Here’s a post for you bibliophile’s out there…
Michelle Ang spoke to the New Zealand Herald (March 28th) on the books she loves – you can read it here (also pasted below with links to the books). Also Michelle features in another interview in The Herald about what she packs in her travelling bag, you can read that online here.
Antonia Prebble meanwhile did a radio interview with Lily Richards earlier this month (March 10th) on bFM, for their book month, about the books that have changed her life. Listen to Antonia’s interview here.
Awesome news about Caleb Ross
, he features in the up-coming documentary The Last Dogs Of Winter
by independent film maker Costa Botes – who first met Caleb when he was a director on The Tribe
The Last Dogs Of Winter follows the story of Brian Ladoon who resides in Churchill, in Manitoba, Canada. For around 40 years Brian has bred and maintained a colony of Canadian Eskimo dogs which lived in the region as “the pack horses/tractors of the arctic” but now serve no purpose and had been dying out.
From Costa’s website:
… the young man who introduced me to this cold world – Caleb Ross. I first met Caleb back in 1999, when he was starring in the cult TV show, The Tribe. I came and went as one of the show’s directors. I’ll refrain from comment on the show, but I always enjoyed working with the cast. Caleb always struck me as a talented guy who put 100% into everything he did.
So I was not altogether surprised to see how well he handled himself in Canada. Driving through blizzards, feeding dogs raw meat by hand while surrounded by giant polar bears, guarding himself and Brian with a shotgun – all very exciting, and real.
It definitely sounds exciting! Were definitely looking forward to seeing more on this project. You can keep up to date with Costa as he progresses by visiting his blog.
Caleb Ross is not just in the film, his own photography and video from his time with Brian Ladoon will be incorporated into the documentary (which is in post-production) by Costa.
With thanks to Jessica Carroll for the info. Visit CostaBotes.com for more info on the director and his work.
who played brooding heartthrob Slade in series 5 of The Tribe
is the next cast member to appear on the official Facebook page
for The Tribe.
[UPDATE: Here's an audio message from Matt via Cloud 9's Official YouTube channel ]
The chat with Matt will take place on Sunday April 3rd 2011 at 9PM (UK time/GMT). Fans who participate by asking questions to Matt on Facebook will be entered in a draw to win a phone call from him! If you can’t be online for the fan-chat you can put forward your questions to Matt on the message board here.
Matt Robinson hails from Britain and moved to New Zealand to film The Tribe. Before joining the cast of The Tribe, Matt had a background in theatre and he also had parts in short films. As well acting, Matt has done plenty of voice-over work and is part of the band Last Picture Show. Earlier this month the band released their single Breaking The Cages.
you may remember was Troy, leader of the Nomads, in The Tribe. He featured in series 1 and 2 of the series. Well, Charlie appeared with Dwayne Cameron
in the German TV movie Emilie Richards: Sehnsucht nach Sandy Bay
(Longing for Sandy Bay) on Sunday 26th March 2011.
The film is a romance set in New Zealand against the story of a gold mine in a national park. Bleakley played the character Leon while Cameron had a guest role as an arsonist. With thanks to Jebrill from Tribe-Cast.com for the link to the video stream where the following screen shots were taken:
(who popped up in The Tribe 1 & 2 as Dawn) made her appearance on the hit new series The Almighty Johnsons
, episode 7 season 1, on March 20th 2011.
In the episode, entitled ‘Bad Things Happen’, Jess plays the character Leah who teams up with Kylie (Kerry-Lee Dewing) and Sascha (Kowhai Wilkie) to get revenge on the womanizer Anders (Dean O’Gorman)… Here’s a small scene from the episode where she gives her story to Axl (Emmett Couling Skilton):
You can keep up to date with Jessie Gurunathan via Twitter.
Australian fan of The Tribe
, Jessica Carroll, went along to the Dwayne Cameron
DVD signing at the ABC Knox Store
on Saturday 19th March 2011.
Check out some her pics below:
Jess said the following about her experience meeting The Tribe actor:
“Meeting Dwayne Cameron has made my life complete – I was so nervous walking up to him and I couldn’t stop smiling! I gave him a picture that I drew and a letter saying how amazing The Tribe was etc., at the end of the letter I wrote my address so if he wants he could reply *fingers crossed haha*
“When he signed my shirt, that I made, which says ‘I ♥ THE TRIBE’ he didn’t say very much but asked me how I was. I replied ‘I’m perfect now that I am talking to you!’
“As we took a photograph together my body shut down a little bit because I could not believe I was in the same room as Dwayne and I tried so hard to smile but my cheeks just wouldn’t stop shaking. After the photos were taken he gave me a little kiss on the head which not many people got only about 2 others but was the cherry on top!
Thank you Dwayne and all who made this event possible!”
Aww sweet. Thanks for sharing your pics and experience Jess :)
Dwayne Cameron is looking mighty fine! And it looks like Dwayne enjoyed meeting fans of The Tribe. If you went along to the Knox signing or the East Gardens signing tomorrow, you can share your experience below.
Check out this melodic music video by Lips
, for the single One Not Two
. Michelle Ang
appears in the music video as a friend of, the uhm, Lips… I think she’s playing Josie. Michelle also directed the video!
I love it, it’s quirky. The intimate video was filmed in New York and features friends of Lips and Michelle.
You can find out more about Lips, aka Steph Brown, on mySpace and Facebook. Lips has also made the track available on SoundCloud to download for free. Continue reading…
, creator of The Tribe
, spoke to Variety
magazine about his movie Tribes
which is based on the TV series.
Raymond Thompson, who is penning the movie, said the following:
“I always wanted to do a movie version and work with a bigger canvas… With the right director, it would be exciting to explore the themes of kids building a new society.
“It speaks to young people, what’s inherent in all of us is this idea about young people changing the world.”
Names already lined up for the movie are Alan Gasmer (William Morris agent) and entertainment lawyer Eric Feig who will co-produce the film with Cloud 9 Screen Entertainment. Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop have already agreed to do the movies design and special effects.
You can read the full article, by Marc Graser, online here (also pasted below).
According to the article the movie will be predominantly aimed at the American market. The news about the movie has spread to New Zealand with articles, covering the same story, appearing in The Dominion Post (Story: ‘The Tribe migrates to big screen’) and 3 News (Story: ‘The Tribe heading to the big screen’). A draft press release for The Tribe movie was already shared by Cloud 9 to The Tribe fans via Facebook (click here) on 8th February 2011. With thanks to Nick W for The Dominion Post article.
Tom Cardy from New Zealand newspaper The Dominion Post
did a feature article on actress Michelle Ang
. In the article Michelle spoke about working with Jodie Foster on the movie The Beaver, Mel Gibson, her character in Big Mommas 3, her current movie My Wedding And Other Secrets as well visiting family and friends while in New Zealand.
Click here to read the article online.
On The Beaver Michelle said the following, she also talked about her tattoo that is on her wrist:
“I’ve never been the great headline [name], but I’ve managed to slide in between lots of great projects. I hope it comes out. Mel Gibson is not really the most popular guy in the world right now, but his character in The Beaver would be publicly redeeming. It could have been his comeback.
“I’m only a tiny, little part in it, but the most amazing thing was getting directed by Jodi Foster. She knew heaps about New Zealand. She heard that I had a tattoo on my wrist that was a New Zealand tattoo. She came down and wanted to look at it, because she knew about the Maori culture of tattoo.” Continue reading…
has been on the promotional trail in New Zealand with her My Wedding And Other Secrets
co-star Matt Whelan.
Here are two video interviews featuring Michelle talking about the ‘My Wedding…’ movie, which went on general release in New Zealand on 17th March.
3News : Interview with Kate Rodger on 17th March
Good Morning NZ : Interview on 14th March
She is looking lovely as ever. Hopefully the film will be released out of New Zealand as the reviews the movie and the cast have been getting have been fantastic.