Need a Little Inspiration? Imagination Over Limitation is Hugo Martin’s Credo

I thought you’d all enjoy the result of one LA actor/filmmaker’s journey making independent Shakespearean short films. He’s proof that, with an idea and a little experimentation, anything is possible. Hugo Martin is a one-man production company, of sorts, who wears all the different hats needed to put together his short films. And his efforts have paid off. Two of his films were accepted to the 2nd annual Shakespeare on Film Festival in Stratford upon Avon in 2014. Congratulations Hugo, and keep up the good work. For more information, visit his website, O4A Films.

Now, the rest of you…get busy creating!


See Tom Hiddleston in CORIOLANUS at The James Bridges Theater

Coriolanus HiddlestonNational Theatre Live will broadcast the Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, February 8 & 9 at UCLA’s James Bridges Theater.

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

Coriolanus is directed by Donmar Warehouse artistic director Josie Rourke and stars Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (BBC’s Sherlock) as Menenius. The stage production is filmed live and broadcast by National Theatre Live and presented by L.A. Theatre Works and The James Bridges Theater.

“A scorching Tom Hiddleston leads Josie Rourke’s tense, revelatory staging.” — Variety

Saturday, Feb. 8 at 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4:00 pm
James Bridges Theater, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
235 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tickets: Regular seating: $20. Premium seating: $25
Students: $10 (must present valid student ID)
(310) 827-0889 or

Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus coming December 2

The Weinstein Company has released the trailer for Ralph Fiennes’ Coriolanus, currently scheduled for release on December 2, 2011. Fiennes directs and stars as the Roman general who betrays his native city and allies with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius for revenge. The cast also features Gerard Butler as Afidius, Vanessa Redgrave as Volumnia, Jessica Chastain as Virgilia, and Brian Cox as Menenius.

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