UpandComers have posted the first trailer for Bonnie Wright and Freddie Stroma’s upcoming film, The Philosophers. The film has no set release date but as soon as one is announced we will be posting it. A synopsis of the film is as follows:
At an international school in Jakarta, a brilliant but mysterious philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to undertake one final thought experiment in order to complete the requirements for graduation. The experiment is to be the most extreme they have ever had to face. Using the power of logic alone, the students must choose which of them would be worthy of a place in an underground shelter built to withstand a fast-approaching nuclear apocalypse. The shelter only has space for ten people, which means certain death for those that are not chosen.
The real-life world of the classroom dramatically segues into the imaginary yet all too real world of the nuclear bunker and the approaching atomic catastrophe. Forced to make impossible decisions, the twenty young students enter an explosive and highly stylised world in which the survival instinct reigns supreme. Murder, deceit, sex and betrayal become the norm as the students strive to survive the impossible scenario. In doing so, they take the audience on an exhilarating journey across multiple realities, each one ever more intense than the last.
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She told Sky News (full article): “When I arrived in Senegal it was hard to see that this was a country where thousands of people are suffering from extreme hunger. Where you may expect the landscape to be dry and dusty, in fact everywhere was green and lush. I quickly learnt however that this green was hiding the reality, a deep-seated hunger that was so present in the lives of the families I spoke to. [...] What’s even louder sometimes than money is people’s voices and by pushing your own government to put this into their agenda it’s almost more powerful, it’s much more global with the effect it can have.”
Via The Independent (full article): “This was the first trip I had ever done of this kind” she said. “We arrived at the health centre first – five doctors to look after 200,000 patients. It was quite overwhelming, as I saw people really far down the stages of malnutrition. [...] One mother, Dieynasa Ba, 35, had six children. She told me plain facts: her family had cut their meals down from three to one a day. Only one of her children was left at school and he has to cycle three hours there and back on just one meal a day. He comes back exhausted, but has to do the same all over again the next day.
“The mothers all knew what would help their children break out of poverty: education. They see it as the only way to empower their children and help them find work that is more stable than farming in the village. All the people I spoke to were so incredibly dignified, upbeat and hopeful. One woman, Fatima Diallo, 20, with five children, was receiving Oxfam’s cash transfers of about $80 to last a few months. She had no other form of income and said she split it three ways: one part for food, one for health and for education. It has provided stability for her family.
“It put so much into perspective. The people I met never complained and showed so much solidarity. If, as a nation, we spoke louder to help these people, the Government would understand the responsibility they have. They would realise this is what Britain wants. It is about highlighting the situation, and talking about it across different platforms – especially in my generation. It’s about saying we don’t just care for ourselves, but also about people thousands of miles away. If you can’t give your money, you can give your voice.”
Oxfam also released a video showing Bonnie Wright in Senegal with many of the people suffering because of the crisis.
Bonnie Wright has created a second twitter in addition to her Live Below the Line account, @bonniewrightLBL. This general Twitter, @thisisbwright, was confirmed by Bonnie’s reps to SnitchSeeker earlier today.
She also tweeted letting everyone know she is in New England to film her newest movie:
? A bizarre day state hopping between New Hampshire and Vermont in my dodge van for new film Shakespeares Daughter, ultimate new englander!
Shakespeare’s Daughter, by Elemental Cinema, is about Eugen Devlin, a once famous, and now reclusive poet searches through his past looking for redemption and peace’ The film will be released sometime in 2013, it is not known if it will only air in film festivals or if it will be distributed to movie theatres. More news will be posted as it develops!
Bonnie Wright has started her own production company, BonBonLumiere, after finishing her degree in Film & Television at the London College of Communication. BonBonLumiere has already completed one short film and has plans to make more throughout the year! The production company also has a tumblr account, which you can view here.
Bonnie is showing her short film, Separate We Come, Separate We Go, starring fellow Harry Potter actor David Thewlis, at this year’s Cannes Cannes Short Film Corner at Cannes Festival. A synopsis of the film is as follows:
Separate We Come, Separate We Go is the story of a 10-year-old girl, Thea who escapes her bleak domestic life to find sanctuary in the surreal desert landscape of Dungeness. Roaming around the barren skeletons of boats and abandoned fishing huts, she is increasingly aware of her loneliness and vulnerability. Seemingly out of nowhere a man (David Thewlis) appears; she is so intrigued by him she defies all lessons taught about strangers and approaches him. As they walk and talk she discovers he is a widower and has lost his son; she realises she is not alone in experiencing loss. He notices her sadness and unusual maturity and decides to help lift her out of her melancholy. Through the metaphor of the freedom of flying birds, he shows her that life does have exciting possibilities.
This redemptive story shows that in life you should not allow fear to limit your horizons.
Today we have our video footage from the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter Grand Opening which was held at the studio s on March 31st! We caught up with Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, Harry Melling, Evanna Lynch, David Barron, David Yates, David Heyman, David Bradley, and Nick Moran. I apologize for the sound, it was very windy so sometimes the sound cuts out. You can also view our photos from the even in the gallery.
Make sure to visit wbstudiotour.co.uk today to book your visit to the studios! Prices range from £21 for a child to £28 for an adult for the basic package and £30.95 (child to £39.95 (adult) for the complete package which includes the souvenir guidebook and digital guide.
Since we will not have our actual photos and videos up for a few days I thought I would let everyone know what is coming from the Grand Opening of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. Myself, Feltbeats and Harry Potters Page worked together to get photos and interviews with the stars.
We interviewed Tom Felton, Rupert Grint, Bonnie Wright, Harry Melling, Nick Moran, David Bradley, Nick Dudman, Mike Newell, Director David Yates, and Producers David Heyman, and David Barron. We also have footage of Alfonso Cuaron, Evanna Lynch, George Harris and a few others. In addition to interviews we also spotted David Thewlis, Natalia Tena, Warwick Davis, Alfie Enoch, Helen McCrory, Chris Rankin.
Just as a teaser we asked Harry Melling (Dudley) what it was like moving from playing a muggle in Harry Potter to a wizard in the last series of Merlin!
Photos and video will be up as soon as possible when I get home! We will also have a video from the press conference held last Thursday when WB sends it over! So make sure to stay tuned!