Callan Durlik: Bringing Back the Rom-Com
Western Australian filmmaker, Callan Durlik has always had an interest in romantic comedies. However, now that cinema is saturated with mega-budget blockbusters, he has struggled to find a home for that passion.
“The last really good rom-com, the one that was really successful and everyone enjoyed, was Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” Durlik says as we chat to him prior to the release of his film, It Only Takes a Night. “On face value, it’s not your typical rom-com and there is a lot more to it. But at its heart, it was as simple as boy meets girl.”
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