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Lies We Tell: Toyah in New Film for 2016

August 29th, 2015

lieswetell15aAs well as Aaaaaaaah!, 3 Sides Of The Coin, Kaleidoscope Man and Extremis – Toyah is also about to begin work on a fifth new film, Lies We Tell.

Byrneholics reported yesterday: Lies We Tell is in pre-production in the UK, with a release expected in 2016. Director Santosh Sivan tweeted on August 23 that he is headed to West Yorkshire, UK to begin filming.

A trusted driver must deal with his dead employer’s British-Pakistani mistress, her dark past pulling him into a quest to save her 16 year-old sister from a forced marriage to their gangster cousin.

Director: Santosh Sivan, Writers: Ewen Glass (screenplay), Andy McDermott (screenplay), Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Reece Ritchie, Toyah Willcox.

• View further info at the film’s imdb entry.

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Coventry Telegraph: Sci-Fi Film Could Hit Screens in 2015

January 30th, 2015

covtel15aSci-fi film by Nuneaton movie maker could hit screens in 2015

Film-maker Simon Cox has high hopes of seeing an ambitious project hit the screens later this year. His full-length sci-fi movie Kaleidoscope Man is now nearing completion – after two years of fund-raising, putting together an impressive cast and shooting scenes on locations throughout the Midlands.

Mr Cox, whose Alpha Star Productions company is based in Nuneaton, said: “We have around 45 per cent of the movie in the can and it looks really amazing. “We’re planning a big shoot in early March when we will film another battle scene in Birmingham – which will include using genuine military tanks in the city centre.”

Kaleidoscope Man is an all-action adventure story which stars Lucy Drive, Simon Haycock and 80s pop legend Toyah Willcox.

• Continue reading at the Coventry Telegraph.

Tyburn Mail: ‘Extras’ Needed For Birmingham Sci-Fi Film

March 30th, 2014

tybmail14aAround 100 ‘extras’ will be needed in Birmingham tonight for a scene in a science fiction film.

The film Kaleidoscope Man, directed by Simon Cox, will star Toyah Willcox.

Tonight’s scene (Sunday 30th March) will be filmed in Cornwall Street, off Margaret Street and Edmund Street, between 7.30pm and 10.30pm. The film crew are hoping to capture crowd action and special effects scenes.

• Continue reading at the Tyburn Mail.

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Birmingham Mail: The Day The Aliens Invaded Brum

February 14th, 2014

bmail14aNew science fiction film shot in Birmingham city centre features humans being zapped in Victoria Square

It’s like a scene from a Hollywood blockbuster, with screaming crowds running for their lives from alien spaceships. But look closer and the out-of-this world invaders zapping fleeing terrified humans are flying above the streets of Birmingham.

Simon Cox has written and directs Kaleidoscope Man, which is being shot in the city – and stars Kings Heath-born Toyah Willcox. The movie features Victoria Square as the backdrop for one scene where 700 extras flee the alien laser strike.

• Continue reading at the Birmingham Mail.

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Official Toyah @ Twitter

February 8th, 2014

twitter12bSplash!, Vintage TV, Kaleidoscope Man, Aaaaaaaah!, WillyFred, guilty pleasures, Derek Jarman, Bill Rieflin, hangover cures… just some of the topics Toyah has tweeted about recently.

Keep up to date with Toyah at Twitter – Regular tweets and photos directly from the Crimson Queen herself here…

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Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

February 7th, 2014

bfi14bBFI: The Spell of The Tempest: Derek Jarman designs: Beautiful designs and annotations from Derek Jarman’s notebooks, held in the BFI National Archive’s Special Collections, reveal the magical thinking behind his version of The Tempest – Next Wednesday, 12th February 6.15pm at the BFI Southbank – Toyah interviewed onstage about her role in The Tempest. Still a few tickets left! – Further info here…

Indie Reign: Project of the Week 37, will it be Love Stalk, Kaleidoscope Man, Island Time, or Alice in the Attic?: Show your support for, Kaleidoscope Man, the film Toyah is involved with by voting for it here…

BFI: Derek Jarman: Five Essential Films: As BFI Southbank mounts a major retrospective of queer pagan punk director Derek Jarman, we choose five of his very best films – Continue reading…

Edinburgh Filmhouse: Derek Jarman Season: A Jarman celebration February through to April, including screenings for Jubilee and The TempestFurther info here… (Thanks to Brian Green)

Jon Kutner: Five Essential Singles: A great article all about Martha & The Muffins’ classic ‘Echo Beach’ single, with a mention for Toyah too – View here…

Coventry Telegraph: Simon Cox Plots Hollywood Sci-Fi Blockbuster

February 4th, 2014

covtel14aSimon Cox is seeking financial backing for ambitious sci-fi thriller ‘The Kaleidoscope Man’

Film-maker Simon Cox is seeking financial backing for an ambitious sci-fi thriller, which he says “is starting to look like a Hollywood blockbuster.” Simon is based at Nuneaton’s Centenary Business centre and already has half of the project in the can, but now needs investors to come on board to help him complete the next phase.

His feature-length movie is called ‘The Kaleidoscope Man’ and last year he transformed his studio into the set of an International Space Station, while another scene had 700 people screaming through the streets of Birmingham from an onslaught of attacking alien spaceships and outdoor shooting has also taken place in Kenilworth.

…Eighties pop star Toyah Willcox and TV drama actess Lucy Drive both have parts in “Kaleidoscope Man” which is being put together through Simon’s Alpha Star Productions company.

• Continue reading at the Coventry Telegraph. View a photo Simon posted at Facebook of himself and Toyah. Become involved by donating to help the film progress at Indiegogo.

Films 2014: Three For Toyah

January 30th, 2014

Toyah is currently working on three film projects; 3 Sides Of The Coin, Kaleidoscope Man and Aaaaaaaah! – View more details on all three at The Official Toyah Willcox Website.

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Vulture Hound: Invasion Planet Earth – Film Review

December 3rd, 2019

A four star review for Invasion Planet Earth, the film which is showing in cinemas for one day only this Thursday.

Almost a decade from script to screen, the labour of love that is Invasion Planet Earth is bold, ambitious, with tongue in cheek humour that occasionally pops up in an otherwise solid science-fiction drama. It will appeal to fans of the science fiction genre from all eras, particularly. It may be pitched, by marketing people, as a British Independence Day (there’s a nod to that in the dialogue), but it’s far from that as Simon Cox, writer and director, flits between drama, science fiction and action with deft awareness of just how preposterous his story is. The story does deliver a tale that has depth and weight amongst its familiar “aliens attack earth” trope, especially as the truth is revealed.

• Continue reading at Vulture Hound. Browse our Invasion Planet Earth news.

Invasion Planet Earth: Newsy Bits!

November 13th, 2019

Flickering Myth: Exclusive trailer and poster for British sci-fi Invasion Planet Earth: Flickering Myth is delighted to exclusively debut the poster and trailer for Invasion Planet Earth, a new sci-fi thriller from British filmmaker Simon Cox, which is set for release this December – Continue reading…

Film Stories: Invasion Planet Earth: trailer for new British sci-fi movie: Heading to the big screen soon is a new British sci-fi thriller by the name of Invasion Planet Earth. The movie looks an ambitious one, too. Directed by Simon Cox, who co-wrote the script with Simon Bovey, it features Simon Haycock, Lucy Drive and Julie Hoult in its cast. And there’s no shortage of special effects on offer too – Continue reading…

Pop Horror: New Trailer and Poster For Sci-Fi Film ‘Invasion Planet Earth’: A new trailer and poster have been released for the new British Sci-Fi thriller directed by Simon Cox (Driven): Invasion Planet Earth. The film stars Simon Haycock (Last Respects), Lucy Drive (Dead End), Julie Hoult (Bundy and the Green River Killer), Danny Steele (Chicken), and Sophie Anderson (Night Bus) – Continue reading…

Seen It: Munro Films and Lightbulb Film Distribution have released the trailer and poster for their latest Sci-Fi thriller, Invasion Planet Earth: After the death of his young daughter, Tom Dunn is a broken man. When his wife falls pregnant again, he cannot believe their luck. However, his joy is short lived, as on the very same day, the people of Earth become plagued with terrifying visions of the end of the world – Continue reading…

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

September 15th, 2013

Bird in Flight: A rare promo flyer for one of Toyah’s greatest singles, ‘Bird in Flight/Tribal Look’ from 1980, was recently listed on ebay. The reverse includes info on Toyah’s Safari recordings up to the release of the single. A great piece of retro Toyah memorabilia!

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Made At The Mill: Toyah tweeted a photo taken at the Kaleidoscope event celebrating Pebble Mill yesterday. She participated in presentations on Look! Hear! and Glitter – View the photo at Instagram.

Made At The Mill #2: John Holmes, another of the former Look! Hear! presenters, also tweeted a photo from the event – View at Twitter…

Time Out: ‘Quadrophenia’ reunion screening + Q&A: Time Out says – Reunion screening of the 1979 film, loosely based around the rock opera by legendary band The Who. This special screening will be followed by a Q&A with a panel including: Franc Roddam (Director), Bill Curbishley (Producer and manager of The Who), Martin Stellman (Writer), Sean Barton (Editor) and Toyah Willcox. ‘Classic Cinema: The Reunion’, is new series presented by the London Film School and Ciné Lumière in association with Time Out Live – View here…

Cool Britannia: On this day (14th September) in 1979, The film Quadrophenia was released. Based on The Who’s 1973 rock opera the film featured Phil Daniels & Toyah Willcox.

Smash Hits Archive: September 15-28, 1983: A small news article on Toyah is included in this issue, just uploaded 30 years to the day it was originally published: Toyah’s new single, “Rebel Run”, will soon be followed by a new LP, “Love Is The Law”. Her next project is a TV film called The Ebony TowerView here… (Lots of Toyah in the next issue, including a two-page interview and songwords)

Toyah Newsy Bits & Pieces!

September 12th, 2013

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Rebel Run: Toyah’s 13th single, was released this week 30 years ago. Toyah couldn’t appear in the studio on Top Of The Pops to perform the song as she was still in France filming The Ebony Tower – The edition of the show, which includes a play of the promo video, has recently been uploaded to You Tube…

Rare Import Singles: Longtime Toyah fan Asher Meekins is auctioning off some of the rarest items from his Toyah collection, including French, German and Yugoslavian import singles – View at ebay…

Made At The Mill: This weekend sees Toyah revisit her roots as she takes part in Made At The Mill: A Celebration of Pebble Mill & BBC Birmingham, taking place in Stourbridge in the West Midlands:

14:00 Look Hear Reunion: Chris Phipps, John Holmes and Toyah Willcox talk about the Midlands pop show and share a special reunion before episode screening. 16:00 Toyah introduces her screen debut in Second City Firsts television play Glitter (1978)

• Full details of the event is available at the Kaleidoscope website.

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Toyah Revisits Glitter & Look! Hear!

August 25th, 2013

Toyah will revisit the very beginning of her career next month at the Kaleidoscope event: Made at the Mill: A Celebration of Pebble Mill taking place in Stourbridge. Look! Hear!, which Toyah co-presented between 1979 and 1981 and Glitter will both feature at the two day 25th anniversary event. Glitter, which Dreamscape has posted about numerous times over the last decade, aired in 1976 and was Toyah’s first professional acting role, first television appearance, first music performances – all included in a 30 minute drama from the BBC’s ‘Second City Firsts’. Also appearing was a young Phil Daniels in one of his first roles. Further info on Glitter here. (Thanks to Andi, who originally provided much of the info and imagery from Glitter)

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