Our friends at Grolsch Film Works have a website where you can find out what they’ve been up to and read/watch interesting stuff about films. Every week we'll be plucking the highlights. This is that.
BRIE LARSON AND DESTIN CRETTON TALK 'SHORT TERM 12'
Since premiering at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, Short Term 12 has been endlessly praised for its script, story and performances. But despite the Oscar buzz surrounding it and the assertions that this will do for Brie Larson’s career what Winter’s Bone did for Jennifer Lawrence’s, Larson and her writer/director are trying to keep their feet on the ground. Before attending the UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, Destin and Brie spoke to us about what inspired the film and the wonders of Reddit.
THE WEEK IN GIFS
Tom Hardy Is Going to Be an Amazing Elton John
So there seems to have been kind of a mixed reaction to the news that Tom Hardy has been cast to play the legendary musician in musical biopic Rocketman, but those upset by the news are unlikely to have seen any of his work outside of the The Dark Kight Returns. Sure, he's more famous for cutting a brawny and imposing figure, but Hardy's got versality and talent in the bag and there's no doubt this performance will be a strong contender for future awards seasons. I, for one, am looking forward to the sequins.
ZACHARY HEINZERLING ON 'CUTIE AND THE BOXER'
Having bagged Sundance’s Directing Award for his documentary Cutie and the Boxer earlier this year, NYC-based 29-year-old filmmaker Zachary Heinzerling is fast-becoming the talk of the town. His acclaimed documentary follows 81-year-old Japanese artist Ushio Shinohara and his wife Noriko as they struggle to get by in New York City, living in their art-stuffed apartment. We spoke to Zachary about his 5-year relationship with his subjects, whose own relationship has spanned 40-odd years, and why a lot of documentaries suffer from trying to do too much.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SHORTS SHOWCASE 2013
After our recent, and most successful Shorts Showcase competition yet, we're back again to continue our search for the next as-yet undiscovered talent – ahem, that means you.
So if you think you're the next Martin Scorsese, or even the next Lars von Trier, why not enter your masterpiece of a short film to our competition. It's super-simple and, more importantly, there are plenty of great prizes that will have any up-and-coming filmmaker salivating at the mouth. This might just be the ticket you've been waiting for. Check it out, y'all. SUBMIT YOUR FILMS HERE
LEA SEYDOUX AND BEN WHISHAW TO STAR IN YORGOS LANTHIMOS' 'THE LOBSTER'
2009's darkly surreal and quirky Dogtooth bagged an Oscar nomination while making its director, Yorgos Lanthimos, one to watch. Which is why we're here right now looking ahead to his next surprisingly star-stuffed English-language debut.
Following the Greek director's last film Alps (which was consumed in the shadow of Dogtooth), Lanthimos will be teaming up with Léa Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Colour), Ben Whishaw (Bright Star), Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) and Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur) for a love story entitled The Lobster.
Keep your peepers peeled for more Grolsch Film Works updates next week. Go to grolschfilmworks.com to see what’s happening right now.