Re: [Academy of Anvil] Anvil the movie...the website.
- that must be a browser related issue, it's white on black for me.
> The movie's website has a black text on a black background. It's
> probably an error of the webmaster. For what I've read, it's pretty
> much "it". Lips and Robb had a dream, they realized it and it was
> great! I think that's honest and that this movie was made by some
> experienced people. If you select the text with your mouse you would
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> At the age of 14, best friends Lips and Robb Reiner made a pact to
> rock together forever.
> Their band Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal,"
> influenced a musical generation including Metallica, Slayer and
> Anthrax. Though Anvil never made it, they never stopped playing or
> Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now well into
> their fifties, set off to record their thirteenth album, "This is
> Thirteen," in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dream.
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> Born in London to an American diplomat and a Canadian concert
> pianist, Sacha Gervasi was the only head-banger at Westminster School
> where he was threatened with expulsion for wearing red-striped
> troubadour trousers and a matching Hawkwind waistcoat.
> After meeting the legendary heavy metal band Anvil at London's
> Marquee club at the age of 15, Sacha was invited to roadie for the
> band during a tour of Canadian hockey arenas the following summer. He
> toured with Anvil twice more during the 80s, learning how to play
> drums along the way from metal God Robb Reiner.
> Sacha later earned a degree in Modern History from King's College,
> London but turned down a fellowship to Harvard in favor of co-
> founding a band with an old school friend. He quickly left, claiming
> the band was "talentless and going nowhere." Shortly afterwards the
> band changed its name to Bush and sold over ten million records in
> the U.S. alone.
> Sacha next worked for British Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes, at the Arvon
> Writing Foundation, the charity Hughes started with Sylvia Plath.
> But it was after seeing Bruce Robinson's 'Withnail and I' that Sacha
> decided to put down his drumsticks forever (a particular relief to
> his mother) and pursue a career as a screenwriter.
> In 1995, he attended the graduate screenwriting program at UCLA Film
> School, where he twice won the BAFTA/LA scholarship, supporting
> himself by writing for publications such as Punch, The Observer, and
> The London Sunday Times. While still at UCLA, a script he co-wrote
> with Craig Ferguson was made into a film called 'The Big Tease' by
> Warner Bros. Warners next asked Sacha to consider adapting a new
> children's book about a boy wizard called Harry Potter. He turned
> them down citing the book's "complete lack of commerciality. "
> In 2004, Sacha wrote 'The Terminal,' starring Tom Hanks and directed
> by Steven Spielberg. He has since written projects for Nicole Kidman,
> Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves. Next year he will write and direct the
> true story of actor Hervé Villechaize' s final week alive, starring
> Peter Dinklage.
> Rebecca Yeldham, Producer
> Rebecca Yeldham is an independent producer who most recently produced
> THE KITE RUNNER, which has been nominated for two Golden Globes. She
> is currently working on a variety of feature and documentary projects
> including director Walter Salles' next two features, LINHA DE PASSE
> (which just completed production in Brazil) and ON THE ROAD (which
> will shoot in '08). Yeldham also served as Executive Producer on THE
> MOTORCYCLE DIARIES (directed by Walter Salles and released in the US
> by Focus Features). The film received two Academy Award® nominations
> and won an Oscar® for Best Original Song, and a Golden Globe®
> nomination for Best Foreign Film.
> Prior to the production of THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES, Yeldham was Senior
> Vice President, Production at FilmFour (the film division of the
> British broadcaster Channel 4) and ran its U.S. production wing. She
> had previously served as Senior Programmer of the Sundance Film
> Festival (1996-2001) overseeing world cinema programming and
> selecting dramatic and documentary features for the festival. She
> also served as Associate Director of the Sundance Institute's
> International Programs organizing initiatives to support
> screenwriters, producers and directors throughout the world.
> In the '90's Yeldham worked extensively in the areas of independent
> and international cinema developing, acquiring and working in
> production on dramatic and documentary films. Between 1990 and 1994,
> she worked for the New York based independent distributor Fox/Lorber
> Associates as the Director of Acquisitions and Business Affairs
> acquiring such films as John Woo's THE KILLER and George Sluizer's
> THE VANISHING.
> Yeldham currently serves on IFP/LA's Executive Board and has served
> on several international film festival juries and selection
> committees, including; the Edinburgh Film Festival, the Independent
> Spirit Awards, and the Buenos Aires International Film Festival. Born
> and raised in Australia, she studied law at Sydney University
> transferring to Brown University's Modern Culture and Media
> (Art/Semiotics) department where she graduated magna cum laude.
> Dana Sano, Music Supervisor
> Being an avid fan of both film and music has inspired Dana into a
> music supervision career of nearly two-decades. She began at Creative
> Artists Agency with music agent Brian Loucks and then moved on to
> assist the late film producer, Robert F. Colesberry. Soon thereafter,
> she became music coordinator for supervision veterans Gary Goetzman
> and Sharon Boyle on films such as "The Silence of the Lambs", "The
> Hot Spot", "Point Break" and "Groundhog Day". When Goetzman
> transitioned into Playtone Productions, Sharon and Dana continued
> working together on the overall PolyGram Filmed Entertainment slate
> of movies and others including "Kalifornia" , "Until The End Of The
> World" and "Under Siege".
> In 1994, Dana was brought in to help start New Line Cinema's West
> Coast Music Department. As Senior Vice President of Music, she worked
> with directors such as Paul Thomas Anderson, David Fincher, James
> Gray, Jay Roach and Gary Ross. To date, she has worked on over
> seventy-five films including "Austin Powers: International Man Of
> Mystery", "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me", "Blade", "Blue
> Crush", "Boogie Nights", "Hedwig & The Angry
> Inch", "Magnolia", "Seven", and "Wag The Dog". Upcoming and current
> releases include "Dan In Real Life", "Make It Happen", "Shoot 'Em Up"
> and "We Own The Night".
> Chris Soos, CSC, Director of Photography
> Originally from Toronto, Canada, Chris Soos has rapidly become one of
> the most renowned Commercial and Music Video DP's in the U.S.. Known
> for his innovative technical expertise, Chris has worked on scores of
> award-winning commercials in the past 9 years. His groundbreaking
> visual style has been recognized with eleven CSC nominations
> (Canadian Society of Cinematographers) including six Awards for Best
> Cinematography in a Music Video. His first film, PARANOIA 1.0, was
> chosen to be part of the prestigious Dramatic Competition at the 2005
> Sundance Film Festival. His second feature, PHANTOM LOVE received
> rave reviews at its world debut at Sundance in the New Frontier
> collection section. Chris just wrapped Dominic Sena's new Thriller,
> WHITEOUT starring Kate Beckinsale. He resides in Los Angeles.
> Andrew Dickler, Editor
> Andrew Dickler began his career in feature film editing as an
> apprentice on "Pulp Fiction". His most recent editing credits
> include "Me and You and Everyone We Know", "What Love Is", and the
> documentary "Does Your Soul Have a Cold". He also worked as an
> additional editor on "A Mighty Wind" and "Borat: Cultural Learnings
> of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan". He is
> currently editing "Spooner", a romantic comedy starring Matthew
> Jeff Renfroe, Editor
> Jeff Renfroe sunk his teeth into filmmaking as ateenager,
> writing,directing, and editing short films such as THEADVANTAGES OF
> VACULUX 2000, THE EDGE, and theaward-winning NOAH. He has won awards
> for his musicvideo work, both as a director and an editor. Some ofhis
> other editing credits include videos for Icelandicband SIGUR ROS and
> a short documentary BUY NOTHINGDAY. Renfroe's internationally co-
> produced debutfeature film ONE POINT O was nominated for the
> GrandJury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, and itwas named
> Most Groundbreaking & Best InternationalFeatur e Film at the 2004
> Fantasia Film Festival inMontreal. Recently, he directed and edited
> his secondfeature film, CIVIC DUTY.
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> With people like them, how can this movie be bad?
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JOE THRASHER - Thrash Metal Band