Monday, April 6, 2009

It's a Wonderful Life Indeed for Jamie Sives

...Every time there's a Sives scene, this sweetie gets her wi.. no um, likes to, err umm sing??? what?

Oh its a WONDERFUL life today alright, as there is news via his official IMDB page that my favorite actor Jamie Sives has joined the cast of the offbeat horror film "It's a Wonderful Afterlife." Jamie is to play the part of DETECTIVE HUGHES. According to Empire Magazine and Variety the movie is directed by Gurinder Chadha who of course directed the hit Bend it Like Beckham. The movie is currently filming in London, England, with Variety noting the plot is a cross between My Big Fat Greek Wedding (which I adored) and cult hit Shaun of the Dead as the "story follows a British-Asian mother whose obsession to marry off her daughter comically leads to serial murder." Hanway Films are doing the international sales/distrib and they are also the ones handling Jamies other film "Triage." Its a Wonderful Afterlife is due out IN APRIL of next year.

OMG HAPPINESS! THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH Kind fairy who updated that page with this awesome news-and on a Monday too, bonus points ;))))))
UPDATE: Filming ongoing in London suburbs of Southall and Ealing and is a 7 WEEK SHOOT, with weekends off.
UPDATE 2: Currently filming at a house in Joiners Lane in the village, today until Thursday (which is good Thursday and also the first day of Passover). An exclusive by Andy Carswell in This is local london reports they are in Chalfont St Peter this week.
See their set photo ----> An insider said the filming location had been chosen after the director's brief was for a “well-to-do Gerrards Cross family”.

If anyone is in the area, please feel free to leave a comment (anony is always cool) or email -PICS BONUS- to
HUGELY HUGELY APPRECIATED! From a recent interview, the director who is the new mother of twins, made some lovely comments about her movie, and family.
First, On the actual plot:
Mrs Sethi, a widow, can’t bear the thought of her daughter being alone and unhappy. Angry at the families who rejected her daughter, she takes matters into her own hands. Soon, a police hunt begins for a serial murderer who cooks a killer curry. Mrs Sethi’s victims then come back to haunt her and want her dead.

Mrs Sethi is happy to oblige but she wants to ensure her daughter gets married first. And so the mother and a coterie of ghosts try and get her daughter married off so they can all have a wonderful afterlife.

From the director Gurinder Chadha:“I’ve chosen to direct a relatively smaller film. It’s just a seven-week shoot and we’ve the weekends off. And then there’s three months of post-production when I get to spend a lot of time with the kids. The editing will be done right next door. There’s also a zoo-park nearby; so I can take them there in between editing.”

She said she had wanted to work with Shaban Azmi for a long time. “Mine is an ensemble film. Six characters are on screen all the time. I wanted Kirron Kher to play a fiercely funny Punjabi character, which I thought she’s very good at. But it didn’t work out,” the director said.


  1. *LOL* on this first bit... what?!

    Oh, grand news for Jamie. This one sounds like it is really going to be good. I LOVED Shaun Of The Dead!

    Yes, any comments or pics would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for the update Sue.


  2. Thanks for the update, Sue!

    This is very promising news! (Patience ... patience, must be patient :-))


  3. A P.S. from me....
    sorry for repeating myself in a previous comment (Sweet Sives by the Sea) that I had mentioned in an earlier comment... (if that makes any sense at all - probably not!) my memory is terrible at the moment and I didn't realise I did that until I re-read some earlier things... whoops!

    Patience, Marit! No.... NOW!! Now, now, now, now, now!!!!!!