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Only in Ireland

Wow! How did you get hold of this picture?
Its part of a scene from a short film we shot in Knocknagoshel a couple of days ago called “Aingeal”. If you look in the wing mirror of the car you can see the reflection of us setting up the next shot.
We are still raising funds to get the film made, if you click on the picture it takes you to our Indiegogo campaign :)

justbrevity:

Only in Ireland

Wow! How did you get hold of this picture?

Its part of a scene from a short film we shot in Knocknagoshel a couple of days ago called “Aingeal”. If you look in the wing mirror of the car you can see the reflection of us setting up the next shot.

We are still raising funds to get the film made, if you click on the picture it takes you to our Indiegogo campaign :)

(Source: tony-fuckin-stark)

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WE THE PEOPLE FILM FESTIVAL

We The Peoples Film Festival kicks off at the BFI tomorrow!!!We shot some interviews with industry professionals both in Film and Charity Work. Why not pop along and have a little look? http://www.youtube.com/user/WTPFilmFestivalHere is a bit of info about it:"The 2011 We the Peoples Film Festival will again feature films relating to the United Nations Three Pillars of Freedom; the freedoms from want and from fear and the freedom to live in dignity. Also, we will feature films in partnership with international organisations and embassies. The Young Film Makers for Development Day will to be held at the BFI Southbank on Saturday 19 November.Over our five years, the We the Peoples Film Festival has screened more than 150 films on human rights, development, security and peace. Its creative programming has included important initiatives including the UK’s first peace-themed film season, video-streaming workshops for NGOs and the world’s first festival of films on international development by young directors aged up to 19.”Love Love :)

WE THE PEOPLE FILM FESTIVAL

We The Peoples Film Festival kicks off at the BFI tomorrow!!!

We shot some interviews with industry professionals both in Film and Charity Work. Why not pop along and have a little look? 

http://www.youtube.com/user/
WTPFilmFestival

Here is a bit of info about it:

"The 2011 We the Peoples Film Festival will again feature films relating to the United Nations Three Pillars of Freedom; the freedoms from want and from fear and the freedom to live in dignity. Also, we will feature films in partnership with international organisations and embassies. The Young Film Makers for Development Day will to be held at the BFI Southbank on Saturday 19 November.
Over our five years, the We the Peoples Film Festival has screened more than 150 films on human rights, development, security and peace. Its creative programming has included important initiatives including the UK’s first peace-themed film season, video-streaming workshops for NGOs and the world’s first festival of films on international development by young directors aged up to 19.”

Love Love :)

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Coverage of Channel 4's TOP BOY Premier

So,

Monday the 31st saw the launch of Channel 4’s latest four part drama, Top Boy. We were at Mayfair Hotel to cover the launch of the program.

So far audiences have been extremely vocal about this series, and it is getting lots of feed back. Here is a bit about the program taken from Channel 4’s website:

Featuring an ensemble cast of brilliant new talent, Top Boy is Ronan Bennett’s new four-part drama about young lives lived on the edge and, for the most part, lived out of sight in east London today.

On London’s Summerhouse Estate, lives are lived along lines, and challenges come in all forms, even - especially - for kids.”

You can catch the 3rd episode tonight on channel 4 at 10. All the rest of the episodes (and by Friday the 4th, all four of them) can be found here: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/top-boy/episode-guide/series-1

TEA xx

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A little blog we did for the Young Vic Theatre on their production of Hamlet and our interviews with the cast and creative team. Videos online soon :)
Youth Council meets Hamlet cast and creatives
Adam Hipkin, a member of the Young Vic Youth Council and Director of Teafilms Ltd., met with some Hamlet actors and creative team members recently to interview them to produce some content for DVDs that we especially make for schools. Here are some of his thoughts…
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Hamlet is arguably one of the most recognised of Shakespeare’s plays. It sits amongstMacbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello and King Lear, as the most popular plays of his canon (the latter of which was performed at the Young Vic in 2009 by the now late Pete Postlethwaite.).
The Director Ian Rickson, who is taking on his first Shakespeare production, is in charge of an exciting cast headed up by Michael Sheen. We went into their rehearsal rooms just up the road from The Young Vic, with a couple of cameras to chat to some of the cast and crew.
The first person we spoke to was Maxine Doyle. Maxine is the Associate Director of Punchdrunk and is the Choreographer on this production. “Hamlet is a super complex play. My process with the work to date has been essentially kind of delving into the psychological investigation of the text”.  Maxine also mentioned to us a part of the play that is being kept top secret by the production team, but I think it’s fair to say that it draws on her work with Punchdrunk.
Next we spoke to Claire Louise Baldwin and Elle While, (Assistant Stage Manager and Assistant Director) about what a modern audience will get from this production. Claire was adamant that “with regards to the actual show and the way it is set, I don’t think it has been done this way before.” Elle on the other hand focused more on the main character: “It’s [about] someone who has lost someone very important in their life. We could all probably think of someone in our own lives going through that right now.”
After a short break while we waited for the actors to come back from lunch we spoke to James Clyde who is playing Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius. We asked him why he thought Hamlet was such a popular play, one which is always being produced somewhere in the world. “It just has this extraordinary verse. If you look at some of Hamlet’s soliloquies every other line has become part of every day speech. It’s the title of a movie or the title of an album. It’s probably the most borrowed from piece of literature in the English language.”
We then caught up with actor Eileen Walsh who is playing the part of Rosencrantz. This character and his friend Guildenstern are both close friends of Hamlet’s, the other key fact being that these roles have always been played by men. Although the casting of Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions) as Guildenstern sticks to this set up, the casting of Eileen as Rosencrantz sees the first women to play the part. “It feels like a piece of new writing. A women hasn’t played it before so it’s just a new take on the whole thing and certain lines that a man says, once they are said by a women, just have a completely different angle.”
The last actor we managed to have a chat with before the afternoon rehearsals started was Pip Donaghy who is playing three different characters: Barnardo, The Player King and the Gravedigger, the latter of which sparks one of the most famous scenes in the play with Hamlet holding the skull of his old Court Jester, Yorick. “In our production they [Barnardo, Player King and Gavedigger]  are going to have the same soul, they are going to be kind of the same character manifesting themselves in different guises.”
As we finished chatting to Pip the rehearsals picked up again and so we had to make room and pack down the kit.

A little blog we did for the Young Vic Theatre on their production of Hamlet and our interviews with the cast and creative team. Videos online soon :)

Youth Council meets Hamlet cast and creatives

Adam Hipkin, a member of the Young Vic Youth Council and Director of Teafilms Ltd., met with some Hamlet actors and creative team members recently to interview them to produce some content for DVDs that we especially make for schools. Here are some of his thoughts…

______________________________________________________

Hamlet is arguably one of the most recognised of Shakespeare’s plays. It sits amongstMacbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello and King Lear, as the most popular plays of his canon (the latter of which was performed at the Young Vic in 2009 by the now late Pete Postlethwaite.).

The Director Ian Rickson, who is taking on his first Shakespeare production, is in charge of an exciting cast headed up by Michael Sheen. We went into their rehearsal rooms just up the road from The Young Vic, with a couple of cameras to chat to some of the cast and crew.

The first person we spoke to was Maxine Doyle. Maxine is the Associate Director of Punchdrunk and is the Choreographer on this production. “Hamlet is a super complex play. My process with the work to date has been essentially kind of delving into the psychological investigation of the text”.  Maxine also mentioned to us a part of the play that is being kept top secret by the production team, but I think it’s fair to say that it draws on her work with Punchdrunk.

Next we spoke to Claire Louise Baldwin and Elle While, (Assistant Stage Manager and Assistant Director) about what a modern audience will get from this production. Claire was adamant that “with regards to the actual show and the way it is set, I don’t think it has been done this way before.” Elle on the other hand focused more on the main character: “It’s [about] someone who has lost someone very important in their life. We could all probably think of someone in our own lives going through that right now.”

After a short break while we waited for the actors to come back from lunch we spoke to James Clyde who is playing Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius. We asked him why he thought Hamlet was such a popular play, one which is always being produced somewhere in the world. “It just has this extraordinary verse. If you look at some of Hamlet’s soliloquies every other line has become part of every day speech. It’s the title of a movie or the title of an album. It’s probably the most borrowed from piece of literature in the English language.”

We then caught up with actor Eileen Walsh who is playing the part of Rosencrantz. This character and his friend Guildenstern are both close friends of Hamlet’s, the other key fact being that these roles have always been played by men. Although the casting of Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions) as Guildenstern sticks to this set up, the casting of Eileen as Rosencrantz sees the first women to play the part. “It feels like a piece of new writing. A women hasn’t played it before so it’s just a new take on the whole thing and certain lines that a man says, once they are said by a women, just have a completely different angle.”

The last actor we managed to have a chat with before the afternoon rehearsals started was Pip Donaghy who is playing three different characters: Barnardo, The Player King and the Gravedigger, the latter of which sparks one of the most famous scenes in the play with Hamlet holding the skull of his old Court Jester, Yorick. “In our production they [Barnardo, Player King and Gavedigger]  are going to have the same soul, they are going to be kind of the same character manifesting themselves in different guises.”

As we finished chatting to Pip the rehearsals picked up again and so we had to make room and pack down the kit.

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