Filed Film The Brutalist

Raffey joins Brady Corbet’s immigrant drama ‘The Brutalist’

Raffey along with other incredible actors such as Joel Edgerton, Marion Cotillard, Mark Rylance, Sebastian Stan, Vanessa Kirby, Isaach De Bankolé, Alessandro Nivola, and Stacy Martin will be part of the cast of the immigrant drama ‘The Brutalist’.

The film directed by Brady Corbet, (who previously directed ‘Vox Lux’) and co-written with his partner Mona Fastvold will chronicle 30 years in the life of a visionary architect named László Toth (Edgerton) and his wife Erzsébet (Cotillard) who flee post-war Europe to rebuild their legacy and witness the birth of modern America. However, their lives are changed forever by a mysterious and wealthy client (Rylance).

The project which is due to get underway in January 2021 will have locations partly in Poland with Madants and will be shoot in English, Yiddish, Hungarian, and some Italian.

Protagonist Pictures will debut the package with a virtual presentation to buyers during the Toronto Film Festival. CAA Media Finance is repping U.S. rights and arranging the project’s financing.


Filed Film News The Other Lamb

Raffey Cassidy Was Drawn by Otherness of ‘Lamb’

British actor Raffey Cassidy has been in blockbusters (“Snow White and the Huntsman”), prestige TV series (“Mr. Selfridge”) and is busily establishing her arthouse resume, with such films as “Vox Lux,” “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and now “The Other Lamb,” from Polish helmer Malgorzata Szumowska. An eerie thriller featuring Cassidy as Selah, a teenager who comes of age in an all-female cult holed up in the wilderness led by the Shepherd (Michiel Huisman), the film follows Selah’s development, as a “lamb” in the cult’s flock, to a young woman whose choices lead to freedom. “The Other Lamb” debuted last year at Toronto, but its theatrical run in the U.S. was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. She also starred in “Nightwalk,” a short directed by Szumowska as part of fashion house Miu Miu’s Women’s Tales series. Her work with Miu Miu on the short is an extension of her interest in fashion: “Having worked in films and having been exposed to amazing costume designers sparked my interest in fashion,” she says. “You can say so much about yourself through clothes.”

Where are you spending the coronavirus quarantine?

I’m at home in Manchester with all of my family.

How are you passing the time?

I’m taking up the new hobby of learning to play the piano. I’m certain it will be useful!

Are you watching anything in particular?

There’s something over here on the BBC called “The Nest,” and it’s so good, but it’s on every Sunday so we have to wait a week for the next one. That seems really old now, it’s like, “uh, I want to move on from this because I hate waiting.”

Me and my brother watched “The Fighter.” It’s one of my favorite films now.

What attracted you to “The Other Lamb”?

Honestly, I think the fact that it was kind of this crazy arthouse thriller was one of the things that really attracted me to this script. It’s twisted and so wrong in so many ways and also, although it’s not specifically based on a true story, this stuff actually happens, so there’s so much research I could do. It’s such an interesting story to tell, and getting to play the character that drives the story I found interesting. At the start of it you can’t see that she’s very strong, but then she starts to develop and grow. I found it was something that I wanted to take on; I wanted to be challenged.

Your resume is full of challenging roles.

At my age now [18] there are lots of parts for teenage girls playing “the daughter,” so when you come across a script like this with a strong character it’s a very rare thing.

There’s not a lot of dialogue in the film. You give a performance that could be from a silent film.

It was kind of running joke throughout the film because in the script there was dialogue and we’d run through the lines in the morning, and there were long monologues, and Malgo [Szumowska] would come and say, “No get rid of it! I don’t like it.” By the end we didn’t bother learning them.

Did the bad Irish weather during the shoot add to your performance?

Definitely. When Selah is shivering, that is completely genuine. It added tension to the film. And because there were so many of us women and girls, we were actually forced together — we didn’t have a choice — we were all so close we were genuinely a family because we had to stick together and keep warm. It definitely worked out for the better. The cast and crew were all very happy. While very difficult, they were very happy with what ended up on the screen.

Was there a certain level of trust with a woman director on this women’s story?

I definitely had massive trust in Malga. We hit it off straight away when we met each other.

But I don’t think that trust was because she was a woman, because I’ve been lucky enough to work with enough directors — male or female — that I’ve always had that kind of trust with them.

Maybe it’s because I’ve been lucky to work with male directors that I also had trust in so I don’t see the difference. I just see them as a director.

Talk about your relationship with the director.
Malga is a different kind of director. She’s so straightforward, it’s actually kind of refreshing. If she didn’t like the way we were doing something, she would say, “I don’t like it. Do something else,” which at first, you’re like, “oh, OK.” When you get used to it [her method] is quite helpful. What a lot of directors do is try and be nice and skirt around what they’re actually trying to say, which takes a lot more time, instead of Malga actually saying, “I don’t like it. Do something different.” It’s refreshing.

What’s next?

I’ve been reading different scripts. [I’m doing] something that’s set during the war. It’s based around a bunch of girls growing up at that time. But I can’t say anything more.


Filed Film The Other Lamb

“The Other Lamb” already has official trailer!

Do you ever wonder if a guy leading a cult of exclusively women devoted to worshipping him doesn’t have the best interests of his followers at heart? We are getting pretty skeptical of the man in The Other Lamb, a thriller about a closed-off sect that lives in the woods to please and glorify its leader, played by Michiel Huisman. The most prized, purest member of the collective is Selah (Raffey Cassidy), but an impending break into puberty is about to change her vaunted status with dear leader, and the darker parts of her subservient life will soon unveil themselves to her. Directed by Małgorzata Szumowska from a script by Catherine S. McMullen, The Other Lamb will open at the IFC Centers in New York and Los Angeles on April 3 before rolling out in more theaters.

Read the synopsis below and learn a little more about the movie.

For her entire life, the cult she was born into has been all that teenage Selah (Raffey Cassidy) has known. Along with a band of similarly cloistered young women she lives seemingly unstuck in time, cut off from modern society in a remote forest commune presided over by a man called Shepherd (Michiel Huisman), a controlling, messiah-like figure with a frightening dark side. But when her insular world is rocked by a series of nightmarish visions and disturbing revelations, Selah begins to question everything about her existence—including her allegiance to the increasingly dangerous Shepherd. Awash in images of primal, dreamlike dread, this provocative fable is a haunting vision of adolescent awakening and revolt.


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Miu Miu Women’s Tales #19 – Nightwalk Premiere

On the night of February 12 during the Miu Miu Women’s Tales event dedicated to New York Fashion Week, the director, screenwriter, and Polish producer Małgorzata Szumowska, premiere her short film entitled “Nightwalk” with the spectacular performance of Raffey Cassidy and the Polish model Filip Rutkowski.

Nightwalk is a silent story of two youths with different backgrounds sharing the weight of familial estrangement which begins as the protagonists embark on a life-changing stroll through the darkened streets of Warsaw, Poland. The once notoriously conservative city, now asleep, transforms into fields of liberation. The young girl and boy cross paths, sharing an immediate sense of understanding and reassurance of life within their rigid inherited gender roles. The film follows their simultaneous transformations, with building energy of excitement in their newly embodied freedom. Teen acting star Raffrey Cassidy, the fresh-face of young Snow White in Snow White and The Huntsman, brings her youthful innocence to the role of the daughter. No stranger to the house of Miu Miu, the brand’s AW18 campaign saw her modeling debut – all peachy flushed cheeks and smokey eyes, the perfect embodiment of the dark mystery and playful naivety that their collections encompass. Following her previous lead in Szumowska’s The Other Lamb, Cassidy’s work with the director continues to champion female empowerment in Miu Miu’s commission.

Of course, the night did not stop there. At the end of the screening, the moviegoers were off, jumping into the buses lining Second Avenue to be carried to dinner and then join the party with DJ Silvia Prada’s tracks.


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Filed Appearances

TIFF 2019: Variety Studio, Photocall, Cocktail & Portraits

On September 6, Raffey attended Variety Studio presented by AT&T during the 2019 Toronto Film Festival with to her castmate Michiel Huisman and director Malgorzata Szumowska to discuss “The Other Lamb”. Then, he attended the photocall at TIFF Bell Lightbox and Cocktail Reception at the Nordstrom Supper SuiteMARBL restaurant.
Check below the links and some previews of the photos in HQ added to the gallery. You can also see some portraits that were made during the festival with some of the members of the film.

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Appearances & Events > 2019 > Sep 06 | Variety Studio Presented by AT&T at TIFF
Appearances & Events > 2019 > Sep 06 | “The Other Lamb” Photocall – TIFF
Appearances & Events > 2019 > Sep 06 | “The Other Lamb” Cocktail – TIFF

Filed Editorial

Raffey For W Magazine

Raffey appears in a new editorial! This time she did it in W Magazine with two beautiful photos taken by photographer Jeff Henrikson. Check below part of the article and the previews of the images added to the gallery.

Raffey Cassidy’s entrée into the acting world was a complete accident—and not particularly auspicious. At the age of seven, she was waiting for one of her elder brothers, who at the time was an aspiring actor, outside of an audition for a BBC drama when the casting director, in need of a young girl for a small role, spotted her and asked if she’d like to give it a try. “I don’t remember much other than sitting under a table hacking away,” says Cassidy, now 16 and a high school student in her native Manchester, England. “It was a little coughing and dying part. But I loved being on set immediately—mostly the costumes and the makeup at the time. And I’ve been working ever since.”

And working with some of Hollywood’s biggest names, no less. Her breakthrough, in 2015’s sci-fi adventure flick Tomorrowland—in which she played an animatronic girl—had her sharing the screen with George Clooney. In 2017, she was Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell’s troubled teen daughter in Yorgos Lanthimos’s eerie thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer, which won Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival. And most recently, she played both a young Natalie Portman and Portman’s daughter in Vox Lux, which centers on a school shooting survivor who, after singing at a memorial, becomes a hugely successful—though deeply damaged—pop star. “It’s definitely the dark side of fame. She never really deals with the aftermath of the trauma so it’s all coming back when she’s older,” says Cassidy of Celeste, the role she shares with Portman.

And share it they actually do. This isn’t the sort of younger-self role that’s relegated to a few flashback scenes. Cassidy helms the first hour of the movie solo and, once Portman appears on the screen, the willowy Brit—who slips seamlessly into the role of Albertine, Celeste’s introverted teen daughter—more than holds her own. As the Washington Post review of the film said —in the headline, no less—“Natalie Portman gets top billing but is upstaged by an actress you’ve never heard of.” […]


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