Sunday, 29 August 2010

World Premiere of 13HRS

What a great time I had yesterday at the World Premiere of the horror movie, 13 Hrs, by the same production company that brought you Dog Soldiers.

The movie was directed by Jonathan Glendening, and stars Isabella Calthorpe, Gemma Atkinson, Tom Felton, Peter Gadiot, Simon MacCorkindale, Gabriel Thomson, Joshua Bowman and Antony De Liseo.

Jonathan Glendening, Gemma Atkinson, Antony De Liseo and Isabella Calthorpe

Jonathan Glendening

Gemma Atkinson

Antony De Liseo

Isabella Calthorpe

Here's a video of Jonathan Glendening, Isabella Calthorpe, Gemma Atkinson and Antony De Liseo doing non-stop media interviews after the showing of 13HRS at its World Premiere. Here's what you can just about hear Jonathan saying: "... Peter Gadiot .... my car battery light, and he's just going insane in his mind and it's just this one short .... that's my favourite bit! it's nothing much but .... he's so strange and 'out there' ....really really like it.

I really enjoyed 13 Hrs! I was as tense as hell as soon as it started getting spooky and 100% absorbed. To think the whole thing was shot in only 18 days! The acting was great, and really amazing editing and score.

I've been thinking through the ending a lot today - I like movies that make you think. You know you've seen a good movie if you find yourself still thinking about it the next day!

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Monday, 16 August 2010

Saint Hill International Arts Festival 2010

Liz Ostermann, L. Ron Hubbard Foundation; Robin Hogarth, Grammy-winning musician; Cllr Stephen Barnett, East Grinstead Town Mayor and Sheila Gaiman, Executive Producer, Saint Hill International Arts Festival (photo by Hy Money)

A Medley of music for international festival

Excerpted from The East Grinstead Courier & Observer, 12 August 2010

This year’s Saint Hill International Arts Festival opened with a musical line-up on Sunday 8 August 2010.

The festival, now in its 19th year, has attracted participants from all over the world and Liz Ostermann from the L. Ron Hubbard Foundation welcomed the 300 guests to Saint Hill Manor at the weekend.

Robin Hogarth, Grammy-winning musician (photo by Hy Money)

The president of the festival, Robin Hogarth, himself a Grammy-winning musician, spoke of the inspiration that the festival has sparked in artists over the 19 years.

Following the customary ribbon cutting by town mayor, Cllr Stephen Barnett, the traditional concert began.

Choirpower (photo by Hy Money)

One of the highlights of the evening was Choirpower who sang a medley of Get Happy, Bohemian Rhapsody and songs from Fiddler on the Roof - conducted by Marion Shuster and Sue Harvey accompanied on Piano.

There were also individual performances by Soprano Catherine Michel, Soprano Zita Tatrai, Mezzo-Soprano Katherine Rodd and Soprano Marion Shuster.

Other performers included a 17 year old violinist, Mike Perroud from Switzerland.

The Classical Concert Night was the first part of a week-long festival, which included a variety of workshops and master classes in song, drama, film and dance, open to participants of all ages.

For more information on the festival, call 01342 317 057.

Violinist, Mike Perroud (photos by Hy Money)

Soprano, Marion Shuster (photos by Hy Money)

Pianist, Gabriel Arnold (photo by Hy Money)

Mezzo-Soprano, Katherine Rodd (photo by Hy Money)

Choirpower, conducted by Marion Shuster, with Sue Harvey on piano (photos by Hy Money)

Sopranao, Catherine Michel (photo by Hy Money)

Soprano, Zita Tátrai (photos by Hy Money)

Cllr Stephen Barnett, East Grinstead Town Mayor (photos by Hy Money)

Sheila Gaiman, Executive Producer, Saint Hill International Arts Festival (photo by Hy Money)

Liz Ostermann, L. Ron Hubbard Foundation (photos by Hy Money)

Compere, Michael Kennard (photo by Hy Money)

A selection of photos and videos from the week-long Festival

Mike Perroud, Robin Hogarth and David Dempster (photo by Hy Money)

Suzie Mahony and Francesa Cowin

Chiara assisting magician Stan Gerson

Barbara Lanik and Robert Hodkin perform Spamalot's "A Song That Goes Like This"

Barbara Lanik sings Spamalot's "A Diva's Lament - Whatever Happened to my Part?"

"A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists."