Hold Me Down depicts a day in the life of a 19-year-old single mother who works as a stripper at an illegal nightclub to support her child in the South Bronx. It is filmed in the locations where the events depicted actually occurred; in the Mott Haven Housing Projects and in an actual brothel, and features a cast of non-actors / women survivors of sexual exploitation and domestic … Continue reading ‘Hold Me Down’ Director Niclas Gillis “a person born into poverty in America is less likely to make it out of poverty by adulthood than in almost any other developed nation”
VIRGINIA MINNESOTA – Trailer from Daniel Stine on Vimeo. Daniel Stine’s feature film debut, Virginia Minnesota, received its world premiere on March 2nd at the Cinequest Film Festival, and stars a primarily female cast led by Aurora Perrineau and Rachel Hendrix. Two young women, torn apart by a childhood tragedy, unexpectedly reunite and embark on an illuminating 24-hour journey, where they unlock memories of long forgotten innocence and what it means … Continue reading Daniel Stine’s female led “Virginia Minnesota” received world premiere at Cinequest Film Festival
This International Women’s Day, survivors of sexual exploitation address the reality of being a woman in poverty through film HOLD ME DOWN official teaser from Niclas Gillis on Vimeo. In the midst of celebrity outcry over sexual misconduct in Hollywood, one film has emerged to address the conditions faced by the silent majority. ‘Hold Me Down’ is based on the experiences of Unique Adams, a single mother from the … Continue reading Survivors of sexual exploitation share their voice through a must see film ‘Hold Me Down’
Naissance d’une étoile (Rise of a star), directed by James Bort in 2017, has been voted by the Academy to join the Oscar race and has been selected for the Live Action Short Film shortlist, beating more than one hundred and fifty films. This wonderful film features the iconic Oscar nominated actress Catherine Deneuve, who stars as Mill Jean and inspires the main character Emma … Continue reading Oscar hopeful ‘Rise of a Star’ delivers a message of hope for women
‘Lost Face’ Trailer from BOLD on Vimeo. This amazing multiple award-winning film has to be Oscar nominated, the direction is on point, the acting superb and the cinematography breathtaking. That is why Film Business back Lost Face to be nominated for a 2018 Oscar. Sean Meehan’s Lost Face has been making a mark around the world, having won nearly 50 awards and has just joined the Oscars shortlist … Continue reading Sean Meehan’s ‘Lost Face’ tipped for Oscar nomination
My Nephew Emmett Trailer 2 from Kevin Wilson, Jr. on Vimeo. We adore Kevin Wilson Jr’s Oscar-shortlisted film ‘My Nephew Emmett’ and are backing it to receive a well deserved Oscar nomination. My Nephew Emmett has won the Gold Medal at the 44th Student Academy Awards in the Narrative Domestic Category. Director Kevin Wilson, Jr. is an MFA Candidate in New York University’s Film Program. … Continue reading Oscar hopeful ‘My Nephew Emmett’ – it is crucial for us to ensure that Emmett’s story can motivate more people to fight against racism
Female director Vika Evdokimenko’s Aamir is based on a true story of an unaccompanied child living in the Calais ‘Jungle’ refugee camp, where part of the film was shot. This topical film stars second generation immigrant Alan Asaad (Unforgotten) and has just been nominated for a BAFTA for Best British Short Film. This wonderful film will be screening in the coming weeks at the London Short Film Festival. 13 year old Aamir has fled … Continue reading Could Vika Evdokimenko’s heartfelt film ‘Aamir’ be set for a BAFTA win?