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Take A First Look At The Poster For Mattie Do's THE LONG WALK

Everyone needs a bit of death, time travel and ghosts in their life, right? Well, Laotian filmmaker Mattie Do certainly does and she's delivered just that with her third feature, The Long Walk, and with the film about to embark...

First Image From Mattie Do's THE LONG WALK

Chanthaly and Dearest Sister director Mattie Do has just launched production of her third feature in Laos and fans waiting for a taste have not had to wait long. The director has posted a first shot from the film on...

Fantastic Fest 2016 Review: DEAREST SISTER, In Touch With Inner Demons

With only her second film as director, Mattie Do takes a big step forward, both for herself as an artist and for Laos as a filmmaking community. Do broke ground with Chantaly, her debut as a filmmaker and also the...

DEAREST SISTER: Take A Look At Jay Shaw's Poster For Mattie Do's Lao Horror

We've been big fans and supporter of Lao filmmaker Mattie Do in these parts since we first caught wind of her debut feature, Chanthaly, which was both the first horror film and the first feature directed by a woman in...

DEAREST SISTER: Trailer Arrives For Mattie Do's Laotian Ghost Story!

With its world premiere announced yesterday as part of the initial lineup of Fantastic Fest 2016 titles the trailer for Laotian director Mattie Do's sophomore feature Dearest Sister has just arrived online and it's a good one! Here's how the...

Review: RIVER, Like Fire Running to a Powder Keg

As children, we are often taught that, when someone is in trouble, we should try to help, or if someone is being bullied, we should intervene. But sometimes, there can be unforeseen consequences that would endanger ourselves.  Jamie M. Dagg's...

Exclusive Clip: RIVER - "Are You Here to Turn Yourself In?"

It's a prickly feeling at the bottom of your stomach.  While volunteering as a doctor In Laos, John (Rossif Sutherland) has witnessed something terrible. As soon as he can, he comes to the U.S. Embassy for help. But, as our...

Well Go Claims US Rights To Jamie M. Dagg's RIVER

Those good folks over at Well Go USA Entertainment have announced their acquisition of Jamie M. Dagg's River, the Canadian thriller set and shot in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this...

Toronto 2015 Review: RIVER, Man On The Run, But Not A Typical Chase Thriller

As children, we are often taught that, when someone is in trouble, we should try to help, or if someone is being bullied, we should intervene. But sometimes, there can be unforeseen consequences that would endanger ourselves. Jamie M. Dagg's first...

First RIVER Teaser Suggests You Should Mind Your Own Damn Business

Hey, I get it. You see something bad going down, your first instinct is to help. That's a good thing, a humane reaction, something we tell our children that they should do. But sometimes, maybe you should mind your own...

Mattie Do's DEAREST SISTER Begins Production, Check Out The First Stills!

We have been tracking the development of Laotian director Mattie Do's sophomore feature Dearest Sister for quite some time here - actively promoting the crowdfunding campaign that helped fund the picture - and are quite pleased to announce that things...

Jamie Dagg's Laos-Set Thriller RIVER Enters Production With Rossif Sutherland

Canada's Jamie Dagg has bitten off a big task for his debut feature. Because, you know, making your first film isn't already hard enough, Dagg's River appears to be the first-ever western co-production with the South East Asian nation of...

Vesoul Asian Film Festival Programs World's First Lao Film Focus

The Vesoul Asian Film Festival begins next Tuesday, February 10th, in Vesoul, France. Vesoul is a top ten film festival in France and the only one with a focus on Asian cinema. It is also Europe's oldest independent Asian film...

ScreenAnarchy And IndieGoGo Teaming To Help Bring Mattie Do's DEAREST SISTER To Life. Buy Some Blood And Join Us.

When Laotian director Mattie Do released her debut feature Chanthaly last year she entered the record books on multiple fronts. For Chanthaly was not only the first horror film made in the history of Laos, it was also the first...

Review: THE ROCKET Shoots For The Heart

The feature debut from documentarian Kim Mordaunt follows the plight of a young village boy in rural Laos, who is believed to bring bad luck to his family, and his efforts to win them back by entering a dangerous rocket...

Eureka Entertainment To Launch THE ROCKET In UK Cinemas

Multi-award winning Australian feature, The Rocket, is set for a theatrical run in the UK and Eire in early 2014, courtesy of Eureka Entertainment. Kim Mordaunt's feature debut has picked up a slew of awards on the festival circuit, including...

Fantastic Fest 2013 Review: CHANTHALY Is A Haunting Portrait Of Modern Day Laos

Hailing from a country that has produced fewer than 10 feature films in its entire history, Chanthaly proves a modest yet potent little chiller that blends an unsettling slowburn ghost story with an enlightening portrait of women's roles and patriarchy...

Laotian Horror CHANTHALY Delivers Chills With First Trailer

ScreenAnarchy has been following the development of Laotian ghost story Chanthaly with great interest over the previous months. And why not? Director Mattie Do has here delivered the first ever Laotian horror film and is herself the first ever female...

Laotian Horror CHANTHALY Demonstrates How To Act With Animals

There's an old adage that says never to act with children or animals. And while I have no idea whether Mattie Do's upcoming Laotian horror film Chanthaly involves children it most certainly involves a dog.Raised alone by her overprotective father...

Laos Enters The Horror Arena With Mattie Do's CHANTHALY

Mattie Do's Chanthaly is a film of firsts. It is, by all accounts, the first horror film produced in Laos. It is also the first Laotian film produced by a female director. But while both of those facts are very...