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The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Role:unknown Release date: 2018 Plot: An American movie star finds his correspondence with an 11-year-old actor exposed, prompting assumptions that begin to destroy his life and career.
Entebbe Role:unknown Release date: 2017 Plot: Four hijackers take over an airplane, take the passengers hostage, and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda in 1976 in an effort to free of dozens of Palestinian terrorists jailed in Israel.
The Grizzlies Role: Russ Sheppard Release date: 2017 Plot: Tells the true story of high school teacher Russ Sheppard, who arrived in a struggling Arctic community ravaged by alcoholism, abuse and the highest suicide rate in North America, and started a lacrosse league. The sports league galvanized the town and sparked a change in the kids who transformed their lives for the better.
The Journey is the Destination Role:Dan Eldon Release date: 2016 (TIFF) Plot: Director Bronwen Hughes and screenwriter Jan Sardi recreate the inspiring life story of the late photojournalist, artist and activist Dan Eldon, who documented the struggle, heartbreak and hope of a war-torn and famine-ridden region of Africa.
The Manchester Film Festival which is powered by Metrolink, have announced the full line-up of the 2017 official selection. This year’s three main strands are Rising Stars, Be Who You Are Say What You Feel and Maniff’s annual Women In Film.
New to 2017 the Rising Stars strand will showcase emerging talent from behind and in front of the independent camera with closing night film Katie Says Goodbye starring Olivia Cooke spearheading a line-up of films that include UK premieres The Journey Is The Destination starring Ben Schnetzer, Creedmoria starring Steff Dawson, Cardboard Gangsters starring John Connors, When The Sun Shines starring Elias Monk and a string of films from first time filmmakers that include U.S feature Joesphine Doe by Ryan Michael, U.K micro budget feature Across The River by Warren Malone and first time director Joshua Locy’s Hunter Gatherer, starring Andre Royo.
The Journey is the Destination – UK Premiere
DIRECTED BY BRONWEN HUGHES
Women In Film and Rising Star
UK Starring – Ben Schnetzer (The Book Thief, Warcraft, Pride), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Kick-Ass 2, Never Let me go), Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow, Swallows and Amazons), Maria Bello (Prisoners, A History of Violence). Runtime – 108 minutes English Language
From acclaimed director / writer Bronwen Hughes (Stander, Forces of Nature) comes a true story of relentless passion; the story of the life of Dan Eldon, photographer, creative, artist, and activist. Choosing to forgo traditional studies – and a calmer life in London – Dan Eldon chases his calling to be an activist and photojournalist, risking his life to find the simple truths and joy of humanity as he documents a war-torn, famine-rife Africa.
Crafting a visually dazzling film from Eldon’s incredible journals Hughes brings forth the emotional heartache of one mans pursuit of what he believes is his right path. Uplifting and emotionally powerful The Journey Is The Destination is a film about living life and making a difference in this world.
The eclectic mix will be showcased over the four-day weekend 2nd – 5th March at the Odeon Printworks Manchester where the festival will take over the top floor of the multiplex cinema as the festival hub to create a vibrant and personal festival atmosphere for filmmakers and film lovers alike. Timothy Spall, Karen Allen and Stef Dawson are among several confirmed guests for Friday 3rd March and full details of further special guests at the festival, performances and events at Saul Art Gallery, Manchester Chambers Of Commerce and repeat screenings at AMC Manchester will be released in the coming weeks, prior to Manchester Film Festival.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its upcoming 32nd edition, including its international gala event and opening and closing films.
Running from Feb. 1-11, the festival will open with the world premiere of the documentary “Charged,” and will close on a period note with Lone Scherfig’s comedy-drama “Their Finest,” which stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy.
This year’s festival will offer a wide array of films from over 50 countries, and will feature 51 world premieres and 64 US premieres, along with tributes to the year’s top talent, and panel discussions.
47 U.S. PREMIERE FEATURE FILMS
The Journey is the Destination, UK/South Africa/Canada
Directed by Bronwen Hughes
Cast: Ben Schnetzer, Maria Bello, Ella Purnell, Kelly Macdonald, Sam Hazeldine
This is an inspiring recreation of the life of the late Dan Eldon, a photojournalist, artist, and
activist who documented the violence and famine in Somalia and the end of apartheid in South
Before the world premiere of her new film Journey is the Destination, Canadian filmmaker Bronwen Hughes talked to the Seventh Row about why the film is a passion project, how she mimicked Dan Eldon’s journals in the film’s visual style, and Ben Schnetzer.
7R: Because the film is really centered around this one character, what was your process for collaborating with the lead, Ben Schnetzer, and directing him?
BH: I think that the universe made us wait to start the movie until I found Ben Schnetzer. When I met Ben, he’s not famous — he’s still not famous, although I think he’s about to be. Dan was an incredibly charming, incredibly good looking, charismatic real life person. So I needed that plus the ability to act and carry the entire weight of the movie on his shoulders. We needed a real actor’s actor with that much charm, wit, and lightness. Without that, we have no movie.
I met Ben, and he looked nothing like Dan during his audition. He’d come from doing other roles and playing an Irish guy and playing a Polish refugee. But when I turned the camera on, he transformed into Dan Eldon with his chameleon-like abilities, his perfection with accents, and this untamable charm. You can’t direct that out of somebody. They just have to have it. The biggest part is to pick the right person in the first place, and Ben is the right person. We didn’t really have the movie until we had him.
EXCLUSIVE: Screening today at the Toronto International Film Festival is Bronwen Hughes’ The Journey Is the Destination from Voltage which is based on the first of three journals by English- photojournalist African activist Dan Eldon who was stoned to death with three of his colleagues by an angry mob in Mogadishu. Raised in Nairobi, by the time he was a teenager, Eldon was organizing a daredevil supply run to Mozambican refugees. Eldon opted to skip high school to cover such events as the end of apartheid in South Africa and the violence and famine in Somalia. This sequence from The Journey is the Destination is a turning point int he film. Eldon has brought together a group of friends from all over the world to form S.T.A. — Student Transport Aid. They have raised money, and traveled across five countries to hand-deliver the much-needed aid to the refugee camps of Mozambique. It’s been a life-changing experience for all of them, but as they head home, Dan realizes this represents a beginning, not an end. From here, Eldon’s journey to change the world truly begins.