Thursday, 28 March 2013

In The House (Dans la maison) - Director Francois Ozon Interview

Premiere Scene's Claire Bueno had the pleasure of sitting down to interview French director Francois Ozon (Potiche) for his new film In The House (Dans la maison). Join us as we discover how he adapted Spanish play The Boy in the Last Row (El chico de la Ășltima fila) to a screenplay, his influences making the film and what really attracted him to the story.

In The House (Dans la maison) is released in UK cinemas 29th March

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Friday, 22 March 2013

First Light Awards 2013 Interviews

First Light Awards 2013- Damien Molony and MyAnna Buring 


First Light Awards 2013- Young Voice Award 


Young Voice Award, sponsored by Independent Talent
Winner: Days That Made Us, produced by Somerset Film
Award presented by Damien Molony and MyAnna Buring

First Light Awards 2013 - Best Comedy  


Best Comedy, in association with Pinewood
Winner: H.B. produced by My Pockets, Bridport

First Light Awards 2013 - FILMCLUB 


 FILMCLUB of the year, sponsored by FilmClub
Winner: Heague Primary School, Derbyshire
Award presented by Warren Brown and Luke Newberry
FILMCLUB Member of the year, sponsored by FilmClub
Winner: Joe Goff of Lawnswood School, Leeds
Award presented by Warren Brown and Luke Newberry

First Light Awards 2013- FLIC Award 


FLIC Award in association with Odeon
Winner: Watch Your Language produced by Fosse Way School, Bath
Award presented by Jason Maza and Freddie Fox

First Light Awards 2013- Best Documentary


Best Documentary in association with The Grierson Trust
Winner: Echoes of Substance Abuse, produced by Twin Vision, Liverpool
Award presented by Art Malik


First Light Awards 2013 - Digital Innovation Award 


Digital Innovation Award sponsored by YouTube
Winner: The Perfect Dream by Gulliver Moore from Frome in Somerset
Award presented by Rafe Spall

First Light Awards 2013 - Best Animation 


Best Animation associated with Special Treats:
Winner: High Above the Sky, produced by SPID Theatre Company, London
 Award presented by Nik Powell and Will Poulter 

 First Light Awards 2013 - Best Film by Under 12's 


Best Film by under-12s, in association with BAFTA Kids
Winner: Time Report, produced by Signals Media Arts Centre, Colchester
Award presented by Olivia Williams and James Norton

First Light Awards 2013 - Best Drama 


Best Drama, sponsored by EON
Winner: Mutiny produced by Fairbridge in Scotland

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Trance - World Premiere Interviews - Danny Boyle, James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Rosario Dawson, Tuppence Middleton, Danny Sapani

Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were charmed  by Danny Boyle and the cast as they attended the World Premiere of Trance. Join us as we interview Danny Boyle, James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel, Rosario Dawson, Tuppence Middleton and Danny Sapani to find out more about the intelligence this screenplay; the ever evolving, intriguing characters and how returning to the project post Olympic success gave Boyle a clearer vision for film.

TRANCE will be released in the UK on Wednesday 27 March 2013

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Wednesday, 20 March 2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation - UK Premiere Interviews - Dwayne Johnson, D.J. Cotrona, Ray Stevenson, Jonathan Price, Byung-hun Lee & Jon M. Chu

At the UK Premiere of G.I. Joe: Retaliation there was lots of fun to be had and there was certainly no shortage of red carpet action as Premiere Scene’s Sara Hartill and Mike Jonas interview actors Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and D.J. Cotrona about learning new fighting styles and Parkour free running; Ray Stevenson, Jonathan Price and Byung-hun Lee share how much more fun it is to play a villain than a hero and director Jon M. Chu hopes audience will appreciate the full immersive experience of the film’s 3D.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation is released in cinemas worldwide 27th March 2013

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Words Nicola Johnston

A good story stands the test of time and Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack the Giant Killer and the stories that surround the legends of King Arthur are among those tales. They are classic stories, which have endured for generations, deceptively simple but there power shines through every time they are retold. They play upon our hopes and fears, our love for heroes and adventure, the happy ever after.

The film Jack the Giant Slayer, directed by Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects, X-Men, Valkyrie) offers up a great cast including Ian McShane, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy, Stanley Tucci and it stars Nicholas Hoult (X-Men, Mad Max Fury Road) as Jack and Eleanor Tomlinson (Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, The Illusionist) as the brave young Princess, who is desperate for an adventure of her own outside the castle walls and an adventure is exactly what she gets.

The film deals with huge themes, perseverance, self-sacrifice, bravery, love, growing up, good and evil, with lots of amazing action and of course giants, lots of them. The visual effects are impressive and because it’s in shot entirely in 3D you never know what to expect.

It is definitely a film that adults will enjoy and children will love, it has something for everyone. A delightful film which is well put together with impressive special effects, its very theatrical, dramatic and also hilarious above all a great adventure the whole family can enjoy.

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER UK Release date: 22 March 2013

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Vinyl - Gala Screening Interviews - Sara Sugarman, Mike Peters, Phil Daniels, Jamie Blackley & Keith Allen.

There was no cause for alarm as cast and crew rocked up at the Empire Leicester Square for the Gala Premiere of the movie Vinyl. Premiere Scene's Claire Bueno and Mike Jonas swap a stylus for a microphone to interview director Sara Sugarman, The Alarm frontman Mike Peters and actors Phil Daniels, Jamie Blackley and Keith Allen about how the film tackles ageism in the music industry, the spirit of Mike Peters and how The Alarm fans can enjoy the nostalgia  of the original tracks as well as some new material.

VINYL  rock and rolls into cinemas 15th March

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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Welcome To the Punch - Gala Screening Interviews

At the Welcome To The Punch Gala Screening Premiere Scene’s Sara Hartill and Mike Jonas were thrilled to interview director Eran Creevy and actors Mark Strong, Jason Flemyng, Jason Maza, Daniel Mays, Johnny Harris and Ruth Sheen as we find out the motivation behind the film and why making a highly stylised movie was important for the movie’s commercial appeal. 

Red Dawn Review

Words Claire Bueno

Admittedly I knew nothing of the original 1980’s film Red Dawn starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen. So when I sat down to watch this re-boot I did so with an open mind that enabled me to enjoy this action packed film that was full of surprises!

The story sees our lead Jed Eckert played by Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman) on annual leave from the marines. He awakes in his family home to an unusual noise. He and his brother Matt Eckert played by Josh Peck (Ice Age) step out side to witness an invasion by North Korean troupes. Without hesitation Jed, his brother and a few friends make an escape, which is not without its thrills! Retreating to the woods, Jed leads and trains the youths as they wage their own war on these unwanted visitors in an attempt to reclaim their town.

Firstly, I think Hemsworth was excellently cast not only is he able to play these physical roles with ease but he also brings an emotional depth to the character that a lesser actor could not have pulled off. Every film needs conflict and whilst the band of merry men known as ‘The Wolverines’ put their new found skills to good use with bombs, shootings and all the great thrills we expect from an action movie what I particularly enjoyed was exploring the conflict between the two brothers and how we see that we are accountable for our actions.

 Red Dawn contains great and exciting action sequences, with enjoyable performances that we as an audience do invest in. All in all I came away feeling thoroughly entertained!


RED DAWN is released in cinemas 15th March 2013

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Broken - UK Premiere Interviews - Rufus Norris, Eloise Laurence, Robert Emms, Bill Milner & Faye Daveney.

Award winning film Broken finally receives its UK Premiere after a successful festival run and Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno were eager to catch up with the cast once more to dig a little deeper and find out why the film is so special to them. Join us as we interview director Rufus Norris, Eloise Laurence (Skunk), Robert Emms (Rick Buckley), Bill Milner (Jed) and Faye Daveney (Saskia).

BROKEN is released in UK cinemas March 8th

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Friday, 1 March 2013

Oz The Great and Powerful - European Premiere Interviews - Sam Raimi , Rachel Weisz & Zach Braff

At the European Premiere of Oz The Great and Powerful Premiere Scene’s Claire Bueno and Anthony Bueno interview director Sam Raimi and actors Rachel Weisz and Zach Braff about how they developed the complex characters.
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL is release in cinemas 8 March 
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