RTS Isle of Man celebrates first event with Brothers of Italy screening

Marc Pickering, Marco Petrucco, Samantha Seivwright, Lian Sherriff (RTS IoM Board). Steve Babb (RTS IoM Vice Chair), Niccolo Besio (Credit: Louise Platt)

The Society’s newest regional centre welcomed a capacity crowd of 160, which included the island’s Lieutenant Governor, Sir Richard Gozney, and the film’s director and writer, Marco Petrucco.

Brothers of Italy, which was shot on the Isle of Man last year and made by London-based Hoofprint Productions, was inspired by the story of Petrucco’s Italian grandfather, Sante, who was held in an internment camp on the island during the second world war.

Cast of The Bay talk twists and turns at RTS North West screening

Morven Christie and Daragh Carville (Credit: JesRPB photography)

Following the screening of episode one, executive producer Catherine Oldfield, co-creator and writer Daragh Carville, and actors Morven Christie and Daniel Ryan were on hand to discuss the show with ITV Granada Reports presenter Ann O’Connor.

Christie plays a detective sergeant and family liaison officer, who is embedded to offer support to the family of missing teenage twins, which allows her to investigate their disappearance from within.

“I was introduced to people in the neighbourhood, which helped”: 4 Blocks creative team talk making drama

Kida Khodr Ramadan (Ali “Toni” Hamady) at the screening (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

4 Blocks tells the story of the Hamady crime family, which is engaged in a bloody fight for control of the drug trade in the Neukölln district of Berlin with the rival al-Saafi clan.

Kida Khodr Ramadan, who plays the head of the clan, Ali “Toni” Hamady, was at the screening, and told the audience: “It’s a pleasure to see you all here in my first time in London."

Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie screening

Premiering in 2018 at Tribeca Film Festival and Hot Docs, Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie is a 90-minute documentary film from Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Andrea Nevins (The Other F Word) for Hulu (USA). The documentary film sees Barbie’s transformation over the years from her humble origins to her controversial persona today, throughout which Barbie has become a fashion icon, a lightning rod and a target for feminists.