About Patrick McCarthy

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An aspiring writer and filmmaker, Patrick's biggest wish is not to be successful, but to be Morpheus, the Sandman, King of Stories

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RevFest: Get Your Shorts On!

The final night of the Revelations Film Festival made time to showcase a collection of Australian-made short films. Overall, the quality of the output was high – the acting was uniformly excellent, the directorial visions were mostly clear and effective, and the generous budgets for each were...

RevFest: 78/52

There have been moments throughout pop-culture history so powerfully felt upon their reveal, and now so deeply ingrained within the collective consciousness of the populace, that it’s actually possible to chart how life changed from that moment onward. And not just for those who witnessed the moment,...

RevFest: Free Fire

Acclaimed English director Ben Wheatley has revealed himself to be one of the nation’s most interesting practitioners. He seems to feel a palpable discontentment pertaining to any sort of audience expectation, instead choosing to violently buck against good sense and restraint in favour of delving into some...

Joy Division Fans, Prepare Yourselves…

A cult phenomenon never truly dies. English post-punk legends Joy Division officially disbanded following the tragic suicide of their lead singer Ian Curtis, later reforming as part of a new, popularly and critically acclaimed rock band named New Order. But it’s the former – the original outfit,...