“Austere yet Powerful”

We thank Isa-belle Alexis for creating this lovely piece and sharing it with us.  Isa-belle Alexis ‏@Bellal_ColMpics Apr 12

A quote from “The Laughing King” review #ColinMorgan #TheLaughingKing #ColinMpics #ShortFilm http://www.unsungfilms.com/22834/the-laughing-king

Colin.TLK review

He touches our hearts, without words.  He always has.  He always will.

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Jake … without hope

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Incredible how he can elicit such heart-breaking emotion from his audience with just the look of confusion and pain in his face. ❤
We are adding here an excerpt from a 2012 review by Dohaon, London, UK.  This review struck me as being a particularly insightful look at Colin Morgan’s exceptional artistic talent.  Dohaon’s words have long stayed with me, and this latest offering by Colin has given rise to the need to share these words with those of you who have not yet read this review, which can be found in its entirety on Amazon, both US and UK sites, associated with the poignant film, “Parked”.    4.0 out of 5 stars There’s something about Colin Morgan, on 14 April 2012.

There’s something about Colin Morgan – he looks into the soul of his character, the story he is a part of, and gives you a piece of artistry that makes you think THIS. THIS is what acting is all about. He has an instinct for seeing what a person is made of, and the curiosity and knack for asking the right questions – and in addition to all that, the wisdom to know not every question has an easily-told answer. These are some of the things that make him different – I’d say that those qualities are what make him the actor that he is, rather than the reverse.
(photos reblogged from merlins-earmuffs)


TLK First Screening, London Short Film Festival

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NEW SHORTS: God’s Lonely Men: Going Solo

Tue 12 Jan 20:45 Hackney Picturehouse (screen TBC)

Modern society sees a lot of lonely men out there, whether by choice or accident. From faded rock stars to macho writers to the darker subjects of male suicide and life threatening illnesses, the lonely man is everywhere.

Film running order:

SHELTER Reggie Yates 14 mins

CATKINS Alexander Darby 10 mins

REST STOP Ben Masson 14 mins

SUNSET ROSE Zoe McCarthy 8 mins

THE LAUGHING KING Lindy Heymann 15 mins

IN WAITING Cecilia Stenbom 10 mins

I’M SORRY TO TELL YOU Ben Price 6 mins

BETTER THAN TOMORROW EuiJeong Hong 13 mins

I USED TO BE FAMOUS Eddie Sternberg 17 mins
(http://shortfilms.org.uk/events/2016-01-12-new-shorts-gods-lonely-men-going-solo)

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Excerpts from a loving article by Lindy Heymann.

Suicide has touched me twice – it took my younger brother Marcus, and my best friend, Shaun from me. As well as the incredible shock, sadness and loss that I felt and still feel, their deaths made me acutely aware of how all of our lives can change from day to day and minute to minute.

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There was a wonderful moment that happened when we were shooting. In the film, Colin’s character Jake (who appears destitute and very vulnerable) is trying to buy a postcard with a £50 note and the postcard seller tells him he must be joking and laughs in his face… Whilst we were filming a local man (who seemed himself down on his luck) approached Colin mid take and gently guided Colin to a nearby bank as no-one round here would be able to break a fifty. He had no idea we were filming a scene. Everyone was walking past, ignoring Colin, but this fellow stopped to help. It was a very touching moment – just the kindness of a stranger.

The most profound thing for me came when we were filming a scene where Colin walks into the sea. Whilst we were filming I lost my breath. After we cut, I rushed up to him and asked if he was alright. The consummate actor he just turned and asked why, was it not ok? I suddenly realised where we were – that he was just acting… I talked later and some of the crew said they had been in tears… Of course it wasn’t real but for a few of us it was a brief insight into what that critical moment must feel like for someone about to end their life. It was very emotional.

https://www.thecalmzone.net/2016/01/the-laughing-king-it-felt-as-if-this-film-had-to-be-made/

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