Sheela Sharma: I lost my mother, brother and hands at the same time

Sheela Sharma is a foot-paint artist from India. We picked her up since she lost her arms and almost a foot when she was only four in train accident. As if it wasn´t enough, she lost her mum and brother…
July 4, 2021

Karel Zeman: Genius, who was ahead of his time

Since this year it will have been 111 years since the birth of our most famous and respected film director Karel Zeman and also 60 years since making his most talked about film Baron Munchausen, we decided to pay tribute…

Paranoid Visions: We have always been under scrutiny, we are just a date

I was put in touch to Peter Jones from Rotatorvinyl by kind help of Pete Hollidai from The Radiators from Space. I then realized he is a founding member of anarcho-punk band Paranoid Visions who were put together already in…
June 4, 2021

Monte Hellman: We learnt while we worked and I worked instinctively

This tribute article would not have been made if there was not that big... IF. If we wouldn´t prepare article about Jack Nicholson, we wouldn´t have hit the name Monte Hellman who was part at the birth of independent film…
May 15, 2021

Story of top producer and agent Paul Kohner: From Teplitz on top of the Hollywood

Paul Kohner was born on 29. 5. 1902 in Teplitz, town on the North of Czechoslovakia. His parents Julius and Helen Kohner belonged to local Jewish community and Julius had nickname “Kino Kohner” since he run local cinema and published…

Vladimir Bukovskij: This future didn´t work

I got a video via email, where ex-Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovskij compared former Soviet Union with current European Union. I liked it and tried to find out more. I realized that, sadly, he has died two years ago in England,…

Eddie „The Eagle“ Edwards: It´s not important to win but take part and enjoy it

We are not sport fans but somehow the name Eddie Edwards has stuck into our mind in 1988 when Czechoslovakian TV showed spots from Olympic Games in Calgary. I always appreciated underdogs rather that firm number ones so despite finishing…
April 10, 2021

Jean Paul Belmondo - A genuine film legend

Everybody knows a name of this French actor, who was born on 9. 4. 1933. He wasn´t even 30 years old when he became a star almost overnight. Thanks to his fine look, charisma, attitude, sense of humour, sense for…

Swapna Augustine: I can´t imagine how my life would have been if I had both hands

We never made an interview with Indian handicapped person so were looking for some and found armless lady Swapna Augustine born in Paingottoor in Kerala´s Ernakulam district 43 years ago. Her mother was shocked when her first baby was born…

Still fighting 4 a future!

It has been a full year since we started wearing face masks and life has been badly restricted. Every day we read negative news about death, virus, more infected people, about accidents and also about government decisions which are often…

A band watched by the CIA and MI5, it´s punk impact the Crass

SF4AF!  Multicultural section Make an interview with Crass was for me like Mt. Everest is for mountain climbers, I always dreamt about it but never thought it will actually happen. But thanks to kind help and effort from Sid Truelove…
February 27, 2021

In Defiance of Hollywood: The Journey of Independent Film

Unique Czech/English book In Defiance of Hollywood is about independent film in the world, first of its kind. Book starts with flashback to the beginning of independent film at early 20th century. In 17 chapters divided by the topics we…
January 30, 2021

Keir Dullea: I have never worked with anybody like Stanley Kubrick

American actor Keir Dullea was born on 30.5.1936 in Cleveland. His parents owned a bookshop in New York. Keir studied in Pennsylvania and then continued in San Francisco and after graduation he started flirting with acting. It was in 1960…
January 9, 2021

Scott Rosenbaum: I am grateful to be doing what I love

We met American director Scott Rosenbaum on Zlín Film Festival decade ago, where he screened in premiere his movie Perfect Age of Rock´n´Roll. Since that time, we kept in touch and because he made some interesting documents, we felt it´s…
December 12, 2020

Paul Newman: Real film star and human being

  We had many reasons why we decided to make this tribute article about legendary film actor Paul Newman. This year he would have celebrated 95th birthday (was born on 26.1.1925) and as it is written in his biography, he…
November 18, 2020

Slávek Horák: For me creating and writing is the happiest spell in whole process of making the film

  Czech film director Slávek Horák was born on 12.1.1975 in Gottwaldov. After finishing secondary school he attended local Film school and was accepted onto FAMU (Prague based Film Academy) which he didn´t finish due to being very busy with…
October 6, 2020

David Kinsella: I want to make people smile

David Kinsella is acclaimed photographer and director.He hails from Belfast and lived and worked in Norway for past 30 years. Now he is back in Belfast creating fantasy world. He bought derelict original houses of Titanic shipyard workers, built between…
August 14, 2020

Michael J. Fox: Honest confession of Hollywood star

Canadian actor Michael J. Fox was born on 9. 6. 1961 in Edmonton. His young look and small height of only 169 cm allowed him to play much younger characters than he actually was. Fans loved him as Alex Keaton…
March 2, 2020

Roger Corman: Father of independent film celebrates

American independent producer, occasional actor and director Roger Corman was born on 5.4.1926.He graduated on industrial engineering college and in 1948 he went to work for U.S.Electrical Motors.He stayed there for 4 days and left saying he made terrible mistake.He…
February 17, 2020

Kirk Douglas: Tribute to fine film legend

Kirk Douglas became hero from zero by his own effort and sheer determination. He hailed from very poor environment and thanks to his Jewish roots he personally felt lots of hate, malice and antisemitism in 50´s and 60´s.He never forgot…
January 23, 2020

Hero of independence John Landis: Process of shooting will never change

John Landis was born on 3.8.1950 and apart from being a script writer, stuntman, actor he also directed and produced his own films. In film business he started as a mail boy in 20th Century Fox. Then he became an…
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