Honorable Mention laurel awarded by the Feminist Porn Awards in Toronto to the erotic film Matinée directed by Jennifer Lyon Bell for Blue Artichoke Films WINNER - CineKink NYC - Best Film Best Film laurel awarded by the Melbourne Underground Film Festival to the winning erotic film Matinée directed by Jennifer Lyon Bell for Blue Artichoke Films

Matinée

About the film

An erotic story about ambition and creativity. Theater actors Daniel and Mariah star in a performance that needs spark.

"A high-concept and beautifully shot interlude about feelings and the artist’s process"

Fleshbot

About Matinée

Synopsis

Stage actors Mariah and Daniel play lovers every night, but their onstage romance lacks spark. One slow afternoon, they discover that today’s matinée performance will make or break both their careers. Daniel wants to make big changes, and Mariah starts to wonder: are Daniel’s suggestions reasonable? Or has he lost track of the boundary between actor and character? Rushed to the stage, in front of a live audience, they must figure it out together.

 

“Matinée” is a sexually explicit drama intended to bridge the gap between art film and sex film. The film showcases Steven McAlistair (Scotland) and Alicia Whitsover (England) in their first explicit sex roles ever. It features an original musical score by San Francisco collaborative The Unsayable. Matinee pays careful attention to capturing the real-life sounds of sex.

 

"Intelligent, sensual, and downright sexy"

ForTheGirls.com

Show Awards

WINNER – BEST FILM

Melbourne Underground Film Festival.

 

WINNER – BEST FILM

CineKink/NYC Film Festival

 

HONORABLE MENTION
Feminist Porn Awards in Toronto.

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Official Selection Strasbourg International Film Festival, France 2009

 

Official Selection
Porn FilmFestival Berlin 2009

 

Official Selection
Rated X Amsterdam Alternative Erotica Festival 2010

Official Selection
Queer Lisboa Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Portugal 2010

Show Cast & Crew
Cast

Mariah Carr………….Alicia Whitsover
Daniel Kincaid……….Steven McAlistair
Stephie……………..Teri Vakaki
Suzanne……………..Sandy Pieters
Danielle…………….Sarah Taylor
Katja……………….Nicole Mischler
Stage Manager………..Thomas Lundy

 

Audience (featured actors)

Talent Agent…………Emma Stuart
Man…………………Vlad van Riel

 

CREW

 

Director/Writer…………..Jennifer Lyon Bell
Producer…………………Cheryl Warbrook
Associate Producer………..Jo Simpson
Production Assistant………Lucy Newman
First Assistant Director…..René Jonkers
Original Music Composer……The Unsayable
Casting………………….Jennifer Lyon Bell
Director of Photography……ptrz & Bastiaan Brons
Camera Operator 2nd Unit…..Stephan Brenninkmeijer
Camera Assistant………….Joshua L’Hiver
Gaffer…………………..T. Northam & Lonneke Worm
Sound Recordist…………..Ronald van der Spek
Art Director……………..Attila Kiraly
Wardrobe………….Lise Houweling
Hair Stylist………….Chris Brinkhof

Makeup Artist………….Ingeborg Schiphout

Still photographers………….Gabriela Hengeveld & Erik van den Boom

Storyboard Artist………….Otto Berchem

Editor………….Stephan Brenninkmeijer

Re-Recording Mixer………….Bart Jilesen & Jasper van Deelen

Postproduction………….BrennFilm

Audio Postproduction Facilities………….BART JILESEN | sounddesign & mixage

Online Facilities………….De Vertellers

Color Grading………….Glassworks Amsterdam

 

 

Tech specs

Aspect ratio & format:

Widescreen (16:9 )HD 1920×1080, Full Color, AC3 Dolby Digital sound

 

Length:

34 minutess

 

Language:

English spoken. Subtitles: Dutch

Show Trivia
  • “Making-of” documentary by award-winning documentary director Rogier Timmermans that aired on Dutch TV 2) Fly-on-the-wall footage from the on-stage interview with director Jennifer and star Alicia at the World Premiere TRIVIA: 1. Steven McAlistair didn’t originally plan to audition for the lead male role in Matinée, but in a classic “discovered” story, came to keep an actor friend company when the friend auditioned. A trained ballet dancer, Steve did not think of himself as an actor. Once at the audition, however, he thought the character might be right for him. He decided to give it a try. And of course he ended up walking away with the role.
  • Yes, Steven and Alicia met each other for the first time at the Matinée auditions. The chemistry you see between them is a lucky accident of fate.

"A wonderful film, very natural and worlds away from fake porn plots and artificial bodies"

Feigenblatt

"Spans the line between porn and erotica with grace and dignity.”

Jamye Waxman, sex educator

Show DVD

DVD extras

 

  • Original music by San Francisco collaborative The Unsayable
  • “Making-of” documentary by award-winning documentary director Rogier Timmermans — aired on Dutch television
  • Fly-on-the-wall footage from the on-stage interview with director Jennifer and star Alicia at the World Premiere
  • Behind-the-scenes stills
  • More!

 

Technical details

 

  • Length: 1 hour 20 min (34 min feature+ 50 min exclusive extras)
  • Language: English Subtitles: Dutch (optional)
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Format: 16×9 widescreen, 1024×576, full color, AC3 Dolby Digital sound
  • Region: All. Unlimited/region-free. Ships correct DVD format (NTSC/PAL) based on your country.

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