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Lindsay Lohan’s “First Point” short film

Lindsay Lohan and Richard Phillips have again collaborated on a short film entitled First Point which premiered in Switzerland this week.  In the five-minute flick, Lohan takes on the role of a sexy surfer girl who surfs and sunbathes her days away while the paparazzi lens hovers.

Co-directed by legendary surf filmmaker Taylor Steele, the film is shot on both public and private beaches in Malibu, with music score by Thomas Bangalter — one half of French electro duo Daft Punk.

“This tackles a different part of who she is and how she projects herself. It’s not fashion photography, it’s not mainstream film.” Phillips told ABC News.

First Point premiered on June 11 as part Art Unlimited VIP Opening at Art Basel 2012 and will air to the public over the coming days.

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The Bourne Legacy Trailer

Trailers to the next installment to the Bourne film have been spotted. The Bourne Legacy is the fourth installment in the series, and the first to not star Matt Damon as Jason Bourne. This time around, the lead role is played by Jeremy Renner. Renner plays Aaron Cross, another experimental operative looking to discover his past.

Although Damon doesn’t make an appearance in the film, his character Jason Bourne does, with The Bourne Legacy strategically tied in with the previous Bourne flicks. Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz also star alongside other returning cast members.

The Bourne Legacy premieres August 3. Do you think Jeremy Renner is a fit replacement for Matt Damon? Leave us a comment below and ‘like’ us on Facebook for updates.

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues teaser

The Channel 4 news team is back in the long-awaited movie Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Led by Will Ferrell, the sequel features Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Steve Carell for another round of crazy hijinks.

After its highly publicised announcement on Conan back in March, two teaser trailers have already aired and surprisingly screened ahead of Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator.

There has been no details released on the plot or word as to whether Christina Applegate will reprise her role as Veronica Corningstone, but director Adam McKay has hinted that the story will focus on two things – a custody battle and ‘bowling for dollars’!

Although shooting has not begun, we expect to see Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues in cinemas in 2013.

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The Great Gatsby 2012 Movie Trailer

It’s T-minus 8 months until the much-anticipated Baz Luhrmann adaptation of  F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary classic, The Great Gatsby hits Australian cinemas. Set in the early ‘20s, it’s a moving representation of the American Dream with Leonardo DiCaprio playing the lead role of mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. Along with Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, and Joel Edgerton, the cast recreates the love, drama, and tragedy associated with the famous novel in a world where “the parties were bigger, the morals were looser, and the liquor was cheaper.”

For those who can’t wait till December to see the film, enjoy the trailer!

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New video from Frace Luke Mercado featuring B-Boy Watto

We got the chance to go behind the scenes of a new video by B-Boy and film maker Frace Luke Mercado!

In his latest creation, Luke teams up with fellow SKB Crew member Kym Watterson (B-Boy Watto) and takes us to the streets of Sydney to showcase B-Boy Watto’s  moves and powerful style.  Check out the video and see if you can spot the appearance of B-Boy Soon from Extreme Crew Korea!

You can catch Luke, Watto and the rest of the Street Kulture Breakerz crew this weekend at the Australian qualifiers of the R16 Korea competition.

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Red Bull BC One All Star – New Action Clip

Red Bull BC One’s All Star team has released its first official video. Shot in Rio – the site of the next BC One competition – it features the ultimate crew showcasing their enviable talents! The team is made up of nine internationally renowned dancers, each with their own unique style and moves, representing the best of the best!

This year, Red Bull BC One’s All Star team will start battling as a crew! You’ll see them at several competitions as well as judging most of the lead up rounds to the main event. Their years of experience along with exceptional skills and humble personalities, entitle them to be ambassadors of their culture.

Check out the action in Rio here.

Red Bull BC One

Since the late 70s, B-Boying (aka breakdancing) has been considered an underground movement, over time spreading around the world and mustering fans from every corner of the globe. To aid the scene’s promotion and popularity, Red Bull created Red Bull BC One – one of the biggest and most respected B-Boy competitions in the world. The competition celebrates the dance way of life, showcasing the best of the culture with 16 world-class B-Boys competing in a thrilling one-on-one knockout system to determine who is ‘the one’.

Follow us on Facebook to keep updated with interviews from the BC One All Stars. Don’t forget to check out the new Red Bull BC One All Stars page on the Red Bull BC One website, where you can see updates, photos, videos, and up-to-the-minute tweets!

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Interview: Fabrizio Maltese, international photographer/SFF Hub main attraction

This June, the Sydney Film Festival will play host to international photographer Fabrizio Maltese. He’s the star attraction at the new Film Festival Hub, which we’ve spoken about recently here. He’s renowned for his film-related photography, snapping some of the world’s most famous faces including Woody Allen, Tilda Swinton, Michael Fassbender, Jeff Bridges and more.

Locals can now revel in the Paris-born photographer’s mesmerising large-scale photographic portraits of iconic film stars and filmmakers at the festival’s Hub. Here we chat to Fabrizio about his work and inspirations.

Fabrizio Maltese

What is it about the Sydney Film Festival that appeals to you?

I’ve never been to Sydney or even Australia, so that’s exciting for a start. I love exploring new cities and new festivals and, on top of that, the Festival Hub is something new to the Sydney which is very exciting to be a part of.

Describe your photographic style in three words?

I would have to say that the right answer to this question should come from the critics, not the photographer. But if I had to choose three words, I would say: intimate, cinematic, and inquisitive.

How did you get involved in professional photography and photographing celebrities?

I started out photographing the student unrest in my native Italy in the 1980s. I would take portraits of my classmates as well as demonstrations in the street. I came back to photography later and started doing celebrity portraits because I was involved with the film festival circuit so, naturally, the most interesting people to portray were the filmmakers and actors themselves.

What made you pick up your first camera?

One of the strongest influences on my developing visual sense as a youngster was Woody Allen’s film Manhattan, with its gorgeous widescreen black and white photography by Gordon Willis, who also shot the Godfather films. I’ve it so many times and it never fails to impress. My interest in portraits was fuelled by the intrigue in exploring and suggesting the character of a person portrayed in a still image. Portraits allow the viewer to enter into the intimate space of the person portrayed.

Have you ever been star struck when photographing celebrities?

I work with famous artists for a living but I don’t tend to be impressed very much by the fact that they are famous. I wouldn’t be able to do my job, otherwise! Of course there are certain subjects whose work I admire more than others but, even then, for me it’s always very specific. I like the work of actress X in film Y, which makes it much easier to deal with, as I’m impressed with a specific performance rather than the person per se.

What are you inspired by at the moment?

I’m inspired by performances and the mechanisms that lead to a strong performance. The transformation of one person into another is fascinating to me and, as a photographer, a rich source of inspiration since I need to try and peel back the layer of performance to try and capture something of the person.

Is there a key element you try to capture in your work?

In the case of actors, specifically, I try to pierce what you could call the ‘performance barrier’, to get them to not perform as the ‘actor in public’ they so often seem to play when promoting a film. I try to find and put something of their own personality in the portraits I shoot. The results depend a lot on the person and their mood, which can be fragile or defensive, but I always try to establish some kind of connection between the person I’m portraying and myself, behind the camera, to capture something previously unseen that I can then share with the audience.

What has been your favourite photographic assignment to date?

I get this question a lot and each time my answer is different! I shot Gary Oldman in Venice last year for the world premiere of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I was a big fan of the novel the film’s based on when I was a youngster, so I was intimately familiar with the character Gary portrayed so well in the film. We talked a lot before the shoot, and then when it was time to actually take the pictures, things were very easy and straightforward. It was all very natural.

If you could shoot anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?

I don’t have a place-specific wish list but I do love to discover new places and absorb the essence of them. I love open spaces, abandoned places and metropolitan areas, they all have interesting textures and opportunities for unexpected compositions. Any place can become a new favourite place; it’s my job to quickly assess from which angle to capture it!

Fabrizio will photograph Sydney Film Festival guests throughout the event, adding new work to the exhibition daily.

www.fabriziomaltese.com
Sydney Film Festival

Where: SFF Hub – Lower Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney 2000
When: 7-17 June, from 5-10pm
How Much: FREE

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