Profile Picture for cast member Taika Waititi
Taika Waititi (born August 16, 1975), also known as Taika Cohen, is a New Zealand-born film director, writer, painter, comedian and actor named as one of Variety’s “ten new directors to watch” in 2007. His 2010 film Boy has done very well in New Zealand, eclipsing several records, and he was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2003 short film Two Cars, One Night. — Wikipedia
Combine ‘Give Us This Day’ with ‘Christ in Concrete’ – as they are the same film – preferably keeping ‘Christ in Concrete’ as the title.
Here’s a still for 14 Amazons
I think feminism still exists.
Corin Lisa Tucker (born November 9, 1972) is a singer and guitarist, best known for her work with rock band Sleater-Kinney. —Wikipedia
The still for The Conversation is great, but here’s a something a little different to change things up if y’all want
Janet Lee Weiss (born September 24, 1965) was the drummer of now defunct Sleater-Kinney and is currently a member of Quasi, Wild Flag, and the drummer for Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks. —Wikipedia
When I know other classes, I’ll talk about them.
Magdy Ahmad Ali graduated from Egypt’s High Cinema Institute in 1981 and assisted renowned directors such as Mohammed Khan, Khairy Bishara and Yousef Chahine. His debut feature Life my Passion (1996) won many awards at local and international festivals including the National Film Festival and Rotterdam Festival. His rich filmography includes The Kingdom of The Mountain, screened during Ramadan in 2010, Girls Secrets (2010), Fawzia’s Secret Recipe (2008), Joy Won’t be Postponed (documentary, 2004), and The Champion (1998). He also directed Freska (2005) for television. – Gulf Film Festival
Said Marzouq, Director, Egypt
Said Marzouk was born in 1940, and grew up in a poor family, where the burden of responsibility laid upon his shoulders as his father died when he was young. He was left to support his mother and his younger siblings. The hardships he endured at this time reflect greatly in his cinematic work, the anguish and suffering of his lead characters. Marzouk lived opposite a cinema as a child and this was his form of escape. He was truly inspired by seeing Demille’s Ten Commandments and realised his was calling was in cinema.
Said Marzouk never went to film school and developed his style and knowledge through himself and reading books. Before becoming a director he worked as an assistant for his friend, the young director Ibrahim Alhqnkira. Then immediately after he directed two short films. After that, he made the documentary film (the Enemies of Freedom, 1967) which was shown at the Leipzig film festival, and won the second prize at the festival. He went onto to make feature films with great success and remained a leading filmmaker in Egypt for several decades. – Adapted from Cinematechhaddad
Juan Pablo Ebang Esono, Director, Equatorial Guinea
He was born in Malabo on June 30, 1981. He studied Cinema at the Nucine academy of Valencia, specializing as Cinematographic Director. Of the three previous works of his we can highlight the mythical short feature “No Está Desnuda”, filmed in January 2007, with which he won in Valencia the prize for the best short feature in the 3rd International Film Festival for Integration with a work starring Olga Alamán and Ivan L. Williams Owen. Juan Pablo Ebang has also participated in various filming sessions and movies.
Currently he is responsible for Movie Direction of the National Library of Equatorial Guinea and among his projects is that of teaching film classes to young people from other cities and provinces of the country. – guineaecuatorialpress
Isaias Tsegai, Director, Eritrea
Tsegai Isaias was born in 1956 in Asmara, Eritrea. He joined the liberation movement in the country. In 1980, he was assigned to a research and documentation and there he began to take his writing seriously. He has written 82 poems, three short stories and several plays. After the liberation of Eritrea (1991), he was appointed head of the theater section of the new Ministry of Culture and Information. In 1994 he co-founded children’s theater Sewit. Currently, he directs television series for children. – Sudplanete
Aida Ashenafi, Director, Ethiopia
Patience, especially in Ethiopia, will go a long way because everything takes time.
Producer, Director, and Editor Aida Ashenafi has been in the film business for the past 15 years. She has been working in New York, United States, for 6 years, and here in Addis Ababa for 9 years. She is a graduate of Ithaca collage with a degree in Film, photography and visual Arts.
She began her career by working for a music business at Jive Records in New York City, overseeing music videos for big artists. Later, she co-founded Sauce Entertainment, a New York-based production and post-production company. She has produced various TV commercials for companies such as Nike, Panasonic, Coca-cola, Dark and lovely, and Toys ‘R’ Us – companies located in the USA and in Ethiopia. She supervised music videos for R Kelly, Back Street Boys, Tribe called Quest, Joe, and many others. Aida also produced various feature films and the romantic comedies “I THINK I DO” and “MEDIA NOCHE”.
She was executive producer for “The Naked Man”, an Oscar Nominee script, and the Oscar winner “Ethan Coen”, which was released by Universal Pictures.
Aida returned to her homeland in 2000, and joined Cactus Marketing and Advertising Company. She made a big difference in the productions of the company as creative director and operations manger for three years.
She left Cactus and founded Mango Production in 2003 with her business partner Feleke Deneke. Mango Productions is a communication company which aims for a better and qualified television, radio, and corporate communication, create print communications and film production. She is currently Mango Production’s Managing Director.
On March 8, 2009, Mango Production launched its first 138 minute feature documentary film, named “Guzow” (The Journey), directed, co-produced, and edited by Aida Ashenfi. The film cost around 1.2 million birr to produce.
The film revolved around two middle-class young Addis Ababa residents, Lidya and Robera, who went to a small village near Debre-Berhan called Tseda, and stayed there for 20 days at a house owned by Belgenesh and Shewangizaw. Lidya and Robera had to live the way the villagers lived. They did what Belgenesh and Shewangizaw did, ate what they ate, and coped up with every circumstance that arose during their stay.
The feature film showed the hardship as well as the fresh and natural day-to-day rural life of Tseda. It shows how Robera and Lidya coped with the new living in rural Ethiopia. “Guzow” or “The Journey” feature film has no dialogue to rehearse – the characters just lived their life for 20 days in Tseda. The film crew recorded the activities of the actor and actress and their ups and downs as they happen every day. The completed film is refreshing and has many funny and touchy moments.
Henri Joseph Koumba Bididi, Director, Gabon
Joseph Henry was born in Omboué in Gabon July 15, 1957. He received his graduate degree teaching film at the ESEC in France. Henri Joseph Koumba Bididi has dedicated his career to television production, including documentaries directing, Stage for the fourth day.
After being in charge of casting for the film Ecuador by Serge Gainsbourg, he directed in 1986 the short film The mad Monkey, which won the first prize from Arab journalists at the Festival of Carthage and the best general Short Film Award at Fespaco.
From 1988 to 1991, Henri Joseph Koumba Bididi held the position of director of regional unity and Broadcasting Upper Ogoué. Then, from 1991 to 1994, he was appointed new Deputy Director General of Radio Television Gabon (RTG).
Continuing as an operations director for television he also managed to direct his first feature film in 2000. The balls of the elephant, which was the opened the 17th Pan African Film Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The film won the the award for best music ( Wasis Diop , composer).- Africulture
On the page of Samuel Fuller, there is two times the movies : I Shot Jesse James, The Baron of Arizona and The Steel Helmet.
You need to take out those who have : « The first film of Samuel Fuller » before the titles.
Sophie Deraspe : http://mubi.com/cast_members/79704
Picture : http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/38/320493.jpg/
BIO (wikipedia) :
Sophie Deraspe (born October 27, 1973 in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada) is a filmmaker, director of photography and producer in Quebec. She is considered one of the leading figures of the new Quebec cinema. His work includes the arts today, constantly questioning the limits, especially the representation of “reality” and fiction.
She finished in 2006 his first independent feature film, the confusing Missing Victor Pellerin, who gets the Mention of the Jury (International Competition) Festival of New Cinema (Montreal).
In 2009, his second feature, Vital Signs, was launched in official competition at the Festival of New Cinema (Montreal). It won the award for Best New Canadian Film at the Whistler Film Festival (Canada). Very noticeable in his first film role, Marie-Hélène Bellavance, lead actress is named Best Actress.
Rafaël Ouellet : http://mubi.com/cast_members/135712http://mubi.com/cast_members/135712
Bio (wikipedia) : Rafael Ouellet is a director, director of photography, producer and editor from Quebec. He has worked on the show “The Groulx Luxe – is anything” broadcast on MusiquePlus in summer 2003 and spring 2004.
Since 1999 he has completed over one hundred musical concerts, including Our Lady Peace DVD “Live in Alberta” appointed to the Juno Awards in 2004, several projects for television and ten short films.
His three feature films, Cedar bent (2007), Behind Me (2008) and New Denmark (2009), were well received critically.
He also directs several photo-independent short films and has signed the editing of Drifting States by Denis Côté (filmmaker), winner of the Golden Leopard (video) to Locarno.
still for La première vague that I forgot to give when submitting the film
Dylan Speaks: The Legendary 1965 Press Conference in San Francisco really needs its still to be corrected. Here is the original one:
Also Bob Dylan is not referenced in the cast!
More info and images here. Thanks.
Since those dorks removed my editor’s stature, I’ll have to once again post some duplicates to be erased from the database, starting with these ones:
Strokes of Fire (the CORRECT one)Chi-Hwa-Seon (the fake one)
Aelita (the CORRECT one)Aelita (the fake one)
Really, that whole shitty influx that occurred some while ago is still a plague to the database’s structure. Experimentation with unprecedented results means there has been no full-scaled organization to avoid distortions like those above, especially when you consider that almost all duplicates were practically…gone.
Next time, instead of “experimenting”, try to work out A YEAR LONG film requests, I don’t think that’s too much trouble for the “privileged” ones who add any films they wish to.
still suggestions for : Monsieur Klein
@unknown moderator Thanks for having fixed the still. Please do not forget to add Bob Dylan to the cast!
Pierre Marie Dong, Director, Gabon
THE DIRECTOR IS CURRENTLY CREDITED AS JEAN MARIE DONG, BUT SHOULD BE CREDITED AS PIERRE MARIE DONG (probably my fault when submitting the films!!)
Pierre-Marie Dong began his career by directing two short films: Lésigny in 1969 and Carrefour in 1970. But it was his third film On the Path of the Requiem in 1971 that he first made an international reputation for himself., and in 1972, he directed his first feature film Identité
Pierre-Marie Dong was appointed head of direction at Gabon’s national televsion statio,n before returning to the cinema with the film O’bali in 1976 co-directed with Charles Mensah. The screenplaywas written by Josephine Bongo, the Gabonese president’s wife. He then directed the feature film Ayouma in 1977 (still written by Josephine Bongo) and Tomorrow Is A New Day in 1978. He is currently (in 2006) Minister of Culture of Gabon. – Africulture
DOUBLE IDENTITY – please fixImunga IvangaImunga Ivanga
Imunga Ivanga, Director, Gabon
There is a desire to revive the cinema that has been absent since 1978, and which in its time was quite dynamic and original. (About Gabonese cinema)
Born in 1967 in Libreville, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Libreville and then began studying film and screenwriting at the Institute FEMIS in Paris. Film critic, writer and sometimes producer, he has to his credit several documentaries and short films. Dole, his first feature film, won the Tanit d’Or (Grand Prix) of Carthage Film Festival 2000. Imunga Ivanga presented his second feature film Shadow of Liberty at Fespaco in February 2007. – Africulture
John Akomfrah, Director, United Kingdom, Ghana
One of the things I’ve tried to do in my work is to reconfigure the traditional relationship between a narrative piece, whether it’s documentary or fiction, and the sound.
Born in Accra, Ghana on 4 May 1957, John Akomfrah is one of five children of Ghanaian political activists. He was educated at local schools in West London and at Portsmouth Polytechnic, where he graduated in Sociology in 1982.
Akomfrah is best known for his work with the London-based media workshop Black Audio Film Collective, which he co-founded in 1982 with the objectives of addressing issues of Black British identity and developing media forms appropriate to this subject matter.
Akomfrah’s work takes a deliberately questioning approach to documentary film. His debut as a director, the controversial and influential Handsworth Songs (1986), reworks documentary conventions to explore the history of the contemporary British black experience: the film won seven international prizes, including the prestigious John Grierson Award. Testament (1988) is a portrait of an African politician forced into exile after a coup d’etat. The emergence of Black Power in Britain is the inspiration for Who Needs A Heart? (1991) and Seven Songs for Malcolm X (1993). A departure from earlier themes, the BFI production Speak Like a Child (1998) is a psychological drama set in Northumberland.
Besides making theatrical films, Akomfrah has directed many television programmes, including one about Martin Luther King for the Reputations series (‘Dr Martin Luther King: Days of Hope’, BBC, tx. 30/7/1997) and another on Louis Armstrong for the BBC arts programme Omnibus (‘The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong’, BBC, tx. 10/5/1999). A critic as well as a film-maker, Akomfrah has written widely about African cinema. He has been a member of the Arts Council Film Committee, and is currently a BFI Governor. – BFI
Frank Rajah Arase, Director, Ghana
Filmmaking wasn’t part of my upbringing dreams. As things usually are, you make your plans and then meet with other things in life; but then I found myself in this field – and I think i’m fine.
A still for The Deadly Duo