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

Daryne Joshua’s Ellen: The Story Of Ellen Pakkies, a film that will change your life

Ellen: The Story Of Ellen Pakkies is a feature film, which follows the true story of a South African Mother who kills her Tik addicted son Abbie in 2007. Ellen tries all the options in the world to try and help her son get help. When everything fails, she finds herself at wit’s end and makes a decision that will not only affect Abie but her … Continue reading Daryne Joshua’s Ellen: The Story Of Ellen Pakkies, a film that will change your life

Tightly Wound is nothing short of courageous

Once you watch this short film, you will admire the bravery of this woman, the warrior that lives within her. Shelby speaks about a condition that women live with but due to the nature of it and where it happens (down there), people might be too prude to discuss a real condition that affects people daily. But not Shelby.  Shelby is helping other women who … Continue reading Tightly Wound is nothing short of courageous