FILM REVIEW – Dunya’s Day – A socialite’s nightmare is revealed in this dark comedy

As the sun rises on Dunyas Day, all hell breaks loose. The help have abandoned her elaborate graduation party and she and two loyal friends are forced, or rather forced by Dunya, to prepare for the celebrations alone. Director Raed Alsemari takes a lighthearted jab at the Saudi Arabian upper class with this dark comedy. As the day spirals into a socialites nightmare Dunya’s deepest … Continue reading FILM REVIEW – Dunya’s Day – A socialite’s nightmare is revealed in this dark comedy

FILM REVIEW – Debris – A raw and powerful glimpse into the US migrant crisis

If you own a TV, smartphone or have any access to global news then there’s no doubt you’re aware of the current US Mexico border crisis. This is where director Julio O. Ramos positions his story in the film Debris, with trafficked migrant workers in America allocated to the construction of family homes. Site boss Armando is responsible for his workers and when one of … Continue reading FILM REVIEW – Debris – A raw and powerful glimpse into the US migrant crisis

FILM REVIEW – Missing a Note – A touching and heartfelt film

In her directorial debut Beth Moran shines the light on dementia in her heartfelt short, Missing a Note. Inspired by her own grandfather who suffered from the condition, Moran tells the story of young singer Molly Groves. In an excellent performance from Darcy Jacobs as Molly, the aspiring singer is fixated on performing well for opera legend John O’Connell and receiving a good scholarship report. … Continue reading FILM REVIEW – Missing a Note – A touching and heartfelt film

FILM REVIEW – Sin Cielo – A breathtaking film with an important message

Based on true stories, Sin Cielo pulls back the curtain on an epidemic of abduction and sex trafficking of women in Mexico. Director Jianna Maarten illustrates a story of innocent love with captivating watercolor skies, beneath which lays town haunted by its missing girls and guarded by an ominous militia. As youngsters Memo (David Gurrola) and Delia (David Gurrola) navigate the courtship of a first crush, … Continue reading FILM REVIEW – Sin Cielo – A breathtaking film with an important message

Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers’ Award-winning ‘Just Me And You’ touches on the difficult journey undocumented immigrants face

Just Me and You is a heartfelt father and daughter drama that touches on undocumented immigrant families crossing the Mexican border in America. This live action short film premiered at Berlinale 2019 where it won the Crystal Bear for Best Short Film, then played at numerous high profile film festivals including Palm Spring ShortFests, Odense International Film Festival and Regard Saguenay International Short Film Festival … Continue reading Sandrine Brodeur-Desrosiers’ Award-winning ‘Just Me And You’ touches on the difficult journey undocumented immigrants face

Director Richard Raymond’s A MILLION EYES starring Joe Morton and Katie Lowes wins at the Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts and is selected for Raindance Film Festival

A Million Eyes shares the story of a young photographer, grappling with his mother’s alcoholism, who sets out to capture his own truth. The film introduces 13-year-old Elijah M. Cooper in his debut film role. Having only wrapped production this summer the film is already receiving rave reviews and won an Honorable Mention Award at Hollyshorts in the US and is selected for the upcoming Raindance Film Festival in the UK. Emmy Award-winning … Continue reading Director Richard Raymond’s A MILLION EYES starring Joe Morton and Katie Lowes wins at the Oscar-qualifying Hollyshorts and is selected for Raindance Film Festival

Maciej Kawalski’s double Oscar-qualifying comedy ‘Atlas’ tackles mental health and identity

Maciej Kawalski’s Atlas takes a look at mental health, identity, and perception. This wonderful comedy took home the top prizes at Bermuda International Film Festival and Huesca International Film Festival. The film stars Tomasz Kot (triple Oscar-nominated Cold War) and was written/directed by Kawalski. A remote psychiatric hospital receives a fascinating patient — he doesn’t move nor speak but spends his days standing with his … Continue reading Maciej Kawalski’s double Oscar-qualifying comedy ‘Atlas’ tackles mental health and identity