Phil Jeng Kane

Phil has written for magazines, corporate videos, online ads, and even an app. He writes with one eye on the future, one eye on the past and a third eye on the Lotto numbers. His social bits are here.  

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining…

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

In the 28th Century, humans have spread out across the universe. Many live in a city called Alpha which started life as the International Space Station. It’s a vast, labyrinthine structure of different environments and it houses millions of beings from many planets. The multitude of species co-exist peacefully and share their knowledge. When there is trouble, the police have two particularly effec...

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Atypical

Sam Gardner is eighteen-years old and is on the Autism spectrum. He lives in (the unnamed) Santa Clarita with his younger sister Casey (Brigette Lundy-Paine), his mother Elsa (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and father Doug (Michael Rapaport).  The audience is privy to his thoughts as he sorts out how to deal with life among the neurotypicals (the non-Autistic). He discusses his progress in sessions with hi...

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Atypical

Atypical is a coming of age story that follows Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum…

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Dunkirk

The story of the Dunkirk evacuation which took place at the beginning of World War II.

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Dunkirk

Between 26 May and 4 June, 1940 some 400 000 allied troops (Canadian, French, Belgian and British) were surrounded by German forces in the harbour town of Dunkirk in France. The allies had been routed and effectively pushed into the sea. Trapped in a tiny area of land without supplies, nor reliable transport, the troops waited for large Royal Navy ships to get them to safety. In the end, hundreds ...

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Meal Tickets

Director Mat de Koning captures the rollercoaster journey of a young Perth band, the Screwtop Detonators, their manager Dave Kavanagh…

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Meal Tickets

MEAL TICKETS is a documentary that charts the journey of Western Australian rock band The Screwtop Detonators. Shot over ten years by director Mat de Koning, this film begins by telling a familiar story of young men who want to play music and who have an ambition to succeed. The Screwtops are former high school friends who are prepared to gig hard and make sacrifices to sell their music and play i...

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A Quiet Passion

Emily Dickinson was born in 1830 and lived until 1886. She never travelled far from her home in Amherst, Massachusetts and she published no more than a dozen poems in her lifetime. Her social circle was her family and a few friends. She wrote late at night, so she could think and not be disturbed. As she grew older, she withdrew from contact with the visitors to her home. She earned a reputation a...

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A Quiet Passion

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as…

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Two People

Two strangers meet and hang out in the quiet city of Perth Australia.

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Two People

TWO PEOPLE is the first feature from Perth filmmaker Rob Livings. The two people of the title are played by Liberty Hills and Nick Pages-Oliver. We don’t discover their character names, but she is new to Perth and used to live in Melbourne and he is an actor and comic improviser. The film follows these two as they meet and talk about their lives. Their conversation ranges through the turns and tan...

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