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Film Focus: LONDada founder Mike Freedman speaks with Emily Cook

Film Focus’ Emily Cook  joins special guest Mike Freedman Founder of the first Dada Festival, at the London Cinema Museum. They speak about the origins of Dada, its relevance today and what you can do if you’re inspired to watch or create Dada Cinema.

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Film Focus on: Swiss Army Man (2016)

Emily and Sarah review recent release Swiss Army Man staring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe. The film tells the story of a hopeless man stranded on a deserted island who befriends a washed-up corpse and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.The film is directed by visionary duo, renowned music video directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert who bring their own brand of bizarre ‘out there’ creativity to the mix. We also hear from Daniel Radcliffe himself who we saw at the press preview screening of the film the other week. Here’s what we thought of it…

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Film Focus: BBC Proms Multi-Camera Director Peter Maniura speaks with Emily Cook

Film Focus’ Emily Cook speaks with highly accomplished multi-camera director and live events producer Peter Maniura. They met up at the BBC in London to talk about the art of directing multi-cameras for live TV, the media landscape of today and Peter’s top tips for anyone wanting to break into the industry.

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Emily Cook and Peter Maniura

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Emily Cook: My time as Media Producer and Press Liaison for the Isle of Man Film Festival 2016

An update from Film Focus’ Emily Cook

I’ve been rather busy…. I’ve spent the last week working as Media Producer for the fabulous Isle of Man Film Festival as part of their core team. Working with DOP and Editor Nick Coole, I produced and published a series of highlights videos across the week, arranged and ran press junkets as well as provided content for the Festival’s official social media platforms.

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From left: Actor John Rhys Davies, Mark Kermode, Emily Cook, Nick Coole. Photograph ny Mark Boyd for D.E.D.

We welcomed back our patron BBC Film Critic Mark Kermode and special guests; visionary artist Roger Dean, world class actor John Rhys-Davies (Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, Sliders) and Hollywood Props Master Linda Reiss (Stanger Things, American Beauty, True Detective) for a week of events from daily free screenings with exclusive previews of international shorts and features, to a Q&A with the Props Master of hit Netflix show Stranger Things, to outdoor screenings of cult films in the grounds of a medieval castle, to an all-Island, four-venue movie pub quiz, to Hollywood actor John Rhys Davies sharing hilarious and poignant stories of his life behind the lens and treading the boards with our gracious and always-entertaining patron Mark Kermode. And much more.

It was such fun conducting the interviews and producing the videos .You can find them below.

Our Video Series:

Mark Kermode behind the scenes interview – IOMFF2016 Highlights

Mark Kermode explains what he feels a Film Festival is all about.

‘Stranger Things’ an audience with Hollywood a Props Master Lynda Reiss – IOMFF2016 Highlights

The highlights from the Isle of Man Film Festival’s evening with Hollywood props master Lynda Reiss. Freshly back from working on Netflix Sensation Stranger Things in the States, Lynda gives an intimate talk to a packed house at Interior Rehab.

An Evening With…John Rhys Davies and Mark Kermode – IOMFF2016 Highlights

BBC reviewer and patron to IOMFF Mark Kermode returns to interview our special guest, acclaimed British actor JOHN RHYS-DAVIES (Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings) about his life and career, before a screening of one of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in the stunning setting of the Gaiety Theatre.

‘Pitch Fest’ – IOMFF2016 Highlights

The latest from Isle of Man Film Festival’s film pitching competition, ‘Pitch Fest’, where we welcome filmmakers to pitch their ideas in front of a panel of industry experts from the IOM and the UK.

International Short Film Competition and Award Ceremony – IOMFF2016 Highlights

Mark Kermode and our visiting filmmakers join us for a special screening and prize presentation for our 2016 International Short Film Competition. We also celebrate some of our home-grown filmmaking talent.

Manx Made Movies Preview Night -IOMFF2016 Highlights

Tuesday 6th-The highlights from our cast and crew preview night – an exciting billing of the latest Manx-made and MannIN Shorts Independent productions.

The Best Manx Independent Film category Shortlist screening and Filmmaker Q&A – IOMFF2016 Highlights

The Isle of Man Film Festival presents a special screening of this year’s shortlisted films from the Best Manx Independent Film category with a Q&A from the Filmmakers.

Island-wide Film Pub Quiz – IOMFF2016 Highlights

All the highlights from the Isle of Man Film Festival’s Island-wide Film Pub Quiz which took place in Ramsey, Douglas, Peel and Port St Mary simultaneously. An interactive, fun night featuring some quiz questions specifically devised by Mark Kermode. We also hear from the organisers of the quiz, Richard and Ed.

Roger Dean’s exclusive exhibition tour – IOMFF2016 Highlights

Visionary artist Roger Dean, whose work has influence filmmakers such as James Cameron, gives an exclusive tour of his exhibition to a lucky group of local artists.

Photos  Babb Photography Steve Babb.

Camera and editing work by Cooledit ‘Nick Coole’

The festival is only made possible by a core team of dedicated individuals who put their heart and soul into ensuring they provide the best programme of events for YOU, the audience.

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If you like what you’ve seen do head over to the Isle of man Film Festival Facebook Page for more information.

Film Focus on: Labyrinth (1986)

Emily and Sarah review Cult Classic ‘Labyrinth‘ Directed by Jim Henson, Executive Produced by George Lucas, and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The musical film revolves around 15 year-old Sarah’s quest to reach the centre of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her baby brother Toby, who has been kidnapped by Jareth, the Goblin King (played by David Bowie). With the exception of Bowie and Connelly, most of the significant characters in the film are played by puppets produced by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. The Film will be screening at this year’s Isle of Man Film Festival.

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David Bowie starring in Labyrinth (1986)

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Film Focus on: David Brent: Life on the Road

Emily and Sarah review David Brent: Life on the Road the latest British mockumentary comedy film written, directed, and produced by Ricky Gervais and released by Entertainment One and BBC filmsThe film stars Gervais as David Brent, the character he played in the popular BBC television comedy series The Office. The film follows the story of Brent as his documentary film crew as he travels up and down the country living his dream of being a rock star.
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The Film’s Trailer

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Film Focus on: The Dogme 95 Film Movement with Ash Singh & Emily Cook

In this exclusive video Emily‘s joined by Film Focus‘ Resident Cultural Commentator Ash Singh to talk about the controversial avant-garde film movement, Dogme, where the director doesn’t get credited and sexual acts are depicted for real. In this filmed segment, Ash speaks about this exciting and often misused Danish school of filmmaking.

*Warning- trailers contain nudity and sexual references.*

Ash Singh
Ash Singh is a social and cultural commentator and broadcaster who has written for the Guardian,  Spectator, Scotsmen and appears regularly on national and international television. He has a book coming out later this year.

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Film Focus’  Emily Cook and Ash Singh