Adeel Akhtar at the BAFTAS
When Chris Morris’s name was announced as winner of the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut last night, who was it but Adeel Akhtar, along with his Four Lions co-star Nigel Lindsay, who accepted the award on his behalf. Click here to see a backstage video interview with Adeel and Nigel Lindsay: www.bit.ly/4LionsBaftaBackstage
Commandments for Ultra-Independent Filmmaking
Ted Hope posted a list of “No-Budget Commandments” on Truly Free Film yesterday, which he put together with his colleagues when his production company, The Good Machine, was starting out. It’s interesting to see how many of these we abided by when making Stranger Things without ever having encountered the list or even many people […]
“Four Lions” released
Chris Morris’s debut feature film, Four Lions, comes out today in the UK. It received a great review in The Guardian from Peter Bradshaw. Adeel Akhtar plays dim-witted Faisal in the film. Click here to see the Four Lions Trailer.
Recordings and Goodbyes
This poignant video piece by photographer Briony Campbell reminds me of our main character Oona with her voice recorder. It’s part of Campbell’s photography project The Dad Project, in which she recorded the last few months of her father’s life — very touching, personal filmmaking. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/video/2010/apr/13/briony-campbell-father-cancer
“Stranger Things” wins IFP Lab Finishing Award Package!
Amazing news! Eleanor and I are very happy and proud to announce that Stranger Things has won the IFP Narrative Lab’s Finishing Grant! The award is a package of services worth $45,000, including post-production services from Goldcrest Post New York, post-graphic services from Edgeworx, Inc., legal consultation from Gray Krauss LLP, publicity consultation from International […]
London ADR Session
The holiday season is over and it’s straight back to work for independent filmmakers. Ron and I have just returned from London where we caught up with a lot of people and got the new year off to a great start with a very successful ADR session / get-together with some of the Stranger Things […]
Happy New Year from the “Stranger Things” team!
Wishing all of our supporters, fans, cast and crew a fantastic new year. Thank you all so much for your support over the last year. We’re looking forward to exciting new developments with the film in 2010.
Adeel Akhtar’s updated Bio
Adeel has sent us news of what he’s been doing out there in the world since shooting Stranger Things and we’ve updated his bio on the website, so check it out. Not only did he sport a dashing turban in the Bollywoodized version of Wuthering Heights (which toured the U.K. for six months this year, […]