Thursday, 31 October 2013

Nic Roeg & Alice Lowe Present the Audience Award to ‘Street Fighter’ at the LFA Graduation Ceremony

 
Last night marked the annual LFA Graduation Ceremony at the BFI Southbank co-hosted by Director, Nic Roeg and Actress & Screenwriter, Alice Lowe, with the principals of the London Film Academy, Anna MacDonald & Daisy Gili.
Street Fighter’ was the audience award-winning short film directed by LFA Filmmaking Diploma student, Emanuele Gabbi. The film tells the story of a character fighting for something that was never his to win.


London Film Academy, the UK’s most unique and innovative film school, generates graduates who make up the life-blood of the British Film Industry and is Britain’s only female-run film school, operating as a not-for-profit trust.
Founded and run by co-principals Anna MacDonald and Daisy Gili, filmmakers in their own right, they recently set up their own production company.

 “It’s so full of original an imaginative work (graduation screenings), it is like a production company of its own…truly, I have never seen such a programme of terrific movies.” Nicolas Roeg
“LFA is a much-needed addition to training for an industry that needs all the talent and skills it can get.” Lord Puttnam


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Dom Hemingway - European Premiere - Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, director Richard Shepard and Producer Jeremy Thomas

It was safe to say that we were going to have a cracking time at the European Premiere of Dom Hemingway and Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were released from Leicester Square to the Curzon Mayfair to interview actors Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, director Richard Shepard and Producer Jeremy Thomas. Join us as we ask Jude Law about the clever use of dialogue for a part where you’d least expect it; Richard E. Grant about the qualities his role of Dickie brings to the film; Richard Shepard about a story based on the criminal rather that the crime and Jeremy Thomas about why this film in particular needed and actor that has great versatility.


DOM HEMINGWAY IS IN CINEMAS 15th NOVEMBER

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Friday, 25 October 2013

Thor: The Dark World Press Conference - Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Christopher Eccleston, Alan Taylor, Kevin Feige


An out of this world cast  including Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston & Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Christopher Eccleston and crew including director Alan Taylor and producer Kevin Feige all landed at The Dorchester Hotel for the Press Conference of Thor: The Dark World and Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were ready to give them a thunderous welcome. Join us as the jovial actors Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston speak of the reprising of their roles of Thor and Loki;   Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings share their experiences on returning back to Marvel universe; Christopher Eccleston talks of his part as Malekith and filmmakers Alan Taylor and producer Kevin Feige give us an insight into what audiences may expect from this much anticipated movie.

Thor: The Dark World Press Conference  Part 1


Thor: The Dark World Press Conference  Part 2


Thor: The Dark World Press Conference  Part3


Thor: The Dark World Review 

Words by William McLaughlan

Thor: The Dark World expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe massively and heavily develops the relationship between part-time Avenger and full-time hero Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and his Machiavellian, skulking brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston).

Producer Kevin Feige and director Alan Taylor are clearly aware of what their audience want and deliver it successfully. The tempestuous sibling rivalry grounds the film, developing a highly engaging human story within the larger, fantastical backdrop.  The film is certainly the most amusing from Marvel Studios since Jon Favreau’s first two Iron Man movies; this is heavily played up with a great sense of spontaneity in terms of the delivery of the humour. Interestingly the baddie here is the best Marvel has offered us so far. Christopher Eccleston sizzles as the twisted Dark Elf Malekith. By treating the antagonist so seriously the stakes are raised with Loki specifically becoming a substantially more complex character as a result.

Thor: The Dark World does fall short on several fronts.  Firstly the 3D is poor and unnecessary.  It was distracting and added no sense of place or depth until the final showdown between Thor and Malekith which was impressive.

Gone is the ambitious, stylish cinematography of Haris Zambarloukos, who shot the first film with its distinctive forty-five degree angle Dutch shots. This time round the filmmakers are pushing a ‘grittier’ Lord of the Rings/Game of Thrones look – one that to me felt totally out of place with the humorous, comic book story and certainly a style so over-done it felt like watching a TV show at points. The unbelievable make-up, costuming and art direction totally carry this film visually.

Ultimately Thor: The Dark World is at its best when stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston are on screen. Likewise the geek in-jokes are superb and reward filmgoers who’ve watched the other Marvel Studios films. The special effects are incredible however the story slows significantly during some of the more spectacular sequences and the poor 3D is very disruptive visually.  Certainly worth catching if you like either lead or any of the other Marvel films. By the way, I’m Team Loki.

“Thor: The Dark World” opens in cinemas on 30th October 2013

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

It’s A Lot - World Premiere Interviews

At the World Premiere of It’s A Lot Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno had a lot of fun interviewing Femi Oyeniran, Red Madrell, Roxy Sternberg, Charley Palmer Merkell,  Jack Doolan, Roxanne Pallett, Sarah-Jane Crawford, Stephen Marcus, Chizzy Akudolu and . Join us as we ask Femi Oyeniran about the moral of the story and his first time as a director and cast Red Madrell, Roxy Sternberg, Charley Palmer Merkell, Jack Doolan, Roxanne Pallett, Sarah-Jane Crawford, Stephen Marcus and Chizzy Akudolu about their characters, the script and how much fun they had working and supporting Femi.


IT'S A LOT is released in cinemas 25th October 2013

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Friday, 18 October 2013

One Chance - European Premiere - interviews include James Cordon and Alexandra Roach

At the European Premiere of the inspiring story of Britain’s Got Talent singer Paul Potts; One Chance Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and William McLaughlan seized the moment to interview James Cordon, Alexandra Roach, Colm Meaney, Valeria Bilello and David Frankel.  Join us as we ask actors James Cordon about performing Nessun Dorma, Alexandra Roach about her first leading role, colm Meaney about the inspiring true story, Valeria Bilello about acting in her first English language  film and director David Frankel about his renewed interest in Opera.


ONE CHANCE IS IN CINEMAS 25th October

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Friday, 11 October 2013

Prince Avalanche - Press Junket interview with David Gordon Green

Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno was looking forward to interviewing director David Gordon Green when he was in the UK promoting Prince Avalanche. Join us as we ask about the influence of Icelandic film Either Way (Á annan veg) and the refreshing ensemble but not of the two characters played beautifully by Paul Rudd (Alvin) and Emile Hirsch (Lance) but of the characters, location and music. We also ask how the fire destroyed, baron landscape of Bastrop, Texas affected the performances of the actors and how an unlikely resident of the area turned out to be a star performer!


Prince Avalanche reaches UK cinemas 18th October

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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - Gala Screening - Interviews include Johnny Knoxville

Premiere Scene's Anthony Bueno and William McLaughlan were on hand at Odeon Covent Garden to interview Bad Grandpa director Jeff Tremaine (Jackass 3D, Loiter Squad) and the film's stars Johnny Knoxville (Jackass, Movie 43) who plays the Bad Grandpa Irving Zisman and Jackson Nicoll (Fun Size, The Fighter) playing Billy, Zisman's naughty grandson and partner in crime. Jeff Tremain, who has been making films with Johnny Knoxville since Jackass, spoke about the development and execution of the concept and how much he enjoyed working with young actor Jackson Nicoll.

BAD GRANDPA will be released in the UK and Ireland Wednesday 23rd October 2013

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Monday, 7 October 2013

Ender’s Game - interviews inc Sir Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Gavin Hood, Bob Orci and Gigi Pritzker

At an exclusive panel talk for Ender’s  Game an out of this world cast and crew including Sir Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld,  Gavin Hood, Bob Orci and Gigi Pritzker were in London promoting the adaptation to this much loved book of the same name and Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were ready  to interview them all about it. Join us as we ask actors Sir Ben Kingsley (Mazer Rackham), Harrison Ford (Colonel Hyrum Graff), Asa Butterfield (Ender Wiggin), Hailee Steinfeld (Petra Arkanian) about  what captivated them about the story and their characters; director / screenwriter Gavin Hood about his passion for the source material and producers Bob Orci and Gigi Pritzker about the benefits of having author Orson Scott Card on board as producer.
ENDER'S GAME is released in the UK and Eire on 25th October 2013

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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Turbo - Gala Screening




At the Gala screening of Turbo a host of UK celebrities including Harry Hickles, Nicola McLean, Kate Garraway and Jade Parfitt were revved up and raring to go with high expectations at DreamWorks latest animation and Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were ready to interview them all about it. Join us as we ask Harry Hickles, Nicola McLean, Kate Garraway and Jade Parfitt about the good example the film sets and about the great stories that come from the makers of Puss In Boots and Shrek.


‘TURBO’ will be released in the UK on 18th October 2013.

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Wednesday, 2 October 2013

The Search For Simon - UK Premiere

We had a close encounter of our own with the cast and crew at the UK Premiere of The Search For Simon and as open minded sceptics Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were happy to interview Martin Gooch, Simon Birks, Carol Cleveland, Tom Price, Noeleen Comiskey, Jonathan Hansler, Joe Dutch and David Wayman to find out more. Join us as we ask writer, director, producer, editor and lead actor Martin Gooch about toggling all these roles and actors Simon Birks, Carol Cleveland, Tom Price, Noeleen Comiskey, Jonathan Hansler, Joe Dutch, and David Wayman about how they delved deeper into their roles and how Martin’s enthusiasm and commitment made their experience making the film a lot of fun.


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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Filth - Premiere - Interviews James McAvoy, Imogen Poots, Eddie Marsan, John Sessions, Emun Elliott, Jon S. Baird, Irvine Welsh

At the premiere of Filth Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Mike Jonas were doing an interrogation of their own as  they interview author Irvine Welsh,  director Jon S. Baird and actors James McAvoy, Imogen Poots, Eddie Marsan, John Sessions and  Emun Elliott. Join us as we ask Irvine Welsh what inspired his creation of corrupt cop Bruce Robertson; Jon S. Baird what captivated him about the book and James McAvoy, Imogen Poots, Eddie Marsan, John Sessions, Emun Elliott about what for them makes this hard hitting story brilliant.
FILTH is released in UK Cinemas Oct 4th 



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