Posted on March 2nd, 2019 by Frederik

Showcasing groundbreaking new Australian content, workshops with leading film industry mentors, and heralding exciting new Australian filmmakers, the second annual Australian International Screen Forum will take place at Lincoln Center in New York City on March 19-22, 2019. he Centerpiece event will be the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Muriel’s Wedding with a screening of the remastered version, by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, of the landmark Australian film, with members of the cast in attendance, including its star Toni Collette.

Posted on February 23rd, 2019 by Frederik

As we speak, Toni Collette is attending the 34th Annual Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica. She is nominated as Best Female Lead for “Hereditary”. A first batch of pictures have been added to the photo gallery with more updates to come.


Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Frederik

With the 2019 awards season in its last (boring) week, Toni Collette will be doing at least one public appearance as a “Hereditary” nominee this Saturday. Entertainment Tonight can exclusively reveal the final presenters for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards, which includes three of this year’s Best Female Lead nominees: Glenn Close, Toni Collette and Carey Mulligan, nominated for The Wife, Hereditary and Wildlife, respectively. ET previously announced that Sterling K. Brown, Elsie Fisher, Regina Hall, Armie Hammer and KiKi Layne will be presenting this year. They will be joined by Viggo Mortensen, Amanda Seyfried, Tessa Thompson and Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard. Aubrey Plaza serves as this year’s host and told ET, “I want there to be a vibe where the audience feels like, Is this supposed to be happening? Or have we gone off the rails? I want there to be an element of danger. I want everyone to feel like, ‘Man, anything can happen at any moment.'” The 34th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards will be held in Santa Monica, California, on Feb. 23 and air live on Facebook Watch and IFC at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT.

Posted on February 19th, 2019 by Frederik

Toni Collette will be a special guest at New York’s CORE Club on March 20. In partnership with Hudson Union Society, she will talk about her career. More information can be found here. With a proven ability to transform into the characters she plays, Toni Collette has impressed audiences and the entertainment industry alike throughout the last two decades. She made an indelible impression on moviegoers worldwide with her breakout performance as the title character in P.J. Hogan’s Muriel’s Wedding, which brought her a Golden Globe Award nomination. More recently, she won a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award for her portrayal of a woman with multiple personalities on the television series United States of Tara, which ran for three seasons.

Ms Collette most recently starred in the independent films: Please Stand By with Dakota Fanning, Yellow Birds with Jennifer Aniston, and Fun Mom Dinner with Molly Shannon as well as Madame with Harvey Keitel. Collette went onto star in the highly anticipated thriller film Hereditary, which got her rave reviews out of Sundance and was A24’s top grossing film of all time. Hereditary was released at the same time in June 2018 as the heartfelt indie Hearts Beat Loud that Collette starred in with Nick Offerman. Collette can currently be scene in the Netflix mini-series Wanderlustwhich was written by the award winning play write Nick Payne. Born and raised in Australia, she was a student at Australia’s prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).

Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by Frederik

Screencaptures from Dan Gilroy’s “Velvet Buzzsaw” have been added to the photo gallery. To read more about the Netflix movie and the critical reception, please check the previous update. Toni’s Gretchen is a wonderful addition to her already astonishing line-up of characters. Please be aware that the screencaptures contain spoilers – although, if you have watched the trailer before, you know it’s not going to be a happy end for most of the main players.


Posted on February 2nd, 2019 by Frederik

After a first showing at this week’s Sundance Film Festival, “Velvet Buzzsaw” has had its wide premiere yesterday on Netflix worldwide. Personally, I loved its bonkers premise, the film can serve both as a recommendation to friends as well as a guilty pleasure. The critics have been positive to mixed – and “bonkers” is a word that pops up often. My favorite review comes from The Verge: “Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw feels like Robert Altman’s Final Destination”. Noel Murray wrote for Los Angeles Times: “While the art world caricatures are hardly fresh, there’s a lot about “Velvet Buzzsaw” that’s pretty savvy and even inspired.” Glenn Kenny wrote for the New York Times: “The confident storytelling and the bravura acting – Daveed Diggs, Toni Collette and John Malkovich contribute compelling caricatures – carry Buzzsaw all the way home.” For New York Magazine, Emily Yoshida wrote: “Velvet Buzzsaw is perhaps the first-ever art-world horror satire, but it has the feeling of a bawdy night at a mystery dinner or an anti-Establishment mummers’ play – and I mean this in the most complimentary way possible.” And Leah Greenblatt wrote for Entertainment Weekly: “Gilroy has a lot to say about money, mindless consumerism, and the soul-sucking emptiness of conflating ownership and ego-stroking with self-worth.” While Toni has not participated in the Sundance promotion for the film, she was interviewed by Metro and talked about her character:

It was unusual, smart, funny, dark. But never didactic in its tone. I can’t wait to see it because it could have gone many different ways. The script was beautifully ambiguous in its tone so it was fun to play scenes in several different ways. I think audiences appreciate levity in horror. Everyone gets a chance to come up for air. Gretchen is kind of a nightmare and she was particularly fun to play. But I think she’s ultimately lonely. That was always sobering and lingering in the back of my mind.