Rio Breaks – London Premiere

My homie from LA Justin Mitchell is coming to London for the premiere of his film Rio Breaks this Friday at The Empire, Leicester Square and I am so looking forward to seeing him and watching the film as it is all set in one of my favourite places: BRAZIL.


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Women Are Heroes

An emotive and moving trailer of the film ‘Women are Heroes’ by the infamous French photographer JR who in 2008 traveled to the corners of the world to capture in photo and film the strength, courage and dignity of women who live in areas of conflict. Sorry the first vid is in French, I read French but even if you don’t the imagery is powerful alone.

JR wanted to help women fulfill their need to tell their stories, with the life in their faces and the pain in their hearts.

(Warning: this clip is pretty hard hitting)

JR has been awarded the TED 2011 Prize for his fascinating, innovative photography projects.

The world’s streets and hills are his canvas.

I am in awe of his creativity and his selflessness – to this day he remains anonymous so as to ensure his subjects and their stories are the focus of the public.

Marketing Apprenticeships in the Live Arts!

If you live in Croydon, are aged 18-25 and love the arts, live music and want to gain invaluable work experience in the live arts marketing industry then I have the perfect opportunity for you!

Clocktower Arts are looking for 10 Founding Members to start up the Marketing Collective – a dynamic and vibrant team of young Croydonians from underrepresented groups who can help widen youth participation in the arts and want to learn about below-the-line marketing. The Marketing Collective will be working with the Clocktower Arts marketing team, a dedicated team of industry professionals.

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Calling Amateur Film Makers in Croydon!

Live or work in Croydon? Fancy yourself as an amateur film maker? Enter the I am Here film competition!

As part of the Are We Here? Festival taking place in Croydon this November,  the I am Here film competition provides YOU with the opportunity to showcase your film making talent by recording a short film on your mobile phone or camera about yourself, your surroundings and / or how you are influenced by them.

To enter the competition your edited film must be e-mailed to fq5dbycafypf@m.youtube.com with your Name and 4WD in the file title and it will then automatically be uploaded onto the Are We Here YouTube channel.

Winning films will be picked by a panel of Film, Media and Music industry professionals and be screened at the Croydon Clocktower in an ongoing exhibition.

Are We Here? is organised by Clocktower Arts and is a festival of film, music, theatre and art exploring notions of place and identity set against a backdrop of the massive programme of urban regeneration taking place in Croydon. There is a fantastic programme of live music throughout the month of November, please check out the Facebook page for full details.

The day I met Idris <3

This week I was invited to the London preview screening of The Losers, a comic-based film due for release at the end of May.

With a very hot cast (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Chris Evans, Columbus Short, and Óscar Jaenada), some steamy scenes and of course lots of action and a fair few LOL moments it was thoroughly enjoyable!

Definitely one for popcorn-loving action fiends. And you were reminded throughout the film that it is based on a comic – which isn’t at all a bad thing. It’s lots of light fun. I hope the similar release date for the A-Team movie doesn’t do too much damage.

Now I’m not one for crushes on celebs but meeting Idris Elba in person was definitely the highlight of the evening for me. *swoon*. He’s gorgeous even on crutches. He’d been due to attend the LA premiere but thanks to the ash cloud (and lucky for us!) he was grounded here in the UK along with the two writers – – who wore their suits they’d bought for the glitzy LA premiere!

Make sure you go check it out when it’s released on the 28th May. And shout out to my dear Bruce Wayne for the hook up! x

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SEE YOU ALL THERE!

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