In 2019, I was fortunate enough to meet and run a Q&A with the exceptionally talent writer/director/actor Alex Lykos. After the run of his film Me and My Left Brain around Australia, I got back in touch with Alex to have a chat about the process, about the stresses of self releasing the film, and the challenges of making a film in Australia outside of the funding body systems.
I’m releasing this now at the beginning of 2020 with the intention of showing the difficulties that Alex faced as he put his film out into the world, and hope that when people listen to this interview that they can appreciate the struggles of getting films released in Australia independently.
Hopefully after you hear Alex’s story that you can appreciate how important it is to get behind Australian artists and support their work. They put so much of themselves out there that it is beyond important to support them when they do make themselves vulnerable for us.
Check out the pieces I’ve written about Me and My Left Brain here, including its placement in the Best Australian Films of 2019 list. And read my piece about why it’s important to support Australian arts here.