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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: Episode 9- The Isle of Man Film Festival & Short-Film Edition

In this episode Emily and Sarah review new release, David Brent: Life on the Road the latest from Ricky Gervais as well as cult classic Labyrinth staring the late David Bowie. Emily catches up with some special guests, the fabulous team behind the Isle of Man Film Festival, to discuss what exciting events are in store for this year’s September festivities. We’ll find out the latest on Sarah’s challenge to watch over 500 feature films in a year and, as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be discussing the importance of length, as Emily and Sarah reveal their Top 5 Favourite Short Films.

 

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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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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.

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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 on: Absolutely Fabulous- The Movie

Emily and Sarah review Absolutely Fabulous, the latest British comedy from BBC Films and Director Mandie Fletcher. The film tells the story of much loved characters Patsy and Edina who, after being blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forevermore!”

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Film Focus: Episode 8- Dogme 95, Ab Fab & Special Guest, BBC Proms Multi-Camera Director Peter Maniura

In this episode Emily and Sarah review new release, ‘Absolutely Fabulous’  the latest from BBC Films. Emily catches up with a special guest, highly accomplished Multi Camera Director, Peter Maniura. Having Directed the BBC Proms and with over 30 years industry experience, he speaks to us about the craft of directing live TV, revealing some industry secrets and divulging his top tips for anyone wanting to break into the industry.BBC_Proms_2015_Panorama_inside_(1)We’re also joined by our Resident Cultural Commentator Ash who discuses the importance of the controversial, raw and often shocking films of the Dogme Movement. Finally, we let you know of any film-making opportunities and events on the horizon, the latest from the Isle of Man Film Festival.

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Film Focus with: Script Supervisor Ben Desmond speaks to Emily Cook

Film Focus’ Emily Cook catches up with Manx born Script Supervisor Ben Desmond at the BFI on South Bank in London. They speak about a Script Supervisor does on a film set, Ben’s recent place on the prestigious BAFTA crew scheme and he reveals his top tips for anyone wanting to break into the industry.

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Emily and Ben at the BFI after recording the interview

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