Watch the full finished documentary on Vimeo from this link.
Watch the full finished documentary on Vimeo from this link.
I have just set up a twitter account for my short documentary ‘The Other Side Of The Road’.
Follow the film @TheOtherSideDoc
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I will be posting the latest news and progress with my short film - trailer to come in the next couple of weeks - then film and festivals news to follow!
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What a view. This was taken from one of the balconies that overlook the crossing - the lady who owns the apartment has lived there for 40 years, so I am very much looking forward to interviewing her tomorrow.
An interesting take on the Abbey Road album among many more!
I love this idea from Jean-Marie and Hatim El Hihi, who photoshop out dead musicians from their iconic album covers. It produces some familiar sights with a twist.
Check their blog out here:
So just putting a bit of the Walley filmmaking team up on here, it’s about time as they have been inspiring my work for ages now. Check out there website on the link below. I love the space in there films which really allows their subjects to blossom. And Isa Leshko’s beautiful photography in this video takes center stage perfectly.
So we find ourselves in December again, praying for our internet shopping to be delivered on time, sticking and re-sticking christmas decorations to corners of rooms, sustained compulsory family company, and eggnog.
But it is not all bad, we have brandy butter, the gift of giving and receiving and that wonderful sense of refection and renewal for the new year, and brandy more butter.
There will be many lists not unlike the one that I have complied, listing this years most prominent news stories, world events, landmarks, and as this post suggests, the best and worst films of 2011. Most have been composed by critics and journalists paid to view all that the cinema has had to offer us this year - a predicament both good and bad.
As a massive fan of all things cinema I see as much as I can, and not just documentaries, and I am a massive advocate of understanding why you like things and why you don’t like things, so if I’ve got the time and the money and the oppourtunity presents itself I will pretty much watch anything. The only problem being, that as a recently graduating arts student I have quite a lot of time and not a huge amount of money for the cinema. So here I have compiled ‘The Best Films of 2011 That I Didn’t See’. Based on a very specific formula taking into consideration Mark Kermode’s weekly film review podcast from BBC Radio Five Live, my facebook and twitter feeds, the occasional Film 2011 episode with Claudia Winkleman, a general feeling in the atmosphere and the films trailer. This list is a testament to gossip, word of mouth and the views of a few singled out film critics. So here goes……
The posters look dark and intense (curious) and Ryan Gosling sports an interesting combination of satin jacket and cocktail stick (v.curious). The Oscars seemed to have snubbed this film which gives it a bit of a rough diamond/underdog edge.
Interestingly I’ve heard just as much about the soundtrack as the film, well that a bit of a lie, I’ve got no idea about the plot but have heard that the soundtrack is brilliant. But a strong soundtrack has never been a bad thing (see Aphex Twins for ‘Sleep Furiously’ and Alex Turner for ‘Submarine’).
It’s gotta be about more than just driving, ‘The Fast and The Furious’ never got this much attention, even when The Rock was in it.
Just saying the name of this documentary fills me with joy. Then there’s the trailer, which gives you just a taste of this life affirming rags to riches tale, which follows a band (I’m guessing that the band is called Benda Bilili) of homeless handicapped artists who go from the streets of Kinshasa (Congo) to festival performances. Despite having an almost extensive knowledge of the plot (compared to ‘Drive’ at least) I am gagging to see this music doc. Their tale which would make an inconcievable piece of fiction also comes with a huge stamp of approval from Mr Mark Kermode.
So Mr Von Triers last film ‘Antichrist’ caused enough of a stir get to tongues wagging at the festivals. This year with a more approachable subject matter at the centre of his new film, he said something about Nazi’s to get those tongues wagging again.
But unrelated hype aside, this film looks very interesting. Following a lavish family wedding and two sister’s reactions to what could possibly be the end of the world. It looks stunning and is set to stunning music (Wagner apparently). Rumoured to be more technically competent than emotionally, I would love to judge it for myself.
'Tree Of Life'
Some people loved it, some hated, some had no idea what was going on. I’ve also heard of a very intriguing space and dinosaur sequence in the middle of it. I get the impression that is about everything, the whole shebang, the cosmos and just how tiny are puny little human lives are in comparison. Friends I have spoken to have been moved to tears and to fury - maybe even tears of fury. Whatever the verdict, Terrence Malick seems to have created something substantial and extremely thought provoking. Not only would I love to see this film, I would love to become acquainted with his back catalogue - reviews seem to suggest that his past films provide a greater understanding his present one and even succeed where this one possibly fails.
'Midnight In Paris'
Apparently, whilst traveling around Europe this summer, I ate at a restaurant in Paris which features in Woody Allens latest offering. The restaurant was famous for its short tempered service, and the Waitress (can you still call them a Waitress of they are over 50?) rolled her eyes and sighed when, after staring at a bottle of wine for 10 minutes, my friend and I asked her if she could use her corkscrew and open it for us. And to be honest, despite following the work of Mr Allen for a while now, I’m just curious to see if the the level of service offered to Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and co is any better.
So there it is, and if anyone was wondering what to get me for Christmas or my birthday next year (October 20th) - you’ve just read 5 massive hints.