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‘Tides’ Director Tim Fehlbaum on Shooting the End of the World with no Green Screen

‘Tides’ Director Tim Fehlbaum on Shooting the End of the World with no Green Screen
Swiss filmmaker Tim Fehlbaum’s dystopian feature “Tides” is screening in this year’s Berlinale Special section and looking to make a mark at the European Film Market while in town, where Mister Smith Entertainment is handling international sales.

Tides” has science fiction in its production DNA, co-produced by leading European independent company Constantin, which has established itself among the world’s leading producers of genre cinema with titles like “Resident Evil” and “Monster Hunters” in its catalog, and German Studio Babelsberg, the oldest large-scale film studio in the world and the home of cinema science fiction, where Fritz Lang shot “Metropolis.” Roland Emmerich was also on board as an executive producer, and Munich based BerghausWöbke Filmproduktion and Swiss Vega Film Ag (Ruth Waldburger) co-produced.

Fehlbaum’s story unspools in a dark and wet future when the privileged few who were able to leave Earth and avoid the consequences of
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2021 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Mike Cahill’s Bliss

2021 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Mike Cahill’s Bliss
Providing Sundance with slices of sci-fi theories in a pair of editions with Another Earth in 2011 and I Origins in 2014, auteur Mike Cahill had the opportunity to work on a larger canvas for his third outing. Working with the likes of Salma Hayek and Owen Wilson back in June of 2019 for a production that took place in Croatia, Bliss is a property of Amazon Studios. In-between features, Cahill worked on a quartet of television series. On this project he worked with cinematographer Markus Förderer.

Gist: This is about a recently-divorced guy falls for an enchanting woman’s theory that they live in a harsh, alternative world simulation inside of a beautiful, blissful reality.…
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Constantin Film plots sci-fi epic 'Haven - Above Sky' with Roland Emmerich (exclusive)

Constantin Film plots sci-fi epic 'Haven - Above Sky' with Roland Emmerich (exclusive)
First look at Nora Arnezeder in project; Mister Smith Entertainment launching sales at Afm.

Munich-based Constantin Film has begun production on sci-fi epic Haven - Above Sky, from director Tim Fehlbaum and executive producer Roland Emmerich.

Screen can reveal a first look at the film, which is starring Nora Arnezeder (Mozart In The Jungle), Iain Glen (Game Of Thrones), Sarah-Sofie Boussnina (Mary Magdalene), Sope Dirisu (The Huntsman: Winter’s Tale), Sebastian Roché (The Man In The High Castle) and Joel Basman (Land Of Mine).

Director Fehlbaum co-wrote the screenplay with Mariko Minoguchi. Set in the near future, after a global
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‘Cloverfield’: Unofficial Short Film About Never-Before-Seen ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Character Goes Viral

‘Cloverfield’: Unofficial Short Film About Never-Before-Seen ’10 Cloverfield Lane’ Character Goes Viral
The J.J. Abrams-backed “Cloverfield” movie franchise has three titles under its belt, “Cloverfield,” “10 Cloverfield Lane,” and “The Cloverfield Paradox,” but there would be a fourth movie in development if special effects supervisor Greg Strasz had any say in the matter. Strasz, best known for his VFX work on films such as “It Follows,” “White House Down,” and “Independence: Day Resurgence,” directed an unofficial “Cloverfield” short film titled “Megan,” which centers around the daughter of John Goodman’s character from “10 Cloverfield Lane.”

Megan” hit YouTube on July 31 and has earned over 32,000 views and counting (via Entertainment Weekly). In “10 Cloverfield Lane,” Goodman’s Howard Stambler frequently spoke about his daughter, Megan. The character was never seen on screen, as Howard said she went missing two years prior to the events of the film. Strasz’s short film imagines what happened to Megan and was filmed as a “proof of concept.
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Roadside Attractions Releasing Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall On September 25

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Roadside Attractions will release Stonewall, a drama about the 1969 Stonewall riots that started America’s Lgbt rights movement, on September 25, 2015.

Written by Jon Robin Baitz and directed by Roland Emmerich, both out gay men, the film stars Jeremy Irvine and newcomer Jonny Beauchamp, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ron Perlman.

Emmerich, who also produced the film, says, “I was always interested and passionate about telling this important story, but I feel it has never been more timely than right now.” Less than 50 years ago, in 1969, being gay was considered a mental illness; gay people could not be employed by the government; it was illegal for gay people to congregate, and police brutality against gays went unchecked. Today, thanks to the events set in motion by the Stonewall riots, the gay rights movement continues to make incredible strides towards equality. In the past several weeks alone, the
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Jeremy Irvine Stars In Roland Emmerich’s ‘Stonewall,’ Ground Zero For Gay Rights

Jeremy Irvine Stars In Roland Emmerich’s ‘Stonewall,’ Ground Zero For Gay Rights
‎Exclusive: War Horse star Jeremy Irvine has been set to star in Stonewall, the next film that Roland Emmerich will direct. Scripted by Jon Robin Baitz, the film is about the June 28, 1969 police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, a mafia-owned bar that was a gathering place for gays and transgenders. It became the flashpoint for the gay rights movement, a galvanizing event that is considered a touchstone even today in the fight for equal rights for the gay and transgender population. Emmerich’s way in is to focus on a young man’s political awakening in the backdrop of those riots. The film is being produced by Michael Fossat, Marc Frydman and Emmerich, with Kirstin Winkler and Adam Press exec producing. Carsten Lorenz is line producer and Markus Förderer the cinematographer.‎ After his breakout turn in the Steven Spielberg-directed War Horse, Irvine has been busy. He
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Camerimage unveils competition line-up

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Camerimage unveils competition line-up
Sebastian Junger and Andrea Nix Fine among filmmakers screening in competition at the cinematography festival.

Camerimage , the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (Nov 16-23), has revealed its 2013 line-up of films screening in six of the festival’s competition sections.

The 21st edition of Camerimage will screen more than 300 feature and short films, grouped into 24 sections, including 10 competitions. There are films from 50 countries around the world.

Around 30 films will receive their European premieres in Bydgoszcz, and more that 50 will have their Polish premieres.

The Golden Frog, Silver Frog and Bronze Frog awards will be bestowed upon competition titles representing the greatest achievements in cinematography. In the Student Etudes Competition, the Festival awards Golden Tadpole, Silver Tadpole and Bronze Tadpole.

It was previously announced that Oscar-nominated cinematographer Sławomir Idziak (Black Hawk Down, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Gattaca) will be the recipient of the Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Competing films

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Sitges 2011: Winners Announced; Red State and Attack the Block Score Multiple Awards

The 2011 Sitges Film Festival has concluded its competition portion and announced awards in more categories than we've seen at any other fest. The biggest winners are Kevin Smith's Red State and Joe Cornish's Attack the Block, but several other films we've been closely watching here on Dread scored victories as well, including Kill List, Livid, The Divide, The Woman, Bellflower, Hell, and Detention.

Here's the full breakdown from the fest, held 6-16 October on the Catalan coast of Spain. Congratulations to all the winners!

Oficial FANTÀSTIC In-competition – Sitges 44

J. A. Bayona, Quim Casas, Lisa Marie, Ryoo Seung-Wan, Richard Stanley (judges)

Best Short Film (tie)

Dirty Silverwear by Steve Daniels

The Unliving by Hugo Lilja

Best Production Design

Marc Thiébault for Livide (Alexandre Bustillo & Julian Maury)

Best Makeup FX

Steven Kostanski for The Divide (Xavier Gens)

Best Special Effects

Lluís Castells and Javier García for Eva (Kike Maíllo)

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