HUGE congratulations to Olivia Colman for adding the Oscar to her BAFTA for Best Actress in THE FAVOURITE. Awesome performance!
At SXSW, South by Southwest Film Festival, Austin, Texas from 8-16 March…
THE WALL OF MEXICO - A young white handyman, hired by a wealthy Mexican-American family to upkeep their ranch, finds himself caught between disgruntled locals and the family’s outrageously decadent daughters and discovers that something quite unusual is happening at the ranch.
Featuring Jackson Rathbone, Esai Morales, Marisol Sacramento
Directors: Zachary Cotler, Magdalena Zyzak
Producers: Marla Arreola, Sarahi Castro, Adrian Durazo
Editor - Gabriel Foster-Prior
In cinemas this month…
RAY & LIZ – On the outskirts of Birmingham during the era of Thatcherism, the Billingham family muddle through life. Their squalid council flat is home to a bleak and shocking memoire where the fragile humans and their relationships suffer through poverty, depression, loneliness and self-destruction. An award-winning grim, yet sometimes funny, study of a family falling to pieces.
Featuring Justin Salinger, Ella Smith, Richard Ashton
Director: Richard Billingham Producer: Jacqui Davies
Line Producer - Greg McManus
Make-Up & Hair Designer – My Alehammar
On TV this month…
STRIKE BACK: REVOLUTION - Three members of the British special-ops Section 20 team are reunited for what they think is a routine “cleanup” exercise in Malaysia. Their task becomes complicated and bloody when they learn that a British operative has been killed in Kuala Lumpur after meeting with a covert Russian operative. The situation worsens when members of a brutal Malaysian triad arrive and set off a chain of dangerous encounters.
Featuring Warren Brown, Daniel MacPherson, Alin Sumarwata.
Directors: Bill Eagles, Mark Everest, Paul Wilmhurst Producers: Lawrence Cochran, Andy Morgan, Nuala O’Leary
Make-Up & Hair Designer - Sjaan Gillings
Editor - Adam Green (Episodes 3, 10)
MOTHERFATHERSON – A thriller set within systems of power in politics, media and the police. Caden runs his father’s UK newspaper and is set to follow in his footsteps and become one of the most powerful people in the world. Unable to live up to his respnosibilities and his father’s trust, Caden’s destructive lifestyle eventually catches up with him with consequences which threaten the future of the family, their business empire and the country.
Featuring Richard Gere, Ciarán Hinds, Helen McCrory
Directors: James Kent, Charles Sturridge Producer: Sharon Bloom
UPM – Marcia Gay
TURN UP CHARLIE – Charlie, a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor is given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter. Idris Elba gets to enjoy his comedic skills in a story where parenthood complicates everything.
Featuring Idris Elba, JJ Feild, Piper Perabo
Directors: Matt Lipsey, Tristram Shapeero Producer: Gill Isles
1st Assistant Director – Cordelia Hardy
Costume Designer - Ralph Wheeler-Holes