Pushing Dead: strong actors in the lead roles

A new article about Pushing Dead, including an interview with writer / director Tom Brown, has been shared online in advance of the film's screening at the upcoming Damn These Heels film festival in Utah. Of interest is the timeliness of the film's subject, given current US politics, how Tom Brown managed to get the film made, and has a brief mention of Tom Riley's character and storyline.

The production soldiered on, with strong actors in the lead roles: James Roday ("Psych") as Dan; Robin Weigert ("Deadwood") as Paula, Dan's roommate and the sister of his deceased boyfriend; Danny Glover as Bob, the crotchety owner of a bar where Dan works as a bouncer and poetry-slam emcee; Khandi Alexander ("Treme") as Dot, Bob's fiery wife; and British actor Tom Riley ("Da Vinci's Demons") as Mike, with whom Dan launches a tentative romance.

Ticketing details and dates for future Pushing Dead screenings (including Damn These Heels), can be found via this link

Ill Behaviour: possible summer broadcast?

A press release, promoting writer Sam Bain's new play 'The Retreat', mentions Ill Behaviour. 

Sam’s first solo series Ill Behaviour will premiere on BBC iPlayer before being broadcast on BBC Two this Summer.

There has been no hint about a broadcast date yet from the BBC, and it is entirely possible that they will just launch the show without too much fanfare. Keep an eye out for news!

Ill Behaviour was filmed last year in the Bristol area and is a 3 part comedy drama.

When Charlie (Tom Riley) is diagnosed with cancer, the prognosis is favorable – he’s young and healthy and the cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, has been caught early and is a type of cancer that responds well to chemotherapy. Suspicious of drugs and modern medical treatments, Charlie refuses the chemo in favor of a more natural, alternative form of healing.

His oldest friends Joel (Chris Geere) and Tess (Jessica Regan) fear he’s written his own suicide note so they decide to hold him hostage and administer the chemo themselves with the help of Nadia (Lizzy Caplan), an unstable, alcoholic oncologist.

Modern Life Is Rubbish: 2018 theatrical release planned

Deadline shared news that Modern Life Is Rubbish has been acquired by Cleopatra Entertainment, who plan to release the film in cinemas sometime in 2018. Hopefully we wont have to wait too long for a film trailer.  

Cleopatra Entertainment has acquired domestic rights to Modern Life Is Rubbish, the music-driven pic helmed by Daniel Jerome Gill that recently had its world premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Freya Mavor and Josh Whitehouse star in the script from Philip Gawthorne.

A 2018 theatrical release is planned.

First brought together by their shared love of music, 10 years on Liam (Whitehouse) and Natalie (Mavor) have reached a breaking point. Liam, a struggling musician, cannot let go of his vinyl collection and refuses to adapt to world of smartphones and instant downloads. Natalie has let go of her dream of designing album covers and has become a rising star at her advertising firm. As they make the difficult decision to separate, they start by splitting their prized music library. But the soundtrack that defined their relationship keeps pulling them back together.

Starfish: Galway Film Fleadh screening details & tickets on sale

The programme for the 2017 Galway Film Fleadh was revealed today, and includes screening details for Starfish - on Friday 14th July at 2.15pm. Tickets are available from here.

Starfish is the true and incredibly moving story of Tom and Nicola Ray, whose love is tested to the limit when their perfect life falls apart. When Tom puts his small daughter to bed one chilly December evening, he has everything he could ever want – a dream house, the life of a writer, a beautiful wife and a second baby on the way.

The next morning all of this is in jeopardy as Tom succumbs to the devastating illness that is sepsis. As Tom and Nicola battle to hold their family and marriage together, the strength of their relationship is the only thing that can save them.

Modern Life Is Rubbish: warm-hearted, sweet, crowd-pleasing romance

Modern Life Is Rubbish has the second of two screenings at this week's Edinburgh Film Festival this afternoon. A few entertainment blog reviews were shared online following the premiere last Thursday evening, one of which finally revealed Tom's role in the film - as Natalie's rebound romance. Tom revealed on Instagram that he  is in the film only briefly.

There is of course another man on the scene eventually, in the form of Tom Riley’s Adrian and though the film wisely makes him a genuinely nice and understanding guy...

The blogs reviews have mostly been positive about the film and its characters, though for those not able to attend EIFF, there is no trailer and no promotional photos to share of Tom. 

Modern Life is Rubbish is warm-hearted enough to work as a sweet, crowd-pleasing romance, with characters that are worth investing in. Seensome

It’s a wonderfully evocative period drama of the past ten(ish) years, littered with uncannily detailed visual and aural references, including an expertly judged soundtrack. One Room With A View

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