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« Copper » débarque en France / « Copper » arrives on French TV

Posted in News, Presse, TV with tags , , , , , , on 30 mai 2015 by (Admin)

Ca y est, la série « Copper » débarque enfin en France ! Après trois ans d’attente et la fin de la série, la saison 1 de « Copper » sera diffusée sur la chaîne 13ème Rue à partir du 20 juin à 22h15 et sera suivie de la saison 2 le 25 juillet. Tous à vos postes !

Kyle Schmid - Robert Morehouse - Copper S2

« Copper » arrives in France ! After 3 years of waiting and the end of the show, season 1 of « Copper » will air on the French TV Channel 13ème Rue. It will start on June 20th, 2015 at 10.15 pm and will be followed by season 2 on July 25th, 2015. See you there !


EUFF Interview: Tashi Bieler talks about Saul: The Journey To Damascus

Posted in Festivals, Film, News, Presse with tags , , , , on 7 décembre 2014 by (Admin)

Tashi Bieler is one of the producers of a Canadian-Maltian biblical film about Saul, whose life and faith for everything changed during his journey to Damascus.

During the European Union Film Festival, I had the great pleasure of talking with Tashi Bieler right before the screening of Saul, The Journey To Damascus– about how and where the film was made.

Kyle Schmid @ Saul (Poster)

MMM: How was  the idea of making this film born?

Tashi Bieler: The film actually was circulating for quite a long time, from one producer to another until we finally found a way of having it produced, because sometimes biblical films are expensive to make. Biblical films are sometimes very big for the audience, and people go to see them. So the market was right. That`s why EONE and LEIF FILMS sort of found our way, to come together over various projects; to connect the dots. When EONE came on board, this gave the project the green light. The notion of filming in Malta really came from Mario Azzopardi and attached itself to the film. That really allowed the film to be made at a budget level everyone could afford. When you turn the camera 360 degrees – everything was there.

MMM: What about the cast? Did you already know who would be casted?

Tashi Bieler: No, we went through a casting process. So we used a couple of different casting directors; one from UK, another one in LA, and Canada, and just started looking for an actor, who stood out, to play the role of Saul. So we went to some Canadian actors we already knew from a few other shows. Kyle Schmid was an easy decision, because he is really wonderful; sparkly eyes, and a smart actor. 

MMM: I heard there was an intermission during screening of the film in Malta.

Tashi Bieler: I don`t know what happened during the screening in Malta, because I was not there, but they did have lots of intermissions during the screening in Malta, so people could get up and walk and talk. (laughs)

MMM: Where was the film itself filmed?

Tashi Bieler: It was filmed primarily at Fort Ricasoli, which is one of the key filming locations in Malta. It’s an old Fort that has been used for many different films, including “Gladiator” and the Mini Series, Julius Cesar.  Different parts of the fort were transformed into Roman streets. There is a lot of value in the set; parts are very old, with ancient stone, and rock. And part of the set was built, and leftover, from another show-. so we used both. Dino Banelo, a Maltian designer, drew water painted plants for the set ahead of time. So, you can look at each area of the fort, and see how he transformed it, color wise and space wise.

MMM: What about cinematography?

Tashi Bieler: Russ Goozee is a Canadian cinematographer. He is interesting and was chosen by us because of his extremely varied background. He`s done everything from life doc, to straight up drama and comedies. He also spent quite a lot of time doing docs in Jerusalem and Israel, so he sort of has a sense of that typography and what the Mediterranean quality of life might be. Because, we knew if we brought someone from Canada, we wouldn’t have somebody with the sense of that area and time. That`s how everything started, and then when we got there, he had already worked with the director and with the production designer. He made this all look real.

MMM: What is your expectation from the European Union Film Festival?

Tashi Bieler: Oh, I think it`s wonderful that people actually get to see something  far reaching that was made with Canadian participation, because you would not think that kind of film would be made in Canada.

EUFF Review: “Saul: The Journey To Damascus”

Posted in Festivals, Film, News, Presse with tags , , , , , on 2 décembre 2014 by (Admin)

There was a time when people used to live and breathe for what they believed in. Religion divided society into two categories; those who believe in God, but not the Son of God, and those who believe in God, and in his Son as well. Saul: The Journey To Damascus takes place just after Jesus`s crucifixion, when those who start to follow him lose their lives, while the others continue their journey to Damascus, to spread the word of God, and his Son’s word.  But one man, Saul of Tarsus, strongly disagrees that Jesus was the Messiah, or the son of God, and willingly sentences anyone to death if they admit that they are one of his followers. A fateful accident will make him believe in what he has denied all the time- his blindness.

Kyle Schmid @ Saul - The journey to Damascus 2014

Saul: The Journey To Damascus begins with Stephen (Dan Cade), who has been sentenced to death by stoning for his faith in the Son Of God. Even though Johanna (Brittany Bristow) and Ester (Larissa Bonaci) try to stop the execution, Saul (Kyle Schmid, A History Of Violence, Copper) is steadfast in his decision. But before Stephen dies, he forgives Saul for what he has done. Being a dedicated leader and an ardent fighter for his faith and traditions, Saul follows the group of people, along with Mary Magdalene (Emmanuelle Vaugier), Johannah (Brittany Bristow) and Addai (Callum Blue).

And the twelve, along with Johanna and Mary Magdalene, decide to go to Damascus, where they can spread the word of Jesus, and escape from Saul, who tries to hunt them down. But while on this mission, Saul, who denies the existence of the Son of God, is blinded. However, during his blindness, Saul starts seeing and understanding more than when he was sighted. Once Saul joins the Christians, he must escape his former allies who want him pay the ultimate price for his “betrayal” – death.

Saul a Journey to Damascus by Cesco Bonello-Set  2013 (6)

« Saul: The Journey To Damascus » is an epic Biblical movie, directed by Mario Azzopardi. This is not the first time he has touched upon a religious subject in film; the first one was “Savage Messiah”, with Polly Walker. In his new film, made for TV, Azzopardi does not try to make a Hollywood style Biblical film, but rather concentrates on the story without overloaded or unnecessary distracting scenes which can take the audience away from the entire story. The costume and cinematography of “Saul: The Journey To Damascus” is fascinating enough, since this film was made for TV. The entire cast also does a good job delivering a convincing performance.

The film does not lose its meaning and manages to keep the audience interested in the story, even though some of them might take the subject matter too personal, due to religious reasons.

Despite the fact this is a sensitive subject, Azzopardi`s film does not aim to change the audience`s opinion on certain things, such as when Saul, even though he accepts the existence of God, shows no mercy to anyone who follows Jesus Christ. The important message that is delivered in « Saul: The Journey To Damascus » is, it does not matter what you believe in, as long as your faith doesn’t harm anyone, and brings nothing but purity, acceptance and love.

Source : Movie Moves Me (30/11/2014)

Emily Andras nous révèle les secrets de ‘Waves- / ‘Lost Girl’ Talk : Emily Andras on “Waves”

Posted in News, Presse, TV with tags , , , on 19 janvier 2014 by (Admin)

Hope you made like Lauren and packed your super flattering bathing suits, Faenatics ! Because this week’s ‘Lost Girl Talk’ is taking you under the sea ! That is, it’s going to take a deeper look into this week’s mermaid-themed episode, “Waves.” Dive into the full post-ep Q&A below for talk of Tamsin (when will she be back and who will she be with ?), mermaid hairstyling (to crimp or not to crimp ?) and the hand(s) that could rule (or is it kill ?) them all.

 Source : The Loop

Kyle Schmid - Lost Girl Talk

– Aside from the ending, this episode was fairly lighter than the last few. Is this the calm before the storm? Will we get any more case of the week episodes before the finale ?
– I don’t want to say this is the last case of the week, but this is definitely the calm before the storm. A whole lot of storm.

– Moving on to Bo. You didn’t show the physical reactions that everyone had after Bo and Rainer arrived together last week. Was that something you shot and cut out, or did you always want that moment to happen in Bo’s head ?
– I think we always wanted it in Bo’s head because we wanted the misdirect of when you see Bo she’s covered in blood and then we hear the reactions from her friends and family, and for a moment, we want to think, ‘Oh my gosh, is she under this guy’s influence? Have they done something awful to someone we know and love ?’

When you end with an ending like 409 and she shows up with this hunky guy and says, ‘He’s my destiny,’ I think everybody expects something when they come back from the next episode. I know it drives fans crazy, but I love upending those expectations. You wanna stick around to see what’s happening here.

– The hand that we saw grabbing at the origin seed at the end of the episode appeared battered. Would you say this hand had been in battle recently ?
– In battle … or maybe making an omelet. I’m not going to say anything about that hand ! But whomever that hand is attached to is bad news.

– Can you confirm or deny whether Rainer was home with Bo in the last scene ?
– I can neither confirm or deny any of that !

– The title of next week’s episode is “End of the Line”. Does that hint to a possible full stop moment in terms of Bo’s understanding of Rainer, the train and/or Trick’s involvement in it all ?
– I would say some things and some people definitely come to a full stop… We go into the backstory a bit. We find out more about one of our beloved characters, Kenzi, in a very rewarding manner. And if you thought this week’s ending was crazy, you’ll want to stick around for next week’s ending ! (…)

Kyle Schmid décroche un rôle majeur dans ‘Lost Girl’ / Kyle Schmid lands major ‘Lost Girl’ role

Posted in News, Presse, TV with tags , , , , , on 15 janvier 2014 by (Admin)

‘Copper’ actor reflects on landing major ‘Lost Girl’ role
Source : TV Guide Canada

If you’ve watched Sunday’s episode of Lost Girl, you finally know who Kyle Schmid — formerly of Copper, Being Human and Blood Ties — was cast as. So, it should come as no shock that he wasn’t exaggerating when he once described his arrival as “an incredible moment” for the Showcase series.

Kyle Schmid - Lost Girl

It’s definitely a pinnacle for the show and the season,” Schmid told TV Guide Canada of his infamous Rainer (a.k.a. The Wanderer), during a set visit last year. “He’s a catalyst that kind of pushes relationships and histories to their max, to their breaking point.”

At the time, Schmid was sworn to secrecy about his role, even unable to mention Rainer’s name. But he was very open about how major he thought the part was, and not just in terms of the show’s Season 4 arc.

This was an opportunity to be in the sci-fi world but not play a vampire again and be on a show that I like personally,” he said during the one-on-one chat. “Although I think there are some similarities to who he is [and those other characters were] — he’s a strong character, a strong-willed character — it is a different world and a time and place and different writers. It will be a fresh face for my body of work, and also for the show.

Luckily, from the sounds of it, being the new guy on the Lost Girl block didn’t stop him from fitting in with the cast and crew near-immediately.

They see me and run in the opposite direction !Schmid joked, before adding, “Everyone’s really cool. I’ve met Kris, who, as you know, is just a stand up guy, before, and Anna’s really easy to work with. She’s been on a show for five years and she’s really unassuming.

He added, “Everyone’s been really welcoming, so I don’t feel like a stranger.”

Seeing as his name was then unspoken, Schmid couldn’t really discuss Rainer’s journey through the rest of Season 4. But he just seemed grateful for the plum material that Emily Andras and the rest of Lost Girl’s behind-the-scenes team have given him to work with.

I’ve been trying to sit down with some of the writers and figure out where he’s going and who he is,” Schmid said at the time. “It’s really nice feeling to be brought onto a show like this to play a character whose reputation has been built for years now.

Kyle Schmid : entrevue pour Jeannie Musick

Posted in News, Presse with tags , , on 12 octobre 2013 by (Admin)

Kyle a récemment donné une entrevue pour le blog de Jeannie. Il évoque ses différents rôles de vampires dans « Blood Ties » et « Being Human« . Retour vers deux rôles qui l’ont consacré sur le petit écran…

Kyle Schmid by Denise Grant 2012

JEANNIE : I believe you were 23 when you began the role of Henry Fitzroy in Blood Ties. In real life, Henry died at the age of 17. Alors, you were a 23-year-old playing a 488-year-old vampiric 17-year-old, if that makes any sense. As an actor, how did you play both the youth and the age ?

KYLE : The youth wasn’t something that I focused as I find age doesn’t necessarily reflect wisdom or inner depth. I focused on the years of which Henry had lived. The weight of those years and how they played a part in who he had become presently at the time of the show.

JEANNIE : I noticed that you had the pocket watch that you used to connect yourself to an older mentality. Were there other tools that you used in that way  ?

KYLE: Wardrobe for me has always been something that transforms me with any character. The set design of Henry’s apartment was beautiful…fit for a king (or son of). There were other props as well. His ring and a leather dog tag necklace were pieces of his history that he refused to let go. I imagined the ring had been his father’s and the leather dog tag a memento of a long past war (…).

JEANNIE : What have your vampires given you? What did playing Henry Fitzroy given you? What did playing Henry Durham give you ?

KYLE : Playing those characters has given me a lot. Not only have I learned so much about the business, acting and myself but the introduction to the syfy world fan base is something that I’ll always be thankful for (…).

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La saison 2 de « Copper » est confirmée !

Posted in News, TV with tags , , , on 19 octobre 2012 by (Admin)

La nouvelle vient tout juste d’être annoncée par BBC America : « Copper » aura sa saison 2 ! Nous retrouverons donc l’été prochain les nouvelles aventures de Kevin Corcoran, Robert Morehouse (Kyle Schmid) et des autres personnages. Le tournage démarrera en janvier… Kyle est ravi !

En attendant ne ratez pas le dernier épisode dimanche soir qui n ous promet certainement une fin surprenante…