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 – 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 – ‘Lost Face’ Producer Sam McGarry “Never take no for an answer!”

We caught up with the producer Sam McGarry from the award-winning film, Lost Face. Sean Meehan’s Lost Face has been making a mark around the world, having won at many prestigious film festivals including Edmonton International Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival and Palm Springs International Shortfest. This award-winning short is based on Jack London’s…

FILM ‘Lost Face’ Director Sean Meehan “We don’t see enough indigenous stories on film”

Sean Meehan’s Lost Face has been making a mark around the world, having won at many prestigious film festivals including Edmonton International Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival and Palm Springs International Shortfest. This award-winning short is based on Jack London’s short story and stars Gerald Auger (Hell on Wheels), Martin Dubreuil (Felix Et Meira) and Morris Birdyellowhead (Apocalypto). In mid-1800’s Russian America,…

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…