Friday, July 29, 2011

More set photos from "Love and Other Troubles" revealed

  I think this is a great period to be a fan of Emilie de Ravin's. After a year of not participating in a new project, our favorite actress is back in action! And we are very lucky because updates from the set of her new movie, "Love and Other Troubles", surface every day! Here are some new photos from the set in Turku. Unfortunately, only the one on the left features Emilie but by checking the rest of the photos you can see the place the shooting takes place, the director, her co-stars and numerous people participating in the film:

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Emilie's interview with (DailyMotion version)

   If you read "Dedicated to Emilie" yesterday, you should know that Emilie and the rest of the cast of "Love and Other Troubles" were interviewed by Emilie talked about her character, her co stars, Findland and much more! Yesterday i shared with you some links from the site in order to see the interview! Today 
published the video on it's DailyMotion account! So you can watch it directly from here:
Emilie De Ravin - Love and Other Troubles by ByCarLost
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Emilie's new interview with

 A lot of things are going on on the set of "Love and Other Troubles" and a new interview of Emilie's just surfaced today! Emilie spoke with about her new project during the lunch break on the sixth day of shooting. Here is what she said:

Emilie talks about Finland:
- I did not know much about Finland, its just what was taught in school - a geographical location. I love to travel, so it was fun to come and explore the places before the shooting started.
Emilie talks about working on a
bilingual project:
- It's cool. Few movies are trying it. It opens the film to an international audience, and bilingualism creates the subtle nuances of its own kind of humor.

Emilie about reading the script and doing a comedy:
-In March I got the script, i read it and loved it. Then we discussed through the Internet telephone service Skype with Sam (the director of the film). I had long wanted to do comedy, but something that is not quite so ordinary. Sam has a unique sence of humor. The manuscript was the most original comedy, which has been offered to me. It's not overbearing, but rather organic and natural.
Emilie talks about the movie's possibility to have international success:
- I believe in it. Sam has a unique sense of humor. Having lived in the United States and Australia, I believe that, at least in those countries' success is very possible.

Emilie also added that she likes to work on indipendent projects because actors and directors have the freedom to be creative and artistic!
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"Love and Other Troubles" producer Andrew D Corkin talks about the film

  One of the producers of Emilie de Ravin's new movie Love and Other Troubles, Andrew D Corkin, recently talked with about his new project and it's potential to have international success! Eventhough the article is in finnish, i hope i don't write something wrong. So here are some parts of it:

On how he met the film's director:
Common on-introduced me to producer Jesse Fryckmanille and Samuli (Valkama). We met in New York, and we became friends since the first meeting. Sam's manuscript was very promising and very cleverly translated in English, which made me confident.
On taking part in a finnish production:
Now is the best time to take part in a Nordic film production. Men who hate women was a huge international success. Also, Finnish films have gained a foothold. Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre and other films like Rare Exports and the Iron Sky were really successful.The most important thing, however, about "Love and Other Troubles" was the exceptional manuscript.

The difficulties of working on a comedy:
A comedy is often difficult to translate. In one country, a comedy might be locally successful but it is not necessary the film is equally successful anywhere else.Sam's script was sharp, warm-hearted and fun. I knew that it sells. It is truly international, and the presence of Emilie will help, of course.

Here is the source of the interview: If you speak finnish and find out that i wrote something wrong, please don't hesitate to leave a comment or send me an email here:
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Emilie's first interview after a year!

  Here is a brand new interview of Emilie's from the set of "Love and Other Troubles"! It has been more than a year since we last saw Emilie talking about her projects or other things! It is really great to see her again!
  In this video, you can see Emilie talking about the movie and how she became a part of it! You can also find out more about Finland, Turku and the people there. Emilie also reveals that after finishing the movie, she has some things in the works but nothing is arranged yet! Finally, Samuli Valkama, the director of the film, talks about how he approached Emilie in order to star in the movie:
Emilie de Ravin's Interview in has also interviewed Emilie's co-stars Jussi Nikkilä and Ville Virtanen. Here are the links you need in order to see them:
Jussi Nikkilä's Interview in
Ville Virtanen's Interview in


  There are tones of updates for the movie in numerous Finnish sites. I am trying to translate them now, so stay tuned for more articles, interviews and photos!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Katri Manninen, co-writer of "Love and Other Troubles" talks to "Dedicated to Emilie"

  A few days ago, i decided to write an article about Emilie de Ravin's new movie "Love and Other Troubles". I included everything i found through the internet about the production, the cast, the place the movie is being filmed and anything related to the project! Today, while checking the comment section, i found out that Katri Manninen, the person who wrote the script with director Samuli Valkama, had left a comment!

  As you can imagine this made me very happy! But what made me even happier is what Katri told me. I think you should see her comment too, so here is what she wrote to me:

...I'm Katri Manninen, the co-writer of the film.

I'll visit the set in a couple of weeks, so I haven't met Emilie yet, but one of the producers with whom I talked after the first week told me that they're all in awe with her.

She's extremely professional, keeps asking (good) questions and is also very sweet and lovely. Her chemistry with both men is great on screen, which makes me very happy, because chemistry is something you can't really make happen if it isn't there.

As that producer said: "We were very lucky to get her".

Also the mood in the set has been great -- even better than expected (and we expected it to be good, since the director is a kind, sweet and smart guy with a great sense of humor).

This is my third feature film to be produced (in addition to hundreds of TV show episodes I've written) and I have to say this is by far the best script I've ever written. It's funny, sweet, crazy and heartwarming. We started writing the project in 2008 and have written well over 20 major versions of it. When we wrote the final version of the script earlier this year, we really felt that we had finally got the story right.

The budget is comparable with $5,000,000 US budget -- sure it's a low budget for US but an average budget in Finland.

Thank you for a great article! Can't wait to meet Emilie and see how the film will turn out.
    To begin with, the fact that the people who work with Emilie say all these great things about her is amazing! It is another confirmation that the actress we love and support is authentic! Furthermore, i would like to wish Katri has a great time on the set with Emilie and the rest of the cast and the crew. Finally, i would like to thank her and all the people who work on the movie for all those updates. For the last 10 days, producers and other crew members of the film have been posting photos tweets or comments about the movie in various sites and social networks. I believe this is a sign of their support to the movie and their respect to the fans who are always eager to find out more about the film. Without them, me and other owners of sites dedicated to Emilie, wouldn't be able to keep you updated! So thanks once more!
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Brand new photos from the set of "Love and Other Troubles"

  It was about time! Here is your first look at Emilie de Ravin as Sara in "Love and Other Troubles". Since the production started last week a lot of photos surfaced showing Emilie and the other members of the film but these are the first photos in which we are watching Emilie during filming!
  As you can see, the photos were taken in the set of the summer party i talked you about in a previous post! Emilie is dressed properly, since she plays a line dancer in the movie. But i think i said enough. It's time for some photos:

  After these updates, i can't wait to see the movie. I know it is too early but there is nothing wrong with excitment, right? Don't hesitate to share your thoughts in the comment section! I can't wait to hear what you think!
  Finally, i would like to thank Katri Mannine, one of the writers of the movie for informing me about the photos! They were posted on!
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New set photo and Emilie on playing in a bilingual film

  It is the second week of filming for "Love and Other Troubles" and updates about the film surface eveyday. This time a finnish site called  posted a new article for the movie accompanied with a new photo from the set (you can see it on the left). It is taken from the same place the last photo was taken. According to some information this is the set for a "summer party scene" with pony rides and line dancing performances.
  In the same article, you can also read an Emilie's statement about the movie. It is in finnish so i translated it for you: "Playing in a bilingual film is interesting because it opens the door to new types of comedy." Let's hope that Emilie gives a full interview soon!
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Official Facebook page for "Love and Other Troubles" aka "Hulluna Saraan " aka "Crazy About Sara"

  Today, the producers of "Love and Other Troubles" created the official Facebook page of the film. By being a member of it, you will be able to have access to everything posted about the film-photos, links from other sites or coments by the producers of the movie. You can also check "Bronson Club's" Facebook page for more updates!
  Something else you should know is that the finnish title of the movie has been announced! It's "Hulluna Saraan " which means "Crazy About Sara". I like the title, i think it describes the story of the movie in a perfect way!
  So, what do you think about the news? Don't forget to leave your comments bellow and express your opinion!
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More photos from the set of "Love and Other Troubles"

  The filming of "Love and Other Troubles" is in process and a couple of new photos are online! Unfortunately, we can't see Emilie but it amazing that we have movie updates on a daily basis. In the first one (above), you can see the set of the film and members of the cast and the crew. Maybe Emilie is in the backround but we can not be sure about that! This photo was posted on a finnish site called!

  In the second picture, which was posted on Bronson Club's Facebook account, you can see some bottles. In know it might sounds weird, but these bottles bellong to the cast and the crew of "Love and Other Troubles". As you can see, each one of them has code names. Emilie's code name is "Nancy Callahan". For those who don't know, "Nancy Callahan" is a character from "Sin City". In the film adaption by Robert Rodrigez she was played by Jessica Alba! They probably chose this nickname, because Emilie's character, Sara, is is a line dancing teacher (Nancy was a dancer too)! Let's hope that more pictures will surface soon!

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

New Twitter update from "Love and Other Troubles" producer

  The cast and crew of "Love and Other Troubles" may had a little break this weekend, but the filming is far from over! A few hours ago, Essi Suomela, one of the producers of the film, tweeted about next weeks filming. As you can see above, the set of "Love and other Troubles" will be crowded with ponies and line dancers! I have recently read some scene descriptions (thanks to Ludelia from and one of the scenes they are going to film is a summer party with pony rides and line dancing performances. This scene will be shot on July 26th and July 27th in Peltola. I don't know about you, but i am really excited to see new pics of Emilie's from the set. I am sure she is gonna look great in her "line dancing clothes". Hopefully new set photos will surface soon, so stay tuned!
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Friday, July 22, 2011

Everything you need to know about Emilie de Ravin's "Love and Other Troubles"

  As you probably know, Emilie is currently working on her new project named "Love and Other Troubles". The filming takes place in Finland and it will last for almost a month. In this article i will try to categorize and present you every information has surfaced about the movie! So let's start.
  First of all, i would like to start with the story of the film. The movie is descriped as "an almost romantic comedy" that focuses on the life of Ville, a former child star who has never beaten his dad in wrestling. He now leads a routine life in a small Finnish town giving guitar lessons to kids. His life, which usually works like clockwork, is shaken when his father, a washed-up rock star and an impulsive bohemian, shows up on his doorstep and announces that he needs a place to stay for a few days – or weeks. Ville does not know how to say no. But the worst shock comes when one night, his dad comes home with a girl about Ville's age. It's Sara (played by Emilie de Ravin of course), a funny and quirky American student who teaches country line dancing at the local activity center. After he and Sara become friends, and he realises that he is attracted to her, the awkward love triangle is ready. A few pony rides, line dancing face-offs and wrestling matches later Ville learns that he can be just as impulsive as his father.
  So from what we learn, on the one hand Emilie will have the opportunity to show her talent in a comic role and on the other hand we will have the opportunity to witness her dancing skills for the first time! It sounds really tempting, doesn't it?
  Obviously, Emilie will not be alone in the film. Her co-stars are two finnish actors named Ville Virtanen and Jussi Nikkilä. Virtanen will play the father while Nikkila will play Ville! Some of Ville Virtanen's projects are "Sauna", "Priest of Evil" and "Beyond" while Jussi Nikkila has participated in "Hymypoika", "Bastard", and "Ganes". Unfortunately, the supporting cast is not announced yet but we may have more information soon.
Ville Virtanen

  The screenwriters of the film are Katri Manninen and Samuli Valkama. Valkama is also directing. "Love and
Other Troubles is the first feature film Samuli Valkama is directing. He has previously worked on short films like Alright Love, which won a prize in Berlin. The film is produced by "Bronson Club" which is a Helsinki-based production company. BRONSON CLUB is a part of SOLAR FILMS, a leading Finnish feature film and TV production company which has produced some 20 feature films and television drama in addition to a variety of TV entertainment programmes for Finnish TV. Solar Films is a part of Nordisk Film.
Samuli Valkama
   As i told you before, the filming has already started in Finland. They are currently filming scenes in a town named Turku. According to Wikipedia Turku is a medieval city situated on the southwest coast of Finland at the mouth of the Aura River. It is located in the region of Finland Proper. It is believed that Turku came into existence during the end of the 13th century which makes it the oldest city in Finland. Because of its long history it has been the site of many important historical events and has extensively influenced Finnish history. For the year 2011, Turku has been designated to be the European Capital of Culture together with Tallinn, the capital city of Estonia. In 1996 it was declared the official Christmas City of Finland.
Aerial view of Turku from Turku Cathedral
   Besides from Turku, "Love and Other Troubles" will be filmed in Salo, another finish city and the U.S. The exact place hasn't been announced yet. It would be great though to see some known actors have a cameo in the film, playing Emilie's parents or her American friends.
  The preperation for the film has started a while ago. Bronson company has been looking for extras, cars and other stuff that are going to be used on the set. As i informed you though, the filming started four days ago. Producers and other members of the film's crew has been tweeting about the process. Here are some of their tweets:

  As for the movie's release, according to the movie will be released domestically next spring in Scandinavia by Nordisk Film Production AB. So far we know nothing about the U.S. release of the film. What i can assume is that "Love and Other Troubles" will premiere in some Film Festivals before it finds a distributor in the U.S. Other "Bronson Club's" productions has premiered in festivals like Sundance and Samuli Valkama's latest short film was presented in Berlin Film Festival so there are a lot of chances to see this film in one of those or a similar festival. Furthermore, one of the producers of the film, Andrew D. Corkin, has a production company in NY and  through his carreer, he has produced indies like Afterschool (which premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival within the Un Certain Regard category and was nominated for the 2009 Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature) and Martha Marcy May Marlene (which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, in competition, eventually selling worldwide rights to Fox Searchlight and winning the Best Director Award). So i am sure that he will try to do his best with "Love and Other Troubles".
   As for the film's budget, one part of it was given by "Finnish Film Foundation". The actual budget is 1,6. "Finnish Film Foundation" donated 680.000.
  So, this is all the info i have learnt about the film. I hope i haven't forgot anything! The filming has ended for this week, so we will probably have more updates on Monday. For this article i would like to thank Ludelia,  owner of for sharing a lot of information with me and other fans of Emilie's on FanForum. Credit also goes to some finnish sites as well, for posting some of the info. I hope you found the article informative. I promise to share more things with you whenever i find more information!
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Emilie and director Samuli Valkama on the set of "Love and Other Troubles"

 The filming of Emilie de Ravin's new movie "Love and Other Troubles" is in process and today a new photo from the set has surfaced. In this photo you can see Emilie - cutest than ever- with the director of the movie Samuli Valkama!
 The filming began four days ago in Turku, a finnish town, and it will last for a month. As i promised you yesterday, i will write an article with a lot of information about the film. I am actually preparing it right now so i would probably post it later this day! For now, enjoy this brand new photo from the set which was posted on "Bronson Club's" offcial Facebook page and was taken by Pekka Mustonen!
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

First photos from the set of "Love and other Other Troubles"

As i informed you, filming has started for Emilie de Ravin's "Love and other Troubles"! has posted the first photos from the set of the film! In these pics you can see Emilie with a huge smile, chating with two people. I guess that one of them is the director of the film Samuli Valkama!But i think i said enough! It's time for some photos:

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Filming for "Love and other Troubles" has started!

 As you might know, Emilie de Ravin has landed a new role in the romantic comedy "Love and other Troubles". It is a finnish production in which Emilie will play the female lead. Since the news were announced i have been searching for more information about the film, so later this day i will write an article including what i found. For now, i would like to inform you that the filming proccess has started. "Bronson Club", which is the production company of the film, has updated it's facebook account saying that they started filming today in a finnish town named Turku! Here is what they wrote:

"1st day on set of Love And Other Troubles! Turku is treating us with a beautiful weather and everything's going smoothly."

Let's hope that we have more information soon as well as some photos from the set! I will keep you updated so stay tuned!

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

"The Chameleon" available on VOD - DVD release on August

As you may know, "The Chameleon" is currently showing in selected theaters and will be expanded in NY and Phoenix tomorrow. If you didn't have the chance to see it in theaters so far, don't worry, because the film will be released on DVD on August 23rd. "The Chameleon" is also available on VOD since June 22nd. As Keith Perkins from "LLeju Producitons" told me "....The Chameleon is a “Day & Date Release”.This means that a film is available of VOD BEFORE it hits the theaters....". This means that if you don't live in one of the cities the movie premiered, now you have two new ways to watch it!
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"The Chameleon" expanding in NY and Phoenix tomorrow - Showtimes and more

 As i informed you in my previous post, "The Chameleon" will be expanded in two more cities tomorrow.These are NY and Phoenix! If you are interested in watching the film and you live in one of these cities this is your chance to do it! In this way, you will also support the film and Emilie of course! Below you can find information about the showtimes of the film, the theaters and how you can go there:

 First of all, "The Chameleon" will premiere in NY in "Quad Cinema". The theaters address is the following: 34 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)New York, NY 10011. The film will be showing from Friday July 15th to Thursay July 21th. The showings will take place every day at 3:00 and 7:20. If you want to buy tickets online you can visit Here is some more useful information about the theater:
Admission: $11.00 Adults
$8.00 Senior Citizens over the age of 62.
$8.00 Children Ages 5 thru 11 years old.
Restrictions: Children under 5 years of age not admitted.
Pets are not admitted.
Late arrivals may not be admitted.

Also, if you don't live near the theater here are some ways to get there:

Public Transportation to The Quad Cinema

Located at 34 West 13th Street, between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas).
By Subway
Train Stop/Station
F 14th Street
1,2,3,9 14th Street
A,C,E 14th Street
L 6th Avenue / 14th Steet
N,R 14th Street / Union Square
4,5,6 14th Street / Union Square
By Bus
Bus Direction
M10 Northbound
M10 Southbound
M5,6 Northbound
M2,3,4 Southbound
M1,2,3 Southbound
M101,102,103 Northbound
M14 Crosstown
M7 Southbound
All buses listed stop at or near 14th St.


Parking for Quad Cinema

Parking on 13th Street and other side streets near The Quad open up after 6:00pm, when parking is permitted. On Fifth and Sixth Ave. one-hour meters are in effect between 11:00am and 7:00pm Monday to Saturday (25 cents per 1/4 hour). Garages in the area are plentiful and should cost around $12 for 3 hours.

 And now, here is some information about "Harkins Valley Art", the theater that will show "The Chameleon" in Phoenix! The theater's address is the following: 505 South Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281
. The film will be showing from Friday July 15th to Thursay July 21th. The showings will take place every day at 4:10 and 8:40 pm. If you want to buy tickets online you can visit Here is some information about the tickets' prices:

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New banner for "The Chameleon"

 Here is a brand new banner for Emilie de Ravin's latest film, which is "The Chameleon" of course. The movie debuted last week in a limited number of theaters and it was showing in cinemas during the last seven days. Tomorrow the movie is expanding in New York and Phoenix! I will share with you more information about the film's tomorrow's expansion soon! For now you can check the new banner above!
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New/Old photos from the set of "Remember Me"

 A while ago, various "Remember Me" and Robert Pattinson's fanpages posted some new photos from the set of the movie. These pics were taken by fans two years ago, but for some reason they just hit the net. Judging by the clothes Emilie and Robert are wearing, the photos that you can see below are probably from the scene of the seperation between Ally and Tyler:

 If you want to take a look in more photos with Robert Pattinson and the crew of the film you can visit
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