Most Watched Dramas
It’s not about positive thinking, it’s about thinking…
The Thought Exchange comes to us from the creative mind of Usher Morgan, who is an award-winning screenwriter, film director, producer and studio executive residing in New York City. The Thought Exchange film shows us that there is a simple, yet profound way of looking at the world. A way that allows us to understand and experience the truth about who we really are, where we really live, what we really want, and how to have that all the time. The film is created by David Friedman, who is most well known for his roles in the music department for many disney films including Aladdin, Pocahontas and Hunchback of Notre Dame.
‘The film definitely has an agenda of positivity that is presented in a simple to understand manner. Unlike The Secret, The Thought Exchange is not relayed in a heavy handed manner. It’s rather uplifting and presented lightly with a dynamic use of ethereal music. Throughout the film, I never felt like I was being convinced of anything. I truly felt that the people in the piece believed and actually followed the methodology of The Thought Exchange.’
A crew is sent to find out if there are any survivors on a deep-space mining vessel that has been adrift for two years.
Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, US 2017, winner of best special FX
Los Angeles Movie Awards, US 2017, winner of the best narrative feature, best director, best cinematography, best costume design, bets production design, best set direction.
American Movie Awards 2018, winner of best direction
Winner of best international feature at the North West Fest Film Festival, The Last Animals is a story about an extraordinary group of people who go to incredible lengths to save the planet’s last animals. The documentary follows the conservationists, scientists and activists battling poachers and criminal Networks to protect elephants and rhinos from extinction. From Africa’s front lines to behind the scenes of Asian markets to the United States, the film takes an intense look at the global response to this slaughter and the desperate measures to genetically rescue the Northern White rhinos who are on the edge of extinction.
The film has also won best documentary at San Diego International Film Festival and Anchorage International Film Festival.
‘Testimonials cover a wide range, including England’s Prince William who helps to bring it all into perspective.’ Seattle Times
‘Concern for animals aside, this is a portrait of capitalism at its most destructive, and rhinos and elephants are not the only creatures it will leave you fearful for.’ Eye for Film
‘Filmic, often elegiac, and hopefully galvanising.’ Screen International
Anchorage International Film Festival 2017, Best Documentary Feature
NORTHWESTFEST International Documentary & Media Arts Festival 2017, winner of best international feature
San Diego International Film Festival 2017, winner of the festival award for best documentary
Tribeca Film Festival 2017, winner of the Disruptive Innovation Award
Critic Reviews‘Wilko is irrepressibly energetic, holding forth on life, love, the universe and above all the prospect of death.’ Guardian ‘This is a moving portrait of a remarkable man, which is at its most effective when it just lets him speak.’ CineVue ‘Part biopic, part arty collage film, part scenic ramble through the great guitarist’s synaptic labyrinth.’ Time Out
AwardsIn-Edit 2015, winner of the Jury Prize for best international documentary FOCAL International Awards 2016, winner of the FOCAL award for best use of footage in a documentary feature
Miss Violence is a 2013 Greek film directed by Alexandros Avranas. It entered the competition at the 70th Venice International Film Festival. Avranas won the Silver Lion for Best Director and actor Themis Panou won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor.
The latest in the remarkable wave of iconoclastic new Greek cinema that yielded Dogtooth and Attenberg, the film unfolds with a skin-crawling sense of deadpan detachment before it explodes in shattering tragedy.
‘Ever since Yorgos Lanthimos’ Dogtooth wowed audiences back in 2009, Greek cinema has become the new Michael Haneke.’ StarBurst
‘Miss Violence is a grim tale of family dysfunction that also stands as an allegory about moral and economic decline in Greek society.’ Independent UK
‘From the not-so-happy birthday that opens the film … up to the harrowing final revelation, Miss Violence fulfils the grisly promise of its title.’ TimeOut
Hellenic Film Academy Awards 2014 Winner of the Hellenic Film Academy Award for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) 2014 Winner of the Orpheus Award for Best Feature Film
Montréal Festival of New Cinema 2013 Winner of the Innovation Award – International Competition
Stockholm Film Festival 2013 Winner of the Aluminum Horse for Best Script
Venice Film Festival 2013 Winner Best Euro-Mediterranean Film
Winner of the Silver Lion for Best Director
Winner of the Volpi Cup for Best Actor
Winner of the Young Cinema Award for Best Film in Competition
Rabid is an award winning Canadian-American drama, horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg. It features Marilyn Chambers in the lead role, supported by Frank Moore, Joe Silver and Howard Ryshpan.
‘None of the other recent apocalypse movies has shown so much political or cinematic sophistication.’ Time Out
‘An intelligent predecessor to some more moronic efforts in the same genre.’ Film 4
Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival Winner of best Screenplay and Best Special Effects
Saints and Soldiers is a 2003 war drama film directed by Ryan Little and produced by Little and Adam Abel. It is loosely based on events that took place after the Malmedy massacre during the Battle of the Bulge. The film stars Corbin Allred, Alexander Niver, Lawrence Bagby, and Peter Asle Holden as the four American soldiers trying to return Kirby Heyborne, a British soldier with vital intelligence, to the Allied lines.
The Washington Times called the film, “one of the sharpest and most compelling entries of the early ‘Mormon cinema’ era”. The New York Times wrote that the film’s, “impressive cast of largely unknown actors and meticulously researched film tells its story with quiet conviction.”
‘It has the strengths and the clean lines of a traditional war movie, without high-tech special effects to pump up the noise level.’ Chicago Sun Times
‘Thoughtful, engaging World War II movie has battle violence.’ Common Sense Media
Gloria Film Festival 2003 Winner of the Audience Award and Winner of the Jury Award
Heartland International Film Festival 2003 Winner of the Crystal Heart Award and Winner of the Grand Prize for Dramatic Feature
Ojai Film Festival 2003 Winner of the Best Narrative Feature
Sacramento Festival of Cinema 2003 Winner of the Audience Award
San Diego Film Festival 2003 Winner of the Audience Award
Temecula Valley International Film Festival 2003 Winner of the Viewer’s Choice Award for Best Feature Film
Prime-time Emmy nominee, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is a military science fiction web series set in the universe of the Halo franchise. It was written by Aaron Helbing and Todd Helbing, and directed by Stewart Hendler.
A United Nations Space Command (UNSC) cadet experiences a crisis of conscience before facing the Covenant on the battlefield, and draws inspiration from Master Chief while fighting for the future of mankind in this sci-fi action opus based on the hit X-Box franchise.
** Nominated for a prime-time Emmy **
Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2013, winner of best sound editing
The Streamy Awards 2013, winner of best drama series, best editing, best production design and best cinematography
With a sterling soundtrack, Nothing in Los Angeles charmed audiences during it’s independent film festival run. Set in Los Angeles, California, it’s a tale of love and relationships, both personal and professional and the trials and tribulations that come along with them all.
“Nothing in Los Angeles was one of the most entertaining and satisfying films I saw all year.” Cinequest.
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, 2014. Winner of the Best Filmed Screenplay, Best Actor and best Supporting Actress.
Los Angeles Movie Awards, 2014. Winner of best narrative feature.
Route 66 Film Festival, 2014. Winner of the people’s choice competition.
Studio City Film Festival, 2014. Winner of best comedy feature and winner of best screenplay – feature.
Soufra follows the inspirational story of intrepid social entrepreneur, Mariam Shaar – a refugee who has spent her entire life in the 69-year-old Burl El Barajneh refugee camp south of Beirut, Lebanon.
‘The footage of the food is positively mouthwatering, a salient reminder of its ability to unite people within a culture as well as outside it.’ Chicago Reader
‘A stirring tale of empowerment, the documentary “Soufra” shows how societal change can begin with small steps.’ New York Times
‘To consider the long-standing Bourj al Barajneh is to consider the true humanity of refugees, who have hopes, dreams, lives to live and work to do. “Soufra” efficiently and effectively illustrates those ideas.’ Los Angeles Times
Cinetopia Film Festival 2018, Foreign Documentary
El Gouna International Film Festival 2017, Cinema for Humanity Prize, Mentor Arabia Award, Golden Star.
Florida Film Festival 2018, winner of the audience award
Galway Film Fleadh 2018, Best International Feature Documentary
Napa Valley Film Festival 2018, winner of the audience award
San Diego International Film Festival 2018, winner of the audience award
The Daughter is a 2015 Australian drama film written and directed by Simon Stone, starring an ensemble cast led by Geoffrey Rush.
After a fifteen-year absence, Christian (Paul Schneider) returns home to rural New South Wales for the marriage of his father, Henry (Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush), the wealthy owner of the local mill that’s been the economic bedrock of the community for generations. Christian gets reacquainted with his old friend Oliver (Ewen Leslie) and finds himself drawn to Oliver’s family, which includes wife Charlotte (Miranda Otto), daughter Hedvig (Odessa Young), and father-in-law Walter (Sam Neill). When Henry announces the imminent closure of the mill, it sends a quake through the community, particularly Oliver’s family, and the subsequent fissures release bitter secrets.
With The Daughter, debuting writer-director Simon Stone turns Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck into a thoughtful meditation on the bonds of family, friendship, and community.
‘Made with taste, skill and discretion, “The Daughter” demonstrates both the staying power of classic material and the risks inherent in bringing it up to date.’ Los Angeles Times
‘In his atmospheric debut film, Australian theater director Simon Stone whittles down The Wild Duck into a cautionary tale about welcoming home an emotional exile.’ Village Voice
‘Subtle and skilled, this simmers for long periods until its highly satisfying finale.’ Total Film
‘Beautiful and powerful, The Daughter occasionally veers towards the melodramatic – but who cares when every element is this good?’ One Room With a View
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards 2016 Winner of the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay
Australian Cinematographers Society 2017 Winner of the Award of Distinction – Feature Productions Cinema
Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2017 Winner of the FCCA Award for Best Actress, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The only surgeon within 200 miles, ‘Dr. Tom’ and a small Sudanese staff treat as many as 400 patients a day at Mother of Mercy Hospital, located in the heart of the Nuba Mountains. The region is the latest target of aerial bombardment by the Sudanese government, ordered by Omar al-Bashir, a dictator wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and war crimes. Living under the constant shadow of bombers overhead, Dr. Tom and his staff defy Bashir’s ban on humanitarian aid, work tirelessly to save the lives of the Nuba people, and bring hope to one million people who would be otherwise forgotten.
‘Absorbingly, unfussily captures Catena’s daily challenges and feats while also painting a vivid, often heartbreaking portrait of a forgotten people trapped in an underreported sociopolitical nightmare.’ Los Angeles Times
‘The Heart of Nuba delivers a moving but thankfully not overly sentimental portrait of this admirable figure.’ Hollywood Reporter
‘The film is worth seeing because it’s a moving and remarkable story and it represents a great cause.’ New York Times
Hollywood Film Festival 2017, Most Impactful Documentary Feature
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is an award winning 2012 political thriller drama film based on the 2007 novel. The film tells a post-9/11 story about the impact of the Al Qaeda attacks on one Pakistani man and his treatment by Americans in reaction to them.
The film premiered as the opening film for the 69th Venice International Film Festival, and at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival. The film won “Centenary Award” at the 43rd International Film Festival of India. The film has received several awards, many of them honouring the film’s efforts to address tolerance and xenophobia.
‘Nair has found a real gem in Riz Ahmed, who anchors the film with a charismatically watchable performance. He’s in virtually every frame and you hang on his every word.’ Toronto Star
‘A film like this stands or falls on the performance of its lead, and the young British actor Riz Ahmed doesn’t disappoint.’ Washington Examiner
‘I found several of the story’s twists both startling and, in retrospect, totally believable.’ The American Conservatist
‘Nair lets her drama unfold thoughtfully and draws impressive supporting performances from Kiefer Sutherland, as Changez’s Wall Street boss, and Liev Schreiber.’ The Mail on Sunday (UK)
CAAMFest 2013 Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative – Mira Nair
Mill Valley Film Festival 2012 Winner of the Audience Award for Favourite World Feature – Mira Nair
Munich Film Festival 2013 Winner of the Bernhard Wicki Film Award for Best Film – Mira Nair (director)
The film gives an intimate insight into a band (The Libertines) reforming. The film captures the spirit of the band: stories and moments retold and relived by the band themselves. Profiling each band member individually and collectively — something which has never been done before — the film gives each of the boys the chance to put their story in their way.
“The film is a fair slice of nostalgia about one of the most influential bands to ever come from Britain. And though you might distance yourself from the lingering indie fall out that haunts the streets of Camden in 2014, any British music fan who owned a guitar during the last ten years would be lying if they said Up The Bracket didn’t feel godly at some point during their formative years.” Vice
From Kris Boustedt is an editor and producer, known for Perfect 10 (2010), Ten Years Later (2014) and Brides to Be (2016) comes This is Ours. A powerful all American drama which tells the story of Will and Karen, who take a final trip to their vacation home. While there, they meet new friends, embarking on a strange journey of discovery, heartbreak and hope. In a similar way to the powerful indie relationship drama Blue Valentine, the Boustedts’ story gets a lot of its impact from a structure that shifts back and forth from the past to the present.
“This is Ours, the self-assured second feature from writing/producing/directing team Kris and Lindy Boustedt, made its world premiere at Dances with Films in Hollywood. It’s a beautifully shot and emotionally charged foray into the world of a once-happy couple whose lives and relationship verge on disintegration.” Living in Cinema.
Trumbo is a 2007 American documentary film directed by Peter Askin, produced by Will Battersby, Tory Tunnell, and Alan Klingenstein, and written by Christopher Trumbo. It is based on the letters of Trumbo’s father, Dalton Trumbo, an Oscar-winning screenwriter who was imprisoned and blacklisted as a member of the Hollywood Ten, ten screenwriters, directors and producers who refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1947 during the committee’s investigation of Communist influences in the Hollywood film industry.
The film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and includes film clips and interviews, readings from Trumbo’s letters by performers such as Michael Douglas, Joan Allen, Donald Sutherland, Liam Neeson, and Paul Giamatti, and a reenactment by David Strathairn of a speech given by Dalton Trumbo in 1970. The readings include parts of what the New York Times calls “Dalton Trumbo’s remarkably stage-ready personal letters” that cover the period from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. Interspersed with these are archival clips from the HUAC hearings, footage from home movies, and “exceptionally well-selected interview clips with Trumbo”.
‘The transporting power of this experience is in the passionate and almost outlandishly eloquent verbal expression Trumbo poured into his correspondence, and the vividly American principles he defends.’ film.com
‘It will serve as a fine entry point for younger auds interested in learning about theprice paid by moviemakers and their families swept up in the 1950s anti-Communist net.’ Variety
‘The film is an enlightening recap of ’50s Red Scare politics, and a parade of actors giving meaningful, earnest readings of Trumbo’s speeches and letters.’ Newsday.
Winner Freedom of Expression Award at the National Board of Review, USA
Lost in La Mancha is a 2002 documentary film about the making of Terry Gilliam’s first attempt at The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. His effort was a film adaptation of the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. The documentary was shot in 2000 during Gilliam’s first attempt to make the film, as an intended work of the genre known as the “making-of”. But Gilliam’s failure to complete his movie resulted in the documentary filmmakers retitling their work as Lost in la Mancha and releasing it independently.
Critic Leonard Maltin has described Lost in La Mancha as one of the best films about the process of moviemaking. It was nominated for various awards, including a BAFTA Award and a Satellite Award for Best Documentary Film. It won a Satellite Award for Best Documentary.
‘Anyone who thinks making movies is easy needs to see this hilariously painful cautionary tale. It’s a tribute to Gilliam that he never once took off his mike or asked the filmmakers to stop rolling.’ Newsweek
‘Gilliam himself is a joy to behold. His wit stays sharp even as his fortunes dull, and the conditions that conspire against him only prove the mettle in our man of La Mancha.’ Globe and Mail
‘A fascinating chronicle of bad luck, bad faith and bad weather all striking on the same day.’ Washington Post
Evening Standard British Film Awards 2003 Winner Peter Sellers Award for Comedy Keith Fulton
Satellite Awards 2004 Winner Golden Satellite Award Best Documentary DVD
The film debuted at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize. It subsequently became a critical and financial success, grossing over $13 million worldwide. Mommy went on to win numerous other awards, among them nine Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Motion Picture.
‘Dolan loves close-ups and he gives his actors every chance to demonstrate their talent for ringing the emotional changes in a single take.’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘As outrageous as it is insightful, Mommy is a mother-and-son melodrama taken to operatic heights.’ Times UK
‘Dolan has previously been accused of style over substance but here he draws both magnificently together. It’s perhaps a little too long, but Mommy is a movie to make you feel alive.’ Empire Magazine
Bodil Awards 2016 Winner of a Bodil for Best Non-American Film
Canadian Screen Awards, CA 2015 Winner of the Canadian Screen Award for Best Motion Picture, Achievement in Cinematography, Achievement in Direction, Achievement in Editing, Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Original Screenplay, Achievement in Makeup
Cannes Film Festival 2014 Winner of the Jury Prize
CinEuphoria Awards 2015 Winner CinEuphoria Best Director – International Competition
César Awards, France 2015 Winner of a César for Best Foreign Film
Directors Guild of Canada 2015 Winner of the DGC Team Award for best Feature Film
International Cinephile Society Awards 2014 Winner of the ICS Cannes Award – Palme d’Or
Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) 2015 – Winner IOMA for best Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay
Much Ado About Nothing is a 2012 black and white American romantic comedy film adapted for the screen, produced, and directed by Joss Whedon, from William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. The film premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film to critical acclaim. The film stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond, Fran Kranz, Sean Maher, and Jillian Morgese.
The film’s giddy energy and intimate charm make for an entertaining romantic comedy – and a Shakespearean adaptation that’s hard to resist.
‘DP Jay Hunter’s camera floats like a butterfly through doorways and windows, stinging as it catches characters in moments of eavesdropping-inspired stunned epiphany.’ Sight and Sound
‘Much Ado About Nothing is a delightfully spirited romp, filled with visual splendor, strong performances and flashes of post-modern absurdity.’ USA Today
‘The movie swings along, with a grace denied to some of Whedon’s grander projects …’ New Yorker
‘The magic holds. It holds from beginning to end.’ Chicago Sun-Times
‘One of my Top Ten picks of the year. Welcome to the World of Whedon where Shakespeare not only lives, but thrives.’ Behind the Lens
National Board of Review, USA 2013 Winner of theNBR Award for Top Ten Independent Films
Award Winning Oranges and Sunshine is a 2010 Australian drama film directed by Jim Loach as his directorial debut.
The film is based on the true story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered the scandal of “home children”, a scheme of forcibly relocating poor children from the United Kingdom to Australia and Canada.
Oranges and Sunshine tells the story of Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson), a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times; the mass deportation of children from the United Kingdom to Australia. Single-handedly and against overwhelming odds, Margaret reunited thousands of families and drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. Children as young as four had been told that their parents were dead and sent to children’s homes on the other side of the world, where many were subjected to appalling abuse. These forgotten children were promised Oranges and Sunshine but they got hard labour and life in institutions.
‘Emily Watson, who always brings a special grace to the screen, gives a multilayered performance to the role of Margaret Humphreys, who not only puts her own family dynamic at risk but finds herself physically threatened.’ San Fransisco Chronicle
‘Emily Watson, a delicate English rose, has never seemed more sturdy than here.’ Chicago Sun Times
‘As the story ricochets between Britain and Australia, the film often loses track of time and becomes fragmented as it struggles to integrate too many subplots. What holds it together is Ms. Watson’s calm, sturdy performance.’ New York Times
‘Despite the difficulties the team faced when filming on opposite sides of the world, Oranges and Sunshine beats with one heart and develops its story coherently.’ CineVue
‘Jim Loach’s feature debut presents the horrific injustice of forced child migration in a calm, measured manner.’ The Sun-Herald
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards 2012 Winner AACTA Award Best Supporting Actor Hugo Weaving
Australian Film Critics Association Awards 2012 Winner AFCA Award – Best Actress Emily Watson
Australian Screen Editors 2011 Winner ASE Award Avid Award for Best Editing on a Feature Film
Australian Screen Sound Guild 2011 Winner ASSG Award Best Achievement in Mixing in a Feature Film