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Talking With Shaun Benson of POPULAIRE

Hot off his newest film Populaire, Shaun Benson and I sat down to discuss his role in this French comedy about a speedy typist and her handsome boss. With a career that blossomed with Katherine Bigelow's K19, Benson has gone to on do a variety of high-profile and small-time film projects, participate in various theater productions, head his own photography business, and guest star in a host of television programs.

Discussing both his career and the film, Shaun and I talked the ups and downs of the business, typing, his co-stars, typecasting, his film dream-team, and Samurai’s.  If you haven't already, be sure to read our review and check out Populaire, in limited theaters this weekend.

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Director Lucy Mulloy Set Sail With "Una Noche"

Brimming with the vibrant energy of Havana's restless youth, the indie feature Una Noche follows a trio of characters full of hope and fraught with tension on one sweltering day of the sun-bleached capital.

Shot in Havana, Una Noche introduces three first-time actors -- Dariel Arrechaga (Raul), Anailín De La Rúa De La Torre (Lila) and Javier Núñez Florián (Elio) -- who spent over a year in training with director Lucy Mulloy.

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Talking with Matthias Hoene of "Cockneys Vs. Zombies"

With his film releasing in limited theaters and VOD this weekend, I had a chance to sit down with Matthias Hoene (pronounced: who-na) to talk about his zom-com Cockneys Vs. Zombies. Following a clan of bumbling Cockneys trying to be cons, Horne frames the zombie genre in the light of a first-time bank heist. For all their trouble robbing a bank, the real trouble lays outside as Terry, Andy and Katy are trapped by a horde of brain-gobbling zombies.

The synopsis, per Fandango, as is follows:
"Two Cockney siblings lead the residents of a quiet retirement community in a bloody war against the undead in this horror comedy from director Matthias Hoene. Andy (Harry Treadaway) and Terry (Rasmus Hardiker) were in the middle of robbing a bank to save the rest home where their grandfather lives when the zombie apocalypse struck East London. After arriving at the nursing home heavily armed and with cash in tow, the two brothers prepare to fight their way out with the assistance of some trigger-happy seniors. Michelle Ryan and Honor Blackman co-star."
Horne talked about what inspired him to make the film, the biggest hurdles and challenges he faced, his upcoming sci-fi project, and our cultural affinity for the supernatural.

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Talking With Kieran Darcy-Smith and Felicity Price of "Wish You Were Here"

Kieran Darcy-Smith and Felicity Price

Curled up in leather chairs by a sputtering fireplace, Kieran Darcy-Smith,Felicity Price and I had a chance to talk about their new film Wish You Were Here. Director/screenwriter, Kieran, and leading lady/screenwriter, Felicity, worked together to make a distinctly Australian film that is also universally human and, with each other's help, found great success.

With acting as divine as it is challenging and confident, unsettling directing from Darcy-Smith, Wish You Were Here has taut and introspective independent flair. For our full review of the film, click here or read on to learn more.

From Kieran talking about falling into a sewer on day one of the shoot to Felicity recounting her youthful experiences as a traveler, this husband and wife duo really highlight the truly collaborative nature of their work and serve as an inspiration for working couples in the film industry today.

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