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Interview: Daniel Petrie Jr. Talks Dawn Patrol (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 9 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Daniel Petrie Jr. Talks Dawn Patrol (Exclusive)

Taking charge of your destiny as you actively set out to shape your future into the life you want can be both a harrowing and deeply rewarding experience. The new thriller ‘Dawn Patrol,’ which was produced by director Daniel Petrie Jr. and his production company, Enderby Entertainment, chronicles a family that’s on the cusp of fame and fortune, as their son’s surfing career begins gaining national attention. But their lives unexpectedly take a turn for the worst after a tragic accident, leaving them to ponder how they can move forward. While not as nearly distressing as the loss of a loved one, the filmmaker’s professional life also made a drastic  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Leigh Whannell Talks Insidious: Chapter 3 (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 5 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Leigh Whannell Talks Insidious: Chapter 3 (Exclusive)

Fear of the unknown can often be a powerful and compelling motivating factor that can often inhibit people’s personal and professional maturity and growth. Whether they’re contending with personal loss for the first time, or are taking the initial step to achieve their ultimate career goal, people can be intimidated by not knowing what’s happening to them to fully embrace the lessons they can learn from the experience. But writer-actor Leigh Whannell, who penned and starred in the popular first two ‘Insidious’ movies, proved people can move past that concern in his feature film directorial debut with the series’ new prequel, ‘Insidious: Chapter 3.’ The horror film, which opens in  [ Read More ]

Interview: Jason Blum Talks Insidious: Chapter 3 (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 3 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Jason Blum Talks Insidious Chapter 3 (Exclusive)

Not knowing what’s happening to you, and not being able to imagine what’s to come, both physically and emotionally, as you try to overcome your fears is always a daunting task. Trying to conquer that despair, especially when you’re struggling with the loss of a loved one, is a harrowing experience that several beloved and new characters in the latest entry of the hit ‘Insidious’ series are dealing with, as they attempt to move on with their lives. ‘Insidious: Chapter 3,’ which marks the feature film directorial debut of franchise writer and star Leigh Whannell, once again intriguingly worked with producer Jason Blum and his production company, Blumhouse Productions, to  [ Read More ]

Tribeca 2015 Interview: Theo Rossi Talks Bad Hurt (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 30 - 2015 0 Comment
Tribeca 2015 Interview: Theo Rossi Talks Bad Hurt (Exclusive)

Attempting to recognize and accept not only your own personal struggles as you strive to fulfill your dreams, but also the internal conflicts of the people who are the closest to you, can be a truly daunting process. But when such disheartening physical and emotional obstacles, including mental illness and addiction, add to everyone’s strive to overcome their dilemmas, those battles become even more harrowing. But actor Theo Rossi’s new independent drama, ‘Bad Hurt,’ on which he also made his feature film producing debut with his newly launched production company, Dos Dudes Pictures, relatably shows his character and his family drowning in shame over their faults. But as the film,  [ Read More ]

2015 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk Stung (Exclusive)

Courageously battling your emotional and physical fears, particularly during a frightening and life-threatening situation, can be a daunting process for everyone. But the process is even more terrifying when you’re initially contending with building new personal and professional relationships in an unfamiliar work environment, and are suddenly forced to overcome an unexpected conflict. The main characters in the new horror comedy, ‘Stung,’ which had its World Premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, have to fight killer giant wasps to save their lives when they first begin working together. Several of the film’s key cast and crew members, who made their feature film debuts on the horror comedy, including director  [ Read More ]

Tribeca 2015 Interview: Charlie Plummer, Cory Nichols and Christian Madsen Talk King Jack (Exclusive)

Discovering the true significance of fearlessly standing up for what’s right, and fully appreciating the most important relationships in your life, especially when you’re afraid to admit how essential the other person truly is to you, is a powerful passage into maturity for adolescents. When teens realize it’s time for them to begin truly defending their beliefs, taking responsibility for their actions and only focusing on developing relationships that are beneficial to them, they honorably start to develop into the adult they aspire to become. That captivating revelation is intriguingly chronicled in the new coming-of-age drama, ‘King Jack,’ which marks the feature film writing and directorial debuts of Felix Thompson.  [ Read More ]

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Cast and Filmmakers Talk Tomorrowland

Posted by Laura Gaddy On May - 20 - 2015 0 Comment
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Disney’s retro-futuristic new film Tomorrowland is packed with talent including two-time Oscar® winner Director/Writer/Producer Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol) and star Academy Award® winner George Clooney who plays an ex-boy genius turned cynical Sci-Fi hero who gets paired by fate with Casey (Britt Robertson) a plucky bold girl with a never-give-up attitude and a passion for science who takes him on a journey to find a better tomorrow. Audiences tapped out from a sequel-heavy Summer diet will get to indulge in something they haven’t seen before. At a recent press junket for the film the cast and crew voiced their enthusiasm in being able to take part  [ Read More ]

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Tribeca 2015 Interview-Diane Bell Talks Bleeding Heart (Exclusive)

The physical and emotional glamorization of women who willingly sacrifice their own happiness and self-worth, just so that they can satisfy the men in their lives, is a harrowing theme that appears far too often in many of Hollywood’s studio and independent films. The idea that these female characters can’t defend themselves because they lack confidence in themselves, especially when they’re constantly bombarded with stories about them being victims, is powerfully combated in writer-director Diane Bell’s new drama, ‘Bleeding Heart.’ The filmmaker’s second independent movie intriguingly celebrates women’s strength, as well as the fact that they don’t need a man to rescue her, just another female who strongly cares about  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Jack Black and Richard Curtis Talk Red Nose Day USA Live Benefit

Having the natural ability to enthrallingly captivate audiences, particularly by naturally infusing both comedy and important sentiments into their lives as you bring them into other worlds, is an essential skill of all entertainers. But also possessing the pure passion to lead by example, and emphasize the importance of helping others without expecting anything in return, is also a vital characteristic that proves how admirable a public figure truly is overall. Actor Jack Black and writer-director-producer Richard Curtis (‘Love Actually,’ ‘About Time’) commendably not only bring their fans into intriguing worlds in their films, but are also working to reverse the harrowing effects that plague children and young adults who  [ Read More ]

Tribeca 2015 Interview Pamela Romanowsky Talks The Adderall Diaries (Exclusive)

People often create their identities, views of the world, relationships and overall lives based on how they capture and recover memories, and subsequently craft those recollections into stories to justify how they feel. The process of editing even the most fragile memories, in order to support the tales people have written for themselves, showcases how much they have staked their emotional well-being on their ideals of what has actually happened to them. The message of understanding essential information about yourself, including your character and your vision of your future, based on the things that have previously happened to you, is powerfully showcased in first-time feature film writer and director Pamela  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Bradley King Talks Time Lapse (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 13 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview-Bradley King Talks Time Lapse (Exclusive)

Unexpectedly uncovering a riveting opportunity that can seemingly provide an easy chance of obtaining both your dreams and wealth is one that many people would happily take, without giving much regard to the consequences. It isn’t until the harrowing consequences of their hasty decision begin happening that people start to realize what a devastating mistake they made. Showcasing how looking into your future before it happens, in an effort to more conveniently achieve your goals, can actually be a disastrous decision is showcased in the new independent sci-fi thriller, ‘Time Lapse.’ The movie, which is set to be released in theaters and on VOD on Friday, marks the daring feature  [ Read More ]

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Tribeca 2015 Interview-Michael Petroni, Robin McLeavy and George Shevtsov Talk Backtrack (Exclusive)

Uninhibitedly delving into your past to help you contend with your current intricate emotions and conflicts can be a frightening, but equally liberating, experience. Not only is the troubled protagonist in the new independent mystery thriller, ‘Backtrack,’ forced to confront how the mistakes of his mistakes are haunting his present and dictating his future, but the film’s writer-director-producer, Michael Petroni, also enthrallingly returned to his native Australia to make the genre film. The filmmaker powerfully embraced filming in his native country, as he set out to explore how the painful decisions people make earlier in their lives harrowingly influence their later actions and mindsets in his latest gripping drama. ‘Backtrack’  [ Read More ]

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Tribeca 2015 Interview Ryan and Bill Ferguson Talk DreamKiller (Exclusive)

Striving to achieve and maintain your goals is a continuous struggle people are often forced to contend with throughout their lives. But when those dreams harrowingly clash with someone else’s objectives that cross your path, it becomes devastating when your ambitions are derailed as a result. That important life lesson is powerfully explored in director Andrew Jenks‘ new documentary, ‘Dream/Killer,’ which had its world premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The film focuses on the wrongful imprisonment of Ryan Ferguson, who was convicted of murder, because of the justice system’s need and dream to solve the high-profile case that garnered national attention. But Ryan and his father, Bill, weren’t  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Hal Ozsan Talks Private Number (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 8 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Hal Ozsan Talks Private Number (Exclusive)

Striving to fully achieve your long sought-after professional dreams and goals, especially after you have already been awarded with a glimmer of success, can be at times more difficult than getting your first big break. Maintaining those objectives can be even more difficult when you’re stressfully contending with personal challenges, and you still don’t have the answer on how to resolve those conflicts. The harrowing process of trying to balance securing personal and professional success is intriguingly chronicled in the new independent horror thriller, ‘Private Number,’ which is now playing on VOD and in theaters, and will be released on DVD on June 2. The gripping mystery film, which was  [ Read More ]

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Tribeca 2015 Interview Andrew Jenks Talks DreamKiller (Exclusive)

Relating to, and emphasizing with, a person who has been convicted of murder aren’t feelings many people can truly understand. But when that person has wrongfully been accused of such a heinous crime, and was unjustly sent to prison for almost a decade, just so prosecutors can garner and maintain a conviction on the highly publicized case, it’s understandable that people can emotionally identify with them. Director-producer Andrew Jenks powerfully crafted a sympathetic view of Ryan Ferguson, the subject of his new crime documentary, ‘Dream/Killer,’ while showcasing what he has had to endure after being wrongfully convicted. The helmer also emotionally emphasized how the family of his alleged victim are  [ Read More ]

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