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by Winston Duke OnlineDecember 04 2019No Comments

Winston’s Film “Nine Days” Is Going To The Utah Film Festival

As per Winston’s Tweet, his newest film NINE DAYS is heading to the Utah Film Festival. Congratulations Winston. Looking forward to seeing this film.

Utah provides desolate backdrops for two movies at Sundance 2020

Writer-director Edson Oda’s movie, “Nine Days,” he said, “happens in this reality that’s different from ours.”

So, naturally, Oda chose the Bonneville Salt Flats to film.

“The salt flats give you the sense that you’re not really on Earth, but you’re somewhere else,” Oda said Wednesday, the day the Sundance Institute announced that “Nine Days” would be one of 118 movies to screen at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

“Nine Days,” which will screen in the prestigious U.S. Dramatic competition, is one of two movies filmed in Utah to be picked for the festival, which runs Jan. 23 to Feb. 2 in Park City and venues in Salt Lake City and the Sundance resort.

The other — “The Killing of Two Lovers,” a domestic drama written and directed by Brigham Young University associate professor Robert Machoian — will screen in the festival’s Next program, dedicated to lower-budget and more offbeat films.

Both Oda and Machoian got the call from Sundance’s programming team just before Thanksgiving — a long-standing tradition for the festival, which showcases the best of American independent film along with a slate of international movies.

“I wasn’t expecting the call,” said Oda, who was born in Brazil to Japanese parents and educated at the University of Southern California. “They said it was so unique and so original.”

“It’s a very offbeat story, an alternate reality, a purgatory of sorts,” said John Cooper, the festival’s director. Cooper then joked, “When I think of purgatory, I think of Utah — there’s your quote.”

Machoian, who teaches photography in BYU’s design school, was just back from Denmark, where he was working on his film’s sound mix. “My parents picked me up from the airport, and on the drive back, they called,” Machoian said. “They were very complimentary. They said it was something they hadn’t seen before.”

Kim Yutani, the festival’s program director, called Machoian “an exciting filmmaker. … He’s a filmmaker who always uses his own kids. They have a special quality. They’ve grown up being in their dad’s movies.” Yutani called it “a gritty film,” and praised “the performances, and the intimacy he captures in the film.”

Oda’s film, “Nine Days,” centers on an interviewer — played by Winston Duke, who played the dad in Jordan Peele’s thriller “Us” — who talks to souls, who are embodied by such actors as Zazie Beets (“Joker”), Bill Skarsgård (“It”) and Benedict Wong (“Doctor Strange”). “He has to choose one to be born,” Oda said.

Though the premise is ethereal, he said, “the movie is very grounded. The souls, they look like regular people like us. We already have a hint of their personality.”

Machoian’s movie, “The Killing of Two Lovers,” focuses on a couple whose marriage is falling apart. The husband, played by Clayne Crawford, tries to keep himself together for the sake of their children — played by Machoian’s own kids — but has trouble accepting that his wife (Sepideh Moafi) has begun a relationship with another man (Chris Coy).

“These are two people who make this commitment to each other when they’re very young,” Machoian said. “You grow as a person. In ways, you grow together, and you grow not together. … I put it all into this one couple.”


by Winston Duke OnlineOctober 05 2019No Comments

Winston Duke Has “Swagger”

Winston is currently filming a show for Apple television named SWAGGER where he plays the coach for a fictional basketball team. The series is based on the life of NBA superstar Kevin Durant and is being produced by him.

Winston Duke To Headline Apple’s Kevin Durant Drama Series ‘Swagger’ From Imagine & CBS TV Studios

EXCLUSIVE: Winston Duke (Black Panther, Us) has been tapped as the lead in Swagger, Apple’s new basketball-themed drama series from NBA superstar Kevin Durant and his Thirty Five Ventures, Shots Fired co-creator Reggie Rock Bythewood, Imagine Television Studios and CBS TV Studios, where Imagine TV has a first-look deal.

Written and directed by Bythewood, who also serves as showrunner, Swagger is inspired by Durant’s youth basketball experiences. It explores the world of youth basketball, and the players, their families and coaches who walk the fine line between dreams and ambition, and opportunism and corruption.

Duke stars as Ike, a youth basketball coach and former star player.

Bythewood executive produces with Durant, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo for Imagine TV, Rich Kleiman for Thirty Five Ventures and Samantha Corbin Miller. The series will go into production this month.

James Seidman will serve as the Imagine executive on Swagger; Sarah Flynn will serve as executive for Thirty Five Ventures. The drama is co-produced by Imagine TV Studios and CBS TV Studios.

This marks a return to TV series for Duke who started his acting career in television, with a major recurring role on CBS’ Person Of Interest among his first gigs. Duke, probably best known for his role as M’Baku in Marvel’s Black Panther and Avengers movies, recently headlined, alongside Lupita Nyong’o, Jordan Peele’s Us. He will next be seen in Peter Berg’s Wonderland and Nine Days, directed by

Edson Oda. Duke is repped by CAA and Hansen Jacobson.


by Winston Duke OnlineSeptember 03 2019No Comments

Marvel Special Effects Supervisor Dan Deleeuw Talks “Avengers: Endgame”

Marvel special effects supervisor Dan Deleeuw discusses the CGI that went into the creation of the final battle between the Avengers and Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) army. We get to see a bit of Winston as M’Baku. Enjoy.

by Winston Duke OnlineAugust 31 2019No Comments

“Us” Stills & Posters

Here are the posters and stills for Winston’s film US. This was a major mind-fuck considering the tag at the end to do with Abbie (Lupita Nyong’o). I’ll have the actual screencaps later. Considering that Winston is one of the leads and the amount of screen time he had, it’s going to take some time to get those done.

by Winston Duke OnlineAugust 29 2019No Comments

“Avengers: Endgame” Screencaps & Peripherals

After the success of AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR in which half of all life in the universe was “dusted” by Thanos (Josh Brolin) snap, AVENGERS: ENDGAME became the largest grossing film of all time in wrapping up twenty two films comprising the Infinity Saga. Winston was in it briefly in the final battle with Thanos and his army that brought back all but two of the Avengers. His scene was pretty relegated to being an extra and it was difficult to get many good screencaps of him soloed quite the way I was able to with AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. What I could get though are up in the gallery. As with my two prior posts I’m still working on some additions to that section in the gallery. Stay tuned. Click on the images to get to the relevant images.

by Winston Duke OnlineAugust 29 2019No Comments

“Avengers: Infinity War” Screencaps & Peripherals

Following up on BLACK PANTHER’S huge success, Marvel brought us the ultimate team up in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR where Winston reprised his role of M’Baku. This time he helped T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and the Dora Milaje help Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson), The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Falcon (Anthony Mackie), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olson), Vision (Paul Bettany) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) fight against the ultimate villain in Thanos (Josh Brolin) and the members of his Black Order. After obtaining the Infinity Stones, Thanos brings his fight to Earth, most specifically Wakanda where M’Baku and the Jabari join their king in battling against that unstoppable force. Like BLACK PANTHER I have other things to add, but I’m still in the process of editing them. Stand by. Click on the images below to get to the relevant section in the gallery.

by Winston Duke OnlineAugust 29 2019No Comments

“Black Panther” Screencaps & Peripherals

Winston had his breakout performance in Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER where he played the Jabari Prince M’Baku. To a degree Winston stole this film from stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. Hard thing to do considering both actors are amazing in their roles. I have some other things to post from the film, but I have more editing to do on them. They’ll be posted when I get them done. Remember there are some videos uploaded to the Media section, so please do check those out. Click on the images below to go to the gallery section.

by Winston Duke OnlineAugust 29 2019No Comments

Winston Duke :: All Event Images Added

I decided to do an omnibus regarding Winston’s event images. It would be hard to make a separate post for everything as there are over one hundred events in the gallery as of this moment. There are several empty albums for 2019. This is due to wanting to make sure the albums are there when those images are finally obtained, and it would be difficult to add them in in order. As for now please feel free to browse all the events Winston has attended from 2015 to current. Click on the image below to go to the gallery.

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