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EARTHSEA STARTS TONIGHT ON BBC RADIO4 EXTRA

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The first episode of Earthsea starts tonight at 6.00 p.m.

Based on the novels A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula Le Guin. Adapted by Judith Adams. Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

Ursula Le Guin’s enduring fantasy saga set on the magical archipelago rich with wizards and dragons. Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Hungry for power and knowledge, the young wizard Ged tampers with long-held secrets and releases a terrible shadow into the world. Meanwhile, Tenar is taken away from her home and family to become Arha, the guardian of the ominous Tombs of Atuan.

For the full details, go to the link below:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pktp7

For episode guide, click the lick below:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pktp7/episodes/guide

 

BAFTA AWARDS – MAY 10TH 2015

Have you voted for your favourite drama yet.  I am voting for The Missing, well yes,  I am biased.

You can vote on the Television Awards Radio Times Audience Award link below from their website. 

What did you love about The Missing?

It was superbly written with a show-stopping performance by James Nesbitt. I’ve always believed he’s one of the great actors of his time and this series more than proved it. There hasn’t been a more intense or convincing performance on television all year. In fact, in many a long year.

Why do you think it was so popular?

It clearly tapped into deep-rooted fears, but I think the acting raised it far above the level of being simply a “topical” film. This was a timeless human drama of loss, guilt and obsession.

Was there a stand-out moment?

It came at the very end when I realised that the looming figure roaming around the Russian housing estate was in fact Tony Hughes still searching dementedly for his lost son.

VOTE FOR THE MISSING NOW 

information supplied by Radio Times

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LADY LUCK NEWS

Lady Luck is playing in an invited online shorts contest run by First Glance Film Festival which is a prestigious film festival in LA.  The winning film gets a premiere at the First Glance Film Festival in Philadelphia – which would be amazing.

Would you go on line and vote for us and pass the world around to your friends.   There is a small fee of £2 to log in and vote but once there you can view all the short films – around 20 so it is quite good value – less than a cup of coffee and some great shorts to watch!

The FirstGlance Short Online Contest is open to worldwide viewers who can access itsashort.com platform and watch films online on your PC, laptop, or mobile devices. Registered users can login at any time to watch all films registered as part of the contest, 24/7 from April 20th- May 18th at 12:00 EST. Enjoy your stay and thank you for supporting indie film!

http://itsashort.com/contests/2-firstglance-spring-2015-online-short-film-contest

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THE KEYS IS HEADING FOR CANNES

Short Film “THE KEYS” at the Cannes Film Festival 2015

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The Short film “THE KEYS” has been accepted at the Cannes Film Festival and will be accessible at the Short Film Corner for viewing.

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“The short film project “THE KEYS” is the collaboration between industry professionals, young filmmakers and a talented cast including Adam Thomas Wright (The Physician) and Charles Armstrong (The King’s Speech).”

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Directed by William  Peschek       ‘A boy saves a man from a fatal fate’

WEP Productions & WEP UK Productions (WEP FILMS) Production & Distribution   http://www.wepfilms.com/en/about-us

Trailer: https://youtu.be/wQdxfPx6-x4

CONGRATULATIONS TO LADY LUCK AT HOUSTON

LADY LUCK WINS A GOLD REMI AT WORLD-FEST HOUSTON U.S.A.

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WorldFest-Houston is one of the three original international film festivals in North America, after San Francisco and New York. It was founded in 1961 as Cinema Arts, an International Film Society. competitive International Film It is the only international film festival in North America to be dedicated completely to independent films, as it does not accept films from the major studios.

The festival was founded by producer/director Hunter Todd to present a film festival for independent film makers. Todd is now the longest running film festival director in the world, having started the festival in 1961.

The festival presents around 55-60 new Indie feature films and 100 new Indie Short films during the ten-day film festival each April.

WorldFest gave first honors to Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, Ridley Scott, The Coen Brothers, David Lynch, Brian De Palma, Oliver Stone, John Lee Hancock,Randal Kleiser, Daniele Gangemi, Francis Ford Coppola, Spike Lee, and many more. Canadian Sci-Fi director David Winning has won twenty-nine Gold/Platinum Remi Awards from 1994 to the present, making him the biggest winning filmmaker in the history of Worldfest.

The Remi Award is inspired by the creative genius of the western artist Frederic Remington, famous for his paintings and sculptures of cowboy life in Texas and The West.

Huge Congratulations to everyone.

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Picture from Monte Carlo celebrations after winning Best Newcomer for Lady Luck

THE SHAMAN

Director, Marco Kalantari attended the first international screening of The Shaman at the Tribeca Film Festival yesterday.  My part was only a small one but I was delighted to be involved and wish everybody a great time in New York.

Marco hired an international team of artists from Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Ukraine, France, Serbia, Malaysia, the UK, Iceland and Germany to help put together The Shaman, which is at the Tribeca Film Festival this week.

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Marco Kalantari on the left and TaQ the Composer on the right.

picture via Getty Images.

The dark year 2204, in a world that has seen 73 years of continuous war.

The face of conflict has changed. People kill people but they now rely on giant, intelligent battle machines to fight. Meanwhile, mankind has re-discovered the arts of magic and Shamanism and the Generals on both sides use well-trained spiritual warriors to face the threat of machines. Shamans have special senses; they are experts in all aspects of the “unseen” and the “beyond”. They believe that every person, animal, plant and object has a soul. When crossing the border to the Netherworld, the Shaman can find this soul and interact with it. That is what makes him such a deadly, highly effective weapon. They track and convert the souls of their enemies’ giant battle machines in a psychological soul-to-soul confrontation. But Shamans are not invulnerable. They are just people and can be killed like anyone else.’

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Nishi and me (The Stuarts)

 

Today I met Nishi Malde, we were recording the first episode of a new BBC 4 Radio Drama.  Nishi does a lot of radio too and she has appeared in Little Crackers.  We had good fun at the recording and no doubt we will meet up again.

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MORE NEWS OF LADY LUCK

Breakneck Films are excited to announce that their short film Lady Luck is screening at The world famous WorldFest film festival in Houston USA which runs from 10-19th April 2015.  It has been nominated for a REMI award – previous winners include: Spielberg, Lucas, Ridley Scott, David Lynch, the Coen Brothers, and Coppola!

LADY LUCK

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CAST & CREW

Director(s):
Jo Lewis

Producer(s):
Jo Lewis
Victoria Bavister
Krissi Mcilquham

Writer(s):
Jo Lewis
Fay Garrett

Cast:
Adam Thomas Wright
Abigail Titmuss
Richard Strange
Tav MacDougall

SYNOPSIS A young boy attempts to win back his mother’s love. Based on a short story by DH Lawrence ‘The Rocking Horse Winner.”

SCREENING

1:00 PM, Saturday the 18th  April
Matinee Program #16: Family Shorts

Runtime: 18:25 | English | United Kingdom

 

THE MISSING – BBC 1 DRAMA UP FOR FOUR BAFTAS

I am delighted to say that I have just received an email saying that ‘THE MISSING’ has been nominated for FOUR BAFTA AWARDS.

The categories are:-

Leading actor – James Nesbitt

Supporting actor – Ken Stott

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Radio Times audience award (voted for by members of the public)

It was brilliant to be able to play opposite James Nesbitt and he was great.  I wish he gets the ‘Best Actor’ BAFTA. My fingers will be crossed.

Congratulations to the whole team.

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