May 03, 2016

International Feature Agency Amsterdam

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IFA offers fresh features and up to date interviews. We specialise in music, film, and other entertainment interviews, but also carry features on topics ranging from lifestyle to travel and current affairs. On these pages please find a selection of what we have to offer. Don't hesitate to contact us if you're looking for anything specific.

New Features

  • Emilia Clarke

    Subject:
    Game Of Thrones; Me Before You
    Author:
    Ernst Reinhart
    Q&A,
    1373 words
    Synopsis:
    April 24th a new season of Game Of Thrones will return to tv screens around the world and with it Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke, who shows her versatility in the upcoming drama Me Before You (out in June) as a girl in a small town who forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she's taking care of. In this Q&A Clarke talks about her rise to fame, about the roles she chooses and which ones she feels closest too, about the things she loves and thinks important, and about her family and other interests such as books and music.
    Quote:
    “I prefer to sing gospel and folk.”
  • Jake Gyllenhaal

    Subject:
    Demolition
    Author:
    Ari Stein
    Q&A,
    1561 words
    Synopsis:
    Ever since he first graced our screens in the dystopian drama Donnie Darko, Jake Gyllenhaal has pushed and pulled at our hearts, reincarnating himself into new characters on each and every movie, from Brokeback Mountain to Southpaw, Gyllenhaal is never afraid of immersing himself into new daunting territory.  In his latest film Demolition, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Davis Mitchell, an emotionally baron husband who experiences a personal awakening through the process of grief. This is perhaps a movie that is more timely than we think, Gyllenhaal calls the human experience a big mess and rightly so, in a time where allowing yourself to feel too strongly is not encouraged, films like this remind us how important feeling truly is.
    Quote:
    “I think we’re living in a particularly scary time. But I’m Jewish so I have a tendency towards anxiety.” “We’re [living] in a very interesting time politically, not only in America but all over the world. It’s a dangerous time when actors become politicians and politicians become actors.“
  • Tom Hiddleston

    Subject:
    I Saw The Light
    Author:
    Anne Brodie
    Q&A,
    1267 words
    Synopsis:
    Tom Hiddleston is that most English of actors, classically trained in theatre and gaining ground in a diverse array of film roles from sci fi blockbusters to historical figures and now American country western legend Hank Williams. For this role Hiddleston learned to sing, speak and play guitar like Williams and was successful enough to play live gigs at country music festival in the American mid-west. Anne spoke with the versatile actor in Toronto about donning the persona of a southern country balladeer whose character comes up scrutiny as well as his talent.
    Quote:
    “I went up [on the stage] and it honestly was the most extraordinary feeling, unrepeatable in a way.”

Recent Features

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  • Great TV Shows about women keep men watching too

    Subject:
    How does the celebration of women on TV affect the male viewer?
    Author:
    Ellen Kiloran
    Narrative,
    1678 words
    Synopsis:
    Particularly in so-called "prestige" television, some of the most celebrated shows of the last few seasons have been led by women, but lead with their characters' humanity, not their gender: "Orange is the New Black," "Transparent," "UnREAL," "Jessica Jones" and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." Much of the great television happening right now is a celebration of women, but how does that affect the guys watching these shows? Ellen Killoran explains why men also enjoy watching this shows.
    Quote:
    ‘Today, pop culture is making it easier and more socially rewarding than ever before to be a feminist.‘
  • Grímur Hákonarson

    Subject:
    Rams
    Author:
    Carlos Aguilar
    Q&A,
    3050 words
    Synopsis:
    In a recent conversation with the Cannes-winning Icelandic filmmakers, Hákonarson discussed the relationship between the location and the film's visual approach, his homelands deeply ingrained love for sheep, the emerging local film industry, and the casting process to find the right four-legged stars for "Rams."
    Quote:
    “The most important thing was to find the right sheep. We had to select the right sheep and we did sheep casting.“
  • Michael Shannon

    Subject:
    Midnight Special; Nocturnal Animals; Salt and Fire; Superman vs Batman
    Author:
    Jessica Kiang
    Q&A,
    1816 words
    Synopsis:
    Talking with Michael Shannon after the Berlin Film Festival premiere of Midnight Special (endearing detail: the craggily charismatic Shannon was wearing the official Berlinale hoodie), we got to ask him about the nature and the history of his partnership with director Jeff Nichols, as well as about some exciting upcoming titles on his crowded slate.
    Quote:
    “I don't like this current trend of making films as quickly as possible for as little money as possible.”
  • Santana

    Subject:
    Santana IV (out April 15)
    Author:
    Ken Sharp
    Q&A,
    5376 words
    Synopsis:
    Now more than 40 years since they disbanded, Santana is back with a new CD appropriately titled Santana IV. With a lineup featuring Carlos Santana (guitar), Gregg Rolie (keyboards), Michael Shrieve (drums), Neal Schon (guitar) and Michael Carabello (percussion) plus current Santana band members Karl Perazzo (percussion) and Benny Rietveld (bass), the group has delivered an outstanding batch of new material redolent of their classic early ‘70s era but burnished with a modern sensibility as well. Joyous alchemy indeed…Ken Sharp talks to leader/visionary Carlos Santana who couldn’t hide his immense satisfaction with the glorious results of the group’s first new album in decades.
    Quote:
    “It’s the chemistry of all of us playing together. That’s what I missed.”