Sunday, 10 March 2013

Ewan McGregor: 'Islands on the Edge' launch, and car commercial debut

Ewan McGregor Adds Voice to ‘Islands’
From Variety:
Wildlife docu to be launched at MipTV
Scottish thesp Ewan McGregor, who features in Bryan Singer’s latest pic Jack the Giant Slayer, provides the voiceover for a wildlife docu filmed in the Hebrides islands off the Scottish coast, which will be launched at Cannes television mart MipTV.
The four-parter, with the working title Islands on the Edge, is distributed by ITV Studios and is produced by U.K. shingle Maramedia.
The series uses state-of-the-art camera technology and was made by a team of filmmakers whose credits include the BBC’s “Frozen Planet” and “Yellowstone,” both strong sellers at international markets. The latter, narrated by Peter Firth, aired in the U.S. as a two-hour special on Animal Planet.
The Hebrides are a collection of small islands off the west coast of Scotland populated by red deer, otters, gannets and eagles. In the nearby Atlantic, dolphins, basking sharks and seals can be seen.
In common with “Yellowstone,” “Islands on the Edge” was filmed over the course of a year.
“Islands on the Edge” is a Maramedia production for BBC Scotland and is due to bow this spring in the U.K.
MipTV runs April 8-11.
Source (including photo): Variety

Watch James Gray direct Ewan McGregor and Vinessa Shaw in a car commercial
The Playlist has come across the following video clip for an ad being produced for French auto company Citron, from director James Gray. Instead of actually advertising anything, or being pulse-pounding as theatrical teasers are, this is the complete opposite, taking viewers behind the scenes into the production, which stars Ewan McGregor and Vinessa Shaw. Ambient music plays over edited footage of TV monitors, a production crew at work, and the actors sitting around a table on set. Not a French car to be found. Watch the video for yourself and see how excited you find yourself for the actual commercial.
Read more, and watch the video, at Cinema Blend

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