I’m writing this blog because people keep asking me about the Paris Connections Film Premiere that Pip and I attended a couple of months ago. Paris Connections for those of you who haven’t heard about it is the first movie produced by Tescos. The company in charge of its production is Amber Entertainment which is part-owned by Ileen Maisel of Lord of the Rings fame.
The film is the adaptation of Jackie Collins novel called “LA Connections” that actually tells the next stage in the story of the lead character Madison Castelli. It stars Nicole Steinwedell, which many people know from the television series “The Unit,” and has some amazing acting by Trudie Styler and Charles Dance, who of course are both legends in the British movie industry.
The premiere itself was held at the view cinema in Leicester Square. I love film premieres. I love the sparkle. I love the red carpets and champagne. It was wonderful to be there. We also met our friend Gordon Smith, who is a very well-known TV psychic, and it was a wonderful time meeting some very interesting people.
The film itself is really good. It’s got wonderful cinematography. It’s actually a murder mystery with twists and turns and the plots, which really shows why Jackie Collins is one of the best selling authors the world has ever seen. Trudie Styler shows amazing acting ability and really pulls off a very interesting role in the movie.
For us, it was very exciting to see the finished product, because we had flown out to Paris to watch the filming and even to take part as extras in a fashion show scene. We made some amazing friends when we were out there. Michael Gerrish, who you’ll see staring as a bodyguard in the movie, gave me some wonderful tips on personal training and a great series of books for anyone who’s interested in achieving their fitness goals. His lovely wife Cheryl Richardson, who you’ll probably know as the life coach from the Oprah show.
After the movie, we went to Dorchester and it was good to be able to talk to some of the people involved in the movie.
The next Tesco movie is in production at the moment. I’m eager to see how that turns out. Anyone who wants to see Paris Connections, the only way you can get it is buying it from Tesco. It’s only five pounds. You can get it online from Tesco’s Direct, or go into your local store.
If you are pretty observant, during the credits you’ll see my name mentioned in a special thank you!
I’ll keep you updated with any future… Do let me know what you think of the film.