FILM – ‘The Silence’ Directors Ali Asgari and Farnoosh Samadi – “it touched people’s hearts and we are happy about that”

Joint directors Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari’s must-see live action short film The Silence has been selected for over 400 film festivals around the world and won many prestigious film awards, including Oscar-qualifying awards at Leeds International Film Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival. The film stars Fatma Alakus, Cahide Ozel and Valentina Carnelutti (Medici: Masters of Florence) and shares a strong…

Absinthe: An unusual trip through Paris

Absinthe. It gained its worldwide fame as the drink that probably drove the famous painter Van Gogh mad and thanks to which he also cut his own ear off. The very green drink is also referred to as la Fee Verte, which is at the same time the title of a great Kasabian song. “Oh…

FILM REVIEW – Game: A wonderful story about accomplishing your dreams

GAME – Trailer from Jeannie Donohoe on Vimeo. The Raindance Film Festival opened this year with Oh Lucy!, an American-Japanese co-production from director Atsuko Hirayanagi (you can read our interview with her here). It was the first full length movie that was screened; however, it wasn’t the first film of the festival. Right before Oh…

FILM – Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari’s ‘The Silence’ wins multiple Oscar qualifying Film Festival Awards

Joint directors Farnoosh Samadi and Ali Asgari’s must-see live action short film The Silence has been selected for over 400 film festivals around the world and won many prestigious film awards, including Oscar-qualifying awards at Leeds International Film Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival. The film stars Fatma Alakus, Cahide Ozel and Valentina Carnelutti (Medici: Masters of Florence) and shares a strong…

FILM – Game’s Jeannie Donohoe “Casting can be very instinctual”

GAME – Trailer from Jeannie Donohoe on Vimeo. Director Jeannie Donohoe’s award-winning film Game is a story about pushing boundaries to achieve your goals. The film stars Rick Fox (Dope, He Got Game), Nicole Williams (film debut; Univ. Nevada point guard) and Tye White (People Vs. OJ Simpson, Drumline). AJ Green, a new kid in town, shows up at the high school boys basketball varsity…

FILM REVIEW – French: Makes you think about the your changes in life

Poor, rich, old, young, everyone has a dream. Earning (more) money? Buying a (new) house? Getting a (new) job. We have all thought about this. However, for some people, their dreams are more achievable than for others. Mostly it depends on health, wealth and, how sad it’s still is, on race. That’s exactly what French (or Le bleu…

FILM – Absinthe star Larry Cech “always go after your dreams”

Absinthe plays homage to the beautiful black and white old Hollywood stories and shares actual quotes from legends including James Brown, Janis Joplin, Frida Khalo and Marilyn Monroe. This avant-garde film stars two of France’s most beloved actresses Oscar-nominee Marie-Christine Barrault and Cesar-nominee Brigitte Fossey, as well as American actor Larry Cech. The film was directed by Michelle Figlarz and produced by Larry Cech, Raul Torres and Monica Cooper.   Absinthe…

FILM – Night Dancing Director Barney Cokeliss “Night Dancing was shot in just one, very long day”

Director Barney Cokeliss beautiful and evocative film Night Dancing was selected to World Premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival and will have its UK premiere at the forthcoming 2018 the British Short Film Festival. The film stars Jason Thorpe (Fast and Furious 6), Louise Tanoto (Tom Dale Company), Jacob Ingram-Dodd (Punchdrunk) and Alister Cameron (Foyle’s War). Every night, Bob is transfixed by the vision of a woman dancing…

FILM – BIFA reveals the longlists for four new talent categories

Today, the British Independent Film Awards revealed their longlists in four new talent categories, which honours 45 new British writers, producers, directors and upcoming talent from over 30 different movies. The first one category is The Douglas Hickox Award that goes to a director who made his or her debut on the big screen the…