As some of you may have noticed a few new “FILM” listings have appeared along the side bar over the past few days. Now, this doesn’t mean there are a bunch of new movies starring Idina that everyone will get to see tomorrow. I wish. In actuality, these are films that Idina filmed several years ago that are just now breaking through the surface of public knowledge. So I thought I’d provide you with as much information as I could.
This is a documentary from Dori Berinstein, originally filmed in 2003-2004, chronicling the ‘road to Broadway’ for four shows that season: Avenue Q, Caroline, or Change, Taboo, and Wicked. In the film, there is incredible footage (which includes Idina getting the green makeup put on for the very first time), and it is also where her version of “Lullaby of Broadway” plays during the closing credits (a clip of that can be downloaded here.)
As of right now, the filmmakers are trying to get a wider distribution, as the documentary had been screened a few times last year in NYC. This means that a theatrical release is in the works (limited, most likely), as well as a potential DVD release. The film will be released in New York City on May 11, 2007, maybe elsewhere after that. Any other information I find will be posted here, so keep an eye out, alright? To view the trailer (which is actually just a clip featuring Idina), click here.
Now to the film no one’s ever seen. This is a film, originally filmed in 2004 and screened at the New York Film and Video Festival in Dec. 2004, is an independent movie written/directed/produced by Jennifer Houlton. Idina plays the lead character, Jessy Turner, who travels to a small New England island after hearing her sister has turned up dead. It’s a mystery/thriller where she attempts to find out what really happened.
After years of hearing nothing, the director has finally released the trailer on video site, YouTube. To view it, click here. No information about any kind of release, theatrical or DVD, has been announced — and right now, there’s no reason to believe it will. But! I’m hopeful! I will announce any updates on the subject here for everyone to see, and keep tabs on the sidebar for changing info, since sometimes I’m lazy and just change that. I’ll do my best to keep everyone in the know, though.
I’ve also heard that Idina’s concert with Josh Groban Monday night in London went extremely well! Idina sang a new song, titled “Where Do I Begin” (I believe, correct me if I’m wrong), as well as “The Prayer”, a duet with Josh. The concert will be airing on the radio and will be available for streaming after 7:30PM (London time) on Friday, Feb. 16th. So check it out at 2:30PM (EST) and 11:30AM (PST). I’ll be putting the full concert up to download this weekend, most likely, but hopefully I’ll get ahold of a few sneak-peeks of both tracks before then. Keep checkin’ back!