Lauren and I have been buddies now for a few years. Ever since we worked together for the first time on Café Mirage we have created a bond. Since Café Mirage we spoke about her narrative directional debut A Ghastly Murder. We also worked on my new short film Fade and she recommended me as director for a feature film which is still in development stage.
From the initial conversation Lauren had a big passion for A Ghastly Murder. She went to town on the planning and preparation for the film. Her background is primarily documentaries, confessing herself as a “doc girl”. That medium isn’t my strong suit, but it was interesting to learn Lauren’s history. I think having my heavy narrative experience was good support to this project.
Here is a list of recent and current French Gems I recommend watching.
When Margaux Meets Margaux
I saw this film at Raindance Film Festival in 2019. Excellent French film and I am keen to find out how I can watch it again. Seems to be a rare and limited releasing. Currently it is available to stream and buy on DVD in Taiwan region. The director Sophie Fillières is a well established director, even though this is the first time I am introduced to her, she has a new fan and I am keen to see her other work.
Neilson Black produced the video for the UK premier of Rise of the Footsoldier Marbella. Great night at the Troxy cinema. A thanks to Big Plus Productions for the video production. ROTF Marbella now streams on all major platforms.
Neilson’s collaborated with this exciting new company The Actor’s Post. He was pleased to do an interview with them about his career which was made into a video and an article to go with it. The video can be viewed below and you can can the article here.