FILM – ‘Falsified’ star Ashley Tabatabai “I felt compelled to explore the human dynamic behind the bigger scandal”

Ashley Tabatabai’s short film was inspired by one of Spain’s best-kept secrets, the stolen babies scandal, also known as ‘Los Niños Robados’ or ‘The Lost Children of Francoism’. This exciting drama stars Ashley Tabatabai (Allies), Mitchell Mullen (Starz Outlander), newcomer Julia Leyland and Mike Archer (The Genius of Turner). After over 30 years of searching,…

FILM – ‘Retouch’ director Kaveh Mazaheri “there was no way to move the barbell from his throat and he was about to die”

Kaveh Mazaheri’s Iranian film Retouch has enjoyed a successful film festival run, winning at three Oscar qualifying film festivals, including: Tribeca Film Festival (Best Narrative Short), Palm Springs Shortfest (Best Live Action Over 15 Min) and the Krakow Film Festival (Silver Dragon for Best Short Fiction Film). In the corner of the home, Maryam’s husband does weightlifting. Suddenly, the weight…

FILM – ‘THE ZIM’S’ ALEXANDER BEDRIA “The characters are an amalgam of real-life people I interviewed or researched through media reports, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch”

Actor Alexander Bedria’s directorial debut The Zim, which he also wrote, took home the top prize when it recently premiered at LA Shorts International Film Festival. Almost 300 shorts were in contention for the award. The Zim is the story of one man’s struggle to protect his farm and loved ones from a violent land invasion. Inspired by true events…

RETRIBUTION ACTOR AMAR ADATIA “I would love to play the British Tony Montana”

We caught up with one of the stars of Retribution, Amar Adatia. Set against the backdrop of a supernatural London gang war, Naomi and Raphael embark on a love story that will change them both forever. Award winning filmmaker, Christine Edwards makes her feature directorial debut with Retribution, after writing and producing a number of successful projects. Her…

RETRIBUTION DIRECTOR CHRISTINE EDWARDS “I am a big believer in research being the key to an authentic performance”

We caught up with Retribution director Christine Edwards. Film fans can now have a look at the trailer for the British supernatural drama Retribution, starring Calum Best, Amar Adatia, Funda Onal, Alex Reid, and Luke White (Love Island) The film, following the relationship between a troubled young woman and a fallen angel, was written and directed by Christine Edwards and will be released in…

FASHION – Stylish Sunglasses for all year round

Originally posted on Heart London Magazine:
Every year we look for stylish new sunglasses that you can wear year round, especially if you love winter sun holidays and this year we have two gems for you. Bloc Sunglasses Jasmin FF1 These stylish sunglasses come in a sturdy hard case to keep them scratch free, they…

Angela Dixon “I want to see women who are not just painted play things”

We caught up with Angela Dixon to talk about her latest film ‘Never Let Go’. Award winning actress Angela Dixon, (Offensive, Dead End), stars in the high-octane international action-thriller Never Let Go, which is now set for a DVD and VOD US release on 22nd August, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Howard J. Ford (The Dead, The Dead…

‘The Fare’ Director Santiago Paladines “Filmmaking is art form that is inherently shaped by limitation”

We caught up with the talented director Santiago Paladines, whose film The Fare is currently showing at Hollyshorts Film Festival in Los Angeles. Director and writer Santiago Palandines’s affecting drama, The Fare, has been selected to screen at the Academy Award qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival in August. Starring Johnny Ortiz (American Crime) and newcomer Noemi Pedraza, the film tackles the subject of human…