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JOE TASLIM as Sub-Zero/Bi-Han in New Line Cinema’s action adventure “Mortal Kombat,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

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MORTAL KOMBAT

(2021)

New Line Cinema

Inspired by the blockbuster video game franchise of the same name, this explosive cinematic adventure is the biggest screen production ever shot in South Australia. MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage — or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana — the immense power from within his soul — in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all? Filmed around South Australia including Coober Pedy, Mount Crawford, Port Adelaide, Adelaide city and at the SAFC’s Adelaide Studios, this action blockbuster also features PDV work by five South Australian companies: Rising Sun Pictures, Mr X, KOJO, Resin and Artisan Post Group, with titles work by Frame Creative. Stars Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, Hiroyuki Sanada, Max Huang, Sisi Stringer, Matilda Kimber (SA) and Laura Brent.

PRODUCER: James Wan, Todd Garner, E. Bennett Walsh

DIRECTOR: Simon McQuoid

WRITER: Greg Russo

Available to watch now: Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Telstra TV


Television in 2021


Erik Thomson and Natalie Abbott in Aftertaste, image courtesy ABC

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AFTERTASTE

(2021)

Closer Productions (SA)

Having burned all his bridges in restaurants across Europe, volatile celebrity chef Easton West (Erik Thomson) finds himself with one more chance in a high-end Shanghai restaurant. But when opening night turns into a pig-slinging disaster, the subsequent social media tsunami washes Easton ashore in the Adelaide Hills. Arriving like a pariah to a dysfunctional family he abandoned 30 years previously, he finds his outspoken 19-year-old pastry cook niece, Diana (Natalie Abbott), is the only person who shows any interest in his return. Diana represents everything he’s not – young, female and with her finger on the pulse – so Easton takes her under his wing in an effort to crawl his way back to relevance. Together, Easton and Diana set off on their quest to create Australia’s next great restaurant. Stars: Erik Thomson, Rachel Griffiths, Natalie Abbott, Wayne Blair, Susan Prior, Peter Carroll and Remy Hii.

PRODUCER: Rebecca Summerton (SA), Matt Bate (SA), Erik Thomson (SA),

DIRECTOR: Jonathan Brough

WRITER: Matt Vesely (SA), Julie De Fina, Matt Bate (SA), Jodie Molloy

Available to watch now: iTunes, Google Play, Fetch


Documentary in 2021


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MY NAME IS GULPILIL

(2021)

Vertigo Productions

Early in 2017, Gulpilil was diagnosed with lung cancer. His doctors estimated six months for him but David, being David, was always likely to defy the odds. And he continues to do so with probably his last great work, My Name is Gulpilil.

PRODUCER: Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr, Molly Reynolds, David Gulpilil

DIRECTOR: Molly Reynolds

Available to watch now: ABC iView


Are You Addicted to Technology (2021)

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ARE YOU ADDICTED TO TECHNOLOGY?

(2021)

Closer Productions (SA), Joined Up Films

Premiering on SBS On Demand on 21 April, 2021, world first interactive documentary Are You Addicted to Technology? invites audiences to go on a journey of enlightenment to discover how concerned we should be about our relationship with technology by offering a personalised investigation into the user’s own tech dependency through an interactive questionnaire built into the documentary. Hosted by child psychiatrist Dr. Kim Le, who has himself experienced gaming addiction, this first-of-its-kind experiment exclusive to SBS On Demand will guide users through the matrix of technology addiction, revealing the tricks used by Big Tech that draw us to their products to help us understand how we got here, and what we should do next. Cutting edge visual effects accompany the built-in questionnaire which prompts the audience to answer Dr. Kim Le’s questions. The tailored results will be a wake-up call for those who have become victims of the lucrative attention economy. The documentary also explores the impact of technology on the next generation and the worrying trends within the classroom.

PRODUCER: Matt Bate (SA)

DIRECTOR: Matt Bate (SA)

Available to watch now: SBS On Demand (iOS, TVOS and iPad only)


This is Port Adelaide (2021)

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THIS IS PORT ADELAIDE

(2021)

57 Films (SA)

For the supporters of the Port Adelaide Football Club, it’s more than just footy. It’s life! This is Port Adelaide celebrates the undying passion and loyalty of those at the heart of the club – a working-class story of success against all odds. This is Port Adelaide explores the true meaning of a footy club to its people: it’s a tribe, a place to belong, a religion. But above all, it’s a family.

PRODUCER: Nicole Miller (SA), James Moody (SA), Paul Ryan (SA)

DIRECTOR: Nicole Miller (SA)

Available to watch now: Stan

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