Swiss Army Man is one of the films lined up for viewing at this year’s big film festival. Here is a short synopsis from Indiewire. Written by Eric Kohn.
This U.S. competition entry stars Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe in a drama featuring a man who finds a dead body in the wilderness and forms a strange bond with it. With name actors and the seemingly familiar formula of the survivalist drama, this one might sound familiar. But there’s more going on here. Writer-directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan make their feature-length debut here, but have steadily developed a following in the music video world for several years. Their 2010 video for The Hundred and The Hands infamously features vomiting fireworks and other disorienting developments in one girl’s depraved night; their short film, “Interesting Ball,” focuses on the unlikely exploits of a bouncing red ball that spends the day at the beach.
In essence, they’ve already crafted a brand as unorthodox storytellers, and “Swiss Army Man” is poised to continue that trend. Sales agents are reportedly keeping the film on wraps while generating buzz, but Cooper described the filmmakers as “visionaries who take no prisoners,” adding that “it’s a really wild film that I hope creates both confusion and excitement.” —EK
Here is an official picture from the film that has been released featuring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe.
It was a sad day on Thursday, we lost the great actor Alan Rickman to Cancer. Many of the Harry Potter actors wrote tributes to him and here is Dan’s from his Google+ account.
Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. He is also, one of the loyalest and most supportive people I’ve ever met in the film industry. He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter. I’m pretty sure he came and saw everything I ever did on stage both in London and New York. He didn’t have to do that. I know other people who’ve been friends with him for much much longer than I have and they all say “if you call Alan, it doesn’t matter where in the world he is or how busy he is with what he’s doing, he’ll get back to you within a day”.
People create perceptions of actors based on the parts they played so it might surprise some people to learn that contrary to some of the sterner(or downright scary) characters he played, Alan was extremely kind, generous, self-deprecating and funny. And certain things obviously became even funnier when delivered in his unmistakable double-bass.
As an actor he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child. Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career. Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man.
Posted on November 28th, 2015 with Comments Off on NME Magazine interview and shoot
Dan is featured in this weeks NME magazine on the front cover and there is a new interview inside. There is also some lovely new photos of Dan taken by Dean Chalkley.
Here is an excerpt below:
Radcliffe is handsome but in quite a normal way – he has what your mum might call “a nice face” – which means he’s not obvious leading man material, and at around 5’5”, he’s a bit small to be an action star (though that never stopped Tom Cruise). Today, dressed all in black and with his hair sharply cropped as a souvenir from a recently completed role in Imperium, playing an FBI agent posing as a neo-Nazi, he should look intimidating. Yet he’s so effusively cheerful that he just looks… tidy. He’s 26 now, but clean-shaven, he could pass for much younger. He’s got a character actor’s face, which means he can do those strange lead roles your more traditional leading man couldn’t.
“I had a huge amount to prove [after Potter],” continues Radcliffe. “Proving that you can be a young actor and not be a complete fucking disaster when you grow up. That is the – quite unfair I think – image that people have of young actors. There are a huge number of child actors who grow up fine. Always with my career in film, I saw Potter as an amazing beginning to it. I’m sure I’ll never hit that kind of commercial peak again but very, very few people will.” Read more
Posted on November 26th, 2015 with Comments Off on The Graham Norton Show
Make sure to check out The Graham Norton Show tomorrow night as Daniel makes an appearance with his co-star James McAvoy on the popular chat show. It airs on Friday 27th November at 10:35pm GMT, BBC 1. After the show airs it will be available to watch on the BBC iplayer. Other guests include Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Depp.
THE GAMECHANGERS Dan as Sam Houser.
Genre: Drama | Film
Status: Completed and aired.
A 90 minute BBC film exploring the beginnings of the huge game franchise Grand Theft Auto.
VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN Dan as Igor.
Genre: Drama/Horror | Film
Status: In cinemas now.
Told from Igor's perspective, we see the troubled young assistant's dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Viktor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man – and the legend – we know today.
NOW YOU SEE ME: THE SECOND ACT Dan as Walter.
Genre: Drama | Film
Status: Post-production. Released 10th June 2016.
One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public's adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.
SWISS ARMY MAN Dan as Cliff.
Genre: Drama | Film
Status: Post-production. Released 2016.
A man in the wilderness befriends an unlikely counterpart.
IMPERIUM Dan as Nate Foster.
Genre: Drama/Thriller | Film
Status: Filming. Released 2016.
An FBI agent goes under cover to disrupt a local terrorist group's effort to make a dirty bomb. Based on a true story.
2016: Young Americans 201?: Gold 201?: Tokyo Vice 201?: Brooklyn Bridge 201?: You Shall Know Our Velocity
OFFICIAL GOOGLE+ ACCOUNT
Dan only uses one social media platform to communicate with his fans and that is through Google+.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children provides respite care, short breaks, symptom control and end of life care for children and young people with life limited and life threatening conditions including those having treatment for cancer.
Get Connected is the free helpline for these young people, who know they need help but don't know where to find it.
PHOTO OF THE MOMENT
Photo taken from the Spanish issue of Icon Magazine, October, 2015.
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