Women in Horror Month
Movies... Bands... Here Comes the Killer Sideshow

Hello and Welcome Everyone!

Now in its fifth year, Women in Horror Recognition Month keeps on growing internationally, and this February will again see charity fundraising gigs with special guests, live acts and film screenings right here in Melbourne, Australia.

The festival seeks to promote women's self-expression via the horror genre. For this, the Killer Sideshow, there's a focus on male advocacy for women faced with domestic violence. We're showing two female-focused movies by male directors, followed by two unreal all-girl live bands.

Now for the line-up...

First up, fresh from its premiere at Mexico's Morbido Film Festival, you've got the stunning mixed live-action/animation horror short, Retribution, starring Adrian Auld, Libby Bramble and Sonnet Cure, produced by Emma Haarburger, and directed by Clint Cure.

Then you've got the psychologically and erotically charged, Australian Directors Guild-award-winning, one-hour flick Wakey Wakey, starring Laura Wilde Wheelwright and Fabiana Weiner, directed by Adrian Goodman, and produced by the team of Adrian Goodman, Nikki Johnstone and Shaun McAlpine.


Wakey Wakey features music by Simon Eddy, as well as Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Rowland S. Howard and Tracy Pew as The Birthday Party.

Then... BAM! we rock out to the wild punk stylings of LIQUOR SNATCH !M.C.H.D!. Yes people, it's true.

What’s more, there’s still another killer band to be announced.

Arrive at the beer garden at 8pm for a DJ set by the one and only Misery Malice.


Movies after dark...

Bands after movies...


Entry $5
All funds raised will go to the good people at WestCASA, a charity that facilitates recovery and care for women facing domestic violence and sexual assault.

And… be sure to check out the other awesome Women in Horror Month event as well, running the following week at the same venue. More info here on that event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/249632368534719

Please feel free to spread the word.

We hope to see you there!

The above is Ronny Carlsson's introduction to his interview with Adrian
for the Swedish website Film Bizarro.

Click here to read the full article.


Wakey Wakey is Adrian's debut feature film.



Adrian Goodman - Showreel 2013 from Adrian Goodman on Vimeo.


Thanks to all the fantastic people who came to the Melbourne Long Play screenings.

Much fun was had.


"An incredibly good slice of cinema."

"Shows that originality in film is still very much alive and kicking."

New review of Wakey Wakey from The Lair of Filth (US).


Adrian discusses what drives his filmmaking in this new interview with the Swedish-based website, Film Bizarro.


Adrian has won an Australian Directors Guild Award.


"Impressively disorienting and splendidly emotive."

"Both young women turn in beautifully nuanced, grounded, and believable performances."

Another 4-star review for Wakey Wakey.

The full list of reviews can be found here.


It's been a very big month among big months for actress Laura Wheelwright, who plays Josie in Wakey Wakey.

First she was nominated for an AACTA award in the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in Underground: The Julian Assange Story, directed by Robert Connolly.

And soon after that she won Best Actress at Tropfest for her role in We've All Been There, directed by Nicholas Clifford. The film was also named Best Picture.

Well done Laura. Very well deserved.


Wakey Wakey has been named as one of the world's 30 best movies of 2012 by Swedish movie website Film Bizarro.

Click here to read the full list and write-up.

And here is the full review they wrote in November 2012.


Adrian's feature film, Wakey Wakey, has won three awards at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival 2012.

***Best Guerrilla Film***

***Best Cinematography***

***Best Supporting Actress (Fabiana Weiner)***


In August 2012, two of Adrian's films - a feature and a short - will each mark their Australian premiere at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF).

Wakey Wakey
Feature Presentation
Sat 25 August / 5pm / Cinema 1
Tues 28 August / 7pm / Cinema 1
Following a series of shorts

Migraine and Michael: A Love Story
Mini MUFF Shorts
Session 2
Mon 27 August / 9pm / Cinema 1

Venue: Revolt Melbourne Artspace, 12 Elizabeth St, Kensington.

Tickets: $15/$12

Check www.muff.com.au for more details.


Adrian's debut feature film, WAKEY WAKEY, is now complete.

The movie stars LAURA WHEELWRIGHT (Animal Kingdom) and FABIANA WEINER (Retribution).
Original music by SIMON EDDY, and featuring THE BIRTHDAY PARTY (Nick Cave, Rowland S. Howard, Mick Harvey, Tracy Pew).

Look out here for news on upcoming screenings.

Click here to read more about the movie at the Wakey Wakey homepage.


Adrian's film MIGRAINE AND MICHAEL: A LOVE STORY has been selected in competition at the 11th Kansk International Video Festival in Russia.

Courtesy of the festival, Adrian will be attending the event personally to present the film.

The festival runs from 17-25 August 2012.

Adrian with actress Michelle Hall on the set of Migraine and Michael: A Love Story. Photo by Lucas Moy.


Adrian's 2009 film THE HAPPY HIGH LAUGHTER CLUB has been granted an 'honourable mention' by the SoCal Film Festival in California..


Acclaimed actress LAURA WHEELWRIGHT, best known for the film ANIMAL KINGDOM (written and directed by David Michod) is set to star in Adrian's upcoming psychological horror, WAKEY WAKEY.

Click here for more information.


Adrian has completed a trailer for his spec feature screenplay, IMMACULATE VIRTUE.

The project was shortlisted for the $200,000 Ultimate Filmmaker Competition 2010 in Los Angeles.

Immaculate Virtue trailer from Adrian Goodman on Vimeo.


Adrian's short film, THE HAPPY HIGH LAUGHTER CLUB, has won 'Best Dramatic Short' at the Staten Island Film Festival 2010 in New York.

The film is now available on Time Warner Cable via video-on-demand across North America.

The Happy High Laughter Club - trailer from Adrian Goodman on Vimeo.


In other news, Adrian has recently completed two new short films. The first is entitled Migraine and Michael: A Love Story.

The second, entitled Immaculate Virtue, is also a sequence from one of Adrian's feature screenplays.

Both new short films are currently being released upon the festival circuit.