Not a name synonymous with the British public but a glaring talent never the less, Dean Cavanagh is a man held in fine regard by his contemporaries and people in the know. Working away from the mainstream and carving out an independent and respected niche in the process, he has produced work of the highest calibre, pushing the boundaries with his thought-provoking views and no-holds-barred attitude to writing. He has worked closely with another British gem,
ZANI - How did you first discover Malcolm and what qualities does he have that makes him appeal to you? Chris Wade - Well the first film I saw Malcolm in was Royal Flash because funnily enough I used to collect Bob Hoskins films. Actually Hoskins is a great actor, but that’s beside the point now. Hoskins had a small part in it. But when I saw Malcolm as Flashman, I just thought now there’s an actor I knew he was in Clockwork Orange but all the images of that film, the eyelash, the rape and all that, use to scare me when I was a kid. Besides it was still banned in the UK then.
We are living in a day and age, where success is achieved by a five-year business plan-well that is what corporate culture would like us to believe. A belief system has been emphasised that if you follow a certain set of guidelines then you will be a success and an upholding member of society. However if you fail to follow this procedure then you will be an outcast, therefore deemed a failure.
"The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence." -Thomas Wolfe, God's Lonely Man.
When the Beatles filled in their biographical 'lifelines' for the New Musical Express in 1963, under 'Favourite Actresses', Paul wrote: Brigitte Bardot, George wrote: Brigitte Bardot, Ringo wrote: Brigitte Bardot. John wrote: Juliette Greco, which is surprising, because of the four it was John who was most fanatical about Brigitte Bardot.
Good friends of ZANI, Irvine Welsh & Dean Cavanagh are about to start filming Good Arrows, the first film from their production company Jawbone. Irvine Welsh has been a busy lad lately: his new novel Crime has hit the shelves running and he's about to start work on a prequel to Trainspotting set in the early 1980's. Good Arrows sees Cavanagh and Welsh collaborating again after having made the BAFTA nominated Dose for BBC3 and the critically acclaimed Wedding Belles for CHANNEL 4. Wedding Belles caused quite a stir after the News Of The World called for it to be banned. ZANI want to know if we can expect any controversy from Good Arrows?