I was delighted to be selected to be part of the Casting Bridge Forum hosted by Russian Film Week. The purpose of the projects is to facilitate professional relationships between actors, agents producers and casting directors from the UK, the EU and the Russian Federation. It was a truly cross cultural event with participants travelling from various parts of the world to meet in London.
Throughout the packed two day programme we had the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions about the industry and get some insights for exciting things to come.
I have also really enjoyed watching Russian movies which were part of the Russian Film Week programme. I particularly enjoyed The Three directed by Anna Melikyan and a short Promises by Lana Vlady which won an award at the Golden Unicorn Awards ceremony, which was a fabulous evening and an epic end to what has been a beautiful week of Russian cinema.
The Russian Film Week in London is officially open and the 2021 edition has a fantastic lineup of films, which I cannot wait to see on a big screen. As part of the festival, the Russian Film Week runs the Casting Bridge Forum - an initiative to unite Russian speaking acting talents with international casting professionals. I have been delighted to be selected to participate in this year’s forum and am looking forward to meeting and having bountiful discussions with talented actors and professionals. This will be my first time meeting the Casting Bridge community and I am very much looking forward to discovering more about their work.
Raindance Film Festival has finally released its 2021 festival trailer and it looks amazing. Thanks to Elliot Grove, the founder of the festival who has given me a chance to be part of it. It was a very efficient shoot and I have made friends on set and just love watching the finished product. Always a joy to participate in the magic of movie-making!
Now I am looking forward to visiting the actual festival next month and watching movies in the cinema. It has been a while!
Raindance Film Festival 2021 will run from 27th October until 6th November and the tickets will be out later this month.