ALUMUNI DIRECTS HIS SECOND FEATURE, SCALES

Film and Broadcast Production BA graduate Nathan Hannawin is directing and crowdfunding for his second feature film Scales, and currently crowdfunding for the film.Scales is a tense, claustrophobic drama that spends one evening with four characters, who are trapped in a combustible boiling pot of an apartment. American boxer Darnell, his PR manager and girlfriend Maria, Forbes-fallout Adam and drug dealer Keith are forced to question their relationships and loyalties, as sinister secrets come to the fore that carry threatening and dangerous consequences.

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FILM DEBATE PROMOTION ON CASTING DIRECTORS

A satire based on the struggles, politics and stereotypes within the industry.  Season One see’s Cindy, a struggling casting director and her wide eyed error prone assistant Billy working alongside Simba Slays, an actor turned film director. Over the course of the weekend we get an insight into the castings and the audition candidates experiences. Inspired by ‘People just do nothing’ and ‘RS Hooddocumentrary’, Casting Directors is a mockumentary comedy web series based around the world of the actors auditions and casting.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH NATHAN HANNAWIN, DIRECTOR OF SCALES

Scales is a tense, claustrophobic drama that spends one evening with four characters, who are trapped in a combustable boiling pot of an apartment. American boxer, Darnell, his PR manager and girlfriend, Maria, Forbes-fallout Adam and drug dealer Keith are forced to question their relationships and loyalties, as sinister secrets come to the fore, threatening dangerous consequences.

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London Live speaks to Anthony Vander

London Live Television speaks to actor, director and producer Anthony Vander and screenwriter Joe Harvey about  their debut feature film Sweetboy.They explain why they made the film and the particular feelings they wanted to convey about London. Also they discuss the challenges of filming in the city and the scenes which sum up the films message about/relationship with London.

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An Interview with Anthony Vander, Director of The Tutor

The film deals with themes of education and adversity. As well as being an filmmaker, actor and producer I have also worked in teaching for over three years now. Working with children and teaching them inspired me. The effort and dedication of not only parents but also children was something that I wanted to highlight. I wanted to tell a story that was personal to me. 

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Anniwaa Buachie interview

​Anthony Vander talks to Anniwaa about her career thus far. Curious to know her inspirations and also her decision to relocate to Los Angeles, we discover her thoughts on being cast in the role of Alex in The Tutor.

Child Actors

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TBB’s Nora Denis Speaks to Anthony Vander About Film ‘The Tutor’

TBB caught up with actor/writor/producer Anthony Vander on the eve of his new filming project The Tutor.  Tackling new and thoughtful subject matter, the young filmmaker displays signs of much growth in a very short period.

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The Making of ‘Sweetboy’

Filmed on a zero budget and faced with many challenges in preproduction, making the feature film Sweetboy the cast and crew had to overcome adversity. Watch the making of this film from the very first take to its premiere at the BFI to official selection at American Black Film festival.

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American Black Film Festival 2014: A Diary

 

2014′s American Black Film Festival in New York City has concluded.  In the 18 years since its inception, the ABFF has migrated from Acapulco, Mexico, to Los Angeles, to Miami and now New York City.
Opening the festival was Think Like a Man Two a coming of age comedy starring Kevin Hart. Closing the festival was Spike Lee with his Kickstarter funded “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus”, which I can only describe as a Spike Lee Joint like no other.

 

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