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‘Judy’ Producer Hires Development Head; Asian Lab Seafic Sets Projects; Ellie Bamber Pic Underway In Ireland – Global Briefs

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‘Judy’ Producer Hires Development Head; Asian Lab Seafic Sets Projects; Ellie Bamber Pic Underway In Ireland – Global Briefs
Calamity Films, the UK producer behind Judy, for which Renée Zellweger recently won an Oscar, has named Sam Gordon as its head of development. Gordon joins from BBC Films, where he worked as a development executive on projects including recent Sundance pic Herself and the upcoming People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan, as well as Judy which the BBC backed. He also had prior roles at Magnolia Mae Films and Baby Cow, working on Stan & Ollie and Philomena. At Calamity, Gordon will report to founder David Livingstone and will work across film and TV projects.

The fourth Seafic lab, which nurtures Southeast Asian films, will welcome filmmakers including Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul for its 2020 edition. Five projects will take part, including a new feature from Locarno Golden Leopard-winning A Land Imagined producer Fran Borgia, and Locarno-winning The Science Of Fictions producer Yulia Evina Bhar. The teams this year hail from Indonesia,
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Oorlagh George’s Sundance-backed ‘Stranger With A Camera’ starts Northern Ireland shoot (exclusive)

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Oorlagh George’s Sundance-backed ‘Stranger With A Camera’ starts Northern Ireland shoot (exclusive)
Ellie Bamber stars, with Owen McDonnell and Michael Shea.

Principal photography has begun in Northern Ireland on Stranger With A Camera, the debut feature from Oscar-winning producer Oorlagh George.

Written and directed by George, the project was developed through the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriting and Directing labs. The filmmaker won an Oscar for producing short film, The Shore, directed by her father, Terry George, whose feature credits include In The Name Of The Father and Some Mother’s Son.

Stranger With A Camera stars Ellie Bamber (BBC’s Les Misérables) with Owen McDonnell (Killing Eve), Michael Shea (Derry Girls) and Brian Milligan
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Ooragh George’s Sundance-backed ‘Stranger With A Camera’ starts Northern Ireland shoot (exclusive)

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Ooragh George’s Sundance-backed ‘Stranger With A Camera’ starts Northern Ireland shoot (exclusive)
Ellie Bamber stars, with Owen McDonnell and Michael Shea.

Principal photography has begun in Northern Ireland on Stranger With A Camera, the debut feature from Oscar-winning producer Oorlagh George.

Written and directed by George, the project was developed through the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriting and Directing labs. The filmmaker won an Oscar for producing short film, The Shore, directed by her father, Terry George, whose feature credits include In The Name Of The Father and Some Mother’s Son.

Stranger With A Camera stars Ellie Bamber (BBC’s Les Misérables) with Owen McDonnell (Killing Eve), Michael Shea (Derry Girls) and Brian Milligan
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Oolagh George’s Sundance-backed ‘Stranger With A Camera’ starts Northern Ireland shoot (exclusive)

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Oolagh George’s Sundance-backed ‘Stranger With A Camera’ starts Northern Ireland shoot (exclusive)
Ellie Bamber stars, with Owen McDonnell and Michael Shea.

Principal photography has begun in Northern Ireland on Stranger With A Camera, the debut feature from Oscar-winning producer Oorlagh George.

Written and directed by George, the project was developed through the Sundance Institute’s Screenwriting and Directing labs. The filmmaker won an Oscar for producing short film, The Shore, directed by her father, Terry George, whose feature credits include In The Name Of The Father and Some Mother’s Son.

Stranger With A Camera stars Ellie Bamber (BBC’s Les Misérables) with Owen McDonnell (Killing Eve), Michael Shea (Derry Girls) and Brian Milligan
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‘Bad Day For the Cut’ Review

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Stars: Nigel O’Neill, Susan Lynch, Józef Pawlowski, Stuart Graham, David Pearse, Anna Próchniak, Stella McCusker, Ian McElhinney, Brian Milligan, Shashi Rami, Lalor Roddy, Ryan McParland | Written by Chris Baugh, Brendan Mullin | Directed by Chris Baugh

Northern Ireland is pretty well known for having its fair share of “troubles” and as such makes for a pretty bleak backdrop to a dark, twisted and, at times, awkwardly funny tale of revenge, a camper van road trip, suicide and the murder of a mans mother… First rule of being a baddie, don’t mess with another guys mother, especially the quiet farmer type.

Donal (Nigel O’Neill) is a quiet lonesome farmer still living at home in a quiet Irish village with his mother (yes, his mother) Florence (Stella McCusker) . Donal spends his days fixing up the farm and drinking himself to sleep. When we meet him the only real thing he
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Heart-Pounding Trailer for the Ultra-Violent Revenge Thriller Bad Day For The Cut

I've got a trailer here for a new film called Bad Day For The Cut, which you've got to watch! If you like crazy violent revenge thrillers, then this is the movie for you. The story follows a farmer named Donal (Nigel O’Neil) who goes on a murderous revenge adventure after his mother is killed by some kind of organized crime gang. What follows is the journey of a man who won't rest until everyone involved with his mom's death is violently destroyed.

This film has a very gritty and hardcore look and feel, and it's set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this month. It's definitely on my list of things I hope to see while I'm there! It looks like it's going to be a wild and intense ride.

The move marks the feature film debut of director Chris Baugh, and it comes from a script written by Brendan Mullin.
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Revenge is Never Clean in First Trailer for Sundance Thriller ‘Bad Day For The Cut’

The first trailer has arrived for the ultra-violent revenge thriller Bad Day For The Cut, which will make its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The feature debut of director Chris Baugh, the film follows Donal (Nigel O’Neil) who goes on a murderous quest after his mother is killed by some sort of gang (led by David Pearse). What ensues is a barrage of hammers, double-barreled shotguns, and fisticuffs in the wilderness of Ireland, all bound around the age-old concept of revenge.

Baugh also penned the script along with frequent collaborator Brendan Mullin, who have both worked on numerous shorts before taking the leap into Bad Day. Hopefully the film stands tall among some of its contemporary peers such as Blue Ruin, Kill List, and Taken. See the full trailer below, along with a neat poster and synopsis, for the film that also stars Game of ThronesIan McElhinney,
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The Fall

Network: Netflix

Episodes: 16 (hour)

Seasons: Three

TV show dates: May 28, 2013 -- present

Series status: Ending

Performers include: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, Laura Donnelly, Bronagh Waugh, Niamh McGrady, Michael McElhatton, Ben Peel, Frank McCusker, John Lynch, Ian McElhinney, Archie Panjabi, Stuart Graham, Aisling Franciosi, Valene Kane, Emmett J. Scanlan, Bronágh Taggart, Karen Hassan, Jonjo O'Neill, Nick Lee, Colin Morgan, Brian Milligan, Séainín Brennan, and Sean McGinley.

TV show description:      

This crime drama is set in Northern Ireland and follows senior investigating officer Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson). She must temporarily leave her position to enter the Police Service of Northern Ireland to oversee the progress of a murder investigation that has gone on for too long -- Operation Musicman.

When she discovers exactly what is going on in the case, she must work with the local detectives to find
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Hunger: A mood piece with impressive historical balance

Director Steve McQueen's first feature film, about Bobby Sands and the 1981 hunger strike, captures the humanity and brutality on both sides of the conflict in the Hm Prison Maze

Steve McQueen: my hidden shame

Hunger (2008)

Director: Steve McQueen

Entertainment grade: B+

History grade: B+

Bobby Sands was a member of the Provisional Ira. He led a hunger strike against conditions in Hm Prison Maze, Northern Ireland, in 1981.

Chronology

12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen's first feature film opens with a prison warder (Stuart Graham) going to work. We see snatches of his day: checking under his car for bombs, washing his bloodied knuckles in a sink, smoking a cigarette outside in the snow with large sweat stains on his shirt for reasons yet unknown. The voice of Margaret Thatcher, the prime minister, is heard: "There's no such thing as political murder, political bombing or political violence. There is only criminal murder,
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Netflix Watch Instantly Adds Steve McQueen’s Hunger

It has been several weeks since any Criterion films have found their way onto the list of films available on Netflix Watch Instantly. There were a few months where every other week we saw dozens of Criterion films added.

In a very auspicious act, Netflix has added Steve McQueen’s 2008 film, Hunger, to their Watch Insantly selection. It is auspicious in that we are going to be recording a podcast this Friday, June 11th, discussing this harrowing film with a special guest!

The film dramatically recreates the imprisonment of Bobby Sands, an Ira member who goes on a six week long hunger strike, through an incredible performance by Michael Fassbender.

This film was released several months ago by Criterion (as part of their deal with IFC Films) on DVD and Blu-ray. So listeners who are eager to join in on the discussion have yet another format with which to watch the film on.
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Hunger Criterion Blu-ray Review

There are performances, rare though they may be, that come in and grab you by the short and curlies. There is no denying Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood, Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, and David Thewlis in Naked. In Steve McQueen’s Hunger, Michael Fassbender gives one of those performances that you have to genuflect in awe. It’s not because for the last section of the film he drops more weight than Christian Bale did for The Machinist. That’s a great commitment, for sure, and shows a dedicated performer. But it’s a scene in the middle of the film that plays out in three shots over twenty minutes that shows the man has the gift to command - he makes it impossible to take you eyes off of him. Playing the real-life Bobby Sands, in one scene Fassbender lays out his plan for a hunger strike,
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Hunger: Steve McQueen's Fresh (17 1/2 minute) Take

(Director Steve McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender, as Bobby Sands, in Hunger.)

With his debut feature, the filmmaker reminds us that rules of movie-making are ripe for the breaking.

By Terry Keefe

This article is currently appearing in this month's Venice Magazine.

Steve McQueen was first introduced to Bobby Sands, the subject of McQueen's feature film Hunger, via a news photo of Sands, which McQueen vividly remembers from when he was 11-years old. Sands was the leader of the 1981 Ira Hunger Strike which took place in the notorious Maze Prison in Northern Ireland and the first of ten men who would ultimately die during the protest. Recalls McQueen, “This image of a man appeared on television, with a number. I thought it was the person’s age, but then my mother told me it was a hunger strike.” The number indicated how many days Sands had been starving himself. McQueen
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"Hunger" - Trailer in Quicktime for the drama starring Michael Fassbender.

See the trailer for Steve McQueen's "Hunger" drama starring Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham, Brian Milligan, Laine Megaw, Larry Cowan and Lalor Roddy. McQueen makes his writing and directing debut on the project which is being distributed by IFC Films. See the trailer now! See the official site here - http://ifcfilms.com/viewFilm.htm?filmId=1197 What's it about? Hunger is the stunningly assured debut feature from Turner Prize-winning visual artist Steve McQueen. Winner of the 2008 Cannes Camera d’Or among other top international prizes, the film is a work of astonishing precision co-written by acclaimed Irish playwright Enda Walsh and starring Michael Fassbender (300, Tarantino’s upcoming Inglourious Basterds) in an unflinchingly passionate turn. Hunger was an official selection of the Toronto, Telluride and New York film festivals. In 1981, a deadly serious battle takes place in the infamous H-block of Belfast’s Maze Prison. Republican inmates, led by Bobby Sands
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"Hunger" - Trailer in Quicktime for the drama starring Michael Fassbender.

See the trailer for Steve McQueen's "Hunger" drama starring Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham, Brian Milligan, Laine Megaw, Larry Cowan and Lalor Roddy. McQueen makes his writing and directing debut on the project which is being distributed by IFC Films. See the official site here - http://ifcfilms.com/viewFilm.htm?filmId=1197 Hunger is the stunningly assured debut feature from Turner Prize-winning visual artist Steve McQueen. Winner of the 2008 Cannes Camera d’Or among other top international prizes, the film is a work of astonishing precision co-written by acclaimed Irish playwright Enda Walsh and starring Michael Fassbender...
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"Hunger" - Trailer in Quicktime for the drama starring Michael Fassbender.

See the trailer for Steve McQueen's "Hunger" drama starring Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham, Brian Milligan, Laine Megaw, Larry Cowan and Lalor Roddy. McQueen makes his writing and directing debut on the project which is being distributed by IFC Films. See the official site here - http://ifcfilms.com/viewFilm.htm?filmId=1197 Hunger is the stunningly assured debut feature from Turner Prize-winning visual artist Steve McQueen. Winner of the 2008 Cannes Camera d’Or among other top international prizes, the film is a work of astonishing precision co-written by acclaimed Irish playwright Enda Walsh and starring Michael Fassbender...
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