Day: March 7, 2013

UK NEWS: WILL SMITH VISITS BRIXTON

Will Smith took in the sights and sounds of Brixton today, accompanied by local Labour MPs Tessa Jowell and “Britain’s answer to Barack Obama” Chuka Umunna. Via The Independent Will Smith made a surprise appearance in Brixton today with local Tessa Jowell and Chuka Umunna. It emerged the Fresh Prince of Bell Air star wanted to stay true to his character’s roots and see the “real London”. Tessa Jowell, MP for neighbouring Dulwich and West Norwood, tweeted earlier to say: “Will Smith wanted to see ‘London’s Harlem’! So proud to show []

15 YEAR OLD NEWCOMER MCKELL DAVID SET TO PLAY TITLE ROLE IN NEW BRITISH FEATURE FILM ‘MONTANA’

15 year old actor Mckell David will play the title role in the up and coming British feature film Montana. The film also stars Ashley Walters, Adam Deacon, Richie Campbell and Lars Mikkelsen. Via Variety Mikkelsen plays a Serbian hitman who comes to London on a mission against a local gangster, and teams up by chance with a young drugs courier (Mckell David) who wants revenge against the same crime lord. The assassin ends up mentoring his protegé in the dark arts of professional killing. Mo Ali is []

SHORT FILM: THE TAKEOVER

The Takeover is the story of best friends Ashley, a Caucasian fashion designer, and Tisha, an African American comic book artist, who debate the difficulty of dating in Los Angeles; each arguing that the other has it easier. After help from their favorite barista, Yoshi, and his exotic espresso, the ladies swap bodies and experience the dating scene in each other’s shoes for 24 hours. I thought the Takeover was pretty good and it made me laugh out loud in parts. But it []

DOCUMENTARY: TRUE STORY NOLLYWOOD (TRAILER)

True Story Nollywood is a documentary about the stories written and told by the world’s third largest film industry. According to the website Shadow and Act the documentary premiered last month at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City. I don’t know if there are plans to premier the film here in London.