Thursday, 17 October 2019

[NEWS] I Am Duran Documentary Finally Arrives

Dazzler Media have announced the release later this month, of Mat Hodgson's acclaimed epic documentary about the life of one of boxing's greatest in-ring warriors, Roberto Duran. 'I Am Duran' features interviews with fighters and movie stars as well as the man himself, a four-time World Champion and one man wrecking-ball who took on the world, transcended his sport and helped inspire his home country of Panama to rise up against its CIA funded dictator to achieve independence. Born in Panama in 1951 Roberto Duran fought his way to sport stardom from as young as eight years old living in the slums of El Chorrillo in the district of La Casa de Piedra ('The House of Stone'). 

Monday, 7 October 2019

Shanghai Cinema Comes to Liverpool

The 20th anniversary celebration recognising the twin status of the cities of Liverpool and Shanghai marks the launch of Shanghai Film Week's first film festival event. The city of Shanghai in partnership with Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Hope University and the UK-China Film Collaboration Project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, are hosting a unique and engaging film week in Liverpool from the 14th October and will run over four days. 

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Cine Asia Double Bill Hits UK Cinema Screens

One of the leading distributor of Chinese films Cine Asia has announced the release of two epic films in UK cinemas this October. Directed by two of China's most renowned directors. 'The Captain' and 'The Climbers' are films based on true events depicting stories of bravery and resolve in the face of adversity whether it's flying 30,000 feet in the sky or scaling the highest mountain tops. 

Andrew Lau, director of the 'Infernal Affairs' trilogy helms the story of Captain Liu ChuanJian who piloted flight 3U8633 en route to the Tibetan capital city Lhasa, to safety after the windshield was blown off at 10,000 metres. The accident occurred eighty minutes after take off, over the south west city of Chengdu, leaving the co-pilot partially sucked out of the window, and injuries sustained by some of the flight attendants. Hanyu Zhang ('Operation Mekong', 'The Great Wall' and 'Wolf Warrior 2') stars as the Captain who defied the odds to carry out what has been hailed as one of the most miraculous emergency landings in Chinese aviation history. Suspense filled and action packed, 'The Captain' is a tale courage, resourcefulness and grace under pressure.

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Minibots Follow Their Co-Production Dream to China

London based Evolutionary Films, a leading award winning film production and sales company are heading to China next month for talks with to secure a production for their first animated feature film. The team are looking to finalise an agreement to bring their 3D CGI animated project 'Minibots' to the screen next year. So get ready as the Minibots say, to "Follow your dream. Discover your function!".

Thursday, 11 July 2019

About Cine Bijou

What are independent films? Simply put they are the ones created outside the main studio system. They standout in their content and style and the way in which a filmmakers' personal artistic vision is realised, and usually made on much lower budgets.
Independent films usually only get a limited release in art house theatres, drive-ins, and  Bijou cinemas,. An independent film however finds its audience at local, national, or international film festivals before distribution, and whilst the main studios will have you believe their films top the charts in ratings and reviews independent films perform far better. With the right marketing and distribution can rival any major film.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Interview - Fighting Talk with Chris Chung

Interview - In Conversation with Soo Cole

Review - Titanic II

Writer/Director; Shane Van Dyke
Starring; Bruce Davison, Shane Van Dyke, Marie Westbrook, D.C Douglas
Time: 1h 30 mins

No doubt living rooms the world over echoed with waves of groans and laughter at the news that  'The Asylum' infamous for their low budget, highly creative projects  actually produced 'Titanic II' .The idea of a sequel (although Asylum have not marketed it as such) to James Cameron’s big budget effects-laden story of the ill-fated liner must have seemed like just another one of many fan made trailers purporting a sequel of sorts. However the joke became very real when the Syfy channel announced its television premier in 2010. Let's face it only the inmates at 'The Asylum' would attempt such a feat. So was this modern day reliving of one of history's infamous maritime tragedies a grand voyage or did it sink just like its namesake?

Meeting Mike Fury - Interview with Author and PR Warrior

Getting into The Fighting Spirit - Highlights from the 2017 Fighting Spirit Film Festival

Thursday, 2 May 2019

Interview - Lifting the Travel Ban with Samy Chouia

Tackling the Travel Ban -
Writer/Director Samy Chouia
 Can laughter Trump hate? A troupe of Middle Eastern/American comedians and film makers think it can, and in the battle for America's heart and soul blackened by President Donald Trump's anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant rhetoric, they're willing to give it a go. That is the central premise of film maker Samy Chouia's documentary 'Travel Ban; Make America Laugh Again'. Produced by Kevin Derek ('The Real Miyagi') it follows the journey of Palestinian/American comedian Aron Kader who following Trump's implementation of his "Travel Ban" put together a troupe of American/Middle Eastern comedians for a comedy special to tackle the rising hate against Muslims and immigrants in America.

Monday, 28 January 2019

[Film Review] - Fauve

Big things truly do come in small packages and with his first foray into short film, Canadian writer/director Jeremy Comte has already made a big impact on the film festival circuit garnering over 65 noteworthy nods. Sights have been set however for the ultimate movie accolade for any aspiring film maker, the OSCAR and Comte has his eye on this prize as "Fauve" is in contention for the Best Short film.