Bombastic budgets are promising to thrill and dazzle us this summer with every augmented pixel they can muster. The popcorn floweth.
At the other end of the box office are indie flicks, trumpeting their own tunes amongst the mainstream fanfare. The Magician, from the humblest of Australian beginnings, is a good example.
It takes the guise of a mockumentary of Ray Shoesmith, a prosaic, urban, Aussie hitman, filmed by his next-door neighbour, Max. It was pulled together with an abundance of self-belief and commitment by its star/director/writer/producer/co-editor Scott Ryan.