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“Neurotica” Official Tribeca Trailer

“Avengers: Endgame” Press Junket

The “Avengers: Endgame” Press Tour started this weekend, with Karen attending both the Global Junket Press Conference and the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Press Conference on April 7th. Thanks to our friend Jasper (www.henry-cavill.net), I have also added very nice portrait pictures of Karen alongside Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo.


Public Appearances > 2019 > April 07: Marvel Studios’ ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Global Junket Press Conference [+06]
Public Appearances > 2019 > April 07: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Press Conference [+11]
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2019 > Session 02 [+05]
“Avengers: End Game” Official Trailer #2

‘All Creatures Here Below’ Snapped Up By Samuel Goldwyn

DeadlineSamuel Goldwyn Films has taken U.S. rights to Collin Schiffli’s dramatic thriller All Creatures Here Below which stars Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Karen Gillan, Bird Box’s David Dastmalchian and Once Upon a Time‘s Jennifer Morrison. The film is having its international premiere at the Glasgow Film Festival later this month and is slated for a day and date release this spring. Bleiberg Entertainment is handling worldwide sales on the film.

In the pic, Gensan (Dastmalchian) and Ruby (Gillan) struggle to thrive in the face of abject poverty. When Gensan loses his job and gambles his last pay check, he sets in motion a series of events with dire consequences. Little does he know, Ruby has taken the one thing she’s always yearned to possess – a child of their own. Racing across the country with the infant, they seek refuge in their hometown of Kansas City, a place filled with the dark secrets that have haunted them since they fled years ago.

Schiffli directed the pic but also co-wrote with Dastmalchian, who jointly won the SXSW jury award for their previous feature Animals. All Creatures Here Below is produced by Nacho Arenas, Amy Greene Vines, and Chris Stinson. The deal was negotiated by Ehud Bleiberg and Nick Donnermeyer of Bleiberg Entertainment, Erika Canchola and Tiffany Boyle of Ramo Law on behalf of the filmmakers, and Ben Feingold for Samuel Goldwyn Films.

We were drawn to this film by the impressive performances of this talented cast,” said Peter Goldwyn. “We’re excited to bring this powerful dramatic thriller to audiences.

I had to overcome a great deal of fear in both writing it and returning home to film it. I’m so grateful for the courage and support that came from everyone. I’m beyond grateful and overjoyed that a company I respect and admire, Samuel Goldwyn Films, will be introducing audiences to All Creatures Here Below. This is an incredible day for me and our entire team,” said Dastmalchian.

Karen Gillan photographed for Bustle

BustleKaren Gillan’s Directorial Debut Is Nothing Like Her Previous Work — But Don’t Be So Surprised:I’ve been released from a very tight ponytail,” actor and filmmaker Karen Gillan says when she sits down opposite me in the Bustle green room and I ask how she is. “It’s the best feeling in the world. Liberation.

It’s tempting to look for the symbolism in the phrasing she uses to describe her post-photoshoot “release.” After all, the actor who found fame in high-profile, crowd-pleasing projects like Doctor Who, where she played companion Amy Pond, and Guardians of the Galaxy, as Gamora’s villainous sister Nebula, is currently doing press for her first feature-length independent film as a writer/director. (Bustle is her last stop today, hence the hair freedom.) The blistering character drama, The Party’s Just Beginning, available on iTunes and on demand, charts the path of grief for one lost young woman. But Gillan doesn’t operate by the assumption that you have to shed one skin to reveal another.

For her, whether she’s hacking through the middle of the jungle with The Rock or huddled up in a tiny house in her hometown in Scotland, making movies is “the same job.” So though audiences may feel the culture shock of seeing the 32-year-old transition from Jumanji‘s blockbuster wit and adventure to The Party’s Just Beginning’s exploration of anguish and depression, she’s perfectly comfortable moving between them.

Sure, when you’re working on an Avengers film, “you sort of get to be like a child that doesn’t have to be responsible for anything,” she says, because of all the assistance and perks. But, she adds, “when it comes down to it, we’re just people in a place delivering lines of dialogue to each other.” It’s the assessment of a seasoned pro, pushing against the public’s inclination to see actors as one thing or another, and a good reminder that so many of the limits we project on performers are just that: projected.

After all, Gillan’s been doing the legwork for her debut as a filmmaker long before she nabbed a part in Adam McKay’s Oscar-winning The Big Short, shared the small screen with John Cho in the much-mourned sitcom Selfie (she says they “should totally make a movie version” of Henry and Eliza’s story and “just wrap it up for everyone,” by the way), or teamed up with most of the Marvel crew in Infinity War. The Party’s Just Beginning has been part of her life through it all, and she’s not surprised or disappointed that it took six years to make.

Thank God that that’s the case,” she says. “I feel like as a filmmaker and storyteller, I’ve just grown so much over those years. I’m so glad I didn’t direct it when I was about 24.

(read the rest of the article at the source)

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2019 > Session 01 [+07]
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