Sunday, 16 June 2013

Naomi Watts to light up screens across Australia from October 10

Local audiences will finally have the chance to see Australian actress Naomi Watts in an unforgettable performance as Princess Diana, when Becker Film Group releases the highly anticipated film, DIANA in wide release right across the country on October 10.

DIANA is masterfully directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (Academy Award® nominated for Downfall).

Naveen Andrews, best known for his roles in The English Patient and the hit television show, Lost, co-stars as Dr. Hasnat Kahn. Brits Douglas Hodge, Geraldine James, Charles Edwards and Juliet Stevenson round out the supporting cast.

From Becker Film Group. Celebrated and adored by millions, she was the Queen of people's hearts, yet the bittersweet story of the last man to truly capture hers has never been told.

Princess Diana (double Academy Award® nominee Naomi Watts), at one time the most famous woman in the world, inspired a nation with her generosity, compassion and kindness - and in her final years she would meet the man, Dr. Hasnat Kahn (Naveen Andrews), who in turn inspired her.

"Most Australians remember exactly where they were the day Princess Diana died, such was the affect she had on people and why she was the People's Princess,” said Elle Becker, Sales & Acquisitions Manager of Becker Film Group.

“She was an extraordinary woman, who had a profound effect on many Australians including myself – so the opportunity to work on such a compelling story is a very personal journey."

The astonishing performance by Australian actress, Naomi Watts isn’t the only reason why local audiences are expected to strongly embrace DIANA.

Princess Diana’s visits to Australia were enormously popular events in the nation’s history and her fondness for Australia and support of its charities is well documented and celebrated.

In fact, some of those wonderful, iconic moments of her Australian tours are even featured in DIANA.

The filmmakers have assembled an outstandingly talented and creative team to produce an insightful and compassionate study of Diana’s later years. Headed by Rainer Klaussman S.C.S, (Downfall, The Experiment), the director's long-time collaborator and cinematographer, the team includes: production designer Kave Quinn (Trainspotting), costume designer Julian Day (Rush), hair and make-up designer Noriko Watanabe (Unknown, Memoirs of a Geisha), editor Hans Funck (Downfall) and the Academy Award® winning composer Rachel Portman (Emma, Chocolat).

DIANA will be distributed in Australia and New Zealand by Becker Film Group, who have recently distributed A Place For Me, The Words, Santa’s Apprentice, Last Dance and Female Agents, as well as the Academy Award® nominated films, Last Station and Margin Call
Watch the HD teaser trailer of DIANA at:

Status Quo “Bula Quo!” Album out in 15th June 2013

Status Quo will release their brand new 2CD album “Bula Quo!” on 15th June 2013 [Cat Nos Physical QUOCD007, Digital QUOCD009] via Fourth Chord Records / Warner Artist & Label Services.
The first single from the album, entitled “Bula Bula Quo”, will be released  on the  same date.  Disc One of this much anticipated release features 9 brand new tracks which are taken from the soundtrack of the band’s forthcoming debut feature film “Bula Quo!”  The second disc contains exclusively reworked or live versions of 10  classic Quo hits, also as featured in the film, including an amazing Fijian-style rendition of  “Living On An Island”.  There is also a limited edition deluxe box set - featuring exclusive gatefold LP, 7", postcards, poster and certificate of authenticity, plus the 2xCD edition, housed in a bespoke box - available only from [the site for all album pre-sales, tour tickets and more information]. 

Status Quo
The film itself premieres in London on 1 July 2013 and goes on general release on5 July.  The 2013 “Bula Quo!” tour will see the band perform 11 UK dates in December with 10CC as special guests –the UK tour goes on sale Friday 12th April 2013 []

“Bula Quo!” itself is a 90-minute action movie, featuring the band as themselves and also starring Craig Fairbrass [‘Cliff Hanger’, ‘Rise Of The Footsoldier’, ‘Eastenders’] and Laura Aikman [‘Keith Lemon The Movie’, Freight’, ‘Surviving Picasso’] with Jon Lovitz [‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘Friends’, ‘The Wedding Singer’]. The film was directed by Stuart St. Paul, who has worked on projects ranging from Duran Duran’s seminal ‘Wild Boys’ video, to ‘Aliens’, ‘Batman’ and three ‘Bond’ movies.

Francis Rossi said, “Making the film in Fiji was a fantastic experience and we couldn’t help but be inspired by our surroundings.  We had no plans to write an album as well as filming our parts for the movie, it just happened.”  Rick Parfitt added, “We hope that Quo fans will enjoy the film, which is certainly something new for the band, but we know they are going to love the music.”


1. Looking Out For Caroline 04:00 / 
2. GoGoGo 04:16 / 
3. Run and Hide (The Gun Song) 04:12 /              
4. Running Inside My Head 03:42 / 
5. Mystery Island 04:22 / 
6. All That Money 03:13 / 
7. Never Leave A Friend Behind 02:51 / 
8. Fiji Time 03:15 / 
9. Bula Bula Quo (Kua Ni Lega) 03:50

1. Living On An Island (Fiji Style) 03:45 / 
2. Frozen Hero 04:20 / 
3. Reality Cheque 04:05 /       
4. Rockin' All Over The World (Bula Edit) 04:27 / 
5. Caroline (Live)  05:08 / 
6. Beginning Of The End (Live) 04.25 /     
7. Don't Drive My Car (Live)  03:49 / 
8. Pictures Of Matchstick Men (Live) 02:29 / 
9. Whatever You Want (Live) 05:10 / 
10. Down Down (Live) 05:04
With “Bula Quo!” receiving its first screenings at the prestigious Berlinale Film Festival in February of this year, resulting in deals being struck to take the film into many global territories, interest in the band has never been greater.  

The album “Bula Quo!” is a slice of sunshine but also a great collection of brand new songs from one of the world’s greatest rock bands.