Thanks to the Much Ado About Nothing official website, I’ve added brand new production stills featuring Amy to the gallery; link & previews are below, enjoy!
- Production Stills
Angie May 19th, 2013 Galas & Festivals and Gallery Updates 0 Replies
Amy attended the ’39th Seattle International Film Festival’ several nights ago, alongside Joss Whedon, Alexis Denisof, Clark Gregg & Nathan Fillion where Much Ado About Nothing opened the film festival — Amy looked absolutely stunning. A handful of images from the red carpet & post screening Q&A session have now been added to the gallery, as well as a few images from twitter. Gallery links & previews are below, enjoy!
Angie May 19th, 2013 Much Ado About Nothing 0 Replies
There are several news related updates regarding Much Ado About Nothing, so I’ve grouped them together into 1 update;
- The UK official website is now online & features some previously unseen images, as well as cinema screening locations!
- The US official website has also been updated & features brand new production stills
- The UK rating for Much Ado About Nothing is “12A”
- It was previously rated “PG-13″ in the US (for some sexuality and brief drug use)
- The movie shall be released in Australian theaters from July 11, 2013 (limited)
- And finally, Much Ado About Nothing is kicking off the Oscars Outdoors summer series on June 5, 2013.
Angie May 19th, 2013 Much Ado About Nothing 0 Replies
Joss Whedon is scheduled to attend several special evenings to discuss his career & Much Ado About Nothing — the events are, unfortunately, already sold out (in 5 minutes!) but keep checking the respective websites as there may be additional tickets to buy on the day.
- An Evening with Joss Whedon; Lincoln Center Film Society (NYC) on May 29, 2013
“The Film Society of Lincoln Center is thrilled to welcome Joss Whedon for a conversation about his career. The talk will be immediately preceded by a special sneak preview of his new film Much Ado About Nothing, which opens at Film Society on June 7!”
- Joss Whedon in Conversation; British Film Institute (UK) on June 12, 2013
“Joining us to celebrate Much Ado About Nothing, your new favourite adaptation of the well-loved Shakespearian comedy (preview screening at 18:30), Joss Whedon will discuss his career from writing credits on Toy Story, Alien Resurrection to his well-known work in television with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse and his more recent success with Serenity and Avengers Assemble. A rare opportunity to hear from an established genius in genre story-telling.”
Angie May 14th, 2013 Gallery Updates and The Energy Specialist 0 Replies
As you may know, I posted an update regarding The Energy Specialist back in February, but we now have further information on the status of the film — thanks to Richard for the heads up!
The director, Ged Dickersin, has created a Kickstarter for The Energy Specialist, which was launched on May 7, 2013. The aim is to raise funds to help complete the movie, which was originally filmed back in 2000 (not 2001, like I thought) and the fees required for editing, colour mixing, etc, are listed on the page. Therefore, I’ve added the information to the sidebar to keep track of the funding progress!
We also, finally, get to see a little of the movie’s rough cut in the brand new trailer that’s now online. View it under the cut or on YouTube. I’ve also added a small poster to the gallery; links & previews are below, enjoy!
Angie May 8th, 2013 Gallery Updates and Person of Interest 0 Replies
Additional stills from the season finale of Person of Interest have been released & several feature Amy! Therefore, they’ve been added to the gallery. I’ve also replaced most of the existing stills with HQ versions. Gallery links & previews are below, enjoy!
Angie May 7th, 2013 Articles & Interviews and Much Ado About Nothing 0 Replies
A lovely interview with Amy that took place in hometown Dallas when Amy attended the USA Film Festival for the Much Ado About Nothing screening on April 26.
Thanks to Carole Smith of the GaylerSmith Company, we were able to sneak into the tail end of Amy Acker‘s brief visit to the great city of Dallas. Having just seen her new film, a Joss Whedon adaption of Much Ado About Nothing, words could not capture our excitement. Of course, plenty of the questions the actress had to field revolved around Whedon, but she admires him just as much as the rest of us, especially for his work on the Shakespearean screenplay:
“He adds a lot of subtext and a lot of comedy through the subtext that really sort of makes everything… the fact that everyone has drinks in their hand pretty much from the time that credits are rolling; you start to understand how everyone is confused and seeing things that aren’t really happening.”
Acker later added that it was a thrill to be involved with the project, saying “I can’t imagine having another experience like this, unless Joss decides to make another movie like this.” The film itself was quite an accomplishment, wrapping up principal photography in just twelve days and somehow remaining relatively well-hidden from the public eye. Using his own home as a set and working with a minuscule budget, Whedon somehow managed to squeeze out a fantastic film before The Avengers was even finished. According to Acker, it was the passion of the cast and the fun of the script that made the project such a success.
“Everybody there just really admired and liked each other,” Acker said, “it was a perfect environment to do something that it didn’t really matter what happened with it.” No one knew what would become of Much Ado About Nothing, and no one seemed to really care. The tight-knit group of actors, many of whom had worked together or met at conventions because of their director, had so much fun with production that they trekked from LA to Austin’s SXSW film festival together on a tour bus (an experience affectionately dubbed “Bus Ado About Nothing,” but one in which Acker couldn’t participate because she had already purchased airline tickets. “It was all the people without children,” she joked).