"The salty sea air and characteristic peat infuse aging casks there with a signature brininess and smokiness — and fierce sense of origin. Large-scale distilleries have inhabited the small Hebridean island since 1779, when Bowmore settled in; a new one called Gartbreck is set to open there this spring. And this year Laphroaig, arguably the smokiest of the distilleries on Islay, celebrates its 200th anniversary." - T-Magazine
On September 26th, 2015 Madina's Dream celebrates its European Premiere at the Bergen International Film Festival in Norway.
Madina's Dream celebrates its world premiere at SXSW Film Festival. "An inherently crushing subject, this humanitarian crisis, magnified even since this filming, is presented with such care and curiosity that, although heart-wrenching, Madina’s Dream isn't depressing. The film is lovely, actually." - The Austin Chronicle Check out the full review in the Austin Chronicle here.
"Berends' film follows the inhabitants of the Nuba Mountains, who are under a constant barrage of attacks from the Sudanese government (the instruments of war are so commonplace, that the children even mold toy models of RPGs and machine gun-mounted tanks out of clay). This unflinching look at a war-torn group of people focuses on Madina and her fervent dream to return home — if only a pair of ruby slippers could do some magic here." - IndieWire Check out the full interview with director Andrew Berends' here: www.indiewire.com
Congratulations to Baja's Secret Miracle for being awarded multiple times at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Summit. The short film won Best Foreign Language Film and received two Honorable Mentions in Conservation Innovation and Solutions & Educational NonBroadcast.
After winning the Audience Award at Viewster Online Film Festival, Baja's Secret Miracle donates $20,000 to Climate Reality Project, the environmental charity set up by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. Check out the news article in the Hollywood Reporter here.
"Feeling For | The Adorable Daughter of Hugo Guinness, and Her Bunnies Most know Hugo Guinness as the British artist whose whimsical drawings, paintings and linocut prints — of everything from inky florals to a playful pair of men’s undies — line the walls of John Derian’s dreamland-like shops in downtown Manhattan, not to mention some of the city’s best-appointed homes. But to his 12-year-old daughter Violet, he is simply dad." - T-Magazine More here: www.tmagazine.com
The Soccer-grannies are still throwing punches on the film fest circuit and just won the award for Best Documentary at the Taos Shortz Film Fest in New Mexico.
"Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson’s latest film, 'The Fate of the Furious,' opened in theaters April 14 and has grossed over $1 billion worldwide. Now, the actor is ready for his next big movie role. In a video he shot for GQ Magazine, for which he graces the cover of the June issue, the actor stars in imaginary sequels or some famous movie franchises, and the result is simply hilarious." - IndieWire Check out the full article at www.indiwire.com