Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ewan McGregor, Eva Green to Attend London Premiere of "Perfect Sense" 4 October

As the UK release for David Mackenzie's critically acclaimed film Perfect Sense draws near, there is official confirmation now that stars Ewan McGregor and Eva Green WILL ATTEND the 4 October premiere of the film in London, England. Due to take place at 6:00 pm at the Curzon Mayfair, several contests are underway for you to win tickets to this event (and hopefully be lucky enough to meet those outstanding stars)
*First from FILM JUICE-enter at this link
*Front Row Views- ENTER HERE

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and get great stuff such as this clip of Eva (shot by Colin I think at the Sundance film festival earlier this year)

MORE contests on the way, stay tuned, plus one more chance for fans to see the film early before it opens:

* Times Online SUBSCRIBERS ONLY will get the chance to see the film early. Details are forthcoming, and frankly as it is very expensive to subscribe to that paper (which has had something like a 50% decline in readership since it went pay only heh fail. Pity too cause I used to read that daily, it was excellent woe woe) Anyway, I do not know how many of our readers will be able to take advantage of this. Still this is another opportunity for fans to catch the film before it opens WIDE IN THE UK 7 OCTOBER.

As first reported here, Perfect Sense screened at the San Sebastian Film Festival. David Mackenzie was on hand to introduce the film, and we are lucky enough to see some video of David at the photocall for the film :) LOVE YOU DAVE!

Track listing for "You Instead" Soundtrack

Metropolis group uk is due to release the official soundtrack for David Mackenzie's "You Instead." Apparently there is an issue w/getting it up on iTunes for now, but while we wait, here is the track listing:

  1. The Make - You Instead
  2. The Make - Breakthrough
  3. The Make - We Are Electric
  4. The Make - Hot Head Hot Beat
  5. The Make - Black Crow
  6. The Make - Dark Energy
  7. The Make - Atomic Love
  8. The Dirty Pinks - Dirty Pink
  9. The Dirty Pinks - Give It A Go
  10. The Make - You Instead (Acoustic Version)
Will update this post when the soundtrack become available.
Note: Honestly....Given the slaughter in the press and the disastrous box office last week *huge sigh*, am personally highly uncertain if this film will ever be released in the US, however Lovefilm still has the DVD pre-orders available, and maybe the option will be there via Distrify-dunno... so hopefully fans will be able to get to see this film and the soundtrack as well world wide-fingers crossed!

Friday, September 16, 2011

David Mackenzie's "You Instead" Released Today in UK

David Mackenzie's made at T in the Park film has now been formally released today in the UK. Playing for at least one week at Cineworlds across the UK, you can purchase tickets via this link. Other screenings/ticket ops can be found on the official You Instead Facebook page (check their Distrify player then click more etc to type in your location) That FB also has a great batch of photos from the vip screening in London held earlier this week-also where the above photo of brothers David and his actor brother Alastair was taken. VIDEO OF THE LONDON PREM CAN BE SEEN RIGHT HERE!

There have been a few good interviews released this week with and about director David Mackenzie as well as with the two main leads Nat & Luke.

* The Skinny
* This is FakeyDIY:
That shot of the sunrise, with the flock of seagulls and everything is really nice.

"That wasn’t in the script! We were just out there, and it was almost apocalyptic. The seagulls were just fantastic, it seemed to be that kind of moment. You just go with the flow and take advantage of what’s presented to you. That’s the kind of filmmaking that isn’t often allowed, and when you are allowed it and it works, it’s a real privilege."

Any bizarre anecdotes from the festival?

"I’m not too good at these... it was incredible how everyone came together, particularly in the crowd scenes, we manged to get crowd surfing and everything – the magic of getting things to work, with the last bit of light in the sky... we got so tight as a unit. It’s not really an anecdote but that was a real high point. The seagull thing, at four thirty in the morning was another, a real beauty moment, even though we were all knackered!"

* Indie London: Highlights

Q. What was the biggest lesson that you learned about yourself on this one?
David Mackenzie: "That I’m good at thinking on my feet! To me, that was a sort of revelation. Ever since my first film, it’s been a process of: “This is what we’re going to do…” We’d then organise it, whereas this is much more a case of, well, here’s an idea and five seconds later you’re shooting it. And to realise that I was quite good at that and quite good at remaining calm and focused, and to realise that it was possible to make films using that method was a great thing to learn. I’d absolutely love to be able to apply that in some way not to every film but to some of the films I do. Shooting in a live environment means that you can’t control that environment, so you have to kind of relax and just let that environment do what it does and try and let all the various tides of what’s going on help you rather than hinder you. So, that was a really thrilling thing to discover.

Q. What’s next for you?
David Mackenzie: "I’ve got a few things going. I’m about to start writing an adaptation of a book by Toby Litt, called Journey Into Space. I’m working on a graphic novel of a script that I’ve written called Stain on The Snow, which is an adaptation of a book by George Simenon and that’s set in 1940s Belgium and involves a kid on a crime spree. So, the idea is that the graphic novel is sort of a step towards making the movie. It’s an interesting experiment for me and I’m really excited about that. We’ve also got a number of other projects in development and we’ll just see what’s going to come next. We’ve got a prison drama that’s pretty close to being ready and we can maybe shoot that quite quickly. So, a number of things are in the process of aligning and I’m not sure which one will hit the ground first."

*Guardian Film Weekly/Jason Solomans podcast

* Eye for Film UK interview with Luke & Nat:

(Highlight speaking about David)

This film is very different from director David MacKenzie's previous work. What was it like working with him?

Natalia: "It was amazing! Basically, I think he is amazing. He doesn't mess around. I love that because sometimes you can waste so much time with directors trying to be sensitive with you, and I actually then miss the point of the scene. 'So what's your character's inner..?' and I'm getting more and more confused until I realise they're trying to make a point. I loved the directness because of time - I was like 'This? This?' and he was like 'Yes!' Bang."

Mat: "I feel like we were lucky to get to work with him on this particular project, because there's a reason he wanted to do a film that's impossible to do and so we worked with him on a project that I think was really reinvigorating for him. He was completely wired and passionate and he had this sort of hunter's look in his eye. You could see he was just constantly looking for opportunities. He had his own camera to shoot extra stuff on and he was always just going 'Let's do this! That looks amazing! Run! Run!'"

Luke: "You couldn't switch off because he wasn't gonna switch off. Even walking from one scene to another. It became pretty clear after day one, don't bother thinking you've got a five or ten minute break, because David ain't taking one so why waste the time?"

Natalia: "We barely even had time to go to the loo. I had to get extras to help me because I was handcuffed to Luke."

Luke: "It's funny because there's a scene where we have to use the toilets handcuffed together, obviously you see a scene like that, you think it might have been embarrassing to film, but by that point we'd been handcuffed together so long that boundaries were broken!"

Natalia: "Smashed!"

Video Interviews:

Empire Online: Luke & Nat

Digital Spy w/Luke & Nat

SOUNDTRACK IS COMING ON 26 SEPT. from Metropolis Studio~

Here is a nifty preview (acoustic) on YOUTUBE.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

New Poster & Trailer for David Mackenzie's "Perfect Sense"


David Mackenzie's "Perfect Sense" stars Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Ewen Bremner, Stephen Dillane, Alastair Mackenzie and opens in the UK 7 October.

...and while I had this a few days ago eeep! sorry lol its ok/official to post this: new UK poster for Perfect Sense :) xxxx

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Week long screening of "Perfect Sense" at UK National Media Museum

Am envious of those who might be able to catch one of the week-long screenings of David Mackenzie's "Perfect Sense" at the very cool National Media Museum in the UK. Click here for tickets and times when it screens 14 October through 20 October.

Perfect Sense stars Ewan McGregor, Eva Green, Ewen Bremner and Alastair Mackenzie and will be released in the UK 7 October.

Colin Kennedy's "I Love Luci" to screen in US! at Manhattan Short Fest

Big news as there is now a fantastic opportunity for many readers in the US to catch a screening of Colin Kennedy's multi-award-winning short film "I Love Luci" which is in competition at The Manhattan Short fest. Click here to read a new interview with Luci writer/director Colin Kennedy and learn more about this fun short film which was produced by Sigma and Brian Coffey.
Click here to see where the film is screening in your area (example while showing all over the place in the US late Sept, the film screens in hometown Glasgow on Sunday, 2nd October at the Glasgow Film Festival.
Manhattan Short organizers describe this truly world-wide film fest as follows:

An extraordinary global event takes place the week of September 23rd to October 2nd 2011 when over 100,000 people in over 250 cities across six continents gather in Cinemas, Galleries, Universities, Museums and Cafes for one view and vote on our Finalists' Films in the Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
Our mission is to unite audiences from all corners of the globe for one week via the most compelling short films submitted each year. Our tagline One World One Week One Festival is emblazoned within the rings that surround the Festival Logo and it is this mantra that sets us apart from any other film event of the year.

Really, tis delightful off-beat original short film!

Monday, September 5, 2011

"Perfect Sense" to Screen in US this month at Woodstock Film Festival

Speaking of sweet, more fans in the US will be given the opportunity to catch two screenings of David Mackenzie's critically acclaimed forthcoming film "Perfect Sense" when it screens later this month at the Woodstock Film Festival. TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE for the new movie starring Ewan McGregor and Eva Green for the showings on the 24 and 25th of September.

IFC films have not yet announced the US release of the film... but quite interestingly... in the UK will apparently be showing this online when it opens in the UK in October, as well as DVD sign up! and I also saw a few things about a DVD on other sites as well. Thus, do NOT know if this means IFC will make this available ON DEMAND to allow for great access in the US to meet the time frame later this year and/or DVD along with cinema showings when it does so, but fingers crossed news on that front will happen soon!

Again I urge you to please follow along on Twitter as well as esp the PERFECT SENSE FACEBOOK PAGE (they are even doing recipes woot I can not wait for that) along with a load of pertinent fun and interesting news etc. Also please consider adding the Distrify/Perfect Sense widget to your blog-HELP GET THE WORD OUT ON THIS GREAT FILM!