FBF FILM PRIZE WINNER – A MOST WANTED MAN

The Frankfurt Book Fair Film Prize for Best International Literary Adaptation has been awarded to the film A MOST WANTED MAN written by Andrew Bovell. Accepted by Director Anton Corbijn, the award celebrates the world’s greatest translations from page to screen. Based on John le Carré’s spy novel of the same name, A MOST WANTED MAN has enjoyed an ecstatic reception from audiences and critics alike since its premiere earlier this year.

 

Read more HERE. 

 

KILL ME THREE TIMES – WOWS TORONTO CROWD

The reviews are in for Kriv Stenders latest feature KILL ME THREE TIMES -

“Pure genre fun
executed with precision and glee” 
Andy Howell, Ain’t It Cool News
www.aintitcool.com/node/68690

“Simon Pegg has great fun playing slimy in
A chess game with bullets”
Drew McWeeny, Hit Fix
www.hitfix.com/motion-captured/review-simon-pegg-has-great-fun-playing-slimy-in-aussie-thriller-kill-me-three-times

“A brutal and twisted potboiler
full of bloodbaths, double-crosses and
Vicious fun”
Steve Pond, The Wrap
http://www.thewrap.com/simon-pegg-does-double-duty-in-toronto-as-a-hitman-and-a-psychiatrist/

“A breezy, crowd-pleasing ride”
Stephen Saito, The Moveable Feast
moveablefest.com/moveable_fest/2014/09/kill-me-three-times.html

“Roars of gunfire
were all but drowned out by
Roars of laughter”
Chris Knight, National Post
http://arts.nationalpost.com/2014/09/09/tiff-gets-heavy-with-1001-grams-the-story-of-a-literal-kilo-and-hector-and-the-search-for-happiness/

Whilst in Toronto Kriv sat down with cast members Luke Hemsworth and Teresa Palmer to chat with Variety about making the film. 

Watch the clip HERE 

PRAISE FLOWS FOR DESIGNER DAN POTRA

THE PERFECT AMERICAN is now playing as part of the Brisbane Festival after a season in Teatro Real Madrid and London Coliseum, quickly attracting praise for its bold and effective design by Dan Potra. 

“the production itself – recreated by its original team, including director Phelim McDermott and Australian-based designer Dan Potra – that is the real star” – Sydney Morning Herald 4/5 stars

“Dan Potra’s design dazzles with a little Disney-like magic of his own. In two days in the River City I took in his smart stage machine of camera rigs and screen projections at the Concert Hall and, on a different scale entirely, his exquisite space for Lally Katz’s reimagined A Doll’s House across town at La Boite. He is a talent that deserves more recognition in Australia.” – Daily Review 4/5 stars

“Director Phelim McDermott and designer Dan Potra have triumphantly executed their epic vision.” – Brisbane Times 4/5 Stars

“Australian Dan Potra’s extraordinary set featuring revolving scrims, cameras, squiggly animations and one spectacular set change after another” -The Australian

Read more about Dans love of design and Disney in this profile piece by The Guardian. 

DAN POTRA REDEFINES A DOLLS HOUSE

Ibsen’s classic has truly been turned on its head for latest adaptation of A DOLLS HOUSE. Dan Potra has already received rave reviews for his extravagant and striking set and costume design.

“Why is this adaptation so successful?…Dan Potra the play’s legendary designer, probably deserves a fair share of the credit” – Limelight Magazine

“It’s a wonderful thing to look at, though, on Dan Potra’s elaborate set based on a revolve, with scrim behind and netting above, and fabulous Dickensian costuming” – The Australian

Showing now as part of Brisbane Festival, click HERE to purchase tickets.

 

THE KING & I HITS SYDNEY

After a glittering opening night last night, the cast took their bows in front of a standing ovation. One of the most spectacular elements of the production was Brian Thomson’s scenic design – drawing the captivated audience in to the world of a lavish palace, transitioning seamlessly from setting to setting, each set piece more beautiful and intricate than the last.

“Sets, costumes and the palette deployed in their creation are magnificent. The stage is layered with panels, diaphanous curtains and an ostentatious throne.” – 4/5 Stars Daily Review

Playing now at the Opera House – click HERE to purchase tickets.

KILL ME THREE TIMES – AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Aussies will have the chance to see this “darkly comic thriller” as it makes it way down under after an ecstatic reception at the Toronto Film Festival. Director Kriv Stender’s latest project, KILL ME THREE TIMES will be screening for one evening only in Geelong this Sunday, as part of the Melbourne International Film Premiere Showcase.

The lucky audience will be some of the first in Australia to view the film after it sold-out screenings in Toronto.

You can purchase tickets online HERE – but get in quick!