SundanceTV’s DREAM SCHOOL: NYC takes on students who have dropped out or been expelled from the conventional school system and offers them a real chance to graduate. What kind of child were you at that age? Find out if you were a problem child in 10 questions.
In Danny Boyle’s BABYLON, London’s police force is comprised of a diverse group of hilarious and sometimes volatile characters – an ensemble that would make any workplace rock with laughter. Wonder where you’d fit into this (or any) workplace comedy? Take this personality to test to find out.
Critics continue ranking RECTIFY high on best-of-the-year lists, calling the series “so quietly powerful that it forces you to be still in order to receive it” and “haunting on so many levels.”
The “mesmerising” miniseries keeps making best-of-2014 lists while Maggie Gyllenhaal trumpets her love for the role of Nessa Stein.
This BABYLON star’s appearances run the gamut from his award-winning stage work with the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company, to TV appearances in UK scifi institution Doctor Who and cult sketch comedy series That Mitchell and Webb Look. Seemingly never playing the same type twice, this chameleon-like performer modulates each character’s confidence, gravitas, integrity and inner turmoil to create a perfectly unique and memorable figure for any occasion. Don’t take our word for it — check out these five examples:
1. Æon Flux
This effects-laden scifi actioner stars Charlize Theron as the title character, a deadly freedom fighter on a mission to kill the leader of the corrupt, walled-in, stronghold of humanity’s postapocalyptic remnants known as Bregna. Joseph plays Giroux, a principled higher-up who opposes Æon Flux and her group of radicals despite his good intentions. Joseph manages the tricky feat of imbuing the misguided obstacle with sympathetic, even noble qualities that allow the character to serve as a representation of a whole segment of the tortured society.
2. The Beach
Joseph’s first project with BABYLON producer/director Danny Boyle, The Beach stars Leonardo DiCaprio…
Whether you’re trying your hand at being a Renaissance man like 50 Cent or spinning circles around your opponents like Johnny Weir, there’s a perfect celebrity mentor to match your dreams. Maybe it’s someone like Chuck D of Public Enemy to help you fight the powers that be.
The “inspiring” series top critics are calling “riveting, destabilizing entertainment” wins a spot on best-of-the-year lists for its “brilliant performances” and its fascinating story.
Critics are raving about Season 2 of RECTIFY, “another Great Southern Drama” which “dares you to put the outside world on pause and immerse yourself in its staggering emotion.”
Before starring as Phillip Kopus on THE RED ROAD, Jason Momoa starred in both TV and independent hits including Game of Thrones, Conan the Barbarian and Road to Paloma. Take this quiz to find out which Jason Momoa character you are.
This week, top TV critics honor the “exquisite” second season of RECTIFY with spots on the year’s best-of lists; while series star Abigail Spencer signs on for an exciting new role.
THE HONORABLE WOMAN keeps earning acclaim from critics, who call the “scintillating” series one of the best of the year, while star Maggie Gyllenhaal is nominated for SAG and Golden Globe Awards.
Today the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards, and SundanceTV’s THE HONORABLE WOMAN landed a nomination for Maggie Gyllenhaal for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
SundanceTV received a SAG Award nomination today for its miniseries THE HONORABLE WOMAN. Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Crazy Heart, The Dark Knight) received her first SAG Award nomination in the category of “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.” The 21st annual SAG Awards will be held on Sunday evening, January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles.
THE RETURNED is packing some seriously compelling characters, both ferociously alive and undead. There’s wild child Lena, jealous lover Simon…not to mention Serge, the local cannibal-serial-killer with a soft side. The “Which Character from THE RETURNED Are You?” personality test results are in, and a surprising 42% of fans align with either silently intense Victor or–yikes–conflicted killer Serge. See full results below.
This morning the Screen Actors Guild announced its nominees for the 21st Annual SAG Awards, and SundanceTV’s THE HONORABLE WOMAN nabbed honors with the nomination of Maggie Gyllenhaal for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries.
Mei introduces herself to Guan Xiaopeng. After Mei goes clubbing with Xiaopeng, he agrees to ask his father to intervene on Mei’s brother’s behalf.
To prepare for her role as hostess, Mei puts on a cocktail dress and Qianyi does her makeup. Lin and Qianyi wait in the car as Mei heads into a complex. A gangster leads Mei past other women into a private room where he tells her to do whatever his clients ask.
The gangster tells Mei to strip. She protests that she’s a hostess, not a prostitute, but when the gangster angrily offers to show her the door, she complies. He gives Mei a kimono. Mei tries to spy on the proceedings as guests arrive but the gangster catches her and herds her back into place. Mei has sex with several older clients. As the criminals are closing up at the end of the day, Mei asks them to sell her cocaine.
Ajun’s unhelpful lawyer tells Mei and Qianyi that the case is unwinnable. Mei asks for help at the British consulate, but the official in charge tells her they can’t get involved.
Back at the apartment, still communicating through Qianyi, Mei tells her mother she believes Ajun is innocent, recognizes him as her brother and intends to fight for him. Overwhelmed by gratitude, Mei’s mother tells Mei that her father forced her to give her up and that abandoning Mei was the saddest moment of her life. She asks to see the burn she marked Mei with all those years ago and Mei shows her. Mei’s mother shows her a box of prized possessions, including family photos, Ajun’s childhood toys, and a tiny lock of baby Mei’s hair.
Outside a club in Guangzhou, China, young DJ Ajun watches a well-dressed Chinese youth stab an African immigrant during a drunken argument. Ajun returns home to his mother’s apartment, where police take him into custody, asking him to provide testimony about the murder.
Six months later, London university student Mei Ashley receives an e-mail from Chinese journalist and activist Qianyi Pan, who tells Mei that Ajun, her biological brother, has been sentenced to death for the murder of the African. Qianyi identifies a birthmark on Mei which she says is actually a wax burn made by her mother in hopes that they might someday be reunited. Qianyi begs Mei to come to Guangzhou and help appeal her brother’s sentence, mentioning that Mei’s mother is desperate to see her and asking Mei not to tell anyone about the case.
SOL REPUBLIC and MixRadio Up the Groove Factor For “ONE CHILD” with help from DJs Abrantee and AndrewAndrew
Our friends at SOL REPUBLIC and MixRadio have joined forces with star DJs Abrantee and AndrewAndrew to create a pair of ONE CHILD-inspired playlists just in time for the series premiere tonight. Furthermore, fans on Twitter now have an opportunity to win SOL REPUBLIC headphones if they retweet said MixRadio playlists some time this weekend…
RECTIFY creator Ray McKinnon discusses fascinating characters, the South and the silver lining of life on death row.
Q: A lot of characters persecute Daniel, but the show always seems to give us a chance to see things their way. What’s the key to finding that balance?
A: I certainly think a lot of characters have made judgments and have prejudices and preconceptions about Daniel… persecution’s a little too strong of a word. But the other words that I used feel appropriate to the characters, when I think of Teddy, or even Bobby Dean in a way. And I don’t know about balance, but as far as seeing things their way, I think if you’re trying to create three dimensional characters, each character like human beings have a subjective viewpoint of the world, and that’s what we tried to understand better. Teddy’s a great example of that, trying to understand what motivates Teddy, how he sees the world. He sees the world differently than Daniel. I think Teddy believes in law and order, or he did certainly in the first season. I think that has changed over time. But if they say Daniel did it and Daniel went to a jury and the jury found that he was guilty then that’s what Teddy believes is the truth, and so Teddy goes about his life verifying things he already believes in, affirming that, and when those things get challenged it’s very difficult for Teddy to deal with that. So I think the balance maybe you’re talking about is trying to make the characters not two-dimensional but three dimensional, where they have a point of view and oftentimes–even with Teddy–that point of view could be valid. Because Daniel could have killed Hannah Dean. We don’t know that answer yet.
Q: Do you sympathize with all the characters that much, or are there exceptions? Senator Foulkes… or Trey?
A: I don’t know if I sympathize with Trey, but …
SundanceTV thanks The Asia Law Societies of the NYU, Fordham, and Harvard Law schools as well as the International Human Rights Clinic of USC Gould School of Law for supporting ONE CHILD on social media and e-mail platforms after viewing the series.
As anticipation builds for tonight’s premiere of ONE CHILD, Dec 5, 9/8C on SundanceTV, the Los Angeles Times , the Wall Street Journal and others highlight the quality of the series TV critic Mary McNamara calls “richly textured and beautifully ambitious.”
Before starring as Mei Ashley in the all new SundanceTV miniseries ONE CHILD, Katie Leung appeared in the Hollywood blockbuster franchise Harry Potter. Take this quiz to find out which Harry Potter character you are.
Can’t wait for the SundanceTV world premiere of ONE CHILD? Text “HELLO” to 917-809-6812 for a taste of what’s to come.