Thank you Majalah Buset (Buset Magazine) for a very fun interview with Lost Art Films' Director, Stuart Simpson and Producer, Intan Kieflie, discussing our new feature film that will be shot in Melbourne and Indonesia early 2019 called, #WhenInMelbourne. Absolutely pumped for this project! 
All we can say at this stage is it will be an action/comedy featuring some amazing Indonesian talent. 
More news coming soon. Thank you to Natasya Salim from Buset for the interview! 
For the full link go HERE and scroll down to page 53.


Lost Art Films and the Astor Theatre is excited to announce the third Melbourne Movie Market this April 2018! 
Film fans of all genres, will find a treasure to behold at this special "film only" flea market spectacular, celebrating all things cinema:
- New (discounted) and second hand DVDs/BluRays
- Pre-loved VHS/Beta/LaserDisc
- Posters, Books, Signed photographs, Cards
- Soundtracks, CDs, Vinyl
- Toys, Board Games, Figurines...
- Local and unique film related Art/Crafts/Gifts/Clothing
- and much much more
And with cool movie soundscapes playing in the foyer throughout the day, grab a beer or coffee from the Overlook cafe/bar and soak up the filmic atmosphere!

Pay on the day. No pre-tix. Come early to avoid the cue!
DOORS OPEN 12pm till 4pm

ASTOR THEATRE: 1 Chapel St & Dandenong Rd, Melbourne VIC


It's been a crazy last few weeks and adding to the fire is this cool new clip for Melbourne bad asses, F**k The Fitzroy Doom Scene. The guys wanted to do something inspired by the highly influential silent horror film, NOSFERATU featuring the mysterious Count Orlok. And we replied with an unanimous "hell yeah"! 

We had a bunch of fun with this, directed by Stuart Simpson, featuring Barry Donohue as Count Orlok, Special Make Up Effects by Nick Kocsis and stylist, Kristie Klien. 


Our brand new short film, DRAGON FORCE, is screening at this years Monster Fest (27th Nov 2016) as part of Trasharama, now in its 16th year!

Dragon Force stars Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla lead actor, Glenn Maynard, this time playing the villain, Nolan. The films lead is non other than Lost Art director, Stu Simpson as the washed up hired killer and co-starring Raphaelle Lagier as Madame Phan, the evil and mysterious assassin. 

The film is a very tongue-in-cheek homage to supernatural martial arts films most notably produced by the Shaw Bros (Boxers Omen etc). 

Being fans (and past winners) of Trasharama, we are very pleased to be part of the festival again this year. 

Come down for some beers and enjoy the insanity. 

Tix available here.

Icorgan Video

Here's a sneak peek of our shoot last week for the coming video, DROWNING, for our regular post sound guru Daniel Macdonald and his pet project, ICORGAN.

 You can check out his debut EP now here.

Drowning will feature a medieval cast, witches, a righteous monk (played by CSV actor, Aston Elliot), his daughter (Jaz Wickson) and the devil himself (Sasha Cuha).

This is going to be a very special video and we cant wait to share with you all. 


We are very excited to announce our short film entry, M IS FOR MUTANT, was accepted into the antholgy ABC's Of Death 2.5 from 500 entrants. The new Anthology is 26 of the best entrants for the ABCs Of Death 2 competition. 

You can watch it now from Draft House Films at

A massive thanks to Draft House Films and everyone who made the film possible!!



To celebrate, Lost Art Films and Monster Pictures want you to record your own video diary just like Warren. It can be anything, have fun, make it under 30 secs, post to your Facebook page and add link to the comments on this POST for your chance to WIN ALL these amazing PRIZES!!

Double pass to DVD launch party, 'Chocolate Strawberry Manila' *Plus $50 drink card 

Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla DVD

Signed Tom Hodge designed CSV Extra Large poster 

Signed DVD cover art Large poster 

CSV Film Prop (Warren’s bum-bag and icecream hat)

CSV script signed by Addison Heath (writer)

 Monster Pictures DVD pack (5 titles)

Entry to 'Search for Weng Weng' screening

Double pass to closing night of Monster Fest

CSV themed wine pack donated from Soumah winery (3 bottles)


Your choice of one of the following:

a) Actors, have Stuart Simpson edit/shoot a 2min show reel for you.

 b) Book Glenn Maynard to be Santa at your Christmas party/function

 c) 15 minutes of quality phone sex/chat with Gloria Holes from CSV

Look forward to your submissions!!!

And see you at the party :)



It's here! The official trailer for Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla.

Check it out and feel free to help spread the word by sharing and commenting. 

Youtube version here:



Soon after our screening of CSV at Dead By Dawn Film Festival we had an amazing response on Twitter and Facebook. 

Heres just a few (pictured).

Find CSV on social media:






Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla will be having it's UK premiere at Dead By Dawn Film Festival, April 26th at the very cool FilmHouse in Edinburgh.

For more info and ticketing go to the official site:



Check it out guys, the first teaser trailer for our new feature film, Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla.

Tickets are now available for the World Premiere at Cinema Nova, 24th November 2013. 

Buy now to avoid missing out, tix selling fast:


See you there!




Ok get out your diaries, we have a date locked in for the World Premiere of our latest feature, Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla. Screening at Monsterfest at the Cinema Nova 6:30pm Sunday 24th November 2013.

Don't miss out! Pre-book your tickets now here.  

We are very excited and proud to reveal the offical poster artwork pictured here illustrated by the awesomely talented Tom Hodge from The Dude Designs. Check out his other fine work here.

We'll be setting up a store online here to sell copies in the near future. Stay tuned.

Also the trailer teaser for CSV will be coming out the end of oct...lots going on right now!




CHECK IT OUT! Poster art for our new horror/scifi short, M is for Mutant! Currently in post production, this action pack 3 mins of awesome is our submission for the ABCs of Death 2  film comp. Due to hit the web in just a few days time (Halloween), expect a lot of jumping up and down as we plead to get your votes to help us across the line. But I can guarantee you're going to love this little monster, it's bat shit crazy!

Photo/art design Stuart Simpson



Melbournites! Your chance to see our new feature film is finally upon us...Lost Art is excited to announce the world premiere of Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla! It will be screening at this years Monsterfest at the Nova cinema in Carlton, November 2013. 

Date and time to be announced at the Monsterfest program/promo launch, Oct 11th.

We are also in the process of cutting a short teaser, so look out for that in the coming weeks...

Like the CSV facebook page to keep updated...

More about the film here.



Yes, we are making a killer short to enter into this years ABCs of Death 2 film comp. The film anthology is prepping for its second installment and as they did last time, are putting out the call for the 26th director. Lost Art's Stuart Simpson has stepped up to throw his hat in the ring with a script to smack you in the face. Prepare for nothing short of epic, end of the world, mayhem!!! Stay tuned for the final submission date at the end of Oct. We'll need all the time we can get ;)



Check out LA BASTARD's brand new video clip "Call Of The Wild". It was huge fun to work with these guys again. We're massive fans of La Bastard and this song is guaranteed to have you rockin in your socks! Turn it up loud!


Photos by Mark Anthony 


Lost Art has teamed up with Final Focus and Monster Pictures to produce this years MonsterFest promo/trailer. The concept is right up our ally, creating a fake movie trailer in the style of old creaure features and drive-in horror/scifi awesomeness with a modern and bloody touch of course!

We started shooting over the weekend, so heres a few behind the scenes photos to get you excited. 

If you want to find out more about this awesome festival of horror and cult cinema then head on over to their website.

Full program and festival launch including the launch of our crazy promo 11th Oct. Stay tuned horror fans :)


Glenn Maynard plays the lead character, Warren, in Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla. 
Photo by Danielle Bonica



So it's been a long time since our last update but we have very exciting news. Lost Art has gone into produciton for its third feature film, CHOCOLATE STRAWBERRY VANILLA. A black comedy about life, death...and icecream. 

Written by Addison Heath and directed by Stuart Simpson, it's a different change of pace to our usual run of horror films, but the script is dark and subversive enough that we are sure horror fans will love it too.

To keep up to date on the production and to see more photos of behind the scenes go to the CSV facebook page and like the bastard.

Shooting is slated to go till the end of Oct 2012, going straight into post production. Completion is set for March 2013. So next year CSV will be hitting film festivals around the world! Stay tuned...  




We've been crazy busy this month already, shooting two new music clips for Melbourne bands, LA BASTARD and SHADOWQUEEN. Both will be finished and uploaded on the net by the end of this month. Check back here to watch.

Next month is the offical US release of El Monstro Del Mar! on DVD through Breaking Glass Pictures. FEB 28th.



Lost Art are prepping their new feature film written by Addison Heath and directed by Stuart Simpson. We are currently looking for actors to fill the roles for this gritty and violent new drama.

If you are an actor or know someone who would be interested please read HERE for more about the production and how to audition.



Yes, Monstro is FINALLY on DVD in its motherland down under. If a grindhouse horror creature feature sounds like a good idea for a movie to you then you won't be dissapointed. Go to your nearest dvd store now and hand over you precious coins or head over to the JBHI site and order away today.


C'mon monster fans, you know you want to!


In other exciting Monstro news, we have recently signed with a UK distribution for a dvd release next year. More on that soon!



As mentioned below we are having a massive party to celebrate the local DVD release here in Australia. Click on the poster (left) to go to the Facebook event page for all the gorey details. Its going to be a fun night you wont want to miss.



Getting all geared up here at Lost Art for the DVD launch for our horror creature feature, EL MONSTRO DEL MAR! We are having a party to celebrate with bands, burlesque and a screening of our new short film, Acid Spiders. And of course you can come and meet our beautiful cast and get your DVD signed. So pen into your diaries, Friday the 30th September. More on whos playing and whos dancing soon.

Watch the trailer for our new short HERE.










Also we are starting a new free film night at the Bendigo Hotel every second Sunday starting Sunday 4th Sept called CULT CINEMA SUNDAYS. Screening classic and rare cult films from around the world. Find out more HERE.



Last friday was the launch for the new Scarlets video clip directed by Stuart Simpson, "Bombshell". You can watch it here.

Also we just wrapped filming our new short, Acid Spiders, for the Dark Psychosis. Expect plenty of gore and wicked FX from this girl band/psychedelic horror/sci-fi. Apart from some  film festivals screenings, the Acid Spiders will be featured as the last installment in the Dark Pychosis series.

More on this later.

Photos from ACID SPIDERS   (Pics: Dom Kocsis) 



The first Episode is now online! Go to to watch it right now!

At the end of this month we will go into production for the sequel to one of the first stories in DP, Sickie. Sickie 2 will see more gore, more girls and more slime! Goes without saying, we cant wait. But more on that later.

First go and check out EP 1.



Finally we can now announce the very awesome news about our up and coming HORROR web series, The Dark Psychosis. It will premiere May 5th 2011 and will be absolutely free for your viewing pleasure. A new Episode will be released every few months with 4 episodes in total. Pen in the date and tell your friends.....the Darkness is coming!

Go to the facebook or twitter page to stay in the loop.


We are excited to announce Monstro has be picked up for a limited digital theatrical release in Northern America! IFN and Lost Art Films have reached an agreement for indieFilmNet to carry EL MONSTRO DEL MAR! to its worldwide cinema network.

So hopefully you will see this beastie in a cinema near you soon. More on venues in the coming months.

For now check out our new theatrical poster for EL MONSTRO DEL MAR!


FREE FILM NIGHT! Yes, Lost Art is putting on a free double feature film night every second Tuesday at the Art House hotel in Melbourne. We'll be screening our favourite exploitation/cult films from the 60's to early 80's onto a massive 3 metre screen. Beers, movies and popcorn. Sound pretty good to me. For a full program go to
You can also join our Facebook page for regular updates. See you there!


Here it is! The puppet epic video clip that took us three months to produce. Enjoy!


GO MONSTRO GO!!! Our latest feature film, EL MONSTRO DEL MAR! is picking up some awards in its run of the festival circuit.
To see where its screening next go to HERE




MONSTRO opened the Melbourne Underground Film Festival last friday night to a full house and an awesome response. Monstro also scored the front cover of this weeks BEAT Magazine in the lead up to the MUFF event. Next aussie screenings are: the Sydney Underground Film Festival 11th September, Brisbane International FF early November and then in Adelaide at the Mercury Cinema 27th November thanks to Dick Dale. Check out the monstro screenings page for other festival dates and times around the world.

Pretty stoked here at Lost Art :)