Ross Grayson Bell stands behind a chair, hands rested on the high point of its iron frame. He is slight and compact, with a powerful smile. Dressed in mauve and purple, with clipped silver-brown stubble, his look is casual but cool. The most exciting thing about Fight Club, he says, is the scene in the […]
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In episode 4 Thomas Mai speaks with Ross Grayson Bell, producer of Fight Club on how to work with the studios and how to be an independent producer. Is TV the future for producers and should we all be writing screenplays?
Fight Club producer Ross Grayson Bell joins academic Dr William Peterson, Dr Julia Erhart and AFL player Henry Slattery for a discussion moderated by Dr Vicki Crowley on the ideas of masculinity, sexual fantasy and violence as entertainment. Drawing on David Fincher’s Fight Club – a film often held up as a bastion of male heterosexuality but infused […]
I had the great honour of moderating an “in conversation” with fellow Roger Corman alumni Gale Anne Hurd; co-creator of THE TERMINATOR, and producer of ALIENS, THE ABYSS and more recently the internationally acclaimed TV show THE WALKING DEAD, at the Screen Forever conference in Melbourne. Screen Forever, which is an initiative put together by Screen […]
Feast Festival @FeastFestival Ross Grayson Bell produced Fight Club – hear him on @891adelaide at 3.40pm & see the film tomorrow (Nov 29) 2pm @MercuryCinema to be followed by a Q&A.
Ross joins film critic, Andrew L. Urban, on stage for a lively discussion about the film THE IMITATION GAME as part of Andrew’s popular, Sydney University MOVIES NOW course. This unique and popular movie appreciation course is like having your own private movie club. In its 9th year, Movies Now offers participants ‘private movie premieres’ prior […]
Pitch to the Pros is an opportunity for a representative from each state, selected by a Screen Network organisation, to pitch their project at SCREEN FOREVER to a panel of industry experts. The pitch winner receives a cash prize of $3,000 to go towards their production or to attend an international festival, and one full […]
The Australian producer of the Brad Pitt classic FIGHT CLUB is coming to Adelaide Feast Festival for a special screening of his cult film. When the film came out in 1999, few people knew what to make of it. Fifteen years on, it holds its ground as a timeless statement of anger and alienation, beautifully […]
It was hailed as a watershed moment for Australian television writing. “Some of the finest small screen storytelling this country has ever seen,” wrote Crikey. “Worthy of a standing ovation,” said the Sydney Morning Herald. The first series of Redfern Now screened in 2012, and took out the Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama as […]