Elijah Wood’s Life as a DJ With Zach
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Elijah Wood’s Life as a DJ With Zach

Digging through the comprehensive selection at New York City’s A1 Records, a treasure trove of vinyl excellence, Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie are enthusiastic to talk about their love of music.

For nearly three years, the duo have been DJing various events under the name Wooden Wisdom and decided to kick off a tour this year, spanning nine dates throughout North America and Europe.

Surrounded by music for his entire life, Wood, perhaps best known for his roles in “The Lord of the Rings” and “Wilfred,” initially began their foray as DJs as a hobby 15 years ago.

For him, Wooden Wisdom serves as a positive creative outlet and energizing medium that fills a certain space that acting does not.

Along with Cowie, who has worked with an impressive variety of record labels and artists, both personalities suitably compliment each other due to their aligned musical interests.

Wood and Cowie share an encyclopedic knowledge of the art of music, with their vinyl DJ sets serving as a sonic odyssey covering sounds from around the world. Though their audience probably does not recognize most of the artists that they play, it certainly doesn’t stop their fans from dancing and having fun.

First off, how did you guys meet?

Elijah Wood: We met through mutual friends, fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, whom Zach has DJ’ed for at their after-parties and has done their show music for the last four years, we met at one of their after-parties he was DJ’ing. I had my iPod with me and I think either Kate or Laura were like “You should go introduce yourself to Zach and play songs off your iPod!” and I was like “I don’t know, he’s already holding it down!” But the thing I noticed all night that really made an impression on me was everything he was playing. I kept thinking, “That’s stuff that I would play!” Our music taste was really similar and varied. Anyway, long story short, we played that night one-for-one, iPod to records, and we kind of ended up crossing paths again through Bushmills. I ended up doing this campaign for them and [Zach] got hired to do the DJ’ing for the launch event for it. Unbeknownst to me, he had already gotten hired, I had put him up for it and [said to Bushmills], “You should get Zach Cowie, he’s really good!” So, we ended up DJ’ing again through that and just realized that we liked playing music together. It happened really organically.

Source: ABC News

The Greasy Strangler
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The Greasy Strangler

Elijah Wood’s horror movie company SpectreVision has joined forces with Drafthouse Films, Rook Films, and Timpson Films to produce The Greasy Strangler, it was announced today. The movie is directed by first-time filmmaker Jim Hosking, who previously oversaw one of the tales in the recent anthology film ABCs of Death 2.

According to the official synopsis, The Greasy Strangler concerns a character called Ronnie, who “runs a Disco Walking tour in L.A. along with his browbeaten son, Brayden. When a sexy, alluring woman comes to take the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her attentions. It also signals the appearance of an oily, slimy inhuman maniac who stalks the streets at night and strangles the innocent, soon dubbed ‘The Greasy Strangler.’ ” The film will be produced by Wood and SpectreVision co-founders Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, along with Andrew Starke of Rook Films and Timpson Films founder Ant Timpson. Kill List director Ben Wheatley and Drafthouse Films’ Tim League will serve as executive producers. The Greasy Strangler is written by Hosking and Toby Harvard.


Source: EW

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Lord of the Rings: Let it go Parody

Sean Astin, who played the role of Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, has seen it and even tweeted about it! You can view his tweets here.

Middle-Earth has Frozen over in The Lord Of The Rings: Let it Go Parody by The Hillywood Show®! Follow the hobbits, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee, on their journey to destroy The One Ring in the fires of Mount Doom. Through the eyes of Samwise the brave, The Hillywood Show® brings you a magical tribute to Peter Jackson’s memorable trilogy in an unforgettable, precious way. Once it’s taken a hold of you, you’ll never want to let it go. This is One Parody to rule them all.

FUN FACT: In 2003, Hilly Hindi won a trip to New Zealand where she interviewed the cast and crew on the red carpet at the Return Of The King premiere, including Peter Jackson, Ian McKellen, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Orlando Bloom + more. That win inspired her to continue filmmaking and is just one of the reasons on how The Hillywood Show® was born in 2006.

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Guest Post: Jacob

We have a guest post today by Tobiasz Legieżyński who is from Poland. He wanted to tell you about his brother Jacob. Since they are not fluent in English I’ll write my best to post their replies.


Jacob has leukemia. But he has been fighting this disease for 10 months. He feels better, but his comfort is not too good. I was thinking that can you do something for him? i don’t know what but I hope that you help me to make him happy. He very likes Elijah Wood.

To help Jacob I offered him a post on our site and I asked him a couple of questions and here are his replies to each question I asked.

Can you tell us about yourself?

Hi,i’m Kuba (Jacob) and i’m from Kraśnik Górny (small village in Poland). I’m love to play football and computer games. I watching movies every day.( now he can’t go out, so he is lies in his bed). I like to dress myself nice.

Why are you interested in Elijah Wood?

Elijah is awesome actor! And Green Street Hooligans is for me one of the best movies.

What made you contact our site for your story about your brother?

I was ask my brother who is his favorite actor/actors. He listed some actors and the Elijah was on the list,so i write to you.

If you could tell Elijah one thing what would it be?

Hi.I’m your little fan from Poland. I love your role from Green Street Hooligans and of course from Lord of the Rings.I very want to meet you, but i know that this is impossible. However i’m very want to have your photo with your autograph! Elijah Wood you are great!

Are you a fan of the Lord of the Rings movies if so what is your favorite?
My favorite part of Lord of the Rings is The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

You went through a lot at such a young age. What’s one wish you would want?
He will get a PS3 for Christmas, but we haven’t any games. I think that he wants some games. He also would like an autograph of Elijah. And of course candy.

Thanks to Tobiasz and Jacob, for allowing me to post their questions and story. I hope that Elijah sees this and hope someday he gets that autograph he wanted. <3

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Peter Jackson gets his star

The three-time Oscar-winning New Zealand filmmaker was presented with his own star in a prime position on the famed sidewalk.

“It was 1974 and 40 years ago, I walked along the street and looked at these stars and never, ever in my wildest dreams thought I would ever find myself here today to receive a star,” Jackson told a crowd of fans, film executives and stars of his Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.

Underlining his importance to the Hollywood film industry, Jackson received prime real estate on Hollywood Boulevard.

His star is located outside the home of the Academy Awards ceremony, the Dolby Theatre, and sits near those of A-listers Nicole Kidman and Steven Spielberg.

Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, based on JRR Tolkien’s fantasy books, have taken almost $US5 billion at the global box office, with the final chapter, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, opening this week.

Other stars and key players from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies attending the star ceremony were Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Richard Armitage, Elijah Wood, Jackson’s producer wife, Fran.

Souce: Stuff.co.nz