The official poster is taken from Jean-Luc Godard’s Pierrot Le Fou (1965), it features Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina kissing. As per the festivals official statement, the poster itself was inspired by and also paid tribute to the work of the French photographer Georges Pierre (1927 -2003), who worked on films by Jacques Rivette, Alain Resnais and Louis Malle, Godard as well as many others. Georges also founded the Association des Photographes de Films, with the intention of defending the interests of cinema photographers. The Poster was designed by graphic designer Flore Maquin, who is inspired by pop culture, the illustrator blends drawing, painting and digital art in a vibrant and colourful world.
We at Templeheart are in agreement, the poster is a work of art.
The festival opened with Asghar Farhadi’s psychological thriller Everybody knows, starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Ricardo Darin, as well as competing in the Main Competition section. It is only the second Spanish-language film ever to open Cannes, following Pedro Almodovar’s Bad Education at the 2004 festival.
This year’s festival sees Edouard Baer as Master of Ceremonies. Cate Blanchett as President of the Jury for the main competition, and she’s joined by Kristen Stewart, Ava DuVernay, Lea Seydoux and Denis Villeneuve, among others.
Peyton Wich, who recently shot Templeheart Films new supernatural thriller Quail Hollow in Louisiana, has won himself a role in the much-anticipated movie sequel from Sony and if the cast announced already is anything to go by, we are on for another Goosebumps hit.
Goosebumps: Slappy Holloween will also star Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Ken Jeong (Hangover), Chris Parnell (Anchorman), Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Ben O’Brien (Manchester by the Sea), Caleel Harris (Castle Rock), and Jeremy Ray Taylor (IT).
The synopsis and details surrounding the plot have yet to be announced but is currently set to be released on October 12th 2018 in America by Columbia Pictures.
The film was originally titled Goosebumps HorrorLand, but many sources since have stated that it was retitled to Goosebumps: Slappy’s Revenge. However, Instagram posts by the film’s director, suggest that the film will be called Goosebumps: Slappy Halloween.
In Quail Hollow, Peyton Wich plays troubled teenager Charlie, on the run from powerful dark forces. The movie marks another exciting collaboration between Templeheart Films and EnMar Productions
The Film revolves around the unusual experiences of two everyday 12 year-olds as they use their first mobile smart phones. The two lead child actors, who play the characters Molly and Dylan, are portrayed by Adele Congreve and Arran Kemp. The future looks bright for both these new talents and we’re excited to be a part of their journey as Future TX sees both Adele and Arran in their first leading feature film role. The Easter weekend filming also included Laurent Lucas a UK-based French actor who plays the role of Mobility Scooter Man is a middle-aged Frenchman who’s disgruntled about life, from stale English cuisine right through to Brexit, and anything else he cares to complain about. He doesn’t like anything getting in the way of his set routine (where he wheels to the shop on his beloved mobility scooter). So he’s definitely not happy about disruptive kids, noisy drones, and things falling behind schedule - zut alors!
Future TX has the dynamic director and writer duo who both specialize in children’s entertainment, Danny Stack (writer and director) and Tim Clague (BAFTA nominated writer and winner of the Jerwood Writing Prize). Their first feature film ‘Who Killed Nelson Nutmeg’ was released in 2015.
Future TX is expected to kick off the main body of shooting through this summer and is slated for release in 2019l
‘Being Keegan’ is directed by Stephanie Zari, produced by Jennifer Monks and co-produced by Monika Kasprzak. Written by the award-winning playwright Jilly Gardiner, based on one of her plays, the story is about nostalgia, guilt and coming to terms with the past. The inspiration came from the writer’s childhood and growing up in Liverpool in the 70’s, which saw the rise of the first celebrity footballers and nobody was bigger than Kevin Keegan.
The movie centres on ‘Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’, which the protagonist, played by Stephen Graham, endures 25 years on from a childhood event.
Growing up in Liverpool Football Club’s 1970’s heyday, 10-year-old Jay and his best friend Sean spend their days playing football in the backstreets of marginalised Liverpool, gripped by the rise of celebrity footballer Kevin Keegan. When tragedy strikes, it changes their lives forever. We follow Jay’s journey as he returns home after 25 years and explore the ramifications of childhood trauma into adulthood.
The film stars Liverpool’s very own BAFTA nominated actor, Stephen Graham. With the passion, the actor has for his home City and to get important stories out there, he was excited to be a part of the film. After filming Stephen felt the film would do well and he was right.
“working with Director Stephanie Zari was a great experience. She had a distinct and deep connection to the material but also enabled me to feed into the character. She knew exactly how to create those moments of magical realism that make the film unique.”
The film also stars Ryan Barr as young Sean and Adam Perryman as young Jay and Kieron Bimpson as Teen Jay.
Film Festivals Official Selection
BCN Sports Film 2018
Liverpool Indie Flicks
Manchester Lift-Off Global Network Festival
Shorts on Tap
Awards / Accolades
TMFF – Winner – Audience Ward, Best Actor (Stephen Graham), Best Editor (Marco Buffatt), Best Score (Stephen Gallagher).
TMFF – Nomination – Best Cinematography (Brian Strange)
Following the departure of Sam Mendes (Skyfall and Spectre), rumours have circulated for some time that Boyle is top of the list compiled by the producers to direct. The British filmmaker, known for Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, The Beach and 127 Hours, would be an interesting choice for Bond 25 having already worked with Daniel Craig before on the finest Olympic opening ceremony in history back in 2012. Featuring 007 meeting the Queen and appearing to skydive into the stadium with her, it's unlikely we'll see an Olympic opening ceremony top that.
Danny Boyle has said the James Bond film will be inspired by Time’s Up movement and will be written in the “modern world”.
“You write in real time. You acknowledge the legacy of the world of Bond and you write in the world – but you also write in the modern world as well.”
No official comments have been made by Eon as of yet, although with this news already hitting the tabloids it’s only a matter of time.
Filming is due to commence at the end of this year with a release date of November 8th 2019.