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  • FILMS FROM NYFA AUSTRALIA ALUMNI SELECTED FOR 2022 GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL

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    NYFA Australia Filmmaking Alum Stephen Osborne is no stranger to successful film releases. Since his short film, Jane, which he created as a New York Film Academy Australia (NYFA Australia) project, Stephen’s films have been collecting awards and screening at prestigious, internationally-acclaimed film festivals around the world like Los Angeles CineFest, Global Film Festival Award and the Gold Coast Film Festival in Australia.

    This year – for the second year in a row – a Stephen Osborne film has been selected for the Gold Coast Film Festival!

    The Gold Coast Film Festival is one of Australia’s stand-out festivals. With over two decades of international film production with the support of Warner Bros. Movie World and Village Roadshow Studios, the festival has dedicated itself to supporting the next generation of Australian filmmakers. The Gold Coast Film Festival has become a major event for the Australian film industry and ambitious filmmakers from around the globe; and this year, on April 26, Stephen Osborne’s feature film
    Dome House 6 will have its world premiere at the Home of the Arts (HOTA) theater as part of the festival’s official selection.

    Dome House 6 is set in the future, “after a significant collapse of civilization, it is a soft sci-fi thriller about trust, mischief, lust and control; that follows four seemingly unconnected people as they try to survive in a post-apocalyptic landscape.” The film includes a voice-over performance by Australian actress Charlotte Best, promising new-comer, Madyn Rae and actor and NYFA Australia alum Prem Sagar Krishnan.

    In 2021, his first feature film Strangeville was invited to screen at the acclaimed Gold Coast Film Festival  and compete in the Best Australian Indie Film category after the film’s world premiere at the Sydney Sci-fiction Film Festival. Strangeville, a film about a town by the same name known for its U.F.O activity, is home to mysterious alien abductions that are kept under wraps by the local law. The sci-fi film found much success and its lead actors were nominated in the Best Actor, Best Actress category at the Sydney Science Fiction Festival and hailed by Blunt Magazine as a “well-earned break for your viewing schedule.”

    Needless to say, Dome House 6 had big shoes to fill – and it did not disappoint.

    Check out this spotlight video on Award-Winning Filmmaker and NYFA Australia Filmmaking Grad Stephen Osborne.

     

    NYFA Australia’s presence is being felt all around the Gold Coast Film Festival. This year – again, for the second time in a row – recent Filmmaking graduates are premiering their NYFA Australia student short films at the EMERGE! screening. Anantha Krishna Raj’s film DIG and Jackson Fields’ film The Driver are joining a handful young filmmakers as they showcase their short films at EMERGE!, in the Gold Coast Film Festival continued effort to usher Queensland’s next generation of filmmakers onto the big screen.

    Dome House 6 screening and the Emerge! student short film showcase still have tickets available. To book your tickets, click the links below:

    The New York Film Academy and NYFA Australia congratulates Stephen Osborne, Anantha Krishna Raj and Jackson Fields for their success and hard work! We are excited to see their films which also showcase an array of NYFA Australia students and alumni as part of their cast and crews.

     

    Please note: NYFA does not represent that these are typical or guaranteed career outcomes. The success of our graduates in any chosen professional pathway depends on multiple factors, and the achievements of NYFA alumni are the result of their hard work, perseverance, talent and circumstances.

     

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    April 4, 2022 • Filmmaking, NYFA Australia • Views: 349

  • Films From NYFA Australia Alumni Will Screen at 2021 Gold Coast Film Festival

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    New York Film Academy Australia is excited to share that alumni Stephen Osborne, Josh Hale, and Luke Speech have been selected to screen their films at the 2021 Gold Coast Film Festival (“GCFF”). This year, NYFA Australia is the only film school to have more than one alum featured among the festival’s robust lineup of curated film selections.

    An official GCFF selection, Osborne was invited to screen his film Strangeville at this year’s festival and compete in the Best Australian Indie Film category. The sci-fi dramedy centres in on an outback town, plagued with alien abductions, that must battle unknown forces and dismantle a law enforcement cover-up in the process.

    Still from Stephen Osborne’s “Strangeville”

    Osborne has previously received recognition for the short film Roommate Wanted For The End of The World, winning Best Short Screenplay at the Rome Prisma Independent Film Awards and Screenwriter of The Month for The Monthly Film Festival. His short film Jane also earned Osborne an award for Best First Time Director at the Oniros Film Awards, which he completed during his studies at New York Film Academy.

    In addition to being written and directed by Osborne, Strangeville also includes 21 members of the cast and crew who also attended NYFA’s Gold Coast campus. Among them is Vito Leo who plays Miles in one of the film’s leading roles. Leo has worked most notably on Thor: Ragnorok and the highly-anticipated Godzilla vs. Kong.

    Also on the slate for the GCFF is Hale’s House of Inequity, which will appear in the ‘Dark Nights and Fantastic Fans’ portion of the program, alongside screenings of Willy’s Wonderland and The Lord of The Rings trilogy. The film follows a group of friends that experience a day trip gone wrong after investigating an abandoned house where they must figure out how to survive the night.

    Still from Josh Hale’s “House of Inequity”

    The NYFA Australia alum is known for his critically acclaimed film Digital Athlete: The Road Set League, which earned Hale an IndieFEST Film Award of Merit, a Festival Award at the Festigious International Film Festival, and a Best of the Year Award nomination at the Gold Movie Awards. The producer-director is also in production on the documentary Do or Die and is currently in the development of the thriller Force of Evil.

    Hale’s House of Inequity was originally supposed to have its world premiere at the 2020 GCFF but was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film credits 17 NYFA Australia alumni among the film’s cast and crew and features the work of NYFA Australia faculty members Stuart Lumsden (NYFA Australia Deputy Chair of Acting for Film), sound design instructor Vic Kaspar (House of Flying Daggers, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban), and Patrick Ryan (NYFA Australia Associate Chair of Short-Term Filmmaking).

    “I am so proud of what we achieved,” shares Hale. “A local cast and crew utilising the incredible Gold Coast and its glorious production value. I am proud of this film.”

    Film poster for “Paint” by Luke Speech

    Also screening at GCFF is Speech’s Paint. The NYFA Australia alum’s film will screen as part of the EMERGE! showcase of short films that celebrates the best and brightest film talent from Queensland’s next generation of filmmakers.

    NYFA Australia is proud of Filmmaking alumni Stephen Osborne, Josh Hale, and Luke Speech, as well as the incredibly talented group of NYFA Australia alumni and faculty who served as the cast and crew for Strangeville and House of Inequity.

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  • New York Film Academy Australia Alum Stephen Osborne Enjoys “Life Behind the Camera”

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    New York Film Academy (NYFA) Australia Alum Stephen Osborne has been quite productive since graduating from the Filmmaking school program offered on the Australia’s Gold Coast. 

    His short film Jane, completed during his studies at New York Film Academy, has received several international accolades, including Best 1st Time Director at the Oniros Film Awards. Additionally, Jane was a Semifinalist at both the Los Angeles CineFest and the European Cinematography Awards. 

    Speaking of his experience at NYFA Australia, Osborne says he valued “the intensity of the course, making seven short films in less than a year, and the experienced lecturers.” NYFA Alum Stephen Osborne

    Receiving their education in the heart of Queensland’s innovative film industry, NYFA Australia students find themselves completely immersed in their studies from day one, surrounded by award-winning faculty and working with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. 

    Additionally, NYFA Australia students have access to production sets on the world-famous Village Roadshow Studios. NYFA students have the opportunity to shoot their projects on the same soundstages and backlots as blockbuster films like Kong: Skull Island, Aquaman, and Thor: Ragnarok, which have been shot at the location.

    Osborne continues, “NYFA has taught me the structure of making a film and provided us with networks within the film industry.”

    Since graduating, Osborne has worked on short films, feature length productions, and music videos in a professional capacity. As the founder of Mica Media, Osborne also creates his own content and has “just finished shooting a pilot episode for a miniseries titled Roommate Wanted for the End of the World. Furthermore, Osborne has a feature film in development set to start shooting later this year.

    Should there ever be a film shot about his own life, Osborne says “it would be a drama film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, titled Life Behind the Camera.”

    The New York Film Academy congratulates Stephen Osborne on his accolades and looks forward to keeping track of his successful career! 

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    September 6, 2018 • Filmmaking, Student & Alumni Spotlights • Views: 2556