Another Aussie in LA
Join Ansuya Nathan as she navigates the city of Angels, chatting to some of the shiniest Aussies in L.A., sharing their tales of living, working and playing on this side of the globe.
Old NIDA buddy Christa Nicola is in LA for the opening of her film, The Pyramid. One month back in Australia after a 10 year acting hiatus she lands a lead in the 21st Century Fox horror flick. And with no time to soak it up, she found herself on set working with Dennis O’Hare, dealing with massive anxiety and a US accent. We chat about how doing the work is the only antidote to nerves, the art of nailing auditions, the long wait from filming to release and how her Greek peasant work ethic keeps her keeping on. While here she relishes being an acting geek and making friends at Erewhon. Her advice to those in Los Angeles: Don’t be a dick - use your peripheral vision!
Direct download: Christa_Nicola.mp3
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Dion Beebe, cinematographer extraodinaire, Oscar and BAFTA winner and all around affable guy chats with Another Aussie after a screening of his latest film INTO THE WOODS. With two other musicals under his belt (Chicago, Nine), he discusses Hollywood's desire to pigeonhole you, disregarding the technicalities of what he does, grounding fairytales and earning the moment to burst into song. He shares what he has learnt from his ongoing relationships with Jane Campion(Holy Smoke, In The Cut), Michael Mann (Collateral, Miami Vice) and Rob Marshall (Memoirs of a Geisha), but at the end of the day his impressively diverse work speaks for itself. 

Direct download: Q__A_with_Dion_Beebe.mp3
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Writer and actor Craig Behenna has just returned to Adelaide - yup, we're in Radelaide, folks! - after a epic five month trip that culminated in his film ONE EYED GIRL taking out the Jury Prize at Austin Film Festival. We soldier through our respective jet lags to discuss writing, writing and more writing. Whether it be overwriting to find the gold, writing as a conversation with an audience or how screenwriting is like a Beethoven string quartet or a puzzle - no metaphor is left unturned or underused! But here's my take away - Find your people and stick with 'em!

Direct download: Craig_Behenna.mp3
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