Monday, August 20, 2007


The Jammed Comes Unstuck

Critical support could fuel Oz movie
17 August 2007

What a difference a few days make. And the support of several of Australia's best known movie critics. Before Wednesday this week, Australian sex slave thriller The Jammed was headed towards a modest DVD release after its Sydney Film Festival premiere in June and subsequent limited screenings at the Brisbane International Film Festival, and a short season at a Melbourne arthouse cinema.But the glowing 4-star reviews of ABC At The Movies stalwarts david Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz, as well as a similarly favourable write-up in The Age, led to The Jammed's production team fielding loads of distribution-related calls.The Jammed had countless knock backs from government funding bodies and major distributors. Starring Emma Lung, Saskia Burmeister and Veronica Sywak, The Jammed shines a light on human trafficking and the sex slave situation in Melbourne, a humanitarian crisis many ignore or are ignorant of.The moral of the story? The Jammed might be coming to a cinema near you. And film critics DO have some sway. Oh, happy day.

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