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Sci fi is the best fi. The Space Brains talk about what’s good and what’s great in science fiction films, movies and cinema. Join us in a deep dive exploration of the story telling, the great moments and the science behind science fiction movies. read less

Ep.86 – Ben Young
20-08-2022
Ep.86 – Ben Young
Ben Young Ben Young is an award winning writer/director who began his career acting for screen at the age of 12. He completed a Bachelor of Arts at Curtin University, Western Australia in 2003 and a Master of Screen Studies at the WA Screen Academy in 2005. He has since directed music videos, commercials, fashion films, and written and directed series television. His 2016 feature debut Hounds of Love, funded through ScreenWest’s West Coast Visions and produced by Factor 30 Films, starred Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummins and Stephen Curry. Its world premiere was at the 2016 Venice Film Festival where it picked up a prize for Best Actress in a Debut Film, and received 9 AACTA award nominations including Best Film and Best Direction. Ben’s second film Extinction premiered on Netflix in 2018 starring Michael Peña and Lizzy Caplan. He recently completed directing a block of Netflix’s Clickbait for Tony Ayres Productions. He is currently finishing post production on Where All Light Tends to Go. In this episode we interview Ben Young and ask him about his experiences in directing, how he likes to write a script and the difference between directing features, shorts and TV episodes. We dive into his inspirations and gain an insightful look into how the film production process works and how new starters might get involved. To Hear the Episode: https://gravityundone.net/episode-86-ben-young/ For all other Space Brains Episodes: https://spacebrains.com.au/ Contact us: Space Brains Podcast (@spacebrainspodcast) Space Brains Podcast - Home spacebrains@spacebrains.com.au Space Brains is recorded in Mandurah, Western Australia. Visit: https://gravityundone.net/ https://www.markregan.com.au/  https://spacebrains.com.au/
Ep.80 – Blade Runner
21-05-2022
Ep.80 – Blade Runner
Blade Runner Blade Runner is a 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, and adapted by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples. Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos, it is an adaptation of Philip K. Dick's 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The film is set in a dystopian future Los Angeles of 2019, in which synthetic humans known as replicants are bio-engineered by the powerful Tyrell Corporation to work on space colonies. When a fugitive group of advanced replicants led by Roy Batty escapes back to Earth, burnt-out cop Rick Deckard reluctantly agrees to hunt them down. A massive classic of the science fiction genre, one of the first great depictions of a cyberpunk dystopia and one of the best ad-libbed monologues in film history. We discuss the clues that point to Deckard possibly being a replicant, the differences between the directors “final cut” and the original theatrical release, lighting, the problematic scene and the overall shape of the narrative. Science-wise, we talk about an experiment to see if memories make the person or if it is a moral viewpoint that does. To Hear the Episode: https://gravityundone.net/episode-80-blade-runner/ For all other Space Brains Episodes: https://spacebrains.com.au/ Contact us: Space Brains Podcast (@spacebrainspodcast) Space Brains Podcast - Home spacebrains@spacebrains.com.au Space Brains is recorded in Mandurah, Western Australia. Visit: https://gravityundone.net/ https://www.markregan.com.au/  https://spacebrains.com.au/