The Stage to Screen Blogathon has come to an end, and I must say Rachel and I are so impressed with all of the wonderful posts and very grateful to all of you who took part! Here are the entries from over the three days…
Jon Wright ambitiously set out to make a family-friendly British sci-fi film with the technical quality of Transformers, yet with more heart and a low budget, and after bringing together an impressive cast including acting veterans Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson, the project fell into place perfectly to create Robot Overlords.
Inspired by her personal understanding of cerebral palsy, the disability that her own sister had suffered from, director Shonali Bose brought to life a beautiful and consistently heartfelt story of the confusion, joys and wonders of growing up, conflicting with the desire to fit in with her feature film directorial debut, Margarita, with a Straw.
At the age of 75, critically acclaimed playwright Israel Horovitz decided to translate one of his plays into a film, his only aspiration to make “the most beautiful film [he] possibly could”. With no film experience behind him, he took the chance in assembling an all-star cast and an incredibly talented crew, and it was not long before his directorial debut film, My Old Lady, came to fruition.
Villa Touma marks the directorial debut of Suha Arraf, and she brings to the screen an entertaining and somewhat surprising story of love, loss, regret and forgiveness set in Ramallah.