Aussies in Hollywood (AUS)

As an Academy and Emmy Award winning producer and director, Eva Orner has taken us behind the walls of Guantanamo Bay, Nauru and Manus Island detention centres with her eye opening, award winning documentaries 'Taxi to the Dark Side' and 'Chasing Asylum'. Jenny talks to Eva about the risks she faces making films in such volatile locations and the importance of bringing political issues into the public consciousness, even if it means endangering her life. A career in telling stories in a way that is also social activism wasn't Eva's original intention when becoming a film maker, but the telling of one story gave her a hunger which led to the telling of another story, then another, and another. They talk about Eva's beginnings in film in Melbourne, how she ended up living in Hollywood and how it can be a place of retreat and recovery after lengthy periods working on such demanding projects.

'Untold Desires' is available on DVD
'Blue Heelers' is available on YouTube and DVD
'Secret Fear' is available on DVD
'The Games' is available on DVD
'Strange Fits Of Passion' is available on YouTube
'Josh Jarman' is available on DVD
'Taxi To The Dark Side' is available on YouTube and DVD
'The Network' is available on iTunes
'Chasing Asylum' is available Stan, iTunes and Dendy Direct
'Out Of Iraq: A Love Story' is available on DVD

Eva Orner's book 'Chasing Asylum' is available now

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Aussies in Hollywood (AUS)
00:40:00 1/2/2018

Past Episodes

Actor Eric Bana managed to make it in Hollywood without ever having to relocate to the US. His success story is unusual, especially when you find out that he started as a comedian. He caught up with Jenny Cooney, the day after he finished filming Dirty John, to discuss how the chooses the diverse characters that he plays.
00:47:31 1/24/2019
Actor Jai Courtney got his big break filming in New Zealand on Spartacus and since then has acted alongside Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger . After he wrapped filming Storm Boy he caught up with Jenny Cooney to chat about his life as an actor and how a bet with Margot Robbie led him to get a questionable tattoo.
00:49:57 1/24/2019
Actor Elizabeth Debicki shot to fame after her role in Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby. Elizabeth shares with Jenny Cooney the unconventional audition that got her that role, how difficult it was hiding the details of her Guardians of The Galaxy character from superfans and what it was like having Cate Blanchett as a mentor.
00:49:01 1/24/2019
Actors and golden couple Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness sit down with their longtime friend Jenny Cooney to discuss the big roles that defined their careers, how a fortune-teller led Deborra-Lee to Hugh and how they've kept their relationship strong through the ups and downs of fame.
00:54:51 11/27/2018
Writer, director and producer Baz Luhrmann is a creative powerhouse. He is known for writing and directing visually stunning films like Moulin Rouge, Romeo and Juliet, The Great Gatsby as well as turning his hand to directing an opera...not bad for a kid from a town in Australia so small, that he is willing to bet you it's smaller than yours!
00:54:04 11/27/2018
Actor and model Luke Mitchell shot to fame in Australia as Romeo Smith on Home and Away but nowadays he lives between New York and LA with his actress wife Rebecca Breeds. Luke speaks to Jenny Cooney about how a failed tennis career led him to acting and how a beard led his to roles in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Blindspot.
01:04:52 11/27/2018
Stuntman, film director and music video director Nash Edgerton, speaks to Jenny Cooney about how he got into stunt work and how a $80 film he made for Tropfest made him realise that he wanted a career in film making.
00:53:03 11/1/2018
Actor George Lazenby is the only Aussie to have played James Bond. His life off screen was similar to Bond, with plenty of women, cars, money and dangerous stunts. He tells Jenny Cooney how he scored the Bond role having never acted before and why he turned down the chance to make more Bond films.
00:00:00 9/11/2018
Actor Danielle Macdonald, is the star of Patti Cake$ and upcoming film Dumplin'. Danielle chats with Jenny Cooney about how she shot straight to fame in Hollywood having never scored a role in Australia, and how strange life in Hollywood can be when you find yourself watching Friends on a flight that you are taking to go meet Jennifer Aniston.
00:00:00 9/11/2018
Actor Emilie de Ravin is best known for her roles in the tv shows Roswell High, Lost and Once Upon a Time as well as the film Remember Me with Robert Pattison. She chats to Jenny Cooney about striking gold with a string of hit shows and how she has made Hollywood her home ever since.
00:59:54 9/11/2018

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