May 2020

Compassion

Written by: Laurence Fuller Written by: Laurence Fuller In your opinion, what is the most important quality that all Actors must have? Answer: Is Compassion Emotional intelligence, an insight into human behavior will benefit your life in all sorts of ways; spiritually, emotionally and business wise. That tends to develop with maturity but the more you socialize and work with different people and different groups, the more that will feed into your understanding of others and how the whole labyrinth fits together. I would see Los Angeles, like a labyrinth that's constantly turning, once you reach the end of one hallway then...
June 2020

Todas as Mulheres do Mundo (2020-)

Pictures from IMDb Written by: Vitoria Kriegler Based on the original movie of 1966 Todas as Mulheres do Mundo, by Daniel de Oliveira, the series All Women in the World (2020) directed by Jorge Furtado tells the same rom-com story, now in the presents days with a little change in the plot. In this version, we accompany Paulo (Emilio Dantas), an architect aspiring to be poet, who loves to live the passionate side of life as a reckless bon vivant, although be a very charismatic guy, in one of your parties when his gaze crosses with Maria Alice (Sophie Charlotte)...
June 2020

Dream State (2018)

Written by: Andrew J Parker Pictures from IMDb A winner at both the 2019 Copenhagen Film Festival for best Danish film and the New Renaissance Film Festival for best feature film, this successful independent feature film has proved quite successful on the festival scene with various award wins and nominations despite operating on a small budget and completely without state funding, the Danish film Natsværmer is definitely worth a watch. Telling a story about discovering yourself and finding your place in the world, this feature dives into the world of very different characters at different stages of their lives and...
June 2020

The Midnight Gospel (2020-)

Written by: Casten Clausner Pictures from IMDb The Midnight Gospel created by adventure time creator Pendleton Ward and comedian Duncan Trussell. The midnight gospels first episode starts with the main character named Clancy who turns on the radio starting with “simulation farmers” leaving the impression that there is some simulation or a universe called: “the chromatic ribbon.” Clancy gets on his world traveller as it seems, and chooses a world to travel too. His pet which I assume is a cat or something close to it. Sits on the couch in his trailer in the land. He slides to this...
June 2020

Dinner with Mum (2019)

Written by: Andrew J Parker Written and directed by Daniel Harding at 23½ films, Pictures from IMDb Dinner with Mum tells the story of a mother (Meryl Griffith’s) who is attempting to have dinner with her daughter, only for everything to keep changing around her. An emotionally power story which will surely touch home with many people, Meryl plays the intriguing story of a woman who is losing control of her surroundings as she descends. This spectacular six minute short begins with the mum in her house as someone is knocking at her door, which she eventually opens to her...
June 2020

Filmmaker Profile on Michael LiCastri

Pictures from LinkedIn The man behind “The Best Laid Plan’s” Written by: Anthony Parker What is ambition?, American Entrepreneur Tim Ferriss defines it as two things - Achievements and Appreciation. But does that truly symbolize ambition?, For this writer, ambition is feed by will and desire, the will to go out there and chase your dream, a desire to make things happen. An definition that suit independent film maker, Michael LiCastri perfectly. A proud a distinguished alumnus of the university of Central Florida's cinema studies program, Michael has acted in, written, directed and produced a number of short films, several...
June 2020

Filmmaker Profile on Taika Waititi

Written by: Callum Chiplin Pictures from IMDb “It was never really my plan to become a filmmaker” says Raukokore, Waihau Bay, New Zealand born Oscar Nominated (Drama Short Two Cars, One Night) Oscar Winning (War Comedy Feature Jojo Rabbit) Painter, Actor, Writer, Director and Producer  – Taika Waititi. Born 16 August 1975 to His Mum, Robin (Cohen) who comes from Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish, Scottish, and English descent, and His Dad, Taika Waititi Sr. – Farmer and Artist who was Māori (Te-Whanau-a-Apanui), and a founding member of the gang Satan’s Slaves. Waititi’s parents split when he was 5, and he lived mainly...
July 2020

Keep Mum (2019)

Written by: Andrew J Parker Pictures from Production In this month’s article I am going to focus on another inspiring independent short film which brings to the table an eerie and somewhat creepy story that proved a joy to watch from start to end and really brings an element of drama, terror, pain and brooding to the table, a bit like an orchestra of inner torment. However, with such powerful storytelling sinking in an ocean of emotions and great acting the true challenge for me comes here and now as I write because what can I say about this film without spoiling everything for future viewers by inclusion of story and praise more then earned with its eerily good story, perfectly chosen music and amazing acting.  The fact this film...
July 2020

Taboo (2017-)

Written by: Callum Chiplin Pictures from IMDb When one’s aim is to be Taboo, the concept of which is to be controversially naughty and go against the grain of propriety. Such as savaging a man’s throat or partaking in an incestuous relationship with one’s sister – Relishing both activities shamelessly, like in HBO’s Game of Thrones. This freedom of expression to be Taboo is not welcomed throughout all TV channels however, especially as “You can’t have naughtiness like Game of Thrones on The BBC, you can’t stab anyone, or eat them!”, says critically acclaimed, creatively shackled, award winning actor Tom Hardy...
July 2020

Pavement (2020)

Pictures from IMDb Written by: Anthony S Parker Writer and director: Jason Wingard. Producer: Hannah Stevenson With everything that’s currently happening in today’s world, we some how find ourselves turning a blind eye to what is now contrived as “minor” issues, to which I bring to you today an highly intriguing short film by highly respected BIFA award winning director and writer Jason Wingard (Eaten by Lions, In another life). A short film which focuses on an issue which has plighted the UK for decades, and still to this very day – Homelessness. Whilst ranked the sixth richest country in...