Eva Csölleová, Vítek Formánek

Eva Csölleová, Vítek Formánek

Tvůrčí duo ve složení fotografka - korektorka Eva Csölleová a spisovatel - redaktor Vítek Formánek. Specializují se na interview s tuzemskými a světoznámými osobnostmi. Zajišťují spojení s hlavními filmovými festivaly v ČR.

John Landis was born on 3.8.1950 and apart from being a script writer, stuntman, actor he also directed and produced his own films. In film business he started as a mail boy in 20th Century Fox. Then he became an assistant director at the movie called Kelly´s Heroes, which was shot in Yugoslavia and where he met big Hollywood stars who later played in his own films.

He was only 19 at that time. He stayed in Europe and worked on low budget movies where he cut his teeth. Alongside that he earned money as a stuntman. His first big feature film was made in 1971 and was called Schlock. He had a massive success with films such as An American Werewolf in London, Beverly Hills Cop III, Trading Place, The Blues Brothers or Spies like us. He is also famous due to his cooperation with Michael Jackson on mega-successful video clip Thriller.

 

Polish director Lech Majewski was born 30.8.1953 in Katowice. He studied Academy of Fine Arts. Since he was also a talented writer, poet and painter, his next steps led him to the National Film School in Łódź. His first film was Zwiastowanie shot in 1978.Two years later came the medieval story The Knight and Lech left for England and USA. There he worked on many critically acclaimed movies such as The Prisoner of Rio, The Gospel According to Harry, Basquiat and Glass Lips to name a few. He was a guest of Letní filmová škola

(Summer film school) in Uherské Hradiště in 2019 where he was awarded the Annual Award of the Association of Czech Film Clubs.We were interested in interviewing him, but there was no time in Uherske Hradiště so we sent him an email. He replied and we talked on the phone.

Gren Wells is an American director who made it from stand-up comedian to actor, screenplaywriter to directorial position.While her stay in New York City, she starred in six indie film over two years span.One of them was „ Man about town“ which won Best Short Film at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.When she moved to Los Angels she wrote a screenpay for a movie called „ A little bit of heaven“ which was bought and made by 20th Century Fox..On Zlín film festival she introduced her directorial debut „ A road within“.Since it was very intresting topic and we liked it very much, we asked her for interview.

This French director is an extraordinary man. Since his childhood he was interested in wild life animals and nature. At the end of 60.´s he established a reservation in central France and then moved along with his wife to Kenya, where he lived for three years. He observed daily a lion´s family and took pictures from air balloons. Wildlife hit him deeply and he became a specialist in making photos from hot-air balloon. After returning to France he worked on various projects in various artistic areas ranging from documentary films to photographs .It was probably a look at our Planet from the balloon and seeing it´s real conditions which led him to establish a databank amassing more than half a millions of aerial photos from 100 of countries depicting and showing the real state of Mother Earth. He writes and publishes books, organized an exhibition of posters called Earth from above which visited 110 cities and was seen by over 120 million visitors. Names of his film documents such as Planet Ocean, Human, A Thirsty World show that his worries and interest in saving our planet are genuine. In order to get his message among as many people as possible he gave up all his royalties from the movie Home and put it free onto internet and to the movies all over the world. Surprisingly England and America refused to show the movie so far because it was for free so he went as far as renting a cinema in America by himself, paying 10 000 dollars from his own pockets and showing it to people.

 

Well known and established director John Badham was born August 25.1939 in English town Luton. His father was American Army General and moved whole family back to USA when John was two years old. They were based in Alabama. John graduated from Yale University, and at the end of 60 ś he cut his teen in TV. His trade mark is friendly relationship with his actors and versatility of his filmography. He can shoot good musical, comedy, drama or action movie on top level and be nominated for Academy Awards.

Czech viewers who saw Saturday Night Fever during deep communism probably even didn´t know that it was filmed by this director. This film brought him not only money but also wide recognition and made a star from John Travolta. John Badham is also credited for shooting drama Whose life is it anyway? horror Dracula, comedy Bird on the wire and Stakeout or warning film Wargames which made a star from young Matthew Broederick. He made innovative computer programmed called ShotMaster which creates Storyboard for people who can´t draw.

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