April 21, 2014

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

  • Madison Davenport

    Subject:
    From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
    Author:
    Christina Radish
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    1590 words
    Synopsis:
    Madison Davenport talks about From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, delving into the supernatural, why she loves working with Robert Rodriguez, how amazing the Titty Twister set was, and how her character gets to have some fun with weaponry.
    Quote:
    “He [Robert Rodriguez] has such an infectious personality that you really can’t help but feel passionate about what you’re doing.”
  • John Turturro and Sophia Vergara

    Subject:
    Fading Gigolo
    Author:
    Phil Brown
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    1385 words
    Synopsis:
    Written and directed by John Turturro, Fading Gigolo is a charming little oddball comedy where Turturro plays a high end New York escort who is pimped out by none other than Woody Allen. Here Turturro and co-star Sofia Vergara talk about the challenges of writing for Woody, the strange nature of directing yourself, and even that long rumored Jesus-centric Big Lebowski sequel that will hopefully be made some day.
    Quote:
    Turturro: “Auditioning actors with Woody, that was very intimidating.”
  • Afghanistan farmer Mohammed Gulab saved ‘Lone Survivor’

    Subject:
    But has nothing to show for it...
    Author:
    Urs Gehriger & Sami Yousafzai
    Photography:
    Nathan Beck
    Narrative,
    2845 words
    Synopsis:
    American Navy Seal Marc Luttrel was the only survivor of the biggest catastrophe in the history of the US Special Forces, ‘Operation Red Wings’ in Afghanistan in 2005. He owes his life to Afghanistan farmer Mohammed Gulab who rescued him and did not hand him over to the Taliban. While Luttrell received the highest combat award from former US president George W. Bush and became the best known hero of the Afghanistan war, Gulab had to give up his home village to live a life as “prisoner” in his own country. Last year, Gulab was flown to the US to assist film director Peter Berg with making the movie “Lone Survivor” (starring Mark Wahlberg) based on the bestselling book Luttrell had written about his ordeal. He stays with his ‘friend’ Luttrel, is a quest on numerous talk shows and is promised a substantial share of the royalties. But after the movie makes 38 million on opening weekend Gulab is sent back to Afghanistan, empty handed, where his “fame” made him a number one target of the Taliban. Mohammed Gulab’s story shows how the U.S. empire fails to both win wars and win the hearts and minds of local people and natural allies.
    Quote:
    Gulab: “I gave the US soldier shelter and safety according to our tribal code, Pashtunwali. I told the Taliban, if they wanted the American they’d have to kill the whole village. I gave up everything. But America seems to have forgotten about me and my family.”

Recent Features

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow is perfect and we hate her for it

    Subject:
    Conscious Uncoupling of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
    Author:
    Sady Doyle/Featurewell
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Narrative,
    1172 words
    Synopsis:
    About a week ago Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Chris Martin announced their divorce online in a statement titled 'conscious uncoupling.' Sady Doyle explains why the announcement sparked a firestorm of scorn.
    Quote:
    “We hate Kim Kardashian for being a reality-TV celebrity on the cover of Vogue, and we hate Gwyneth Paltrow for being a Vogue celebrity who doesn't give us the reality-TV version of her divorce.”
  • Emilia Clarke

    Subject:
    Game Of Thrones - season four
    Author:
    Paul Sheehan
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    1805 words
    Synopsis:
    English beauty Emilia Clarke talks about starring in “Game of Thrones,” learning life lessons from playing the pivotal role of Daenerys (Danny) Targaryen, preparing for the new “Terminator” movie and being single.
    Quote:
    “In a funny way, Dany and I have a lot in common. Both of us began by facing new challenges and both of us have changed over the course of four series.”
  • Junkie XL

    Subject:
    Divergent; 300: Rise of an Empire
    Author:
    Sheila Roberts
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    4064 words
    Synopsis:
    Composer Junkie XL talks about Divergent and 300: Rise of an Empire, his Dutch roots and their influence on his music, his musical inspirations that include Pink Floyd and Nirvana, the possibility of working with Hans Zimmer on Interstellar, and his upcoming projects: Mad Max: Fury Road and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
    Quote:
    “The music in Holland is very diverse, and it’s very focused on what goes on in the rest of the world.”
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    Subject:
    Godzilla; Avengers: Age of Ultron
    Author:
    Paul Sheehan
    Photography:
    Publicity photography
    Q&A,
    1972 words
    Synopsis:
    This British hunk, 23, talks about starring in the “Godzilla” remake, playing Quicksilver in the upcoming “Avengers” movie, marrying a woman twice his age (director Sam Taylor-Woods, 46) and being the father of four.
    Quote:
    “What is it that gets everyone so annoyed? If they knew us, they would see that my wife has a far younger spirit than I do.”