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  1. 1. Award Winning Australian Actor & Writer www.imdb.com/name/nm0704867/ www.starnow.com.au/robertrabiah ARTICLES ********* #40 Red Tent Radio feat. Anne Fulwood & Robert Rabiah http://podbay.fm/show/425976746/e/1326974938?autostart=1 “Anne Fulwood made her mark as one of Australian television's best- known and most respected journalists. Now she operates her own media ROBERT RABIAH ©
  2. 2. consultancy company and is one of Australia’s most sought-after corporate hosts and facilitators. Plus I’m having a chat with Australian actor - Robert Rabiah. I recently interviewed him for the special episode we did for the screening the Australian independent feature film 'Face to Fac'e last year. Face to Face has received over 30 international film awards since and Robert has been nominated for an AFI award for his role as Hakim. Today we talk to Robert about what it takes to be an artist with consistent work in the TV and film industry along with how he manages his time, his administration and more.” INAUGURAL SAMSUNG AACTA AWARDS NOMINEES http://www.aacta.org/media/161574/2011_nominees_by_production.pdf Face To Face - 1 Nomination • AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor - Robert Rabiah Workplace bullies face to face http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=28039#.VseONH197Gg Face to Face (MA). Director: Michael Rymer. Starring: Vince Colosimo, Sigrid Thornton, Luke Ford, Matthew Newton, Lauren Clair, Christopher Connelly, Robert Rabiah. 88 minutes “Director Rymer describes Face to Face — an adaptation of the David Williamson play of the same name — as a 'little film with big ideas'. Central is the idea that conflicts can be better resolved, not by punishment or retaliation, but through dialogue between victims and perpetrators. This allows each to be heard, reveals layers of complexity, and opens up the possibility of mutual empathy.
  3. 3. Face to Face takes place (mostly) within the confines of a single room and the duration of a single mediation session, where ten people have gathered to decide the fate of one angry young man. Deceptively childlike construction worker Wayne's (Ford) guilt is not in question. He has admitted to assaulting a co-worker, Richard (Connelly), and to ramming the luxury car owned by his former boss, Greg (Colosimo), in a fit of rage over losing his job. A prison sentence would, clearly, have significant bearing upon Wayne's ability to lead a secure and productive life in the future. The purpose of this session, then, under the direction of seemingly mild- mannered mediator Jack (Newton), is not to mete out blame and punishment, but to resolve underlying conflicts, and reach a mutually agreeable outcome — perhaps a form of restorative justice. The film's success stems not just from its strong and nuanced performances, but also its confronting and surprising script (Williamson drew upon real-life mediation cases). It excels not just in the dialogue, which, apart from the odd clunky moment, is sharp and authentic, but in the way it teases a thematically layered backstory and character depth out of a single, highly charged group encounter. What starts out as an ostensibly straightforward scenario — disgruntled former employee expresses his frustration through violence — is shown to be the end result of a cruel and systematic process of workplace bullying. This, we find, in fact stems from a pervasive culture of bullying, which, in turn, is the result of general low morale that has its roots in Greg's business practices and personal foibles. Wayne is certainly not innocent. But definitions of 'victim', 'perpetrator' and even 'bystander' begin to blur. Lead bully Hakim (Rabiah) turns out to be one of the more sympathetic characters. Affable Richard is gracious towards Wayne, but his passivity emerges as another form of violence. Greg, who has the greatest claim to blame against Wayne, must also confront questions of his own culpability.”
  4. 4. NOMINATIONS FOR AUSTRALIA'S FIRST 'ACADEMY AWARDS' REVEALED http://www.pedestrian.tv/news/entertainment/nominations-for-australias-first- academy-awards-re/59229.htm “Earlier this year the Australian Film Institute rebranded itself as the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts shortened to the ingeniously self-aware acronym AACTA. The name change brought with it a policy overhaul in line with major international bodies the Academy Awards and BAFTAs, and the role of inaugural AACTA President was bestowed to a winner of both those Awards, national living treasure Geoffrey Rush!
  5. 5. Today AACTA announced the nominees for the first ever Samsung AACTA Awards which will be held in January 2012 - a locally- streamlined version of The Oscars or Golden Globes that recognizes excellence in film and television. And so without further adieu... the nominees are...” Best Lead Actor Willem Dafoe (The Hunter) Daniel Henshall (Snowtown) Geoffrey Rush (The Eye Of The Storm) David Wenham (Oranges And Sunshine) Best Supporting Actor John Gaden (The Eye Of The Storm) Sam Neill (The Hunter) Robert Rabiah (Face To Face) Hugo Weaving (Oranges And Sunshine) For the full list of nominees head to: aacta.org Ali's Wedding draws on Muslim star's colorful life http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/short-cuts-alis-wedding-draws-on- muslim-stars-colourful-life-20151111-gkv6gb.html “Only two days into filming the comic romance Ali's Wedding in Melbourne, two troubled bystanders approached the cast this week. "A couple of Muslims stopped us and asked, 'Is this bringing a bad name to Muslims again?'," says writer and star Osamah Sami. "That just shows how much they are fed up with the negative stereotype that we consume in the media." With a script by Andrew Knight and Sami, the cast includes Ryan Corr, Robert Rabiah, Frances Duca and Rodney Afif.”
  6. 6. Australian Writers Guild - Film Victoria Mentorship’s Announced http://www.awg.com.au/news-18/latest-news/350-film-vic-ment- announced.html “The Australian Writers’ Guild is pleased to announce the recipients of our two recent Victorian mentorships, generously supported by Film Victoria. The AWG also congratulates members who were short listed for the 2010 Victorian Mentorship, Holly Alexander, Leisl Kae Egan, Mari Lourey & Robert Rabiah. We thank Film Victoria for their generous support of these programs, allowing us to provide opportunities for Victorian writers.” JOSH LUCAS AND RACHAEL TAYLOR PROPEL RED DOG INTO THE RACE FOR A SWAG OF IF AWARDS ALONGSIDE ORANGES AND SUNSHINE http://www.breakingthenews.com.au/docs/Jameson-IF- Awards_Sydney-Nominees_2011.pdf “The Sun Room at the Ivy provided the perfect backdrop for the announcement of the 2011 Jameson IF Awards Sydney nominees. Hosted by actors Susie Porter, Matilda Brown and Matt Day, the nominees were announced in the lead up to the Awards on the 16th November at Sydney’s Luna Park. It looks to be a fight to the finish between two films that are based on true occurrences - family fun film Red Dog with nine nominations has earned over $18.7 million at the box office and the dramatic story of the forced migration of children from the UK to Australia in Oranges and Sunshine follows closely with eight. Red Dog, the highest grossing Australian film for 2011 -- in the running for Best Film, Best Script, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Editing.
  7. 7. Also in the running for Best Film is the Australian drama Face to Face, featuring some of the most well-known Australian actors, up against The Eye of the Storm, based on the novel by Nobel Prize-winner Patrick White. Both of these films have been nominated in the Best Actor and Actress categories with Vince Colosimo, Luke Ford, Christopher Connelly, Matthew Newton, Robert Rabiah and Josh Saks (ensemble cast) and Sigrid Thornton, Ra Chapman, Laura Gordon and Lauren Clair (ensemble cast) from Face to Face along with Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis recognized for their roles in The Eye of the Storm. Michael Rymer, Director of Face to Face, has also received a nomination and is up against Kriv Stenders from Red Dog and Snowtown’s Justin Kurzel in the Best Direction category.” Film Red Dog, starring Rachael Taylor and Josh Lucas, leads nominations for Inside Film Awards http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/film-red-dog-starring-rachael- taylor-and-josh-lucas-leads-nominations-for-2011-if-awards-in-november/story- e6frexli-1226163923215 “Red Dog is two legs ahead of the competition for this year's IF Awards. The family film, which has taken $19 million at the box office in just nine weeks, has been nominated for seven awards, including best film, best
  8. 8. director (Kriv Stenders), best actor (Josh Lucas) and best actress (Rachael Taylor). Oranges and Sunshine, Jim Loach's hard hitting drama about forced child migration from the UK to Australia, follows closely behind with six nominations, including best film and best actor (David Wenham) and best actress (Emily Watson.) Also in contention for best film are the low-budget ensemble drama Face to Face, directed by Michael Rymer, and The Eye of the Storm Fred Schepisi's adaptation of Patrick White's novel . Squaring off against Lucas and Wenham for best actor are Geoffrey Rush (The Eye of the Storm) and the entire male ensemble cast of Face to Face (Vince Colosimo, Luke Ford, Christopher Connelly, Matthew Newton, Robert Rabiah and Josh Saks). Taylor and Watson also face stiff competition for best actress -- from Judy Davis (The Eye of the Storm), and the female ensemble cast Face to Face (Sigrid Thornton, Ra Chapman, Laura Gordon,Lauren Clair). The IF Awards will be held at Sydney's Luna Park.”
  9. 9. Inaugural AACTA Award nominations revealed http://www.thereelbits.com/2011/11/30/inaugural-aacta-award-nominations- revealed/ Australia gets swept up in the awards season with The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) announcing all nominees for the inaugural Samsung AACTA Awards today. We have a full list of nominees below, but haven’t included the television awards. A full list of all nominees can be found on the brand new ‘winners and nominees’ section of the AACTA website.
  10. 10. FEATURE FILM SAMSUNG AACTA AWARD FOR BEST FILM • The Eye of the Storm. Antony Waddington, Gregory Read, Fred Schepisi. • The Hunter. Vincent Sheehan. • Mad Bastards. David Jowsey, Alan Pigram, Stephen Pigram, Brendan AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR • Willem Dafoe. The Hunter. • Daniel Henshall. Snowtown. • Geoffrey Rush. The Eye of the Storm. • David Wenham. Oranges and Sunshine. AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS • Judy Davis. The Eye of the Storm. • Frances O’Connor. The Hunter. • Charlotte Rampling. The Eye of the Storm. • Emily Watson. Oranges and Sunshine. AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR • John Gaden. The Eye of the Storm. • Sam Neill. The Hunter. • Robert Rabiah. Face To Face. • Hugo Weaving. Oranges and Sunshine. AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS • Morgana Davies. The Hunter. • Louise Harris. Snowtown. • Helen Morse. The Eye of the Storm. • Alexandra Schepisi. The Eye of the Storm. AFI MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARD • The Eye of the Storm. Antony Waddington, Gregory Read, Fred Schepisi.
  11. 11. Review: Face to Face http://www.meldmagazine.com.au/2011/09/review-face-face/ Sigrid Thornton and Vince Colosimo star in a film that reaches deep into the Australian psyche “WITH twenty international film awards at hand, David Williamson is one of Australia’s most prominent play- and screenwriters. In collaboration with film director Michael Rymer, a thought-provoking, transformative Australian film has been created. Released this week, Face to Face explores a different approach to justice, focusing on the wellbeing of the offender and the community instead of throwing the responsibility to the court. Adapted from David Williamson’s 2000 play of the same name, the movie is based on actual case notes. Ten people sit down on wooden chairs in what looks like a community town hall, facing each other nervously. The only calm, decent-looking, suit- and-tie-clad man sits silently in the middle. We soon learn his name is Jack Manning (Matthew Newton), and they are there because a young, hot- tempered bloke, Wayne (Luke Ford), has just smashed in the back of his boss’, Greg Baldoni (Vince Colosimo), sports car. When Wayne indulged in this act of revenge after being fired from his job with Greg’s construction company, he was presented with two choices:
  12. 12. face his charges in court and potentially end up in prison, or face his boss in a community conference and maintain a slight hope of keeping himself outside the bars. He chose the latter. Ten minutes into the movie and I’m betting half the audience thinks they know how the film will progress. But what looks like an insignificant, on-to- the-next-case type crime turns out to be something more complicated. As the movie unveils the characters’ motivations one by one, the audience is proved wrong. Wayne’s workmate Hakim (Robert Rabiah), an Australian of Arab descent, soon splashes bitterness against Greg’s mind-your-own-business attitude towards his workers, paying them less than he should. Therese (Ra Chapman), a quiet Asian accountant, raises her rage as well, complaining about the dirty-work she has to do for the sake of her boss’ profit. Another workmate, Mr. Nice Guy Richard (Chris Connely), is then blamed for enabling racism towards Hakim by doing nothing to stop taunts of “Al Qaeda eats here”. While Greg’s personal assistant Julie (Laura Gordon) proves to be much more than a pretty face, his steely wife Claire (Sigrid Thornton), berates her husband in every way possible. My expectations weren’t completely fulfilled when it came to the cinematography – the scenes are very obviously shot on a hand-held camera, with clear changing of the lens’ focus and blurriness to indicate who is talking. Yet being a low-budget movie, filmed in only 12 days and without rehearsals, makes it deserving of a good hand of applause. A big eye- opener, Face to Face proves a good story can often beat a big-budget one, and will be a likely addition to the list of Australia’s most original and impressive movies. A very rich movie, Face to Face crams in a myriad of heavy social themes, but complimenting this is a good-humored, highly entertaining nature. Yet it is an Australian movie, written by Australian playwright, directed by Australian director, acted out by an Australian cast, and embodying everything Australian. It’s a story which would satisfy every aspect of an Australian film-goers palate. But for others, I’m not quite sure.”
  13. 13. INAUGURAL AACTA AWARDS CEREMONY RESULTS http://www.atthecinema.net/inaugural-aacta-awards-ceremony-live-results AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTOR Willem Dafoe – The Hunter Daniel Henshall – Snowtown Geoffrey Rush – The Eye of the Storm David Wenham – Oranges and Sunshine AACTA AWARD FOR BEST LEAD ACTRESS Judy Davis – The Eye of the Storm Frances O’Connor – The Hunter Charlotte Rampling – The Eye of the Storm Emily Watson – Oranges and Sunshine AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR John Gaden – The Eye of the Storm Sam Neill – The Hunter Robert Rabiah – Face to Face Hugo Weaving – Oranges and Sunshine
  14. 14. Face to Face takes place (mostly) within the confines of a single room and the duration of a single mediation session, where ten people have gathered to decide the fate of one angry young man. Deceptively childlike construction worker Wayne's (Ford) guilt is not in question. He has admitted to assaulting a co-worker, Richard (Connelly), and to ramming the luxury car owned by his former boss, Greg (Colosimo), in a fit of rage over losing his job. A prison sentence would, clearly, have significant bearing upon Wayne's ability to lead a secure and productive life in the future. The purpose of this session, then, under the direction of seemingly mild- mannered mediator Jack (Newton), is not to mete out blame and punishment, but to resolve underlying conflicts, and reach a mutually agreeable outcome — perhaps a form of restorative justice. The film's success stems not just from its strong and nuanced performances, but also its confronting and surprising script (Williamson drew upon real-life mediation cases). It excels not just in the dialogue, which, apart from the odd clunky moment, is sharp and authentic, but in the way it teases a thematically layered backstory and character depth out of a single, highly charged group encounter. What starts out as an ostensibly straightforward scenario — disgruntled former employee expresses his frustration through violence — is shown to be the end result of a cruel and systematic process of workplace bullying. This, we find, in fact stems from a pervasive culture of bullying, which, in turn, is the result of general low morale that has its roots in Greg's business practices and personal foibles. Wayne is certainly not innocent. But definitions of 'victim', 'perpetrator' and even 'bystander' begin to blur. Lead bully Hakim (Rabiah) turns out to be one of the more sympathetic characters. Affable Richard is gracious towards Wayne, but his passivity emerges as another form of violence. Greg, who has the greatest claim to blame against Wayne, must also confront questions of his own culpability.”
  15. 15. Face to Face Character Portrayal At Its Best! h t t p : / / t h e a c t o r s p u l s e . c o m . a u / f a c e - t o - f a c e "You expect solid performances from Vince Colosimo and Sigrid Thornton, but really impressive were Matthew Newton, Robert Rabiah and especially Luke Ford" -- At The Movies And the AACTA Nominees Are. http://stalepopcornau.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/and-aacta-nominees- are.html Best Supporting Actor John Graden, The Eye of the Storm Sam Neill, The Hunter Robert Rabiah, Face to Face Hugo Weaving, Oranges and Sunshine “Now, Robert Rabiah on the other hand is a pleasant surprise as I had expected that film's nominations to come from the likes of Sigrid Thornton or Ra Chapman on the women's side of the craft. Rabiah is very good in the film, but I am sure this category will go to Hugo Weaving as it rightfully should for Oranges and Sunshine, one of his best roles to date”
  16. 16. Matchbox: Ali's Wedding shoot starts Matchbox begins rollling on rom-com Ali's Wedding http://screen.artshub.com.au/news-article/company- announcements/film/screenhub/matchbox-alis-wedding-shoot-starts-249815 “Based on the hilarious true story of a young Muslim man growing up in Australia, Osamah Sami, Don Hany, Frances Duca and Helana Sawires will bring the irreverent and warm- hearted ALI’S WEDDING to life. The affectionate and poignant story of love and duty is written by Andrew Knight (The Water Diviner, Jack Irish) and Osamah Sami. It is based on a story Sami told Tony Ayres while they were filming the telemovie Saved in 2009 in which Sami starred as a young Iranian refugee. Director Jeffrey Walker’s intelligent, sophisticated approach to the story, coupled with Don McAlpine’s world-renowned visual storytelling, is sure to make ALI’S WEDDING an important contribution to contemporary cinema, said producer Sheila Jayadev. The supporting cast also includes Ryan Corr, Robert Rabiah, Rodney Afif, Khaled Khalafalla”
  17. 17. REVIEW: FACE TO FACE http://www.trespassmag.com/review-face-to-face/ “After an unpleasant altercation which sees Wayne (Luke Ford,Animal Kingdom) intentionally crash his car into his former boss Greg (Vince Colosimo, Daybreakers), both parties agree to participate in a community conference to avoid court and adverse consequences. Joining the discussion, led by mediator Jack (Matthew Newton,Three Blind Mice), are Wayne’s workmates Richard (Chris Connelly,Queen of the Damned), Hakim (Robert Rabiah, Under the Radar), Therese (Ra Chapman, Knowing) and Julie (Laura Gordon, Em 4 Jay),his mother Maureen (Lauren Clair, Matching Jack) and best mate Barry (Josh Saks, TV’s Rush), and Greg’s wife Claire (Sigrid Thornton,Seachange).” Face to Face Directed by Michael Rymer http://www.onyamagazine.com/arts-culture/film/film-review/film-review-face-to- face/ “Ten people sit inside a recreation hall fitted with only a collection of sturdy, if uncomfortable, chairs and a table with cups and a jug of water on it in front of an unmanned bar. This is the no frills setting of Face to Face,
  18. 18. an unfussy adaptation of the David Williamson play of the same name. Written and directed on a tightly-reigned leash by Michael Rymer (Angel Baby), Face to Face will never be mistaken for the most exciting film of the year, but it’s a bold one nonetheless that rewards viewers with spiky wordplay and tart performances. Wayne is a dim bulb, whose history of family abuse formed within him a short fuse that makes him ripe for workplace bullying. But when a particularly mean-spirited joke plays out involving himself, flirtatious company secretary Julie (Laura Gordon, Twentysomething) and meek accountant Therese (newcomer Ra Chapman), and enacted by ringleader Hakim (Robert Rabiah, Under the Radar)” 2012 AACTA Awards: Full List Of Winners http://spotlightreport.net/featured/2012-aacta-awards-full-list-of-winners “Spotlight Report hit the 2012 AACTA Awards at Sydney’s Opera House where some of the best Australian actors and celebrity royalty”
  19. 19. NOMINATIONS FOR AUSTRALIA'S FIRST 'ACADEMY AWARDS' REVEALED http://www.pedestrian.tv/news/entertainment/nominations-for-australias-first- academy-awards-re/59229.htm “Earlier this year the Australian Film Institute rebranded itself as the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts shortened to the ingeniously self-aware acronym AACTA. The name change brought with it a policy overhaul in line with major international bodies the Academy Awards and BAFTAs, and the role of inaugural AACTA President was bestowed to a winner of both those Awards, national living treasure Geoffrey Rush!
  20. 20. :: Spotlight :: 2011 Jameson IF Awards http://www.mediasearch.com.au/film/spotlights/ifawards2011 “The Sun Room at the Ivy provided the perfect backdrop for the announcement of the 2011 Jameson IF Awards nominees. Hosted by actors Susie Porter, Matilda Brown and Matt Day, the nominees were announced in the lead up to the Awards on November 16 at Sydney’s Luna Park” Nominations Showtime IF Award for Best Feature Film Face to Face Director: Michael Rymer Producers: Gabrielle Christopher, Leanne Hanley, Michael Rymer & David Williamson Oranges and Sunshine Director: Jim Loach Producers: Emile Sherman, Camilla Bray & Iain Canning Red Dog Director: Kriv Stenders Producer: Nelson Woss & Julie Ryan The Eye of the Storm Director: Fred Schepisi Producers: Antony Waddington, Gregory Read & Fred Schepisi Destination NSW IF Award for Best Actor Vince Colosimo, Luke Ford, Christopher Connelly, Matthew Newton, Robert Rabiah and Josh Saks - Face to Face David Wenham - Oranges and Sunshine Josh Lucas - Red Dog Geoffrey Rush - The Eye of the Storm
  21. 21. Media, entertainment & the business of storytelling http://mumbrella.com.au/the-hunter-leads-aacta-award-nominations-72316 “The Hunter has lead the AACTA Awards with 14 nominations including best film. The film, by Daniel Nettheim, is also up for best direction, adapted screenplay, cinematography, sound, production design, costume, original music score, and visual effects. Meanwhile, Willem Dafoe, Frances O’Connor, Sam Neill and Morgana Davies are all up for acting awards. The film has currently made just over $1m at the local box office. It’s the first year for the re-launched AACTAs, formerly the AFI awards.” BEST LEAD ACTOR • Willem Dafoe – The Hunter. • Daniel Henshall – Snowtown. • Geoffrey Rush – The Eye Of The Storm. • David Wenham – Oranges And Sunshine. BEST LEAD ACTRESS • Judy Davis – The Eye Of The Storm. • Frances O’Connor – The Hunter. • Charlotte Rampling – The Eye Of The Storm. • Emily Watson – Oranges And Sunshine. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR • John Gaden – The Eye Of The Storm. • Sam Neill – The Hunter. • Robert Rabiah – Face To Face. • Hugo Weaving – Oranges And Sunshine.
  22. 22. Face to Face explores group dynamics of David Williamson's play http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/face-to-face-explores-group- dynamics-of-david-williamsons-play/story-fn9n8gph-1226344921194 “MICHAEL Rymer's film Face to Face attracted a modicum of critical and awards attention during its limited release last year. I was a little surprised, given the film is an adaptation of a David Williamson play - and one of Williamson's more obvious, less dynamic plays, which is like saying Transformers is one of Michael Bay's more histrionic films. He leaps right into the scenario with mediator Jack (Matthew Newton, in a role for which the irony is too obvious to note, let alone joke about) introducing each character to the room, including a young man, Wayne (Luke Ford), who we saw in flashback drive into the back of the Jaguar of his boss Greg (Vince Colosimo). Others itching in their seats in the community hall include Greg's wife Claire (Sigrid Thornton), Wayne's mother Maureen (Lauren Clair) and workmates Richard, (Chris Connelly), Hakim (Robert Rabiah), Julie (Laura Gordon) and Therese (Ra Chapman). Williamson loves archetypes and his characters here don't disappoint: the womanising, prolifigate boss; the fed-up wife; simple blue-collar workers; and a calm, professional mediator who shuns praise. "It's not me, it's the process. Sometimes it works," Jack says. And sometimes storytelling can be too simple. Group hug.”
  23. 23. Celebrities Hit the Red Carpet in Style for the 2011 Jameson ... http://www.sassisamblog.com/2011/11/17/celebrities-hit-the-red-carpet-in-style-for- the-2011-jameson-if-awards-sydney/ “Also walking the Red Carpet were Sigrid Thornton, Michael Rymer, Robert Rabiah……” FACE TO FACE http://filmfestivalflix.com/film/face-to-face- 2/#.Vsemxn197Gg Synopsis: “Face to Face is adapted from David Williamson’s play of the same name which is in turn based on the transcripts from real conflict resolution sessions.
  24. 24. The story is about a young scaffold construction worker who is charged with assaulting his boss. By the end of the film, all our assumptions about guilt and blame are turned on their heads. As 10 people sit in a room discussing the turn of events that brought our protagonist to breaking point, twists and surprises reveal that all is not quite as simple as it seems. Michael Rymer directs his screen adaptation of ‘Face to Face’ (written by Australian playwright David Williamson), as an ensemble piece about 10 very dissimilar Australians bound together by a complex pattern of relationships and shared histories. Hysterically funny and deeply moving, each character’s role in the drama peels back another layer as the story digs down to the roots of who these people really are”. Genre- Drama / Courtroom Language English Starring Vince Colosimo ... Greg Baldoni Luke Ford ... Wayne Travers Matthew Newton ... Jack Manning Sigrid Thornton ... Claire Baldoni Ra Chapman ... Therese Martin Lauren Clair ... Maureen Travers Christopher Connelly ... Richard Halligan Laura Gordon ... Julie Rossiter Robert Rabiah ... Hakim Slimon Josh Saks ... Barry McLean Calen MacKenzie ... Young Wayne Glenn Maynard ... Nookie Dom Phelan ... Mac
  25. 25. "Face to Face" Explores Restorative Justice - Jan. 9 & 10 Screenings in LA http://www.mediate.com/articles/FacetoFace.cfm “The award-winning film “Face to Face” will screen on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 in Pasadena and on January 10 at Laemmle’s NoHo 7 in North Hollywood. The cast includes Vince Colosimo (“Lantana”), Luke Ford (“The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” ‘Animal Kingdom”), Matthew Newton (“Farscape”), Sigrid Thornton (“The Man From Snowy River,” the western series “Paradise,” and one of Australia’s biggest stars), Christopher Connelly (“Queen of the Damned,” not to be confused with the late American actor of the same name), Ra Chapman (winner, best actress at Newport Beach Film Festival for “Face to Face”), Lauren Clair (“Me and My Monsters” for BBC), Laura Gordon (“Saw V”), Robert Rabiah (“Chopper”), Richard Sutherland (“The Man From Snowy River”) and Josh Saks (who appeared in Culver City in “An Ideal Husband”). All additionally have major Australian film and TV credits.” “Grabs the audience’s attention at the outset and never lets up.” ---Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter
  26. 26. Today AACTA announced the nominees for the first ever Samsung AACTA Awards which will be held in January 2012 - a locally- streamlined version of The Oscars or Golden Globes that recognizes excellence in film and television. And so without further adieu... the nominees are...” Best Lead Actor Willem Dafoe (The Hunter) Daniel Henshall (Snowtown) Geoffrey Rush (The Eye Of The Storm) David Wenham (Oranges And Sunshine) Best Supporting Actor John Gaden (The Eye Of The Storm) Sam Neill (The Hunter) Robert Rabiah (Face To Face) Hugo Weaving (Oranges And Sunshine) For the full list of nominees head to: aacta.org Ali's Wedding draws on Muslim star's colorful life http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/short-cuts-alis-wedding-draws-on- muslim-stars-colourful-life-20151111-gkv6gb.html “Only two days into filming the comic romance Ali's Wedding in Melbourne, two troubled bystanders approached the cast this week. "A couple of Muslims stopped us and asked, 'Is this bringing a bad name to Muslims again?'," says writer and star Osamah Sami. "That just shows how much they are fed up with the negative stereotype that we consume in the media." With a script by Andrew Knight and Sami, the cast includes Ryan Corr, Robert Rabiah, Frances Duca and Rodney Afif.”
  27. 27. Face to Face http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/face-to-face-20110914-1k8wv.html “It's a tad too stagey, but this is a solid, topical Aussie film, writes JIM SCHEMBRI” “The audience is taken on a voyage of constant revelation as the back-story is continually peeled back by an outstanding ensemble cast. Shot quickly on a puny budget, Rymer doesn’t do enough to hide the film’s theatrical origins by staging too much of the electrified talkfest in the one hall, but the performances throughout - especially from Sigrid Thornton, Lauren Clair, Laura Gordon and Robert Rabiah - are strong enough to make up for the film’s lack of exteriors.”
  28. 28. disassociated http://www.disassociated.com/tag/robert-rabiah/ The play “Wayne (Luke Ford), a former employee of a Melbourne scaffolding company, is a hot headed young man who lost his job as result of violent outbursts and inappropriate conduct in the workplace, and finds himself before a community conference after ramming his ute into the car of ex boss Greg Baldoni (Vince Colosimo). Wayne is supported by his mother Maureen (Lauren Clair), and best friend Barry (Josh Saks), while Greg’s wife Claire (Sigrid Thornton), Julie (Laura Gordon) his secretary, Therese (Ra Chapman) the accountant, Richard (Chris Connelly) the foreman, and Hakim (Robert Rabiah) a worker, turn out for the company.”
  29. 29. Film Review: Face To Face http://www.filmblerg.com/2011/09/20/face-to-face/ “For writer/director Michael Rymer, playwright David Williamson and a cast of ten principle actors, conciliation acts as a useful space where an interesting process can be dissected. This is the general premise of Face to Face. The film takes place in one room over 90 minutes. There are minor flashbacks, but essentially, the film runs in real-time. Wayne (Luke Ford) has been fired from his job as a labourer. Short tempered, he intentionally smashed into his boss’s car; an after shock to his sacking. In an attempt to reach a resolution out of court, a conciliation session is called upon.
  30. 30. The conciliation session is inhabited by Wayne; his mother Maureen (Lauren Clair); his best friend Barry (Josh Saks); his boss Greg (Vince Colosimo) and his wife Claire (Sigrid Thornton); co-workers Richard (Chris Connelly), Hakim (Robert Rabiah), Therese (Ra Chapman) and Julie (Laura Gordon); and finally the conciliator Jack (Matthew Newton)” RED DOG DOMINATES THE 2011 JAMESON IF AWARDS http://www.theaureview.com/news/red-dog-dominates-the-2011-jameson-if-awards “Also walking the red carpet were Sigrid Thornton, Michael Dorman, Gillian Armstrong, Rodger Corser, Alyssa McClelland, Morgana Davies, Stephen Curry,Lincoln Lewis, Jessica Tovey, Todd Lasance, Luke Hemsworth, Samara Weaving,Rebecca Breeds, Peter O’Brien, Anna McGahan, Laura Gordon, Justin Kurzel, Lauren Clair, Kriv Stenders, Krew Boylan, Marvin Priest, Danielle Cormack, Julia Morris, Didier Cohen, Max Markson, Matilda Brown, Rob Carlton, KestieMorassi, Dan Ewing, Susie Porter, Catherine McClements, Blake Davis, Annie Maynard, Warwick Young, Leeanna Walsman, Dieter Brummer, Robert Rabiah, Gabrielle Christopher, Jack Campbell, Ra Chapman, Michael Rymer, Sasha Dylan Bell, Leanne Hanley, Ben Oxenbould, Angus McLaren, Martin Sacks, Dean Daley-Jones, Loene Carmen, Aden Young, Arthur Angel, Emile Sherman, Tara Morice Tim Freedman & The Idle and more!”
  31. 31. NEWS Follow the actors onto the red carpet for the AACTAs http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/live-coverage-of-the-aacta-awards-as-stars- head-to-the-red-carpet/story-e6frg12c-1226258081359 THE stars of the Australian film and television industry brought out their ball gowns and black ties for the Samsung AACTA awards last night. “An impressive array of local movie and TV stars attended the ceremony with the red carpet led by Cate Blanchett, who appropriately came dressed as a golden statuette in Alexander McQueen. One of this country's most recent Oscar hopefuls, Jacki Weaver, said the new awards were important in drawing international attention Down Under. We may not make that many films but the ones we do are fantastic and something to be proud of," she told Confidential at the Sydney Opera House” FEATURE FILM (cont.) AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR • John Gaden. The Eye Of The Storm. • Sam Neill. The Hunter. • Robert Rabiah. Face To Face. • Hugo Weaving. Oranges And Sunshine.
  32. 32. Follow the actors onto the red carpet for the AACTAs http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/live-coverage-of-the-aacta-awards- as-stars-head-to-the-red-carpet/story-e6frfmvr-1226258594377 A WHO'S who of the Australian film and television industry is expected to turn out tonight for the revamped Samsung AACTA awards. Oscar-winners Geoffrey Rush and Cate Blanchett and teen heart-throb Xavier Samuel (Twilight: Eclipse) were amongst the confirmed presenters for the glittering Opera House event, to be televised on Channel 9 from 9.30pm. AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR • John Gaden. The Eye Of The Storm. • Sam Neill. The Hunter. • Robert Rabiah. Face To Face. • Hugo Weaving. Oranges And Sunshine. AACTA AWARD FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS • Morgana Davies. The Hunter. • Louise Harris. Snowtown. • Helen Morse. The Eye Of The Storm. • Alexandra Schepisi. The Eye Of The Storm. AFI MEMBERS' CHOICE AWARD • The Eye Of The Storm. Antony Waddington, Gregory Read, Fred Schepisi. • The Hunter. Vincent Sheehan.
  33. 33. AUSTRALIAN 'ACADEMY AWARDS' ANNOUNCES NOMINEES https://au.movies.yahoo.com/news/a/12198515/australian- academy-awards-announces-nominees/ “The newly established Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) today announced all nominees for the inaugural Samsung AACTA Award” And the FEATURE FILM NOMINEES are……
  34. 34. Australian Writers Guild - Film Victoria Mentorship’s Announced http://www.awg.com.au/news-18/latest-news/350-film-vic-ment- announced.html “The Australian Writers’ Guild is pleased to announce the recipients of our two recent Victorian mentorships, generously supported by Film Victoria. The AWG also congratulates members who were short listed for the 2010 Victorian Mentorship, Holly Alexander, Leisl Kae Egan, Mari Lourey & Robert Rabiah. We thank Film Victoria for their generous support of these programs, allowing us to provide opportunities for Victorian writers.” JOSH LUCAS AND RACHAEL TAYLOR PROPEL RED DOG INTO THE RACE FOR A SWAG OF IF AWARDS ALONGSIDE ORANGES AND SUNSHINE http://www.breakingthenews.com.au/docs/Jameson-IF- Awards_Sydney-Nominees_2011.pdf “The Sun Room at the Ivy provided the perfect backdrop for the announcement of the 2011 Jameson IF Awards Sydney nominees. Hosted by actors Susie Porter, Matilda Brown and Matt Day, the nominees were announced in the lead up to the Awards on the 16th November at Sydney’s Luna Park. It looks to be a fight to the finish between two films that are based on true occurrences - family fun film Red Dog with nine nominations has earned over $18.7 million at the box office and the dramatic story of the forced migration of children from the UK to Australia in Oranges and Sunshine follows closely with eight. Red Dog, the highest grossing Australian film for 2011 -- in the running for Best Film, Best Script, Best Cinematography, Best Direction, Best Editing.
  35. 35. 'The Hunter,' 'Eye of The Storm' Vie for Australian AACTA Awards http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hunter-eye- storm-vie-australian-267224 “Willem Dafoe, Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Charlotte Rampling all named in best acting categories. The Hunter, leads the nominations for the inaugural Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
  36. 36. awards, Australia’s most prestigious film and TV awards” The full list of nominees in the inaugural AACTA awards can be found here…….. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne ws/hunter-eye-storm-vie-australian- 267224 BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR John Gaden, The Eye Of The Storm. Sam Neill, The Hunter. Robert Rabiah, Face To Face. Hugo Weaving, Oranges And Sunshine.
  37. 37. ARTICLES ********* www.imdb.com/name/nm0704867/ www.starnow.com.au/robertrabiah ARTICLES ********* ROBERT RABIAH ©

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