Embankment Films

08 Nov Rachel Griffiths On Hopping Into Directing Saddle With ‘Ride Like A Girl’

EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Griffiths is getting ready to jump into the feature directing saddle, taking on horse-racing drama Ride Like A Girl. With shooting set to begin in March, Village Roadshow has boarded Australian rights. In the aspirational drama, Teresa Palmer is playing Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the prestigious...

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13 Sep ‘Breathe’s Andrew Garfield – Toronto Studio

 ‘Breathe’s Andrew Garfield on “How We Can Create Lives Of Meaning And Joy” Amidst Tragedy —Toronto Studio Chris Chapman A pioneer in the field of computer-generated performances with such films as Lord of the Rings (portraying Gollum) and King Kong—in which he plays Kong himself—Andy Serkis found his directorial breakthrough in The Jungle...

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12 Sep The Wife review – Glenn Close is unreadably brilliant as author’s spouse plunged in late-life crisis

As the apparently-perfect wife of a Nobel prize-winning writer, Close gives arguably her best ever performance in an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel.   “There’s nothing more dangerous than a writer whose feelings have been hurt.” The speaker is Joan Castleman, the charming, enigmatically discreet and supportive...

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11 Sep ‘Breath’: Toronto Review

Simon Baker’s directorial debut is an effectionate portrayal of boyhood in 1970s Australia Dir/scr. Simon Baker. Australia. 2017. 115mins. It’s with a soulful splash in coming-of-age waters that Simon Baker makes his feature directorial debut, and his return to the Australian industry after a near two-decade absence....

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08 Sep Embankment Films on their four Toronto entries

UK-based sales-finance outfit Embankment Films is celebrating its fifth anniversary with four films at Toronto this year, including Breathe and Submergence. Matt Mueller speaks to co-founders Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar. From a tiny cubby-hole office in Noho, sharing a single desk between them, Embankment Films founding partners Tim Haslam...

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