Tuesday, September 9, 2008
To prevent piracy, each copy is watermarked and logged with the AFI membership number of the person who downloads it. At the 2007 IF Awards, The Jammed won Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Music awards.
When insurance clerk Ashley Hudson (Veronica Sywak) does a favour for friend picking up a traveller at the airport, she also gives a lift to Sunee (Amanda Ma), who has come from China to look for her missing daughter, Rubi (Sun Park). Ashley is reluctantly drawn into the search for Rubi, who has become a victim of a sex trafficking scheme run by a Melbourne gang, and she is working as a prostitute, along with fellow victims Vanya (Saskia Burmesiter) and Crystal (Emma Lung). As Ashley tries to help Sunee and Rubi, she gets entangled in the exploitative world of trafficking and the heartless bureaucracy that tramples on the victims on the way to deporting them. (Inspired by actual events and court transcripts.)
Urban Cinefile: http://www.urbancinefile.com.au/home/view.asp?a=14788&s=News_files
By Simon de Bruyn
In a landmark move that will surely be copied in years to come, the producers of Australian indie film The Jammed have launched a website to allow AFI voters to download a high quality version of the film for free.
After the Australian Film Institute announced earlier this year it had made several changes to its awards criteria for the feature film category, The Jammed was allowed to join the ranks of eligible films in contention for the 2008 awards.
The film’s producer Andrea Buck said the production team at The Picture Tank partnered with virtual studio Mod Films to make The Jammed available to view at the click of a button. To prevent piracy, each copy is watermarked and logged with the AFI membership number of the person who downloads it.
“The moment we were asked by the AFI to provide details of how members could view The Jammed it felt like a no-brainer. We would like members to have the option to see the film where, when and how best suits them,” she said.
The Jammed was the surprise hit of the 2007 IF Awards, winning the best film, best script and best music awards.
To download the film, AFI members can visit: http://thejammed.modfilms.net
Article courtesy IF:http://if.com.au/news/article/PGXDMNMRTK.html
Monday, September 8, 2008
THE JAMMED is once again screening in cinemas around the country as part of the 2008 AFI Award screenings. After the AFI announced earlier this year it had made several changes to its awards criteria for the feature film category The Jammed – which took out Best Film at the 2007 Inside Film awards, is among 25 Australian films in contention for nominations.
So that all AFI members have the opportunity to view The Jammed, THE PICTURE TANK and MOD FILMS have banded together to offer a high quality downloadable version of the film. Mod Films is a virtual studio developing new interactive formats, stories and web information systems for visual storytelling.
As of September 9th, members can visit http://thejammed.modfilms.net and download the film using a unique password. Producer Andrea Buck said, ‘The moment we were asked by the AFI to provide details of how members could view The Jammed it felt like a no-brainer: of course they should have access to watch our film at the click of a button, online. We would like members to have the option to see the film where, when and how best suits them.’
Lead actress, Veronica Sywak— fresh from presenting the film to the UN in New York, will be introducing the film to AFI theatre goers in each capital city.
Additionally, The Jammed is available on DVD to rent or buy from all leading retailers and directly through www.thejammed.com/dvd.
Tuesday 9th Sept 6.30pm
The Palace George Cinemas
135 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
All proceeds (minimum donation of $10 for entry) will go towards
the St Kilda Triangle legal challenge.
St Kilda's Tuesday Flicks will screen films that are either made by, or contain, St Kilda residents, or are located in St Kilda. Films have been selected to celebrate the enduring contributions to the Australian film industry made by talented and creative people from St Kilda.
For further information: http://www.unchainstkilda.org/tuesdayflicks.html