Boogaloo and Graham (2014)
There are only a couple of flies in the ointment. His publisher is pressuring him to do a 20th-anniversary interview tour of a book Duffy is sick of hearing and talking about. Somewhere along the way he’s also developed a nasty case of kleptomania: idly wandering the aisles of department stores, slipping small cheap items into his pocket and relishing the thrill of getting away with something.
Until, of course, he doesn’t get away with it.
We said in our review from Tiff, “After Michael Lennox’s success with the Oscar-nominated short Boogaloo and Graham, it was only a matter of time before he’d delve back into the feature game with his debut solo fiction. Scripted by John Cairns and Michael McCartney, A Patch of Fog possesses the type of intrigue and suspense that’s able to capture the
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The film is directed by Michael Lennox, who’s best known for his short films. He was nominated for an Oscar for directing the 2014 short “Boogaloo and Graham,” about two boys who raise baby chicks amidst major changes in their family.
The BFI has announced the recipients of its 2016-18 Vision Awards, comprising 22 investments in up-and-coming UK producers.
The awards, generally spread over two years, are designed to enable producers to build and develop their companies, slates and creative relationships.
The BFI had intended to give 20 awards but increased that allocation to 22 in response to the number of strong applications it received. Almost 500 companies applied for the awards, which are backed by a total commitment from the BFI of £2.2m of National Lottery funding.
Fifteen of the awards are to women producers or partnerships, while eight of the companies are based outside of London, located in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and York.
In a bid to foster sustainability, the third iteration of the Vision Awards will include an allowance to cover a producer’s fees and overheads of up to half
Michael Lennox is the Northern Irish director whose 2014 short Boogaloo and Graham was nominated for the short film Oscar, and won Bafta’s equivalent award for the same film. (Lennox also directed Awaydays, the Stephen Fingleton-scripted short that Fingleton himself expanded into the widely admired post-apocalyptic thriller The Survivalist.) Now Lennox is making his own feature film debut with this Belfast-set thriller, which treads a well-worn path as it investigates the symbiotic relationship between a celebrated author and TV personality, and his security-guard stalker.
Tannaz Anisi’s La-based 13 Films has boarded international sales rights to Michael Lennox’s UK thriller-drama A Patch Of Fog, which will receive its world premiere in Toronto’s Discovery section.
Lennox was Oscar-nominated and won this year’s BAFTA for short film Boogaloo and Graham.
The director’s feature debut, a neo-noir about a celebrated novelist who finds his reputation on the line when he is caught shoplifting, stars Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire) opposite Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones) and a supporting cast of Lara Pulver (Sherlock), Arsher Ali (Four Lions) and Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones).
The script by John Cairns and Michael McCartney won Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Award for Best Screenplay.
Producers are Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects), Wayne Marc Godfrey (The Survivalist) and David Gilbery (Bone Tomahawk) while development support came from BFI Film Fund and Northern Ireland Screen’s New
A total of 15 candidates have been selected from 250 applicants to take part in the seventh iteration of UK mentoring scheme Guiding Lights.
This year’s line up includes directing pair James Spinney and Peter Middleton, who have begun production on their feature film Notes on Blindness, as well as Aneil Karia, Emily Greenwood, Mahdi Fleifel, director of A World Not Ours, and Billy Lumby, whose short won the Pears Short Film prize.
Writers include Jennifer Majka, who wrote the screenplay for BAFTA-winning short The Bigger Picture, Matthew Orton, and Hannah Patterson.
Brian Falconer, producer of Oscar-nominated Boogaloo and Graham, made the cut alongside producers Daisy Allsop, Michael Ford, and Chi Thai.
The final two candidates were exhibitors Sophie Easterbrook, who programmed Farnham Maltings, a creative arts centre in the South East, and Carmen Slijpen, who is developing a new community cinema in East Sussex.
Mentors for the
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.
“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”
“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy
The Irish Film & Television Academy has announced the nominees for the Ifta Film and Drama Awards, set to take place on May 24 at Dublin’s Mansion House.
Lenny Abrahamson’s music comedy Frank and Terry McMahon’s girtty drama Patrick’s Day lead the pack with nine nominations each.
Gerard Barrett drama Glassland, which played at Sundance in January, follows with six nominations.
Films with three nominations apiece include Frank Berry’s I Used To Live Here, Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated animation Song of the Sea, and Stephen Bradley’s biopic Noble.
In the best actor cateogy, Patrick’s Day’s Moe Dunford will go head to head with A-listers Colin Farrell (Miss Julie) and Michael Fassbender (Frank) as well as Transformers star Jack Reynor (Glassland).
As previously announced, the annual
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"The Imitation Game"
"The Theory of Everything"
Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"
Bradley Cooper, "American Sniper"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"
Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"
Marion Cotillard, "Two Days, One Night"
Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"
Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"
Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"
Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"
Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall, "The Judge"
Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood"
Edward Norton, "Birdman"
Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher"
J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"
Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"
Laura Dern, "Wild"
Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game"
Emma Stone, "Birdman"
Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"
Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
Bennett Miller, “Foxcatcher”
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game
Winners are now indicated. I correctly guessed only 9 out of the 24 categories.
Here’s an at-a-glance look at my picks for tonight’s Academy Awards — projected winners are Xed at the lefthand side. Keep in mind: those Xes don’t represent whom I think should win Oscars but whom I think will win, based on what little I can grasp about how the Academy thinks. (I’ve also noted which nominees I think should win. Kindly note that this is not necessarily my take on who did the best performance/writing/FX/whatever of the year, but whom I think is best among the nominees.)
Also noted are the two films — The Salt of the Earth (a documentary nominee) and Wild Tales (a foreign-language nominee) — that I haven’t been able to see.
I suspect I won’t be able to make it through the ceremony
Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel also managed a haul of four Oscars for Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
In the acting categories, Julianne Moore (Still Alice) and Eddie Redymayne (The Theory of Everything) were honoured with Best Actress and Best Actor respectively, while Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) received Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor.
You can check out a full list of the nominations below, with the winners highlighted in red…
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Achievement in directing
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Big wins went to J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) in the Supporting Actors categories, while Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Julianne Moore (Still Alice) took home the golden statues for their work as Leading Actors.
Meanwhile, the night's top prize of Best Picture went to the cast and crew of "Birdman," with the Michael Keaton and Emma Stone starring film also garnering Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography honors.
The star-studded Dolby Theatre held celebration also featured an entertaining lineup of musical performances by Adam Levine, Tim McGraw, Rita Ora, Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga and John Legend with Common.
Check out the full list of 2015 Academy Award winners below along with all of the pictures from this year's show!
All eight of the Best Picture nominees walked home with at least one award. American Sniper won for Best Sound Editing (Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman), Boyhood won for Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette), The Imitation Game won for Best Adapted Screenplay (Graham Moore), Selma won
Boyhood, which entered the evening on six nominations and had been expected to push Birdman in several of the senior categories on Sunday night, won a sole best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette.
The film’s time in the Oscar ceremony spotlight will not be forgotten, however, as Arquette paid tribute to her “Boyhood family” and made an impassioned plea for wage equality that spread like wildfire across social media.
Eddie Redmayne from The Theory Of Everything prevailed in a tight best actor contest to deny Michael Keaton another success for Birdman. The popular victory had the British actor jumping with excitement on stage at the Dolby Theatre.
Julianne Moore finally converted her fifth Academy Award nomination into a win for her performance in Still Alice in what
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