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Ghosts of the Pacific trailer, new film & Hand of God update

A few quick updates.

garret dillahuntGarret is currently shooting a film called Foreigners in the Philippines. Not much info out there about it, except that it’s a Filipino-Australian production, with Garret, Will Howarth and Angeli Bayani in lead roles. Also this:

Directed by Sam and Tom McKeith, the film, which is inspired by a true story and tells the story of a boxer, is currently being shot in Metro Manila and features Hollywood actors including Will Howarth. Another Filipino, Mercedes Cabral, is also in the cast. Howarth and Rob Coe are coproducers.

Second, Hand of God. This is what Deadline reported from the upfronts:

There’s no press site up yet to obtain materials, not to mention there’s an approximate, not exact, set of release dates for upcoming shows, i.e. Jill Soloway’s series Transparent drops in late September, Alpha House in late October, Roman Coppola, Alex Timbers and Jason Schwartzman’s Mozart in the Jungle in December and Amazon’s two dramas, Bosch and Chris Carter’s The After in 2015. Pilots Red Oaks, The Cosmopolitans, Really, Hysteria and Hand of God will be streamed to the site in August. Amazon’s third pilot process entails their customers voting on what they like before proceeding with a series commitment.

And the first trailer for Ghosts of the Pacific showed up on the film’s Facebook page. Thanks to HarryPotterCast1 for bringing it to YouTube:

Just Before I Go to premiere at Tribeca

Just Before I GoJust Before I Go is one of the titles that will be screened in the Spotlight section at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, which runs from April 16 to 27. For the full lineup, click here.

The schedule isn’t online so no exact dates yet, but if you are planning on going, you can find some general info about tickets at

Just Before I Go
Directed by Courteney Cox, written by David Flebotte
(USA) – World Premiere, Narrative
Seann William Scott plays Ted Morgan, a down-on-his-luck everyman who has decided he’s had enough of the hard knocks life has thrown his way. But before saying his final adieu, Ted returns to his hometown to right a few wrongs. Enter a zany cast of characters, including Rob Riggle, Olivia Thirlby, and Garret Dillahunt, who, whilst royally messing up his scheme, manage to teach him a few clumsy, but ultimately valuable lessons.

12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress & Best Adapted Screenplay

A fine end to a good awards season. Massive congrats to everyone who worked on the film.

“12 Years a Slave”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”
“American Hustle”
“Captain Phillips”
“Dallas Buyers Club”

Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”

John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”
Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, & Ethan Hawke, “Before Midnight”
Billy Ray, “Captain Phillips”
Jeff Pope & Steve Coogan, “Philomena”
Terence Winter, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

12 Years a Slave wins five Independent Spirit Awards

Whee! Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Cinematography. Congrats congrats!

12 years a slave,12 years a slave reviewsBest Feature
12 Years a Slave
All Is Lost
Frances Ha
Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Director
Shane Carruth – Upstream Color
J.C. Chandor – All Is Lost
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Jeff Nichols – Mud
Alexander Payne – Nebraska

Best Screenplay
Woody Allen – Blue Jasmine
Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, & Richard Linklater – Before Midnight
Nicole Holofcener – Enough Said
Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber – The Spectacular Now
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave

Best Supporting Female
Melonie Diaz – Fruitvale Station
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Yolanda Ross – Go for Sisters
June Squibb – Nebraska

Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt – 12 Years a Slave
Benoit Debie – Spring Breakers
Bruno Delbonnel – Inside Llewyn Davis
Frank G. Demarco – All Is Lost
Matthias Grunsky – Computer Chess