Monday, 21 May 2012


MOVIE EXTRA WEBFEST 2.0 winning webseries, EVENT ZERO is set to launch on YouTube on Tuesday 22 May at 9.00 am (AEST)

The winning webseries in the 2011 MOVIE EXTRA WEBFEST 2.0 competition, Event Zero, will premiere on Movie Extra's YouTube Channel on Tuesday 22 May 2012 at 9am (AEST). Audiences will get their first taste of the highly anticipated webseries with the launch of episode one, ahead of the release of the following six episodes on Monday 11 June.

Created by Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey (producers of The Tunnel), Event Zero stars a host of Australian actors including Zoe Carides (Crownies, Out of the Blue), Valentino Del Toro (Gabriel, Underbelly:
Infiltration), Harry Pavlidis (Gabriel, East West 101, All Saints) and Steve Davis (The Tunnel). As well as collaborations with several directors including Carlo Ledesma (The Tunnel), Andrew Traucki (The
Reef) and Shane Abbess (Gabriel).

Event Zero tells seven interconnected stories of people caught up in an event much bigger than they are. A report comes in of a train derailment near Circular Quay. Smoke billows from the wreckage and victims pour onto the streets. As the emergency workers arrive at the chaotic scene, they realise the biggest threat is only just emerging. People without a scratch are collapsing on the ground and dying - and it is spreading.
Unless someone can work out what is going on the death toll will continue to rise. This moment is Event Zero.

As winners of the MOVIE EXTRA WEBFEST 2.0 competition, creators Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey were awarded a $100,000 production budget funded by Movie Network Channels and Screen Australia, to produce the seven part webseries.

To catch the premiere episode of Event Zero, on Tuesday 22 May at 9am (AEST). To follow the webseries and for regular WEBFEST updates and announcements visit Facebook





ANNOUNCED: Sunday 20th May, 9am

After selling out her Monday 2nd July concert at Sydney Opera House in just a few days, Chugg Entertainment announced Carrie Underwood will play a second night at the iconic venue on Tuesday 3rd July.

Tickets for her second Sydney concert, and final show on her Australian tour, will go on sale this Thursday 24th May, 9am from both and

Underwood’s Blown Away Tour, her first outside North America, comes shortly after the May 4 Australian release of her fourth studio album of the same name which debuted at #4 on the ARIA charts; her highest debuting album in Australia.

The US was equally “Blown Away” by Underwood’s new album; it debuted at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 Album Chart, and #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, where it has remained on each chart for a second consecutive week. It also has been the #1 downloaded album on the Billboard Digital Albums Chart the past two weeks.

Sponsored by Olay, Underwood’s five-stop Australian tour will begin at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Tuesday 26 June, play TRECC in Australia’s “country music capital”, Tamworth on Friday 29 June, Brisbane’s Convention Centre on Saturday 30 June and now two special nights at Sydney Opera House on Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd July.


tour DATES:

Tuesday June 26
Palais Theatre
Friday June 29
Tamworth TRECC
Saturday June 30
Brisbane Convention Centre
Monday July 2 (SOLDOUT)
Sydney Opera House
Tuesday July 3 (NEW SHOW) Sydney
Opera House


In alliance with Terrible Records (run by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor) and Siberia Records (Midnight Juggernauts), Kirin J Callinan returns with the brand new 7” single, W II W (Way to War).

A synesthetic joyride to the frontline, W II W  is the 1st single from Kirin's forthcoming debut solo album and launches with an amazing, gif-laden video clip from acclaimed film director Kris Moyes.

All napalm, machine guns and loneliness, choppers and tracer bullets, W II W (and its accompanying b-side, Thighs) will be digitally released worldwide on 19 June and on 7" vinyl on 31 July.

Performing with a full live band, Kirin J Callinan will tour the east coast, playing the Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane on Thursday 21 June, Goodgod Small Club in Sydney on Friday 22 June, and The Tote in Melbourne on Thursday 28 June.

W II W succeeds Kirin's critically acclaimed EP She, described as a “slow burning desert love song, all tumbleweed and condemned, rusted petrol stations” (Mess+Noise); a handful of split cassette and flexi-disk releases with industrial minimal synth duo Forces; and Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders’ 2012 Australian Music Prize nominated and critically confused album Hurtsville.

For tour dates, 7” pre-order and video head to

Thursday 21 June Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Supported by DCM + Nite Fields + Kangaroo Skull
Tickets available from Oztix

Friday 22 June Goodgod Small Club, Sydney
Supported by DCM + Forces + Kangaroo Skull
Tickets available from Moshtix

Thursday 28 June The Tote, Melbourne
Supported by DCM + Machine + Kangaroo Skull + Forces DJs
Tickets available from Moshtix


Here’s an extended edit of the track:

Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth Bring The Enchantment of SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNSTMAN on tour to Sydney this June

Twilight superstar Kristen Stewart and Australian favourite Chris Hemsworth, hot off the phenomenal success of Avengers, join visionary Director Rupert Sanders on a tour to Sydney for the Australian premiere of their epic action-adventure SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNSTMAN, taking place in true style at Event cinemas, Westfield Bondi Junction June 19. The trio will be enchanting press on Tues 19th and Wed 20th June to promote the breath-taking new vision of the legendary tale, opening in Cinemas across Australia on Thursday June 21.

Kristen Stewart (the Twilight saga, On the Road) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil Queen Ravenna (Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron of Prometheus, Hancock) who is out to destroy her.  But the wicked ruler never imagined that the young woman who has escaped her clutches and now threatens her reign has been training in the art of war with a Huntsman named Eric (Chris Hemsworth of Thor, The Avengers) who was dispatched to capture her.

The epic action-adventure is brought to the screen by Joe Roth, the billion-dollar blockbuster producer of Alice in Wonderland, and, in his feature-film debut, acclaimed commercial director and state-of-the-art visualist Rupert Sanders.


Snow White and The Hunstman 

NBC Universal 

Universal Pictures (Australia)

Sydney Aquarium hosts a Mad Hatter's tea party under the sea

A Mad Hatter’s tea party under the sea...

Sydney Aquarium divers indulge in a biggest morning tea under the sea...

Sydney Aquarium hosted its very own Mad Hatter’s tea party under the sea in its iconic Great Barrier Reef exhibit today

Surrounded by some of Australia’s most magical marine life, Sydney Aquarium divers enjoyed their very own tea party underwater in support of Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, dressed as characters from the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Following this, the resident sharks in the Great Barrier Reef received their own morning tea, a sight not to be missed!

In celebration of one of Australia’s best-loved fundraising events, Sydney Aquarium’s Mad Hatter’s tea party is part of a public morning tea to raise money for the Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. All proceeds from marine animal inspired cupcakes sold at Sydney Aquarium will be donated to the Cancer Council to help raise vital funds for cancer research, prevention and support services.

The public morning tea was served from 9am until 12pm in the Aqua Café and Great Barrier Reef exhibit.


An underwater Mad Hatter’s Tea Party inside the Great Barrier Reef Exhibit amongst some of Australia’s most iconic marine life

Resident sharks in the Great Barrier Reef receiving their very own morning tea

Interview with: Sydney Aquarium General Manager, Jade McKellar

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea ambassador and passionate supporter of Cancer Council, Jacqueline Stene, who last year raised over $10K and has raised $87.5K since her first morning tea at her home.


Sydney Aquarium

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea 

Darling Harbour official website 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

Sydney Aquarium divers go mad as a hatter in support of Caner Council's Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

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Via Flickr:
Sydney Aquarium Mad Hatters Tea Party