Mudbound   Video
written by Elise   |   September 6, 2017

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written by Elise   |   September 5, 2017

Variety – “Mudbound” had hit a raw nerve. On the afternoon Dee Rees’ operatic drama premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last January, it was met with rapturous reviews and Oscar buzz. Surely, distributors would be duking it out for the rights to the picture with a sprawling cast, led by Mary J. Blige, Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell and Jason Clarke. […] “Mudbound” debuts against a backdrop of drastic changes in Hollywood. Deep-pocketed streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Studios are gaining ground on traditional indie players. The Academy is undergoing growing pains of its own, after adding more voters because of #OscarsSoWhite. The new members are younger and more diverse (and more likely to be female). They might not cling to the stodgy belief that a movie must play exclusively in multiplexes for awards consideration. […] If “Mudbound” crashes the Oscar race, it would be the first Netflix feature to compete at the Academy Awards. The film could break another glass ceiling: Rees, the indie darling behind 2011’s “Pariah” and 2015’s “Bessie” for HBO, could become the first black woman ever nominated for best director. (Only four women in the Oscars’ 89-year history have been nominated for the award, with Kathryn Bigelow the only one to win.)

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Mulligan doesn’t often watch her movies at the premiere. “I’m terrible at sitting through,” she says. At Sundance, she wasn’t going to stay for “Mudbound” until she realized that it was a team effort. “I love being there for Dee in that moment, to see people respond to her and her work,” she says. When Mulligan saw herself in her first lead role, in 2009’s “An Education,” she didn’t have high expectations. “I rang my mum and I was like, ‘I’m so boring to watch. I don’t do anything. My face is so boring. It’s going to be a disaster,’” she recalls. “And then it was bought and people were going to put it in a cinema. And I suddenly had a publicist and a stylist.” “An Education” propelled Mulligan to the Oscars and instant stardom. Then came the tricky part. At a time when studios are churning out comic-book movies and bland franchises headlined by men (“Pirates of the Caribbean,” “The Fast and the Furious”), Mulligan wants to consistently sink her chops into meaty parts. That’s challenging in general but even harder for women in Hollywood.

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Press > 2017 > Variety (September 5) [+1]
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 12 [+2]

New Role   On the Other Side
written by Elise   |   June 1, 2017

THR – Carey Mulligan will star as a Vietnam war correspondent in the film “On the Other Side” for Topic, First Look Media’s newly branded entertainment studio.

Based on the book “On the Other Side”: 23 Days with the Vietcong, the true story centers on Kate Webb, a trailblazing journalist for UPI who would pave the way for all the female war correspondents that came after her. Surviving fierce battles and 23 days of captivity, she emerged from the jungles of Cambodia armed with one of the most unlikely stories to come out of the Vietnam War.

The film marks the latest move for Topic, whose parent company First Look co-financed and produced Oscar-winning best picture Spotlight. Topic, which will co-produce and finance On the Other Side, recently acquired U.S. rights to directors’ Tali Shemesh and Asaf Sudry’s Death in the Terminal, executive produced by Page 1’s Megan Ellison and Mark Boal. Also on Topic’s upcoming slate are Bastard, which marks Oscar-nominated Silence cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto’s directorial debut; No Man’s Land, a documentary produced by Morgan Spurlock; and Debra Granik’s My Abandonment, starring Ben Foster, which is currently in production. […] The film will begin production in spring 2018.

Gallery Updates   Photoshoots & Portraits
written by Elise   |   May 30, 2017

I have finally been able to get my hands onto the absolutely gorgeous outtakes of Carey photographed by Tom Craig for So It Goes Magazine back in March. I can’t take my eyes out of these – she looks absolutely fantastic. I’ve added over 10 outtakes to our gallery – be sure to check them out.

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2017 > Session 10 [+13]