SUNDANCE FILM BABA: Filmmaker Spotlight on Maziyar Khatam

Maziyar Khatam’s stunning film BABA sheds light on the importance of communication, family, and how fragile familial ties can really be. This film stays in a place of heightened emotional intensity and leaves audiences on the edges of their seats but doesn’t necessarily stray into thriller territory, what do you think helps to accomplish this?  That was definitely the goal to have this stretching rubber … Continue reading SUNDANCE FILM BABA: Filmmaker Spotlight on Maziyar Khatam

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL REVISITS LONDON FOR A SECOND YEAR WITH FROM VENICE TO LONDON 2023

Created in 1932, the Venice Film Festival was the first film festival in history. As well as being the oldest film festival in the world, it’s also regarded as one of the world’s most important and iconic international film festivals. In November 2021 for the first time in its history, a selection of the programme was presented in London via a unique collaboration between La Biennale … Continue reading VENICE FILM FESTIVAL REVISITS LONDON FOR A SECOND YEAR WITH FROM VENICE TO LONDON 2023

Oscar Contender: An Irish Goodbye directed by duo Tom Berkeley and Ross White

A film review by Sonya McCloud There is no other way to put it, this film is first-class. Writers and directors Tom Berkely and Ross White have taken a very tragic moment in the life of a family and turned it into a beautiful, pulling-at-the-heartstrings black comedy. Father O’Shea, played by Paddy Jenkins is the epitome of an Irish priest, he is sincere and genuine … Continue reading Oscar Contender: An Irish Goodbye directed by duo Tom Berkeley and Ross White

OSCAR CONTENDER: ALMOST HOME the first Sci-Fi Short film to be Oscar Shortlisted

A film review by Jamie Richardson Writers Nils Keller and Max Richert have created a masterful script, that is well-written with an intriguing plot of a family suffering from homesickness, however, the storyline takes it further and explores coming-of-age themes and life in space. Director of photography Georg Nikolaus must be commended for the outstanding cinematography; the use of creative lighting, the space environment, and … Continue reading OSCAR CONTENDER: ALMOST HOME the first Sci-Fi Short film to be Oscar Shortlisted

ALMOST HOME directed by Nils Keller and produced by Jonas Lembeck one of the first short sci-fi films to be shortlisted for an Oscar®

Nils Keller’s ALMOST HOME is a coming-of-age sci-fi film that shares a story of a teenager who beats the odds and then faces a dangerous destiny. This breathtaking short won a student Academy® award and has been shortlisted for the 2023 Oscars®. Having lived aboard a cramped spaceship with his mother for two years, Jacob’s dream of returning home is finally about to come true. … Continue reading ALMOST HOME directed by Nils Keller and produced by Jonas Lembeck one of the first short sci-fi films to be shortlisted for an Oscar®