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
A film review by Sonya McCloud Writer and director Harry Brandrick’s THE OUT tells a difficult, but important, story about addiction and it’s grasp on families. Brandrick has brought a personal experience of substance abuse to the screen; his father a heroin addict with stints in and out of prison has left a lasting memory. This gives Brandrick a very personal, and realistic, lens to … Continue reading BAFTA SHORT THE OUT: Substance Abuse, a Tragic Blight
Joseph Marcell who played the butler in Fresh Prince of BelAir; plays the role of butler Mr. Pageant, an actor of extraordinary talent, his comedic deadpan delivery of dialogue has been copied by many and has yet to be equalled. The script written by Isher Sahota superbly complements the film; it gives the actors the freedom to really come out in this period drama. Rosalind, … Continue reading OSCAR SHORT FILM REVIEW – GOODNIGHT HENRY: Starring Joseph Marcell from Fresh Prince of BelAir
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?