One HEAT Minute: Episode #68 - Simon Foster
ONE HEAT MINUTE is the podcast examining Michael Mann's 1995 crime opus HEAT minute by minute. It's the 68th minute (1:07:00-1:08:00) - host Blake Howard joins managing editor of SCREEN-SPACE, program director, SCI-FI FILM FESTIVAL and Film Reviewer ABC-FM Simon Foster. Blake and Simon discuss seeing HEAT at the Sydney media preview before its Australian release, Pacino and De Niro's run toward this film, unrecognisable L.A and compiling a super-cut of guests of the show doing their best "great ass."
Simon Foster (GUEST BIO VIA Screen-Space)
Involved in the Australasian film sector since 1986, I started my career in the sales and marketing divisions of Village Roadshow, Columbia Tri-Star Films and 20th Century Fox; by 2000, I was Asia Pacific Sales Manager for ‘The Showbusiness Bible’, Variety. Turning my focus to full time film journalism, my work was published in Inside Film, The Big Issue, FilmInk and Empire magazines and on various online outlets, including Screen Hub and Digital Retribution. After 4 years as one of the original editorial team at SBS Movies, I launched SCREEN-SPACE in 2012. I am currently film reviewer and entertainment reporter across the Macquarie Media network. I also host The Fish Bowl Film Show on ABC 92.5FM Central Coast and present a weekly film review segment on ABC-FM Statewide Drive (the largest non-metropolitan listening audience in Australia). A member of the Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA), I have served on the jury of such festivals as The Sydney Underground Film Festival, the Melbourne Film Festival sidebar Telescope, The South Australian Screen Awards, The Byron Bay International Film Festival, Melbourne's Monster Fest, the Dungog Film Festival and as Head of Festival Jury for Sydney's A Night of Horror/Fantastic Planet Film Festival. In 2018, I will assume creative control of the selection criteria as Program Director for the 5th annual SciFi Film Festival in Sydney.
Married with two daughters, I live in Sydney, Australia.
Outlets: Managing Editor, SCREEN-SPACE, Program Director, SCI-FI FILM FESTIVAL, Film Reviewer, ABC-FM