R Paul Wilson is a filmmaker, magician, author and former writer/presenter on the hit TV show “The Real Hustle”. More recently he has gone onto write/direct Feature Film “Isolani” and short film “Trilemma”. He joined the Big Picture Film Club podcast where he discusses how he got his start, The Magic Castle, making of The Real Hustle and combining his love of film and magic.
In this retrospective look at Idris Elba’s directorial debut “Yardie“, Aml Ameen, who plays the lead role of Dennis “D” Campbell discusses how he prepared for the role, the film’s impact since its release and working alongside Idris Elba.
Join us at participating Odeon Cinemas across the U.K & Ireland on Tuesday 22nd December for a special screening of Idris Elba’s directorial debut, Yardie. The screening will also include a Q&A with lead actor Aml Ameen (Kidulthood, Maze Runner).
“Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who has never fully recovered from the murder, committed during his childhood, of his older brother Jerry Dread (Everaldo Creary). D grows up under the wing of a Kingston Don and music producer named King Fox (Sheldon Shepherd). Fox dispatches him to London, where he reconnects with his childhood sweetheart, Yvonne (Shantol Jackson), and his daughter who he’s not seen since she was a baby.“
Vanessa Oliveira began her documentary filmmaking journey following the killing of her mother, child and grandfather. Speaking from her native Brazil, Vanessa Oliveira discusses her own journey in filmmaking, both as a way to discuss Afro-Brazilian culture, and also allowing her to process and understand more about life events she has been through. (A special thank you to Professor, Marcos Verdugo for interpreting this interview.)
Fiona Whitelaw has more than 20 years experience within the arts, including acting, screenwriting and theatre-making. For her latest project Fiona Whitelaw service as the screenwriter, producer and supporting actor in Acceptable Damage. Inspired by real-life events, Acceptable Damage, follows Aspergic teenager, Katy (Elinor Machen-Fortune) who looks to pursue her creative dreams, but faces harassment from a local gang.
Scales is a thriller, detailing a chaotic night between a boxer, his PR manager, an entrepreneur and a drug dealer. This episode of the Big Picture Film Club Podcast features the film’s director, Nathan Hannawin and the film’s co-lead / producer, Anthony Vander.
Scales is available to buy/rent on all major VOD platforms from Friday 27th November
Watch Episode 15 of the Big Picture Film Club Podcast below
Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe, MBE is the founding director of the British Urban Film Festival having started it in 2005. In that time, the festival has awarded 63 actors, actresses, writers, producers & directors and has delivered 7 annual industry programmes. The festival has screened over 500 films, including its’ own feature film ‘No Shade’ which Emmanuel executive produced in 2018.
Check out episode 14 of the Big Picture Film Club Podcast below
Oliver Murray is a writer/director, his latest documentary “Ronnie’s” tells the story behind the historic London Jazz club Ronnie Scott’s. The jazz club was founded in 1959 and has played host to a variety of legendary musicians such as Oscar Peterson, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Van Morrison, Chet Baker, Jimmy Hendrix and Dizzy Gillespie to name a few.
Ronnie’s will be available to UK viewers from Sunday 15th November on BBC4 and iPlayer. The film is available to US audiences when it screens as part of this year’s Doc NYC (virtual) Film Festival from 11th -19th November 2020.
The Actors Gym, an online acting school launched by agent and CEO of The Reel Scene, Alex Fidelski, has exploded in popularity during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Actors Gym, launched in February this year, is an online branch of Fidelski’s London, UK based acting school The Reel Scene.
The Actors Gym are masters at connecting and supporting members with their online community, offering self-tape feedback, Q&A sessions with special guests, exclusive training and zoom workshops with key industry experts from a variety of fields.
Actors are encouraged to send off two self tapes a month, from which they receive a page of written feedback. Self-taping is the process of recording an audition for a film or television role from home and then sending the resulting video to an agent to be submitted for a role, rather than attending an audition in person.
Fidelski comments on the importance of practising this new virtual way of auditioning, “The film and television industry cancelled most in-person auditions and moved to requiring self-tape auditions sent in by actors. Productions ground to a halt but acting is like any other profession. Actors need to keep training, to keep acting, to keep their skills sharp for when productions re-open.“
The Reel Scene was created in 2015 by actor Alex Fidelski, who also runs associated agency and production company, RS Talent. The RS Talent works with top UK production companies in Film, TV and Commercials such as ITV, BBC, Netflix, Sky and more. Many of the graduates from Reel Scene courses go on to be represented by RS Talent.
Nuakai Aru is a documentary filmmaker, Muay Thai teacher (Kru), actor and model. His latest film Warrior Spirit: Forged In The Fires of Muay Thai is a documentary film about the amazing martial art known as Muay Thai or Thai Boxing – often referred to as the science of 8 limbs, 9 elements. Muay Thai itself originated in Thailand yet because of its popularity has spread around the globe becoming recognised as one of the world most effective fighting systems.
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