With three of his own self financed movies in the can, the fourth financed through investors and films five and six written and cast, you might be curious as to what makes this self proclaimed “Film Creator” so wholeheartedly enthusiastic at this point in his career about making good movies. After all, he has been in the entertainment business for over 25 years. At 43, you might say he is just telling the truth about the many lives he has already lived.
“To make a great movie by the age of 50; I knew at 15 that I would need to know as much about a good life as I did about all the components of feature film creating.” he said in our other side of the world interview. You see, MYC Agnew is as close to Syria as he can get while finishing up his second film Sillent Assassin “The L is Silent.” (the follow up to his “Super-Indy” festival flick, ALONE “The Only Thing to Fear is Yourself.”). Not to make a run on sentence, but keeping up with his currant pace kind of calls for it.
For instance, try to imagine his third film, BlackBox “The Saturation of the Implication.” (starring Jimmy Jean-Louis & Jack Stuart), has actually finished before the last pick-ups of his second film and before that his forth film is already past its start date; and all the while, footage of his festival speech from his first film’s release shows up in his third movie which is actually his second completed feature, yeah…wow! So yes, you might be wondering what his answer was as to “What’s got him so wholeheartedly enthusiastic about making good movies?”. Well, of course he gives us his answer and its got nothing to do with making good movies; but instead, his answer has everything to do with chackras, fear and creating a good person. Can you say BUZZ!?
Directed by and starring Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty, Trainspotting, 28 Weeks Later) in his directorial debut the film features Emma Thompson (Sense & Sensibility, Saving Mr. Banks), Ray Winstone (The Departed) and Tom Courtenay (Quartet).
Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer.
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StarStream names Lauren Russell
Vice President of Production and Development
Los Angeles, CA (February 2, 2016) – StarStream announced today that Lauren Russell has been promoted to Vice President of Production and Development. Russell has been a key figure in bringing three productions to this year’s Sundance Film Festival; Jeff Beana’s, Joshy, Kevin Smith’s Yoga Hosers and short film by Frankie Shaw’s Too Legit. Prior to joining Starstream, Russell produced several short films and web series including Janicza Bravo’s Pauline Alone and Caroline Fox’s This Old Thing.
StarStream premiered Kevin Smith’s Tusk sequel Yoga Hosers at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as Jeff Baena’s film Joshy and Frankie Shaw’s short Too Legit.
“Lauren Russell started at StarStream 2 years ago, as my assistant,” says StarStream CEO Kim Leadford. “In this short period of time, Lauren has: optioned a script that made it onto the Black List (Big Time Adolescence); helped produce 3 films and 1 television pilot; closed a complicated debt deal; and became a steady force in helping to shape the company’s operations. This year, Lauren is producing Jason Orley’s Big Time Adolescence with Mason Novick and Michelle Knudsen, while, also assisting StarStream’s executive team with building out its distribution and television businesses.”
StarStream is a television and motion picture production and financing company focused on producing and financing edgy, high quality content with top story tellers, strong casts and lean budgets for a commercial audience.
Starstream has produced Life of Crime (Lionsgate) (Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, John Hawkes, Will Forte and Mos Def), Life After Beth (A24 Films) (Aubrey Plaza, Dane Dehaan, John C Reilly and Molly Shannon), Joshy (Sundance Film Festival 2016, U.S Dramatic Competition) (Thomas Middleditch, Adam Pally, Alex Ross Perry, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate and Brett Gelman) and Yoga Hosers (Sundance Film Festival 2016, Midnight section) (Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp, Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment and Genesis Rodriguez).
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