Recent reviews for Pene Patrick's feature Playing for Charlie.
JIM SCHEMBRI The Age May 6, 2010
......a touching drama with evocative widescreen images akin to cinematic poetry.
The cinematography by Leilani Hannah (who shot the Graham Kennedy telefilm The King) is haunting. Filmed in Melbourne's western suburbs, the film has the look of an early Terrence Malick work such as Badlands or Days of Heaven, with the giant Altona oil refinery appearing both beautiful and imposing.
Andrew L. Urban: Urban Cinefiles July 29, 2010 - Edition No 699
Cinematographer Leilani Hannah has a great instinct for lighting and a great eye for images, able to give us mood and emotion as well as information, without being obvious or self indulgent.
Simon Foster SBS online review 04 May 2010
The contradictions of lower-middle-class suburbia are brought to life in accomplished widescreen cinematography by Leilani Hannah.
Annette Basile FilmInk (online) Edited May 05, 2010 12:49
Director Of Photography Leilani Hannah uses the occasional off-kilter angle and makes suburban Melbourne's visually interesting,
David Strattan on At the Movies (ABC TV) 06/05/2010
...and I think it's really well shot. It's got really nice, fluid cinematography.
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL programme guide 2010
Pene Patrick’s perfectly modulated debut feature is enhanced by Leilani Hannah’s evocative cinematography and Lisa Gerrard’s distinctive score…
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