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Denver Film Festival Premieres Emilie Upczak’s human trafficking drama ‘Moving Parts’

Denver native Emilie Upczak moved to Trinidad and Tobago and became Creative Director of the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival where she worked for ten years. At that time, she not only helped set up the only Caribbean Film Industry Center but began making a fiction feature film about human trafficking.

She enlisted the prize winning Dp Nancy Schreiberwho also recently shot Ondi Timoner’s Robert Mapplethorpe biopic Mapplethorpe who was recently honored at the High Falls Film Festival, an annual event celebrating female filmmakers with the Susan B. Anthony “Failure is Impossible” Award “in recognition of her contributions to the art of filmmaking as one of the few female cinematographers working today.”

Moving Parts is about an illegal Chinese immigrant who, after being smuggled into Trinidad and Tobago to be with her brother, discovers the true cost of her arrival.

See the trailer here.

Emilie Upczak’s films reflect her
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‘Contract to Kill’ DVD Review

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Stars: Steven Seagal, Russell Wong, Jemma Dallender, Mircea Drambareanu, Sergiu Costache, Ghassan Bouz, Andrei Stanciu | Written and Directed by Keoni Waxman

In his latest direct to DVD effort, Contract to Kill, Steven Seagal stars as Harmon, a CIA/DEA enforcer investigating Arab terrorists captured in Mexico. With his team: FBI agent Zara, and spy-drone pilot Sharp, he flies to Istanbul and uncovers a brutal plot by Islamic extremists – who plan to use Sonora drug-smuggling routes to bring deadly weapons, and leaders, into the U.S. To prevent an attack on America, Harmon must turn these two savage forces against one another before his time, and his luck, run out.

Yes, we’re back on the Steven Seagal bandwagon, with yet another film that, once again, sees writer/director Keoni Waxman working with Segal to craft another slice of direct to DVD action. In fact, if my maths is correct, Contract to Kill
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Lost's Carlton Cuse To Pen New Line's San Andreas 3D

Back in December, we learned that New Line was developing a 3D disaster movie called San Andreas, which as you might suspect, will focus on an earthquake on the West Coast. This week, we've learned that the project now has a writer, and it's someone with some notable TV credits to his name. Variety has reported that Carlton Cuse has been tapped to pen the screenplay for New Line Cinema's earthquake disaster film San Andreas: 3D. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island director Brad Peyton is on board to direct the movie, which is set to follow a man who treks across California in an effort to rescue his estranged daughter. Carlton Cuse's writing credits over the last decade or so include TV series Black Sash, Nash Bridges and currently, a Psycho-inspired series for A&E called Bates Motel. Perhaps his most notable writing credit to date is ABC's Lost,
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Missy Peregrym of 'Rookie Blue' Doesn't Want to Be Famous

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Missy Peregrym of 'Rookie Blue' Doesn't Want to Be Famous
Filed under: Features, Celebrity Interviews

You never know when a simple statemetn can lead down an interesting path in an interview. When Missy Peregrym, who stars in the new ABC summer cop show 'Rookie Blue,' called me directly to do our interview last week, I told her that I was a bit surprised she didn't go through a publicist, like the vast majority of the people I interview choose to do.

She joked that she'll do that when she's "really famous" then said she was kidding. Then she told me that in reality, "I just don't want to be famous. I feel like there's a lot of sacrifice in that I'm not really willing to make."

What follows is a refreshingly honest interview from the down-to-earth Peregrym, who grew up in British Columbia being taught always to be herself by her parents (her father is a minister). The
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