The Bikes of Wrath: Make America Grape Again

CLIENT: DEMAND.FILM
OUTLET: FILM INK

Film Ink spoke with the co-directors/co-producers/subjects behind a documentary following five Australian blokes riding their bikes along the path taken by the depression-era Joad family in John Steinbeck’s  The Grapes of Wrath .       Grapes of Wrath  is a strange thing to cling to as your central thesis/inspiration here. Do you think the US is going through similarly extreme times now to then, and can you expand?    Charlie Turnbull  :  I guess it probably does seem like a strange and random idea, but it made sense to us, especially given how compelling we all find the novel and the USA.

Film Ink spoke with the co-directors/co-producers/subjects behind a documentary following five Australian blokes riding their bikes along the path taken by the depression-era Joad family in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath.

Grapes of Wrath is a strange thing to cling to as your central thesis/inspiration here. Do you think the US is going through similarly extreme times now to then, and can you expand?

Charlie Turnbull: I guess it probably does seem like a strange and random idea, but it made sense to us, especially given how compelling we all find the novel and the USA.

Video About All The Sh*t Women Put Up With Goes Viral

CLIENT: GOODALL & GALLAGHER
OUTLET: WHIMN
OUTLET: YAHOO! LIFESTYLE

If I could live as a man for a day my priorities would be thus:  1. Blowjob  2. Ask for a payrise (statistics would be on my side for once)  3. Watch cricket to see if it magically moves me  4. Another blowjob

If I could live as a man for a day my priorities would be thus:

1. Blowjob

2. Ask for a payrise (statistics would be on my side for once)

3. Watch cricket to see if it magically moves me

4. Another blowjob

What would it be like if there was a virtual reality game that let you experience life in the body of a different sex for the day.  That’s the  premise for a  YouTube  skit  by Aussie comedy duo,  Goodall and Gallagher , that’s gone viral this week.  While the battle of the sexes and equality are central to the video’s core, it’s the addition of the virtual reality element that has caught the world’s attention.

What would it be like if there was a virtual reality game that let you experience life in the body of a different sex for the day.

That’s the premise for a YouTube skit by Aussie comedy duo, Goodall and Gallagher, that’s gone viral this week.

While the battle of the sexes and equality are central to the video’s core, it’s the addition of the virtual reality element that has caught the world’s attention.

Dr Zac's Health Tips for 2019

CLIENT: DR ZAC
OUTLET: CHANNEL 9 TODAY SHOW
OUTLET: 9HONEY

If you're feeling a little worse for wear this morning, Dr Zac Turner is here to tell us how to nurse that hangover.  # 9Today

If you're feeling a little worse for wear this morning, Dr Zac Turner is here to tell us how to nurse that hangover. #9Today

As we approach 2019, I always find it a great time to reflect on the past year. No one likes to look at the bad but doing so will help you re-evaluate yourself adequately.  Asking questions about your 2018 and setting new standards for 2019 is a great approach to reaching that healthy lifestyle.  So what are the top habits to drop in 2019?

As we approach 2019, I always find it a great time to reflect on the past year. No one likes to look at the bad but doing so will help you re-evaluate yourself adequately.

Asking questions about your 2018 and setting new standards for 2019 is a great approach to reaching that healthy lifestyle.

So what are the top habits to drop in 2019?

The things most likely to land you in the emergency room this Christmas

CLIENT: DR ZAC
OUTLET: 9HONEY

Channel 9's Dr Zac Turner gives us his tips for avoiding a medical emergency this festive season.   Stepping into an emergency room can be difficult anytime of the year, but it’s an exceptionally cringing feeling to have it be during Christmas, especially if you are visiting and far from your own home.  Heart attacks, alcohol or food intoxication, kitchen/decorating related injuries, depression, and backstabbing high blood pressure are the issues ER doctors treat most at this time of year.

Channel 9's Dr Zac Turner gives us his tips for avoiding a medical emergency this festive season.

Stepping into an emergency room can be difficult anytime of the year, but it’s an exceptionally cringing feeling to have it be during Christmas, especially if you are visiting and far from your own home.

Heart attacks, alcohol or food intoxication, kitchen/decorating related injuries, depression, and backstabbing high blood pressure are the issues ER doctors treat most at this time of year.

An Australian investment strategist focusing on cannabis says the sector's biggest player isn't even on the scene yet

CLIENT: THE GREEN FUND
OUTLET: BUSINESS INSIDER

Investment strategist Mark Bernberg, who’s launched an investment consultancy for the cannabis industry, believes that Australia could legalise the drug for recreational use within five years and that the company that will ultimately become the Amazon of cannabis doesn’t exist yet.  Bernberg’s The Green Fund is tracking cannabis companies and revealing the trades in his investment portfolio, which has an international focus and argues that despite recent falls in value, the market is flourishing.  But with legal cannabis sales growing an 15% annually and the sector set to be bigger than the beer industry by 2035, it won’t be long before a major corporate such as Coca-Cola, Novartis or a tobacco company backs a new player that will go on to dominate the sector.

Investment strategist Mark Bernberg, who’s launched an investment consultancy for the cannabis industry, believes that Australia could legalise the drug for recreational use within five years and that the company that will ultimately become the Amazon of cannabis doesn’t exist yet.

Bernberg’s The Green Fund is tracking cannabis companies and revealing the trades in his investment portfolio, which has an international focus and argues that despite recent falls in value, the market is flourishing.

But with legal cannabis sales growing an 15% annually and the sector set to be bigger than the beer industry by 2035, it won’t be long before a major corporate such as Coca-Cola, Novartis or a tobacco company backs a new player that will go on to dominate the sector.

Spencer Tunick Reveals Chapel Street Nudes

CLIENT: CHAPEL STREET PRECINCT
OUTLET: CHANNEL 7 WEEKEND SUNRISE
OUTLET: BROADSHEET
OUTLET: CHANNEL 7 NEWS

The day has finally come – Spencer Tunick has chosen his final Chapel Street installation images, and all 860 Melburnians who participated in the ‘Return of the Nude’ installations have been invited to a special launch event to collect their print. DL COMMS released the news without an exclusive, in order for the news to have the widest reach possible. Take a look at some of the results below, or better still, Google 'Spencer Tunick Melbourne' to see how far the story travelled.

The shocking damage balloons can do to marine life

CLIENT: DEMAND.FILM
OUTLET: NEWS.COM.AU

While it’s fun for a child to grab a balloon at a shopping centre or play with them at birthday parties, they can be a danger to our marine life if they aren’t disposed of properly because they end up looking like jellyfish.  In a 2012 University of Queensland study, balloons were identified as being disproportionately consumed by sea turtles based how common they were as litter on Queensland beaches.  In other words, the study found that sea turtles specifically target balloons.

While it’s fun for a child to grab a balloon at a shopping centre or play with them at birthday parties, they can be a danger to our marine life if they aren’t disposed of properly because they end up looking like jellyfish.

In a 2012 University of Queensland study, balloons were identified as being disproportionately consumed by sea turtles based how common they were as litter on Queensland beaches.

In other words, the study found that sea turtles specifically target balloons.

International travel inspired this Australian tech entrepreneur to design a device that helps keep women safe -- and now the world is buying it

CLIENT: WANDERSAFE
OUTLET: BUSINESS INSIDER

Canberra-based Stephenie Rodriguez has visited 54 countries, and as  woman generally travelling alone, knows all too well “what it feels like  to be unsafe”.  So like all entrepreneurs, she set out to solve that problem, enlisting the help of a retired CIA executive, Thomas Pecora, to create WanderSafe, personal device that acts like a personal panic button when you’re out and about alone. She raised $600,000 from angel investors around the national capital to bring her product to reality and it’s already proving to be a hit, with Rodriguez landing a distribution deal in duty free stores globally, as well as another deal with Qatar airways.  For Rodriguez, it’s not just about travel but the safety of women in general, something she’s well aware of in citing local statistics.

Canberra-based Stephenie Rodriguez has visited 54 countries, and as woman generally travelling alone, knows all too well “what it feels like to be unsafe”.

So like all entrepreneurs, she set out to solve that problem, enlisting the help of a retired CIA executive, Thomas Pecora, to create WanderSafe, personal device that acts like a personal panic button when you’re out and about alone. She raised $600,000 from angel investors around the national capital to bring her product to reality and it’s already proving to be a hit, with Rodriguez landing a distribution deal in duty free stores globally, as well as another deal with Qatar airways.

For Rodriguez, it’s not just about travel but the safety of women in general, something she’s well aware of in citing local statistics.