Sunday, 26 August 2012

Day 3 Film4 FightFest

Tulpa - UK Premiere Interviews

Day 3 of Film4 FrightFest delivered the second of it's Italian films as festival favourite director Frederico Zampaglione delivered his new feature TULPA, literally hot of the press! Zampaglione was accompanied by lead actress and wife Claudia Gerni for the UK Premiere. Premiere Scene Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno interview the charming couple about the role of a strong female executive who leads a very alternative life!


 Variety FrightFest Award - Greg Nicotero and Simon Pegg Interviews


 There's never a shortage of shocks and surprises at Film4 FrightFest and a big surprise was speaking to two masters of the horror genre; effects make-up artist Greg Nicotero and actor Simon Pegg. Pegg  had the honour of presenting the 'Variety FrightFest Award' to icon Nicotero and Premiere Scene Claire Bueno and Mike Jonas were excited to interview the pair as they share with us the thrill that horror provides  and how horror is a genre that encourages your imagination to run completely wild!


Paura 3D UK Premiere Interviews


Day 3 of Film4 Firightfest continues with a decidedly continental feel as our first Italian of the day as PAURA 3D wowed audiences at the UK Premiere. Premiere Scene Claire Bueno and Mike Jonas interview directors Antonio and Marco Manetti and lead actors Francesca Cuttica and Lorenzo Pedrotti about making a film that contained all the key elements that make a great horror; suspense, gore and an amazing twist at the end!




Outpost II UK Premiere interviews


Day 3 of Film4 FrightFest starts the day with the UK Premiere of Nazi, Zombie film OUTPOST II. Premiere Scene’s  Nicola Johnston and Anthony Bueno interview director Steve Barker who shares with us the casting process to find a strong leading lady and producer Kieran Parker revealed that having already having built the sets for OUTPOST II it made sense to shoot OUTPOST III which found him surprisingly debuting as a director.

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Film4 FrightFest Day 2

[Rec]3 Génesis UK Premiere Interviews

Leticia Dolera

Film4 Frightfest know a good horror film when they see one and the popular Spanish [Rec] franchise was not going to miss out on a UK Premiere. Premiere Scene's Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno interview director Paco Plaza and actress and leading lady Leticia Dolera as we find out more about [Rec]3  Génesis and what inspired the story of a wedding day that turns into a zombie horror!




Paco Plaza


  V/H/S UK Premiere Interviews

Glenn McQuaid

Day 2 of Film4 Frightfest is well on the way as one of the six directors Glenn McQuaid of horror movie V/H/S.  Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno interview the delightful director about how the collaboration worked, how films like Creep Show with individual stories inspired him and the hidden homage paid to the medium of film we all know and love VHS.

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Photography with thanks to Mike Jonas

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Film4 FrightFest Day 1

 Cockney's Vs. Zombies World Premiere

Michelle Ryan
Rasmus Hardiker

Getting it's World Premiere at Film4 FrightFest 2012 is the hugely entertaining East London comedy horror  Cockney's Vs. Zombies. Cast and crew were eager to talk about the movie with which laughs and gore aside has at it's  heart a story about family values and sense of community. Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno had the pleasure of interviewing director Matthias Hoene, actors  Alan Ford, Ashley ‘Bashy’ Thomas, Dudley Sutton, Harry Treadaway, Jack Doolan, Michelle Ryan and Rasmus Hardiker and producers James Harris and Mark Lane.

  Photography with thanks to Mike Jonas 

The Seasoning  House World Premiere Interviews

Film4 FrightFest 2012 got off to a raring start as prosthetics effects make-up artist turned director Paul Hyatt kicks of his new career to a great start as his film The Seasoning House opens Britain's most exciting horror film festival hosted at the Empire Leicester Square. Premiere Scene's Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno interview the enthusiastic cast who came to support their director including Rosie Day, Sean Pertwee, Kevin Howarth, Anna Walton and Jemma Powell as we find out more about this revenge story set during the horrors of Bosnian war.

Monday, 20 August 2012

“Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest “86” Review

When I was fourteen years old, I had a real thing for Freddie Mercury; I was completely fascinated by him, his humour, charisma, his charm, and the way he strutted around on the stage full of confidence, the costumes, the characters, and the performance. His flamboyant personality was so exciting, it had a purity but most of all I believed it; it was not fake or manufactured in anyway. His voice will never be matched, his remarkable range, a voice that not only commanded and bewitched an audience of thousands, but a voice that made each one of those individuals believe he was singing just for them. He gave a new meaning to the word showmanship.

The Queen story is one of the most remarkable in pop history. The band formed in 1971 and in 1973 signed their first recording contract for EMI. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY has become one of the greatest singles of all time and also credited with being the first genuine promotional video. Not only did they realise hit after hit, these songs were also set to become timeless power anthems, WE WILL ROCK YOU, WE ARE THE CHAPIONS, RADIO GA GA,  to name but a few. They were also asked to write scores for films such as FLASH GORDON and HIGHLANDER.

They toured all over the world. In 1981 they toured the Far East and were the first band to make a stadium tour of South America, they played to 131,000 people in Sao Paolo, the largest paying audience for a band anywhere in the world.

In 1985 they were the headlining act at Rock In Rio, the biggest festival to be held anywhere in the world, then came their show-stealing performance at Live Aid and this proved to be a huge turning point for the band.

On 23rd of November 1991 Freddie Mercury announced to the world that he had AIDS and the next day he died peacefully at his home, surrounded by family and friends, news which shocked and devastated fans throughout the world. As a tribute BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY/THESE ARE THE DAYS OF OUR LIVES was released as a double A-sided single to raise funds for the Terence Higgins Trust. It entered the UK charts at No. 1, where it stayed for five weeks, raising over £1,000,000 for the charity and Queen became the first band to have the same single top the UK charts twice.

In 1995 the tracks that Queen had begun in 1991 were completed by Brain, Roger and John. It was the end of an era. However the phenomenon of Queen has remained and continues. A ballet of their music, a hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU which continues to play to packed out houses and standing ovations every night. Queen received their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002; they have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Walk of Fame, and in the UK voted by the public into the first UK Music Hall of Fame. Also a major Hollywood movie about Queen is expected for release in 2013.

The evening kicked off with a 25 minute documentary, which follows the band leading up to the Budapest Concert, using wonderful archive footage from rehearsals, reviews and segments from the Magic Tour, it is fascinating and extremely funny. The footage from this extraordinary concert has been re-mastered in high definition and superb 5.1 surround sound. This was Freddie Mercury’s last tour and three years later the Berlin Wall would fall, at the time it was the largest concert ever staged at the Nepstadion, Budapest, and the first Western Rock Concert staged behind the then Iron Curtain. It was of such Significance to the Hungarian authorities and film industry that a group of the country’s top film cameramen and technicians were brought together to film it for posterity.

Queen was a true ensemble, each member hugely talented, each one penning number one singles for the band and those breathtaking harmonies. The footage is mind blowing, uplifting, funny and moving. You are reminded how important cinema is, seeing something like this one the big screen is a real treat, although I did get the feeling that most people watching sitting, feet tapping and head bopping away, there was a real urge to get up and dance. The music is after all utterly infectious and for those of who were not lucky enough or even born in time to attend a Queen concert this cinematic experience is a must see.

This film is wonderfully directed by Janos Zsombolyai but the real praise must go to all the cameramen, the Concert production/Stage Managers, Sound Crew everyone who was there in 1986 and helped make this concert happen, the audience members who’s faces tell their own unique stories of that truly unforgettable evening, which now all of us can enjoy for ever.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

On The Road UK Premiere Interviews

Sam Riley
Danny Morgan
Tom Sturridge
Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and AnthonyBueno attend the opening of Film 4 Summer Screen at Somerset House as Director Walter Salles's new film On The Road receives it's UK premiere. The strong British cast were in attendance as we interview Sam Riley (Sal Paradise / Jack Kerouak ), Tom Sturridge (Carlo Marx / Allan Ginsberg) and Danny Morgan (Ed Dunkel / Al Hinkle) . Find out about the film adaptation of Kerouac’s book that went  on to inspire the Beat Generation.
ON THE ROAD will open in the UK and Ireland on 12 OCTOBER 2012

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Photography with thanks to Mike Jonas

Monday, 13 August 2012

The Expendables 2 UK Premiere Interviews

Leicester Square London was the place to be as the stars of The Expendables 2 were all in town promoting their new film and Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Mike Jonas were not going to miss out on the action. Join us as we speak to producer Avi Lerner about the challenges of bringing all these action heroes to the big screen, director Simon West tells us of sharing Stallone’s vision of in camera effects and actors Scott Adkins (Hector) and Jean-Claude Van Damme (Vilain) talk back stories and exciting scripts!

THE EXPENDABLES 2 comes storming into UK Cinemas August 16th.

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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Offender Interviews

On the eve of Offender's release Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno enjoyed the wonderful opportunity of interviewing two very new and exciting British actors Joe Cole and Malachi Kirby.

 Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno & Anthony Bueno sat down with Offender stars Joe Cole (Tommy Nix) and Malachi Kirby (Harry) as they share with us what inspired them to become actors. Having both started their careers in theatre they tell us with refreshing honesty how excited they were to walk on a TV set for the first time.

Premiere Scene's Claire Bueno & Anthony Bueno had the utter delight of sitting down and interviewing Joe Cole, the lead in the new gritty, Brit indie, thriller; Offender. Cole who came to audiences attention in Skins makes his debut on the big screen with an overwhelmingly powerful performance as Tommy Nix who orchestrates his incarceration to a youth offenders institution to seek revenge.  Find out the psychological and physical demands of his latest role and we get an insight into his exciting new writing collaboration with film and TV star Matt Lucas.

Premiere Scene's Claire Bueno & Anthony Bueno had the total delight of interviewing the Evening Standard Theatre Award 'Outstanding Newcomer' nominee Malachi Kirby. Join us as Kirby talks about how his role of Harry in Offender went through many incarnations before the final result the audience see on screen and the exciting new projects this talented young actor has in store!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Delicacy (La Delicatesse) Review

There is no denying that in Europe they just make great films. The imagination runs freely, creativity is in abundance and they're not afraid to tell a simple story without the need for special effects and blowing up cars! And Delicacy fits beautifully into the simple story category.

Audrey Tatou never ceases to pick fabulous scripts, so you know journeying with her is always going to be a joy and her portrayal of Nathalie Kerr is no exception.

The film starts from future husband, Francois point of view then shifts seamlessly to become hers.

After a chance encounter in a cafe reminiscent to that magnificent scene in Meet Joe Black she meets Francois they fall in love, they marry, she's left widowed prematurely. The film guides us sensitively through her grief without being too harrowing. The passage of time passes at a nice pace when she she does something completely out of character and a new unassuming and uncharacteristic man enters her life. What it is for you to watch, discover and enjoy.

Tatou plays the part of the enigmatic widow unaware of her magnetism beautifully but I really did enjoy watching Francois Damiens character Marcus unfold and although at first not the most obvious choice he wins not only wins over Nathalie but the audience too.

Delicacy is an enchanting film that deals with so many human conditions with la delicatesse without the need to over dramatise and over complicate the story.

Delicacy reaches cinemas
6th August 2012

Friday, 3 August 2012

Simon Phillips Interview

Premiere Scene's Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno had the opportunity to sit with Brit Indie filmmaker, Simon Phillips (The Rise And Fall Of A White Collar Hooligan, Bonded By Blood, How To Stop Being A Loser). Join us as we journey through Simon's inspiring career from his early days at drama school, his first acting job, his role as a producer, working with Star Wars star Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill in Airborne and action hero, muscles from Brussels Jean-Claude Van Damme in U.F.O. Phillips's directorial debut Riot will soon be hitting cinemas, based on the 2011 riots that shook the UK.

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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Headhunters (Hodejegerne) Blu-ray / DVD Review

I have to start by saying that Headhunters is one of the best, if not the best films I've seen this year, I was gripped to my seat throughout this movie. European film is so exciting and what's more important; original.

Adapted from the Jo Nesbo book of the same title the film is beautifully crafted and cinematic.

Roger Brown played by the wonderful Askel Hennie is a corporate headhunter and art thief. Brown starts off an arrogant, adulterer and a thoroughly unlikeable man; but boy is he and all of us watching in for a shock! Roger's opulent life style spirals him into an abyss of debt, and neither his day job or the sale  his art thefts are making a dent. His luck is in or so he thinks as he attends his  wife's Diana (Synnøve Macody Lund) art gallery launch and becomes acquainted with Clas Greve (Nikolaj Coster Waldav of Game of Thrones). Is it too good to be true; that this man is not only a prime candidate for a role he is recruiting for but he is also the owner of a painting worth millions?  The film becomes a cat and mouse chase like you've never seen and that you won't be disappointed by.

This intelligent superbly crafted screenplay couldn't have been an easy film to make,  but couple this with a strong vision from a clearly talented director (Morten Tyldum) makes this film an even bigger success. The performances are flawless; a special nod really does go to Macody Lund who debuts as an actress playing the role of Brown's wife with such sensitivity and truth she could show Hollywood a thing or to . But the hat has to go off to Hennie for an outstanding performance, he plays the part of the anti hero so convincingly that if you do not like this man for what he's endured and for how he has grown emotionally then you haven't been watching the same film.

Everything you want from a film is here; humour, tension and to come away feeling thoroughly entertained.

The Blu-ray / DVD comes with a choice of original Norwegian with English subtitles or English language audio. The behind the scenes bonus feature has even been made with integrity with some great interviews and insightful  behind the scenes footage.

Premiere Scene Interviews

Premiere Scene had the delight in the past of interivewing the cast and crew of Headhunters

The hunter Aksel Hennie was hunted down by Claire & Anthony Bueno of Premiere Scene as our anti-hero, his on screen wife Synnøve Macody Lund and producer Marianne Gray attend the Jameson Cult Film Club at the Saatchi Gallery as the terrific HeadHunters reaches UK shores. Find out how Jo Nesbø was persuaded to have his novel adapted to a screenplay, how Synnøve found her leap from film critic to actor and just how much Aksel embraced a part that has arc that even Noah would die for!

Screening at the BFI London Film Festival Premiere Scene spoke to the filmmakers of Headhunters. Aksel Hennie plays Roger Brown in the Scandinavian film; Synnøve Macody Lund plays Diana Brown; and director Morten Tyldum told us about reading the book and optioning it.

Headhunters  (Hodejegerne) is released on Blu-ray / DVD 13th August

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