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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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BBC Radio 4

 

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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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BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA DRAMA – EARTHSEA

A new drama is due to transmit with episode 1 going out on the 27th April at 18.00 hrs.

A tale of wizards, dragons and magic by Ursula Le Guin.

A Wizard of Earthsea is a young-adult fantasy novel written by the American author Ursula K. Le Guin, first published by the small press Parnassus in 1968

The radio adaptation by Judith Adams was directed by Sasha Yevtushenco. It may surprise you how this original story is very similar to another young wizard with a scar on his forehead!

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

 

LADY LUCK

I am away on holiday for a few days and I got an email asking me do a skype interview for the   Julien Dubuque International Film Festival in Iowa, for the very successful film ‘ Lady Luck’, directed by    Jo Lewis.   Unfortunately, the skype connection was awful.  Luckily mum had brought the camera and her lap top so we were able to provide a self tape instead.

Wishing the Lady Luck team very best wishes and fingers crossed for another award.