In Interview: Sam Dunn, Head of Video Publishing at BFI Flipside

by Martyn Conterio 23 September 2013

With the release of Saxon Logan’s Sleepwalker on Monday 23rd September, courtesy of the BFI’s Flipside distribution arm, New Empress interviewed Sam Dunn, Head of Video Publishing, to discuss the label and the release of the forgotten 1980s British horror-satire.

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In Interview: How to Make Short Films and Become Friends With Simon Pegg

by Mark Searby 30 August 2013

Director/musician Andrew McKenzie is a busy man. In the last twelve months, he’s managed to find the time to work on two films with Simon Pegg, produce some short films/music videos and play in a band on the same bill as the Prodigy and Eminem. So, we at New Empress thought we would grab a […]

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FrightFest 2013 Interview: Josh Riedford, Producer, Co-star of Daylight

by Martyn Conterio 23 August 2013

Daylight will receive its world premiere at Film4 FrightFest 2013 on 23rd August. The film is an eerie and inventive mystery that explores a very real concern – child protection – with a well done otherworldly twist. In preparation for its screening at FrightFest, we spoke to co-director, star and producer, Josh Riedford, about the […]

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FrightFest 2013 Interview: Kate Shenton, Director of On Tender Hooks

by Martyn Conterio 20 August 2013

Filmmaker Kate Shenton’s documentary feature, On Tender Hooks, peers into subculture and world of body suspension and body modification. It is an intense work with a bold, non-judgemental slant. New Empress met up with the director in central London very recently to discuss her film. On Tender Hooks screens at Film4 FrightFest on Saturday 24th […]

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In Interview: Noah Baumbach, Director of Frances Ha

by Mairéad Roche 23 July 2013

Noah Baumbach, the writer and director of Frances Ha (released Friday 26th), was in London a couple of months ago to promote his latest movie and his teaming up with leading lady, Greta Gerwig. New Empress met up Baumbach, who greets you with a firm handshake and talks directly to you in a pensive tambour, […]

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In Interview: Kevin Howarth, Star of The Seasoning House

by Alan Simmons 18 June 2013

Kevin Howarth stars in the forthcoming horror movie, The Seasoning House, released in the UK on the 21st of June. Written and directed by Paul Hyett, who has done special make-up effects on everything from Attack the Block to Jason Statham’s Blitz, this is Hyett’s first feature but not his first time working with Howarth […]

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In Inteview: The Director & Cast of Populaire

by Mairéad Roche 29 May 2013

French director Régis Roinsard was in London at the end of March promoting his vintage romantic comedy, Populaire, which takes a look at the unlikely sport of speed typing competitions in the late 1950s. Along with his lead actors, Déborah François and Romain Duris, the director spoke to Mairéad Roche with the same kind of […]

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In Interview: Joachim Lafosse, Director of Our Children

by Mairéad Roche 8 May 2013

Joachim Lafosse’s latest work, Our Children (À perdre la raison), is released in UK cinemas on 10th May. Starring critically acclaimed actress Émilie Dequenne, along with Tahar Rahim and Niels Asterup, the film is based on a real-life case involving a young mother who murdered her four children.

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Life on Mars: Total Recall Released to Blu-ray

by Helen Cox 15 July 2012

To celebrate the release of Paul Verhoeven’s sci-fi classic: Total Recall on Blu-ray we thought we’d find out a little bit more about life on Mars and question the experts about whether a real-life Total Recall situation could ever come to pass. Amazingly they didn’t laugh in our faces!

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In Interview: John Ross, Director of Evidently, John Cooper Clarke

by Tom Grater 13 July 2012

Our roving reporter Tom Grater spoke exclusively to director John Ross at Sheffield Doc Fest about the documentary Evidently, and his relationship with John Cooper Clarke.

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In Interview: She Monkeys Director, Lisa Aschan

by Maryann O'Connor 11 May 2012

Lisa Aschan left film school in 2005 and was soon working on award winning original TV series The Killing, among other projects. She has now directed her first feature film, She Monkeys, which is released this month. She kindly agreed to share a few of her thoughts and inspirations with New Empress..

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