Angelina Jolie just gets more beautiful by the year. She looked flawless in a black sheer dress while promoting ‘Maleficent’ at D23 and co-star Elle Fanning was stunning in a pink gown.
TARON EGERTON AND LUCY BOYNTON TO STAR IN GLIMPSE, DEBUTING AT VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
By Jayjay Epega : http://epegamedia.pressfolios.com/
Oscar-Winning Director Benjamin Cleary and VR Creator Michael O’Connor Bring Immersive VR Preview to Venice
Public Preview: 29 August – 7 September, 10am-10pm, Lazzaretto Vecchio Island, Venice Film Festival
Taron Egerton (Rocketman) and Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody) have been announced as the stars of a stunning new virtual reality (VR) experience – Glimpse.
Written and directed by Academy Award winning writer-director Benjamin Cleary (Stutterer, Wave) and VR creator Michael O’Connor, Glimpse will have its world-first preview at the 76th Venice Film Festival, entered in the Venice Virtual Reality Interactive showcase, from 29 August to 7 September, ahead of its 2020 premiere.
A highly emotive visual feast, Glimpse is set in the imaginative mind of a heartbroken panda, Herbie. Herbie (Egerton), is a talented illustrator who is going through a painful breakup from his girlfriend – a deer called Rice (Boynton), who dreams of becoming a musician.
A stunningly animated, interactive VR experience, Glimpse is a unique sensory and immersive experience which emulates the rawness of a breakup after falling in love. Embodying Herbie’s point of view, Glimpse, takes us on an incredible visual journey back through the memories of his relationship, from the heart-breaking end, to the beautiful beginning. Along the way, expect star filled galaxies, hot air balloons, ethereal vistas and a song performed by Boynton as Rice the deer, just for us.
Taron Egerton commented: “I love voice work and this is a medium I hadn’t explored before. Despite the characters being a panda and a deer, what I loved was how authentically human it felt. Glimpse is a transporting, heartbreaking VR experience and I had a wonderful time with Benjamin and Lucy bringing these characters to life.”
Lucy Boynton said: “I was so excited to get involved with Glimpse. Its storyline and themes are some I find the most exciting and intriguing to explore. I love that as beautiful and enchanting as it is visually, it doesn’t sugar-coat anything. It feels really poignant, authentic and hopeful. I fell in love with the characters and the script immediately.
“I was rather intimidated walking in, as this was my first time doing animated voice-over work (or singing for a project) and I know Taron is a seasoned pro, but everyone was so enthusiastic and encouraging. It’s inspiring to work with such passionate people.
“I’m so excited to be involved in storytelling through this medium! It’s a brand new experience for me. My favourite thing about a good script is when it becomes all-consuming and the audience can lose themselves in that world. This, of course, takes it to a whole new level. It’s the closest thing you can get to physically stepping out of your own world and into another. How magical is that?!”
A significant contribution to the emerging cannon of immersive storytelling, Glimpse combines the phenomenal efforts of a diverse team of creatives across film, gaming, animation, VFX and virtual reality.
Benjamin Cleary and Michael O’Connor, Writers and Directors, commented: “When we decided to combine our film and gaming backgrounds to form Mr Kite and make immersive experiences, one rule was quickly established. We would only tell stories that couldn’t be expressed in any other medium. The idea of placing someone right into the sensory experience of a character is something that immediately fascinated us. Ideas for visceral experiences we could explore bubbled and one idea rose to the top – that strange period of time after you’ve broken up with someone. Everything is still fresh and raw. The world is a little bit grey and unfamiliar. Is it raining more than usual? Every few minutes you think of the person and dip back into memories of the years you had with them as you try to make sense of it all.
“Glimpse was born out of this fascination with how we remember and relive the many threads of a romantic relationship from its beautiful birth to its mournful end. Over the course of the piece we want someone to experience the full force of falling in love, dancing with another soul for a while and then losing that love as it all becomes a cosmos of memories.”
Glimpse is presented by Mr Kite – the award-winning production company with a mission to tell stories in ways that have never been told before – and animated by Blue Zoo, one of the UK’s most respected animation studios. Glimpse is presented in association with HTC VIVE, Viveport, and made with the support of the BFI’s Film Fund and Unreal Dev Grant.
Jane Fonda recalled her last moments with her baby brother, ‘Easy Rider’ star Peter, before he sadly passed away from a struggle with lung cancer on Aug. 16.
Who doesn’t love those “Get to Know you” Q and As? So making sure to thank one of our favourites The London Standard’s “My London”…for inspiring the Questions. We loved these below for starters…. and then posed similar questions to Events Guru Baba Epega.
BABA EPEGA’S BELOW !
Where is home?
Where the heart is and that’s with my beautiful Helen and our little daughters. They travel with me when working either in London or Lagos so happy days !
What is your favourite fashion brand?
Julien Macdonald, not just for his new menswear range but because of his style, vision and kindred spirit.
Who is your favourite Celebrity — Dead or Alive!?
Mmm…Celebrity is a tough one. Pretty middle of the road label. But in my interpretation it’s someone who has excelled in their arena of choice. So it’s a seconds out bout between Muhammed Ali & Ice T.
Most romantic place in the world?
Without a doubt it is and was during our honeymoon on night-scuba diving off the coast of Maui in the Hawaiian islands under the stars in the Pacific Ocean.
What was the last play you saw?
Not so much a play but more of a Nigerian musical called Wakaa which was a whole heap of fun and colours.
What’s your earliest London memory?
Being freezing cold when I arrived as a little kid with my dear parents at our new Marble Arch flat in the late 70’s. Little did I know that I would later be heading to prep school at the age of 7!
Best meal you’ve eaten recently?
(Suya — Hausa Beef BBQ), hummus, tomatoes and olive oil at the Lagos Motor Boat Club
Favourite place in the world to travel to?
Ras Mohammad, National Park, Sharm el Sheik (even with the madness) to scuba.
‘100 Rifles’ starring Jim Brown, Burt Reynold & Raquel Welch
At the moment ….. Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories
At the moment….Muhammadu Buhari By Prof. John N Paden
Any favourite Holiday activities?
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Motorsports
What’s the most romantic thing someone’s done for you?
My Father & Mother when conceiving me I suppose….
If you could buy any London or UK building, which would it be?
The Tower of London …..so much history and so many jewels.
What’s the best meal you’ve had — anywhere in the world?
London restaurants are pretty awesome but I have to admit a Turbot meal with a cocotte of mushrooms and paprika flavoured fries; with dear friends on the way back from a Wedding in Evian in the Summer Lodge at La Reserve Hotel by Lake Geneva tops the bill.
What are you up to right now?
Working on kick starting the automotive industrial revolution in West Africa with a Motorsports Racetrack & Leisure Park complex near Abeokuta, Ogun State in southern Nigeria.
Where do you go to let your hair down?
If I had hair I would go to Albert Hall to be entertained as I believe this is the best coliseum in the world.
What do you collect?
Interestingly enough I have started collect remote control cars called Tamiyas again.
Wow, going back my earliest lasting memory is being kicked out of primary school in Nigeria and sent abroad to firstly prep School Holmewood House in Tunbridge Wells and then later to boarding school at The King’s School in Canterbury. All this resulted from when I threw a stone at my Headmistress’s office window because I thought she was most unjust after singling me out in school assembly for fidgeting!
2 double Weddings.
What would you do as Mayor for the day?
I would buy everyone a free 3 course meal.
Who is your favourite Royal?
In UK HRH Queen Elizabeth II of course but in Nigeria the HRH The Oba Idowu Oniru of Lagos
Best piece of advice you can give?
No such thing as LUCK; it Labour Under Correct Knowledge (L-U-C-K) that makes you a success.
What events do you have in the pipeline?
Excitingly enough not too long ago we worked on the GTBANK FASHION WEEKEND EXTRAVAGANZA in Lagos, Nigeria (which we have worked on for a few years), where we had international and continental designers including Julien MacDonald MBE and Tracey Reese on the Runway, as well as Masterclasses from new Vogue Publishing Director Vanessa Kingori OBE, Giles Deacon, Miss J Alexander & Vanessa de Luca to name but a few. The Editor of British GQ Dylan Jones has also taken part and spoken at the event.
Baba also featured on a CHANNEL 4 documentary – watch below :
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Monday 29th July 2019, London – Multi platinum-selling rapper, Professor Green, has announced his upcoming UK headline tour, theM.O.T.H. Tour.
Only a few months after fracturing his neck, Professor Green is full recovered and set to get back on stage and head out on tour again. This November will see him embark on his M.O.T.H. Tour in the U.K.
Encompassing eleven shows across eleven cities Professor Green’s M.O.T.H. Tour will kick off on 16th November at the O2 Academy, Oxford and wrap up on 28th November at The Forum, London (see below for details on all dates). Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 2nd August, following the official O2 pre-sale starting at 10 am on Wednesday 31st July, and will be available to purchase here.
The announcement of Professor Green’s M.O.T.H. Tour comes hot on the heels of Professor Green releasing Matters of the Heart, the first track to be lifted from his forthcoming M.O.T.H. EP, due for release in September 2019. It follows last year’s Photographs ft. Rag’n’Bone Man, which highlighted a nationwide need for dialogue around grief and saw an overwhelming response on social media to the accompanying hashtag #wishthatitookmorephotographsofus.
Firmly established as one of the crossover superstars of British music, the Hackney born and raised rapper, Professor Green (aka Stephen Manderson), has notched up two Top 3 albums and over 3.5 million combined sales in the UK alone since starting out as a revered battle MC. All in addition to presenting six critically acclaimed documentaries (for the BBC and Channel 4), publishing his autobiography ‘Lucky’(which was a Times bestseller), continuing his ongoing work as Patron of anti-suicide charity CALM, and, most recently, becoming a regular columnist for newly launched men’s title, The Book of Man.
TICKETS FOR PROFESSOR GREEN’S NOVEMBER UK TOUR WILL GO ON SALE AT 10AM ON 2ND AUGUST (WITH PRE-SALES AVAILABLE FROM 10AM ON 31st JULY) AND WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE:
‘MATTERS OF THE HEART’ IS AVAILABLE ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS NOW:
By Jayjay Epega & Fykaa Caan