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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 15 August 2015
18 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 15 AUGUST 2015 DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM House Rules brothers to sell A Preston property featured on Channel 7’s House Rules is set to go under the hammer Ever wanted to live in a house that has been featured on national television? Well, now is your chance. Brothers Chris and Nick Stavropoulos from Channel 7's reality TV show House Rules have called it a day and announced the listing of their renovated property on the housing market. "We don't really want to sell, but now's the best time because the market is so great and we're at the point where it's time to move on to a new project," said Nick. Appearing on the 2013 series, the two brothers came together two years ago with a vision to set themselves up for the future with their 1950s Preston home. Although Nick, 24, admits it was more his brother's idea. "We hadn't planned to buy a home together, but after Chris discovered I was about to spend $60,000 on a 'hero tradie car', he convinced me to invest in the house instead," said Nick, a selfemployed project manager. When they came across the three-bedroom Jackman Street property in its original condition, they knew it was an opportunity, with a chance to put Nick's carpentry skills to use. Along with the help of their fellow team members, they were able to give the house a stunning and modern makeover in just seven days. "We absolutely loved the work they did on our house, particularly the lounge room. It's so warm and inviting ... we really couldn't have asked for more," said Nick. Already an appealing property with two living areas, a dining area, a designer kitchen and two bathrooms, the duo didn't stop there, deciding to further extend the home's outdoor entertaining area. And it's not surprising to hear that Hocking Stuart Preston director John Petsinis has already received a large number of genuine enquiries regarding the property, saying that he feels positive about the impending auction due to take place on August 29. "The beauty of this property is that it's the only one in the street with dual access," said Mr Petsinis. But aside from choosing the right suburb to situate your home, what is the key to success for aspiring renovators? Nick says it's all about thinking outside the box. "Take it one step at a time, consider the costs and stick to your budget, but most of all, pay a tradie to do it for you," he said. Source: Herald Sun Tsangari awarded residency Under the auspices of Lincoln Centre’s Film Society, the director is set to work on her next film White Knuckles Greek new wave director Athina Rachel Tsangari has been named Film Society of Lincoln Centre's (FSLC) 2015 Filmmaker in Residence. During her residency, Tsangari will be working on completing her next film, a screwball action thriller, titled White Knuckles. "I am looking forward to working on my new script, part of which is set in New York City, and to drawing inspiration from the city itself, camaraderie from its essential film community, and stimulation from the Film Society's invigorating programming," Tsangari said. "It is always an invaluable gift when Xenia - the goddess of hospitality - and cinema join their graces and forces." Tsangari moved to Austin to study film directing after graduating from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a BA in Comparative Literature, Philosophy, and Drama. Her somophore directing effort in 2010, titled Attenberg, was followed by critical acclaim and won several awards at festivals worldwide. It was also Greece's Best Foreign Language Film submission for the 2012 Academy Awards. Currently premiering at this year's Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland is her latest feature, Chevalier; a buddy comedy. Chevalier is also among the ten international films competing for the Heart of Sarajevo award at the Sarajevo Film Festival, taking place this August. The plot revolves around the story of six men who decide to play a game while sailing the Aegean sea on a yacht. FSLC launched the residency program in 2013 as an annual initiative to support emerging New York-based filmmakers. François Truffaut, Pedro Almodóvar and Martin Scorsese are some of the prominent names introduced to American audiences via FSLC during the last four decades. Sources: moviecitynews. com, screendaily.com 19 Jackman Street, Preston: the 1950s home is set to go under the hammer. What would have been Justice League While George Miller’s superhero fight will never hit the big screen, an Aussie director airs a documentary Athina Rachel Tsangari at the Premiere of Attenberg at the Sydney Film Festival. PHOTO: KEN BUTTI. Back in 2007, Warner Bros began planning to release Justice League: Mortal in 2009 release, but at the beginning of 2008, the movie was cancelled due to the Writers Guild strike and other production obstacles. Actor D.J. Cotrona, who was initially set to play Superman in the movie, told Slash Film that fans missed out on seeing director George Miller's gigantic interpretation, citing this year's Mad Max: Fury Road as proof of what he could have accomplished with the DC heroes. "The best way I can describe it is: George Miller's mind is so operatic and big and expansive, it's a shame that the world didn't get to see what he would do with superheroes," said Cotrona. "It was allegorical, like a The documentary promises to feature interviews with the cast and crew, concept art, and even a few costumes. story of Greek Gods almost ... he was doing things with the Superman and Batman characters, and all the iconic favorites, that's never been done before. Watch Fury Road and you can only imagine what he would do with those iconic characters." Miller's next project, however, is Mad Max: The Wasteland, but had Justice League: Mortal moved forward as planned, DC fans would have seen - apart from Cotrona as Superman - Armie Hammher as Batman, Megan Gale as Wonder Woman, Adam Brody as The Flash, Common as Green Lantern, Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman, Hugh Keays-Byrne as Martian Manhunter, Jay Baruchel as Maxwell Lord, and Teresa Palmer as Talia Al Ghul. Meanwhile, a documentary from Australian director Ryan Unicomb is being planned to explore the abandoned film in the same vein as the recent The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?. Unicomb promises to feature interviews with the cast and crew, concept art, and even a few costumes. Justice League: Part One, though, hits theatres on 17 November 2017, with Justice League: Part Two following on 14 June 2019.
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