Women Dominate Australian Directors Guild Award Nominations
November 10, 2022
Nominated for best direction in a feature film (budget A$1 million or over) are Cate Shortland (“Black Widow”), Christine Luby (“The Curious Case of Dolphin Bay”), Claire McCarthy (“The Colour Room”), Justin Kurzel (“Nitram”), Leah Purcell (“The Drover’s Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson”), Sophie Hyde (“Good Luck To You, Leo Grande”) and Thomas M Wright (“The Stranger”). Read full story here
Courier Mail "Porpoise of Visit: Film Shoot"
November 13, 2021
Cameras have rolled on new adventure movie The Mystery of Dolphin Bay as film crews continue to move in to Queensland beaches this month.
The young adult movie from The Steve Jaggi Company began filming in South East Queensland late this week with a film set spotted at Snapper Rocks at Coolangatta.
The film stars American Disney star Izabela Rose as a 15-year-old working alongside her best friend (Ella Proberts) as a summer intern for a marine biologist when they discover a haunting local legend and a treasure map, leading them on a hunt to uncover the truth of the reef.
Written by Jacob Stock and directed by Christine Luby, the film, supported by Screen Queensland, will shoot across Brisbane and the Gold Coast this month.
Elle Australia "Everything coming to Netflix Australia"
June 27, 2021
In need of a good old fashioned rom-com? Look to This Little Love Of Mine, which follows a workaholic lawyer who returns to her island home to convince an old friend to take over his family's company, but of course, some rekindled feelings soon get in the way. Oh, and did we mention it's Aussie? The film stars local talents Saskia Hampele and Liam McIntyre.
IF Magazine "Christine Luby's 'You, Me and the Penguins' Dives into production"
July 13, 2021
Little blue penguins will have a big role in Christine Luby’s You, Me and the Penguins, which has begun filming in Queensland.
Written by Annelies Kavan, the romantic comedy follows Tilly Monterey (Tammin Sursok), a compliance and outreach manager at the Animal Discovery Institute in San Diego, who realises her dream to work in the field after hearing the Crystal Bay Penguin Sanctuary is threatened with closure and its colony of Little Blue Penguins is scheduled to be relocated 2,500km away. Read full story here
Monadnock Ledger Newspaper cover article "Love story, down under"
July 14, 2021
Christine Luby found her first passion growing up in Hancock, doing modern dance with the Northern Lights dance company in Antrim. Quickly after, she discovered her true passion – film.
“Growing up in Hancock was a really magical experience that influenced my world view,” Luby said, even though New Hampshire doesn’t have a large film scene.
Now, Luby lives in Australia, and her directorial debut just came out on Netflix. Read full story here
Blank Magazine Cover: This Little Film of Mine
Film Director Christine Luby is about to have an absolute cracker of a Gold Coast Film Festival this year with not one but two of her projects featuring as World Premieres on the program. Not only that, her film premiere This Little Love of Mine is her directorial debut, and will be given the full gala treatment on the first Friday night of the festival. Read full story here
IF Magazine "Netflix takes worldwide rights to Christine Luby's 'This Little Love of Mine'"
June 23, 2021
One of the first films to go into production in Australia during the pandemic will have its worldwide debut on Netflix next month.
Christine Luby’s romantic comedy This Little Love of Mine be on the streaming service from July 7 following its premiere at the Gold Coast Film Festival in April. Read full story here
Cairns Post "Far North the true star of new movie"
April 17, 2021
The cast and crew behind the first film shot entirely on location in FNQ following the COVID Pandemic will return this Sunday for the Far Northern premiere.
This Little Love of Mine was the first Queensland film to go into production following the pandemic and and of the first major projects to take advantage of the Far North's advantage as a picturesque COVID-free have for the film industry.
Director Christine Luby said the film, which was her directorial debut really spoke to her as a love story. "I'm a big romantic and I love love-stories. I think it's one of the most special things humans are capable of. As my first film it felt like a right fit and to film it in the beautiful Far North was like a dream come true. Luby, a New Hampshire native, has since become very familiar with the Far North, recently returning with The Steve Jaggi Company to film episodes of the series Dive Club. "I truly think Palm Cove and Cairns are awe-inspiring places for a director - everywhere you look you can point your camera and get a gorgeous shot".
Screen Queensland "This Little Love of Mine shines on Netflix"
July 14, 2021
Queensland-made romantic comedy feature film This Little Love of Mine is currently in Netflix’s top 10 movies worldwide and holds the number one spot in the UK.
Ms Luby said she is proud that the crew of This Little Love of Mine had 50/50 gender parity on set and expressed her strong advocacy for female film practitioners. “I think it’s important for women to create opportunities, put their hand up for things, network and put themselves out there”.
Courier Mail QConfidential "Love in Air"
June 30, 2020
Cameras have started rolling for a new rom-com which is Queensland's first feature film to go back into production since the global COVID-19 pandemic. The film is directed by Christine Luby who has worked on films including The Wolverine, Peter Rabbit and Aquaman but will be making her directorial debut with This Little Love of Mine-which is written by Georgia Harrison.
"I've always loved rom-coms and couldn't be happier that my first film is in that genre" Luby said. "I've been in the Cairns region for several weeks now and am so pleased about the range of incredible locations".
Podcast: Screen Watching with Dan Barrett and Simon Foster
July 9, 2021
Cinemas are supposedly back again. But Dan and Simon are in lockdown and had to watch the biggest movie event of the past two years on their televisions. This week they talk about watching Black Widow by way of Disney+. Along with more reviews of the other big TV shows and movies of the week. They also talk about legendary Hollywood director Dick Donner who died this week. And they interview director Christine Luby, whose movie This Little Love of Mine debuted on Netflix this week.
FILM INK "Production Underway on DIVE CLUB in picturesque Port Douglas"
October 22, 2021
DIVE CLUB is set for worldwide release in 2021, screening in more than 190 countries as a Netflix original. Ahead of its Netflix release, DIVE CLUB will premiere to Australian audiences on Network 10. With a storyline that hooks you from the start, standout performances from a talented, young cast and the picturesque Port Douglas backdrop, the series takes Australian made production in the YA genre to a whole new level. Behind the camera is a strong collection of talent and experience, with Directors Rhiannon Bannenberg, Hayley MacFarlane and Christine Luby, and Showrunner and Series Creator Steve Jaggi.Read full story here.
Radio: 96.5 fm "Queensland Rom-Com ‘This Little Love of Mine’ Overcomes the Pandemic and Hits Our Screens"
May 6, 2021
Movie-making during the pandemic has been a fiddly affair, the implementation of “production bubbles” has allowed shoots to go ahead in a COVID-safe way.
Australian romantic comedy This Little Love of Mine is one such bubble-embracing project, shot entirely on Queensland’s Far North Coast in July last year, becoming the State’s first feature film to go into production in pandemic conditions.