Films By Mark Hartley

"Our only crime was that we loved cinema." – Yoram Globus, Cannon Films co-founder ... When film-obsessed cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus came to America, their dream was to create a production house that would rival the big Hollywood studios. The result was Cannon Films, an outfit that did everything: action, horror, musicals, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers and even arthouse dramas. B... Read more
Blood! Breasts! Beasts! A brutal orgy of ghastly terror! ... Busty babes, mutated monsters and midget secret agents, the Filipino genre films of the 70s and 80s had it all. Saturating drive-ins around the world, the Philippines became a dreamland for exploitation filmmakers with cheap labour, exotic scenery and non-existent health and safety regulations! ... The all-too often overlooked world of F... Read more
The Melbourne International Film Festival proudly heralds the return of the MIFF travelling film festival after an absence of six years. The MIFF Premiere Showcase hits the road with a series of weekend programs showcasing MIFF Premiere Fund, and will be in Bendigo the weekend of Friday 5 – Sunday 7 September 2014. ... For all locations and dates, please click here. ...   ... "Our only crime was t... Read more
The Melbourne International Film Festival proudly heralds the return of the MIFF travelling film festival after an absence of six years. The MIFF Premiere Showcase hits the road with a series of weekend programs showcasing MIFF Premiere Fund, and will be in Mildura the weekend of Friday 29 – Sunday 31 August 2014. ... For all locations and dates, please click here. ...   ... "Our only crime was th... Read more
The Melbourne International Film Festival proudly heralds the return of the MIFF travelling film festival after an absence of six years. The MIFF Premiere Showcase hits the road with a series of weekend programs showcasing MIFF Premiere Fund, and will be in Sorrento the weekend of Friday 19 – Sunday 21 September 2014. ... For all locations and dates, please click here. ...   ... "Our only crime wa... Read more
“They were just like American genre films, but they had Australian actors, Australian locations and everyone spoke in Australian accents. If you show kids these films today they can't believe we ever made them.” - filmmaker Mark HartleyIn the 70s and 80s a uniquely antipodean wave of exploitation cinema swept the world. Shlocky, sexy and very funny, ‘Ozploitation' became one of the most prolific a... Read more
''There's enough nods and touches in there for people who love the original, and we're reverent to it, but we're certainly not making the same film. It's very much our own.'' – Mark Hartley ... Patrick, a young coma patient, has been lying in a hospital bed for years, unable to communicate with anyone. When a beautiful nurse catches his eye, Patrick's latent psychic powers begin to emerge, and soo... Read more
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