Thank goodness for streaming huh?
With lockdowns a feature of many people’s lives even in the latter half of 2021 – the Sydney one which I am in is in week 8 with about another 8 to go – it’s good thing we don’t have to rely on cinemas anymore.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE cinemas but getting to them has been all-but-impossible in the last 18 months or so and so it’s good to know that films can be still be had from the locked down safety of our own homes.
These are but three of the films worth checking out, if and when they come to a streaming platform near you …
Freshly baked and piping hot! A laugh-out-loud comedy and twenty-something coming-of-age story about “the pie guy” whose love of pie fuels a series of misadventures in modern romance. About Pie is directed by American actor / filmmaker Joshua M. Lester, making his feature directorial debut with this film after a number of short films previously. (synopsis courtesy First Showing)
About Pie premieres in USA via video-on-demand on 24 August.
Millie (Danielle Macdonald) is a brilliant young fund manager, who leaves her unfulfilling job and long-term boyfriend to chase her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer…in the Scottish Highlands! She begins intense vocal training lessons with renowned but fearsome singing teacher and former opera diva Meghan Geoffrey-Bishop (Lumley). It is there she meets Max (Skinner), another of Meghan’s students who is also training for the “Singer of Renown” contest. What begins as a brutal competition between Millie and Max slowly turns into something more… Falling for Figaro is directed by filmmaker Ben Lewin, of the films Georgia, The Favour The Watch and the Very Big Fish, Paperback Romance, The Sessions, Please Stand By, and The Catch Was a Spy previously. The screenplay is written by Ben Lewin and Allen Palmer. (synopsis courtesy First Showing)
Falling For Figaro opens in USA on 1 October via cinema and video-on-demand.
A year and a half after the initial fall of civilization due to a viral outbreak, a former FBI agent is forced to protect a young woman immune to the disease from a dangerous gang leader hunting her. The Survivalist is directed by American filmmaker Jon Keeyes, director of the films Living & Dying, Fall Down Dead, Doom Room, Phobia, Element, The Harrowing, and Rescue Hostage previously, as well as a few short films and TV work. The screenplay is written by Matthew Rogers. Produced by Jon Keeyes, Jordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman. (synopsis via First Showing)
The Survivalist opens in USA on 1 October via video-on-demand.