Big Zuu Fronts BAFTA, Digital Cinema Media Emerging Talent Campaign – Global Bulletin

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CAMPAIGN

BAFTA and Digital Cinema Media (DCM) have partnered on a cinema campaign, which premieres Aug. 19 across the U.K., to inspire the next generation of creative talent by showcasing the diverse range of skills and knowledge that goes into making award-winning films, games and television. The campaign, titled ‘Behind every BAFTA,’ revolves around a national cinema ad produced by DCM’s creative arm DCM Studios narrated by double BAFTA-winner Big Zuu.

The ad features actor Tom Hiddleston opening a BAFTA envelope to reveal an unidentified winner, with Big Zuu asking the audience: “If it’s your name in that envelope, who do you thank?” Behind-the-scenes content and clips from films including “Skyfall,” “Get Out” and “1917,” celebrate cast and crew behind the camera to encourage budding creative talent to see themselves in a future screen industries role. It ends with the message: “There are a lot of people behind every BAFTA. You could be one of them.”

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A supporting careers campaign led by BAFTA on its social and digital platforms will highlight free resources and guidance provided by them spanning mentoring, bursaries, networking opportunities, masterclasses and career development initiatives, to help talented people take their first step into the film, games and television industries.

The ad premieres is aimed at a broad, diverse audience and will run for seven weeks, appearing alongside films including Jordan Peele’s “Nope,” Olivia Wilde’s thriller “Don’t Worry Darling” and “Bullet Train” featuring Brad Pitt.

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PRODUCTION

Principal photography has commenced at western Sweden locations on Lukas Moodysson‘s “Together 99,” a follow up to his acclaimed 2000 film “Together.” The new film takes place in 1999, 24 years after the first film, and the commune, which has now shrunk to two people, is set for a reunion. It re-unites many of the cast, including Gustaf Hammarsten, Shanti Roney, Anja Lundqvist, Jessica Liedberg, Olle Sarri, Lisa Lindgren, Jonas Karlsson, Sten Ljunggren, Henrik Lundström, Cecilia Frode, Lars Frode, Clara Christansson Drake, David Dencik and Julia Heveus.

The film is produced by Memfis Film in co-production with SF Studios, Film i Väst and Zentropa Entertainments with support from the Swedish Film Institute and Nordisk Film & TV Fond. SF Studios will distribute the film in the Nordics and Reinvent handles international sales. “Together 99” is expected to premiere in 2023.

Lone Scherfig, Laia Costa - Credit: Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival
Lone Scherfig, Laia Costa - Credit: Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival

Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival

HONORS

“An Education” filmmaker Lone Scherfig and “Victoria” actor Laia Costa will receive the 2022 Evolution Vision and Evolutionary New Talent awards respectively at the 11th Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (Oct. 26-Nov. 1). As part of the festival’s cinematography focus, a new sidebar program for 2022, directors of photography from across the world will be invited to participate in panels and networking events, which will also serve to help educate the community of DPs in Mallorca and Europe. In addition, a DP honoree will be revealed soon.

PATERNITY

Carlotta Rossi has begun the process of recognition of paternity at the Court of Rome, to be legally known as the daughter of actor Bud Spencer, who died in 2016, reputed Italian newspaper Corriere Della Serra reports. Along with Terence Hill, Spencer formed one half of a comedy pair who starred in several hit films including “They Call Me Trinity,” “Trinity Is Still My Name,” “I’m for the Hippopotamus,” “Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure” and “Miami Supercops.”

Rossi, a television executive based in London, has written a memoir titled “Cut in Half,” under the name Carlotta Rossi Spencer. In the introduction to the book she writes: “My mother loved my father for her entire life, even though he never legitimized my existence by giving me his last name, since it is a heavy-weight one. My mother has secretly cultivated a paradoxical and magical love for him. He appeared as the gentle giant who protected the weak with epic fist fights on the screen, the one who’d gobble entire skillets of beans. For me, he was gentle in the money he’d lavish on us because he was rich and famous, but it wasn’t appropriate for his real family to find out about me.”

DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Doha Debates and film cooperative Muzungu Producciones have teamed for a four-part global short documentary series focused on the role of music in fostering youth social movements. The first film, “Raising Their Voice: Ettijah,” was shot by emerging Palestinian filmmakers Nour Abu Kamal and Tamara Abu Laban, and profiles an all-women hip-hop group who perform inside Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem. The film premiered at the Amman International Film Festival in Jordan in July. Other forthcoming films in the series, also shot by local, emerging filmmakers, will focus on musicians and burgeoning youth social movements in Brazil, Senegal and Greece.

Doha Debates is a production of Qatar Foundation, a state-led nonprofit organization in Qatar led by Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned.

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