Dear All –The blogs are still coming thick and fast from people’s different experiences of the Glasgow Film Festival screening of Island – which is great, and so far all of them complimentary! Yippeee http://observealot.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/glasgow-film-festival-2011-island/
Press screenings are happening at the end of the month so our fingers are still tightly crossed for more lovely reviews….. we’ll keep you posted – even on any negative ones (which I’m sure there won’t be!)
Tickets are selling out fast for the opening night screening of Island at the Curzon Renoir in April – there is a Q&A with the directors afterwards too so be sure to get yours now and spread the word so that more screenings can happen!
Tickets to other ISLAND Q&A’s and Tailormade workshopping events can all be found on the following website as well as more info on the tailormade website.
Jane Rogers (The author of Island) has a new book now in the shops – its sounds great and we have our copies ordered on Amazon – Here is the latest review from the Independent.
And finally here is a great review from Screen International Magazine, the movie industry bible –
Thanks for all your continued support –
The Island Team x
SCREEN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW
Psychological drama Island is an intriguingly staged story of love and hate between a brother and sister set against the moody backdrop of a remote Scottish island. It features a suitably edgy series of performances and a bleak charm that could appeal to festivals.
The film could be a tough sell for distributors, though the casting of Natalie Press (from My Summer Of Love) and acclaimed actress Janet McTeer will make it more intriguing, with a broadcast berth a strong possibility, along with a platform release in Scotland.
Nikki Black (Press) was abandoned at birth and has spent her unhappy life in a series of foster homes, with fairy tales her only escape. She tracks down her birth mother to a Hebridean island, resolving to confront and kill her.
She rents a room at her mother’s remote house, but discovers that Phyllis (Janet McTeer) is seriously ill. Nikki also finds out that she has a half-brother, Calum (Morgan). Spending time of the bleak island, she finds herself increasingly drawn to her strange and beguiling brother, who shares her passion for myth and legend, but there are dark secrets to be revealed by her mother.
Based on Jane Rogers’s novel, Island – which was previously titled The Sea Change – is subtly played, has just a few moments of dark humour and has the expected mildly shocking ending. Janet McTeer brings her usual degree of class, while Natalie Press is perfect as the haunted and troubled young woman searching for both answers and closure.