2 items from 2013
Every now and then, we are lucky enough to find a short film that deserves more exposure and today’s ‘must-watch‘ is Mark Buchanan’s Mission.
His other film The Search premiered at the BFI London Film Festival and you can watch it here now as it’s released in full today! It stars Game of Thrones and Prometheus star Emun Elliott, plus The Smoking Room’s Siobhan Redmond, who both waived their fees to appear. Mission follows Elliott’s lead male character and what happens to him after he’s rejected to join the first manned official mission to the moon.
This short holds impressive intensity and shows honest in the reality caused by his obsession, and the affect it has on those around them. Any film can find it difficult to engage an audience if it’s not done with full commitment but to grab your attention within »
- Dan Bullock
Every performer has a horror story about auditions – a bullying director, falling over, not having done their homework. But what's the secret of nailing that part?
Last September, Alice Jane Murray queued in the rain outside the London Palladium for five hours, waiting to take her chance at the open auditions for A Chorus Line, the legendary 1970s show about a group of Broadway dancers looking for their big break. Eventually, she was ushered on stage with a group of 50 other hopefuls, and asked to do a double pirouette on the left, and then another on the right. Her future rested on their perfect execution. "I just went with the thought that this is who I am and what I can do," she told me afterwards. "And if they don't like it, I can't do anything about it. It may just be that they're not looking for someone with your hair colour or your height. »
- Lyn Gardner
2 items from 2013
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