The previously blogged about Joy of Six, a collection of 6 short films by emerging British filmmakers, has released its Google Hangout video, where several of the directors gather and discuss their films, as well as take questions from the public.
The directors discuss how they got into filmmaking, as well as sharing insights into the creative process and onset anecdotes, which should be of interest to budding filmmakers and film-goers alike.
The Joy of Six is released by Soda Pictures and will be in cinemas November 9th.
The programme for this year’s Open City Docs Fest has been released online, and promises to showcase a wide variety of documentaries on a range of thematically grouped subjects. From City Stories, featuring films that look at the cities we live in and how we relate to them and those we share them with, to Moving Lives, which showcases individuals whose stories would not otherwise be heard, the festival promises to be eyeopening no matter what you choose to go and see.
Coming home on 3D Blu-Ray and DVD on 1st July 2013 is Oz The Great and Powerful. Based on the books of Frank L Baum author of ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ and directed by Sam Raimi ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ is certainly one of this years brightest fantasy adventures, for all of the family.
The story may lack the brains, heart and courage of the 1939 ‘The Wizard of Oz’, but it is still an enjoyable adventure none the less. Featuring James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a small-time magician who is swept away to an enchanted land and is forced into a power struggle between three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams) he is reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz, and must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late.
British director Christopher Payne has had his new film “Love Tomorrow” picked up for international distribution, although not currently for the UK. The film tells the story of two troubled people meeting by chance, both played by professional dancers, Cindy Jourdain (ex-Royal Ballet soloist) and Arional Vargas (Principal at English National Ballet).
The film looks like it will move away from previous dance-based films by focusing on the development of the character’s relationship, and its representation in dance, rather than on sporadic and arbitrary dance offs that do little to advance the story.
Producer of Love Tomorrow, Stephanie Moon said: “The film is essentially a love story and aimed at fans of the ‘boy meets girl’ genre, but the hook has always been dance. Dance has become such an important and popular part of our culture, not just here in the UK but worldwide and I know that we all understand this.”
Only God Forgives, which sees the director reunite with Ryan Gosling, is set in Bangkok and surrounds Julian (Gosling), the owner of a Thai boxing club which is a front for his drug dealing. Despite being successful and well respected in the criminal underworld his world is turned upside down when the police kill his brother and he is despatched by his mother, Jenna (Scott-Thomas) to see revenge. When his Angel of Vengeance fueled mission does not go his way Jenna begins a ferocious attempt to set things straight.
Aardman animations will be applying their trademark style of stop motion animation to the forthcoming Shaun the Sheep film which will be written and directed by Richard Starzak (aka Golly) and Mark Burton.
The Tribeca Film Festival is releasing “Greetings From Tim Buckley” on demand through Virgin Media, iTunes and other select digital platforms for an eight-week period from Tuesday 16 April 2013.