Craig has a nice one hour chat today with British host Sandro Monetti on Actors Entertainment. He talked about his Deuce time, his debut in “Dream Time”, playing villains in “Fringe”and “NCIS:LA”, working with J.J. Abrams but also about BritsinLA and UKares and his up-coming projects : “Return to the Hiding Place”, “Pepper” and more “Token Minorities” parodies. Enjoy the interview !
The already multi-awarded movie just won three more : Best Feature Film, Audience Choice and Directors Selection. Congratuations to everyone !
Craig took part of the “Downton Abbey” special event during the Britweek that took place in Los Angeles on May 3rd. Check out the funny photocall with Marc Conneely and other guests !
Right after the Texas premiere of “Return to the Hiding Place“, Craig went straight to the set of the movie ‘Platypus: The Musical‘, to play a director. The movie is also starring Lea Thompson, Alex Newell, Lea Niemi, Michael McIlwee, Jennifer Elise Cox, Anoush Nevart and Trent Ford.
Synopsis : Behind the scenes look at a group of driven young musical theatre actors working towards one common goal, being in the original cast of “Platypus the Broadway Musical“. These young adults are eager to compete, with their oddball personalities, and ambitious ways nothing will stop them from making sure they’re the star of the musical.
‘Platypus: The Musical’ is written by Mikey Levy and produced by Muchmore Productions.
Multi-awarded after a few successful festivals in Texas, “Return to the Hiding Place” with Craig Robert Young, Rachel Spencer Hewitt & David Thomas Jenkins, is coming to California and will be part of the Life Fest Film Festival official selection.
Life Film Fest is a world-wide film festival dedicated to showcasing films which affirm the importance of the human experience and the unique value of every life. Life Fest is held, “in the heart of the entertainment industry.”
The Festival Team also helps raise up a whole new generation of filmmakers and giving them entrance into this industry that so impacts the world.
The organizers offer programming and events for film enthusiasts of every interest and background. With the support of a passionate arts community, the festival has attracted worldwide interest from some of the industry’s best filmmakers.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can buy your ticket to have this unique chance to watch “Return to the Hiding Place” before its theatrical release. The screening is scheduled on May, 10th at 8.10 pm at the “Family Theatre Productions Screening Room” – 7201 Sunset Boulevard (Entrance at rear of building – accessible from Formosa Ave). You can order individual tickets HERE.
The entire Spencer family involved in “Return to the Hiding Place” and many cast members were attending the movie premiere in San Antonio yesterday evening. A unique opportunity to be reunited once again after almost two years !
Josiah Spencer (co-director & editor), Craig Robert Young (Piet Hartog), Petra Spencer Pearce (producer), David Thomas Jenkins (Hans Poley), Rachel Spencer Hewitt (Aty Van Woerden)
Check out our photo gallery of the event and enjoy some great feedback about last night :
“I went to the Barshop JCC San Antonio Premier showing of Return To The Hiding Place last night and was blown away… Talents galore and the artistry/cinematography was beautiful. I was touched by the film to tears at a couple of scenes. I was drawn into the period and storyline by the actors and even enjoyed a chuckle or two during the film. I think that is called ‘relief.’ Whatever it is called, it is a wonderful film. This is a film we all need to experience. Great job Spencer’s, cast, crew and everyone else who was involved in getting this done !” (Sherry)
“Just experienced a great premier of a wonderful movie Return To The Hiding Place. The cast panel was filled with inspirational testimony about their involvement in the production. Beautifully done from the opening scene to the very last bit !” (April)
“Congratulations on your San Antonio premiere ! The film is beautiful and poignant. Thank you for sharing Hans Poley’s story with the world !” (Allison)
“Beautiful and heart breaking, look out Hollywood !” (Sara)
And last but not least, the movie won the 2nd prize as a feature film at the First International Christian Film Festival in Orlando on April 27th, congrats !
“Return to the Hiding Place” is having its SOLD OUT World Premiere tonight in San Antonio (Texas).
Presented by the Barshop JCC & Holocaust Memorial Museum, in observance of Holocaust Remembrance Month, the screening will take place at the Barshop JCC at 7.00 pm. A Q&A with the cast and producers will be held after the screening.
David Thomas Jenkins (Hans Poley), Craig Robert Young (Piet Hartog), Rachel Spencer Hewitt (Aty van Woerden), Mimi Sagadin (Corrie ten Boom), Josiah Spencer (Film Editor), Peter Spencer (Writer/Director), Petra Pearce (Producer).
That’s a lovely movie review of “Return the Hiding Place“, thanks to Ellery Sadler !
“Told with beautiful authenticity, magnificent cinematography, and fabulous acting, this movie left me deeply moved and very impressed.
Acting: Well done and genuine
Show at the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival, Return to the Hiding Place stood out as a truly fabulous film. It rightly achieved the Best Feature Film Award and the Audience Choice Award. I’ve seen a number of christian films that have left me unmoved and wondering why it seems so difficult to find good actors, and a good screenwriter, but I was pleasantly surprised by Return to the Hiding Place. With stellar performances by the talented Craig Robert Young, David Thomas Jenkins, Stass Klassen, and the supporting cast, this movie’s passion and authenticity recreated the World War Two era with amazing success. I was lost in the reality of their world and their lives (…).”
Read the full article : Inside Out Culture & News (22/04/13)
And that’s a wrap !!! Here’s a recap of what happened on the set of “Pepper” for the last day of shooting. Thoughts from Craig and Marc on night shooting, the lack of sleep but a great feeeling of accomplishment, a big ‘thank you’ to the cast and crew who worked so hard, but also to the Kickstarter community that made it possible (video by David Esquire).
Check out all the pics in our PHOTO GALLERY !