Film > Life

This filmmaker used Barbie dolls to storyboard her debut feature

2 monthes ago   |   By Little White Lies

Barbie is gaining momentum in the film industry. Not only is there a Greta Gerwig directed movie in the works, the iconic doll also plays a pivotal role in the new LGBT+ drama My Fiona.
Kelly Walker's film - originally due to premiere at BFI Flare - beautifully portrays the messy grief of protagonist Jane following her best friend's suicide. It couldn't be further from the impossibly proportioned American fashion doll and the heteronormative life she represents.
Yet Barbie helped Walker overcome her number one challenge when working on the storyboard for her film: not being able to draw...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Life      Industry      Home      Beauty      Australia      Fashion  


Ava DuVernay backs David Oyelowo's claims Academy snubbed Selma over Eric...

Ava DuVernay backs David Oyelowo's claims Academy snubbed Selma over Eric Garner protest

David Oyelowo said the Academy wouldn't vote for Selma following this protest by the cast and director Ava DuVernay Director Ava DuVernay has backed David Oyelowo's claims... Read more ...

‘Suicide Squad' director David Ayer claims Jared Leto was “mistreated” over edit

‘Suicide Squad' director David Ayer claims Jared Leto was “mistreated” over edit

Suicide Squad director David Ayer says Jared Leto was “mistreated” by the final edit of the film. Ayer has regularly shared his disappointment at the final version of the... Read more ...

Hollywood directors including Jordan Peele want to cast John Boyega: “We got...

Hollywood directors including Jordan Peele want to cast John Boyega: “We got you”

A number of major Hollywood directors have expressed their desire to work with John Boyega after the Star Wars actor's protest speech yesterday . Addressing the Black Lives... Read more ...

‘Just Mercy' now free to stream in the US to teach audiences about “systemic...

‘Just Mercy' now free to stream in the US to teach audiences about “systemic racism”

Destin Daniel Cretton's true-story drama Just Mercy has been made available to stream for free in the US in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The film tells the true... Read more ...

Black history movies: The 6 films to watch about black history

Black history movies: The 6 films to watch about black history

BLACK history is something we should all be learning about - here are some key documentaries and movies to help. Read more ...

13th on Netflix: What is 13th about? Powerful documentary on racial injustice

13th on Netflix: What is 13th about? Powerful documentary on racial injustice

13TH is a documentary which narrowly lost out on the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature - but what is 13th about and why is it so important? Read more ...

Dune movie is ‘epic adventure' with ‘OVERWHELMING cast' says its Star Wars...

Dune movie is ‘epic adventure' with ‘OVERWHELMING cast' says its Star Wars cinematographer

DUNE movie, directed by Denis Villeneuve, is an epic adventure with an overwhelming cast according to its Star Wars Rogue One cinematographer. Read more ...

Neighbours introduces a new Canning - meet Sheila's grandson Levi

Neighbours introduces a new Canning - meet Sheila's grandson Levi

The noisiest family on Neighbours is set to expand with the arrival of Levi Canning, grandson to Sheila and cousin to Kyle and Naomi, played by newcomer Richie Morris in his... Read more ...

‘Neerja' & ‘Aarya' director Ram Madhvani launches own production house

‘Neerja' & ‘Aarya' director Ram Madhvani launches own production house

Ram Madhvani began his journey in the Indian film industry with the hit ‘Neerja' - the Hindi film was nominated in every category in the awards season of 2017 in India. Ram won... Read more ...

Midsommar director says his next film will be four-hour ‘nightmare comedy'...

Midsommar director says his next film will be four-hour ‘nightmare comedy' and we're already terrified

Midsommar director Ari Aster's latest film will be a ‘nightmare comedy' If you've seen Midsommar and Hereditary , you'll know that some traumatising images are now permanently... Read more ...