while being teenagers and having to deal with problems of their age.

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Attention Tomorrow, When The War Began fandom!

We need to make sure this great show gets as many seasons as it deserves! So to do that, we really need to start engaging with those involved with the show and each other!

Every Saturday night a cast member will be answering questions on the TWTWB Twitter account. This week it’s Fantine Banulski (Robyn) and Keith Purcell (Chris). The whole cast has been doing a wonderful job and we should let them know, so tweet support to them and ask them questions about the show!

If you can, watch the show live on ABC3 on Saturdays at 7:30pm, or on ABC iView. Both contribute to ratings and will play a major part in whether or not we get a second season.

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A Chat With Tomorrow, When The War Began’s Molly Daniels

In 2010, Tomorrow, When The War Began was made into a successful film starring Caitlin Stasey, but now the story has been adapted into a more fleshed-out six-part series on ABC3. In this version, the relationship drama is turned up, the “enemies” of Australia’s sovereignty are actually given speaking parts, and the parents of the teens (including Deborah Mailman and Sibylla Budd) have an equally important part to play.

We spoke to Molly Daniels, who plays leader of the pack Ellie, about why teenagers are so obsessed with stories about war, and how it feels when the bully from Round the Twist ends up playing your dad.

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The war has begun – How to watch/buy Tomorrow, When The War Began – The Series + Interviews and BTS content!

The countdown has ended – Australia is ready for the debut of Tomorrow, When The War Began – The Series. Produced by Michael Boughen and Tony Winley, the show is a unique add to the ABC3 usual schedule – not just for its themes, but for the heavy involvement fans, through Twitter, can have on it.

Molly Daniels (Ellie) will be taking over the @TWTWB Twitter account as the show airs on ABC3 (7:30 – 8:15 pm) and John Marsden will be doing a special Q+A session on Twitter straight after (8:15 – 8:45 pm).

But the biggest news of all is the chance of pre-ordering the entire series right now on iTunes! Order now and unlock exclusive behind-the-scenes action!

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The art of making war

The adaptation of John Marsden’s best-selling young adult fiction novels explores how ordinary Australian families deal with the extraordinary challenges of life under occupation.

Following their successful release of the feature film in 2010 (where it became the highest grossing Australian film of that year) Ambience Entertainment began developing the TV series in early 2013 and will now see their project realised as the series hits screens on 23 April.

This has been a wonderful series to work on,” producer Michael Boughen said.

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Tomorrow, When The War Began’s return to screen

Six years after the movie hit screens, a television adaption of John Marsden’s beloved Tomorrow, When The War Began is preparing to invade ABC3. Producer Michael Boughen walks us through the book, to film, to TV adaption and what fans can expect.

Tomorrow, When The War Began was an interesting balancing act for filmmaker Michael Boughen.

After producing the 2010 movie, steps were taken to make a sequel until Boughen realised John Marsden’s Tomorrow novels were perfectly suited to television.

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John Marsden and Fantine Banulski interviewed on News Breakfast!

Author John Marsden and actress Fantine Banulski stop by News Breakfast to discuss Tomorrow, When The War Began, which will make its television debut on ABC TV.

Marsden appears to be satisfied with the TV series version: “It’s pretty rare for an author to be so enamoured of the work that it’s done by other people with their books, but I really loved the film and the TV series, so I’m in a very happy position.”

Both the film and the TV series have been very faithful,” he adds “There is no deviation in any negative way, which I do find gratifying.”

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