Thursday, 25 October 2018

Sarah Beadnell - Cast Member


Sarah is the latest cast member to be making her debut appearance in, Jet Slade: Rise of the Black Hood. It took us six months to find the right person and then Sarah appeared...

Standing at a statuesque height of five feet nine inches and with a passion for sport and athletics, Sarah has the right credentials for playing a Slade Enforcer... But due to the time schedule, she will be playing the role of an avid newscaster.

Originally from Leeds, UK, Sarah is a professional hair stylist and in her spare time partakes in martial arts. She says, "Her aim is to become adept especially in self defence." 

The promotional poster below is an official head shot of Sarah as a cast member in Jet Slade. We think she looks absolutely stunning, great work by director Edmahoo.


Very shy in nature, Sarah is fun-loving and very humorous once you get to know her. She uses this facade to hide behind her more serious side, which showed when we started rehearsals, filming and in her photo shoot... She was a true professional.


Whether you're in the front of the lens for a photo shoot or on set for a film shoot, being in front of the camera isn't as easy as it looks. Filmmakers/Photographers Models and Actors work really hard to get that right shot and let us tell you, "It isn't easy!" Sarah took direction very well and once her nerves settled, we were able to capture some amazing shots. This was her first time ever having a professional photo shoot and being in any kind of independent feature. At the end , Sarah thanked  director Edmahoo and said, "I've really enjoyed myself and thank you for the opportunity!"

"This is what Jet Slade: Rise of the Black Hood is all about... Giving people the chance to do something totally different and out of their comfort zone. A chance to do something they never thought possible, a confidence booster."

Below are a few behind the scenes images and screen grabs of Sarah on set...


Being able to take yourself away from yourself and playing someone totally different is a task in itself. Sarah was able to do this and with only two script rehearsals, was ready for filming.  It was a very long day for her but we managed to get it all completed. 

We are nearing the final stages of Jet Slade and we may recall Sarah in for extra scenes.
Checkout this stunning photo of her... We do like to spoil our cast members.


We really hope you've enjoyed reading this blog post, look out for news and updates from us.


Thanks for reading,

Jet Slade Team.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Behind The Scenes Shots - Ewa Magdalena

Behind the scenes, on set with co-star Ewa Magdalena working with director Edmahoo.

[Photos Courtesy: Bridget Mae & Edmahoo]

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Actor Profile - Josie

Did you notice Josie in our recent Show Reel above, and how many times did you see her? Josie makes her debut appearance as the silent but deadly assassin in Jet Slade: Rise of the Black Hood. She also went through a vigorous training schedule for her character. Very into her fitness, Josie also has a background in Freestyle Kickboxing and has also participated in women's rugby.
Jet Slade: Rise of the Black Hood is filled with great and enthusiastic people, some of which have never acted before, but have gone on to pursue and study acting by joining casting agencies and partaking in their workshops. This film has really brought out the best in people, it's boosted their confidence, they've met and made new friends, some whom they probably would never have met... It has certainly been an eye-opener.
[Photos courtesy: Wag Doll]
Standing 5ft 8in tall Josie looked great in character, but it wasn't smooth sailing as a lot of hard work went into getting her to the stage she was at, which consisted of: Body conditioning, fight training and choreography and martial arts. Below are some more images of Josie.
Josie has finished filming all of her scenes for Jet Slade: Rise of the Black Hood, but it doesn't mean we just forget about her. By writing about our cast members, we still like to remind you and them that they are still part of this film project.
[Photos courtesy: Wag Doll]
Josie trained and worked really hard for her part, as you can see by the images above. She put in a hundred percent and it showed when it came to filming her scenes. A perfectionist, Josie would be aggressive yet sometimes a little too hard on herself in training, but it showed how determined she was to get it right. It was a way of channelling her inner demons. You would never expect this of her as her personality is placid loving and very calm.
Below is an exclusive 'behind the scenes' video of Josie working out and going through a padwork session with Ed (the director). This is just a snippet of some of the awesome training she went through, but the results were positive and very impressive. She was on a healthy diet, lost weight, looked leaner and got much stronger. Ed had a really strict training and body conditioning regime designed for Josie, it was very important to him as he wanted to make sure she (and any other cast member involved in a physical scene) was conditioned and prepared for her fight choreography as so not to get injured.
Josie says, "The best part of the film for her was the training, I thoroughly enjoyed that side of it." 

Her performance as an assassin was exceptional!

Ed says, "Every cast member is special, it's what they contribute to Jet Slade: Rise of the Black Hood that makes it unique and special."

We really hope you've enjoyed reading this post, keep checking our page for updates.You can also visit director Edmahoo's new Blog Page, there are some interesting things on there.


Thanks for reading,

Jet Slade Team!

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Jet: Training Montage

Scene from Jet Slade: Rise of the Black Hood featuring lead actor Bridgit as Jet.
Look out for our new trailer 'Coming Soon!'
Did you miss Director Edmahoo's Blog Post on
'What's It Like Being A Solo Film Maker?'
(Also featured in The Indiefilm Daily)



Sunday, 25 March 2018

JET SLADE: RISE OF THE BLACK HOOD

Also check out a new and very first Blog Post from
director Edmahoo on his new Blog Page... Lots of great and
exciting things coming from him.


Saturday, 17 February 2018

Are you a little "GUN SHY"

GUN SHY

If you're one of the lucky ones to receive an exclusive personal gift pack from director Simon West, yes you heard it right... The 'Real Simon West', then you'll be in for a treat!


With the release of  'GUN SHY' starring Antonio Banderas, Olga Kurylenko and Mark Valley - Simon West brings you this all new action packed comedy.

Simon West's GUN SHY Official Trailer: (Saban Films)

(The film was originally named Salty, for information on this click on the link: SALTY)


Simon West has directed films such as... Tomb Raider: Angelina Jolie - Con Air: Nicolas Cage - The Generals Daughter: John Travolta and Expendables 2: Sylvester Stallone. These are just some of the big action films Simon has directed and produced.

If you're unfamiliar with Simon's work click on this link and venture into the world of awesomeness. 


GUN SHY
The first thing you notice when watching GUN SHY is the Cinematography, the bright and vibrant colours set the tone for this well-paced four sectioned action comedy and surprisingly mixed love story. 'Four sectioned'... The film focuses on Turk played by Antonio Banderas, a retired rock star struggling to live a normal life-style and his ex-model wife Sheila,  played by Olga Kurylenko. When Sheila convinces Turk to take a vacation, he is reluctant at first but decides to go in the end. But all doesn't go as planned when Sheila is suddenly and unexpectedly kidnapped.

When Turk receives a ransom note for one million dollars for the release of his wife, things get a little out of hand when a-buy-the-book agent played by Mark Valley intervenes the transaction jeopardising things. Turk enlists the help from an unlikely pair to aid him in the rescue of his wife... The action begins!

With just some of the many big films under his belt like Assassins, The Mask of Zorro, The Legend of Zorro and Puss In Boots, Antonio Banderas has shown himself to be a formidable and versatile actor. Like me, if you're a fan then you'll understand why director Simon West chose him for the main character. Antonia adds the zest and comedic side we have come to love and recognise in 'Puss In Boots' and yet adding his charm as the aged, yet cool Rock/action star.

GUN SHY, is light, funny, humorous and entertaining. It's totally different to what you would expect  a Simon West film to be. But what is a Simon West film?  As a director, having that versatility in your portfolio can only broaden your horizons, therefore taking on more challenges.

Check out some of the merchandise below I received from Simon for the promotion of GUN SHY.
 


 



GUN SHY (2017) IS OUT NOW AND IS AVAILABLE TO WATCH ONLINE OR  DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.
(If you're like me, then you'd want to own it on DVD or Blue-ray as the rest of Simon's films usually have great behind the scenes footage. There is no current release date for that... But don't despair, if you visit Simon's website, there is a 'Behind the Scenes' section on there).




Look out for Simon's latest film 'STRATTON' starring Dominic Cooper and Connie Nielsen.... See Trailer:

Look out for more Film Reviews from Edmahoo

Jet Slade Team!