Last May during the Cannes Film Festival, I was walking around the Short Film Corner with my video camera, and I met just like that Alexandra Fulton, a funny and energetic actress / director who was about to present her first short movie there, Omgasm.
So, what did I do ? Well, I followed her, shot the premiere and then interview her. I'll put two videos about Omgasm on my website. The first...Read more
I've just started to edit the video interviews of Patrick / Rottendoubt, Raffi/Etchy and Terence Yin that I did last March when I was in Hong Kong, visiting Alive Not Dead headquarter. I plan to put them on my website ( FredAmbroisine.com) in high resolution, before the end of the week.
Martyrs is a powerful French horror thriller, which was just released today in the local theaters with a 16+ rating and a warning, because of its extreme violence. A few months ago, the French Film Commission even gave it a 18+ rating, which is very rare for a movie without any sexual content.
At that time, a manisfestation was organised in Paris to protest a...Read more
Because of the very bad health of the DVD market in France right now, I'm doing less and less DVD extra features about Hong Kong movies. This year, I directed a few short documentaries about only two Hong Kong movies, which will be released in DVD in France by CTV Internationalon September 4th, 2008 : Shamo 軍雞, directed by Soi Cheang 鄭保瑞 and Mad Detective 神探, co-directed by Johnnie To 杜琪峰 and Wai Ka-fai 韋家輝.
The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter五郎八卦棍 is my favorite kung-fu movie starring Gordon Liu劉家輝and directed by Liu Chi-liang劉家良. That’s a fact. I can even say, If I have to watch only one kung-fu movie on a desert island for the rest of my life, It'll be The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter.
I loved Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead, but I didn't like his adaptation of Franck Miller's 300at all. Anyway, since Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmenis one of my all-time favorite books, Zack Snyder's Watchmen is definitely THE movie that I want to see absolutely next year. I'm expecting a good movie, but a masterpiece would be welcomed as well.
I've always wanted to meet the Taiwanese director, writer and producer Joseph Kuo 郭南宏, but never had the chance to. Yesterday, my dream became reality, cos' there's a tribute to him right now in Paris during the Paris Cinema Film Festival.
Mr Kuo did yesterday afternoon, a 2-hour masterclass seminar about his experience of the last 50 years in the Taiwan and Hong K...Read more
I edited this 9 minutes compilation of Forbidden Kingdomfirst Asian press conference a few months ago, in just a few hours, for the DVD bonus of the French martial arts magazine " Karate Bushido". I had around 50 minutes of Footage (35 minutes of presentation with the guests & martial arts demonstrations with the kids + 15 minutes of Jet Liand Jackie Chan interviews). Since I'm not a Chinese speaker and I had no time to find a tranlator, I only kept the English parts of th...Read more
France de Griessenis a Dutch/Belgian artist (singer, composer, actress, model...) based in Paris, who's a recent Alive Not Dead member. In 2005, she released a concept-album related to Billy the Kid named "Billy", with her previous band Teen Machine. Now, she just finished the recording of her first solo album "Ghost Ballerina" (working title). Check out her page here : http://www.alivenotdead.com/francedegriessen
I finally convinced some members of the band IKU (who'll feature in my documentary Rock 'n' Roll Girls) to launch their pages on Alive Not Dead. So, here come the pages of the two guitarists of the band : Solange Protin and Anne Mercier.Solange or/ and IKU's...Read more