Matthew Vaughn is a director and producer. His birth name was Matthew De Vere Drummond. He is well recognized for producing films like ‘Snatch’, ‘Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels’. He also has several successful movies as the director like Layer Cake, ‘Stardust’, Kick-Ass, ‘X-Men: First Class’. He started his education at Buckingham’s Stowe School in England and after a year of gap he attended University College London where he studied Anthropology and Ancient History.

During that year, he journeyed around the globe on a tour with the Hard Rock Café and eventually came to LA, the USA, and started his career as a director’s assistant. Soon after he left the university to pursue his passion as a director realizing that everyone was in the same rat race, so he started up again to earn recognition in England.

His first success as a producer was the movie Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels, as well as Snatch, both of which were directed by Guy Ritchie and earned him 9 million each. ‘Layer Cake’ in 2014 was his debut as a director. He was also supposed to direct the movie X-Men: The Last Stand but eventually dropped out two weeks prior. His next venture was ‘Stardust’ in 2007, which was an adaption of the movie Kick-Ass by Mark Millar.

He was roped in to direct the next ‘X-Men: First Class’ in 2011. Vaughn married a German supermodel Claudia Schiffer in Shimpling, Suffolk in 2002. They have three children, a son and two daughters. They have homes in Suffolk and also in Notting Hill. He has hired ex-Gurkha soldiers for him and his family after reports of stalkers apparently intruding their house.

Julie Yorn English Actress

Julie Yorn

Julie Yorn is a producer. She was born in the year 1969. Her father Mel Silverman was a New York Artist. She is a graduate of Tulane University where she met her ex-husband, Kevin. Kevin had received his Law degree from the same college. Julie Yorn got married to Kevin Brett Yorn on 4th July 1996. She was the sister-in-law of popular musician Pete Yorn. She has worked for a management company named Addis aka. Wechsler. She was also the co-owner of Artists Management Group with Michael Ovitz. She took this position in the year 2000. She currently works at The Firm which is owned by Jeff Kwatinetz. In the year 2007, she briefly worked for the companies of her then brother-in-law, Rick Yorn. She has been nominated for ‘Producer’s Guild Award’ for Best Theatrical Motion Picture (America). One of the early and notable works of Julie is ‘Unstoppable’. The movie was released in 2010. It was a disaster thriller which was directed by Tony Scott. This was his final film as director as he died the following year. Its plot was vaguely based on the CSX 8888 incident which tells the tale of a runaway freight train along with the two men who were trying to stop it. The flick received positive views from critics and large audiences in the theatres. In the year 2011, Julie produced multiple flicks. ‘Red Riding Hood’ was a popular movie that released under her name that year. It was produced by Julie, Yorn and Leonardo DiCaprio. The lead role was played by Amanda Seyfried, and the screenplay was penned by David Leslie Johnson. Julie also produced a memoir of the 2008 film ‘We Bought a Zoo’. It was scripted and directed by the renowned director Cameron Crowe. It stars Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, and many other A-list stars. In the year 2014, she produced ‘The Other Woman’ which was a movie about three women taking revenge with a man who has been cheating them all,at the same time. It was directed by Nick Cassavetes. The latest work of Julie Yorn is the collaboration in the film ‘Hell or High Water’ which was released on the 26th of August in the year 2016. It comes under the crime-drama genre and was directed by David Mackenzie and stars Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, and Chris Pine.


Annie Sundberg

What do ‘Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing’, ‘The Devil Came On Horseback’, ‘Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work’, ‘The Trials of Darryl Hunt’ and ‘In My Father's House’ have in common? All these had female directors who managed to create unique content and amaze the audience. These are two wonderful ladies Annie and Ricki Stern. They are heading Break Thru production nominated by Emmy. She was making documentaries since her college days and landed into a task of associate producer for PBS series. She grasped major sustainable stuff at Telluride Film Festival and created some imperishable relationship with Pax Wassermann who works with the duo as a collaborator and editor. Her first act all on her own was ‘The Trials of Darryl Hunt’ which took almost 11 years to make and in that time, she with Ricki developed an Oscar-winning movie. ‘The Trials of Darryl Hunt’ was, by the way, the recipient of 20 film festival audience-choice awards including two in Bend Film Festival in 2006, the best documentary in Independent Spirit Awards and Seattle International Festival. ‘Burma Soldier’, another out-of-the league movie was premiered at Full Frame Festival in North Carolina where the duo went to receive Career Achievement Award in 2011. ‘Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work’ , a dangerously funny story about a 75-year Joan Rivers, is kept in high regard by both the directors. This interesting piece of work got awarded under US Documentary Prize for Best Editing in 2010 Sundance Film Festival and best documentary in Alliance of Women Film Journalists, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards and Cinema Eye Honours Awards in 2011. They also directed a six-part series of The Fashion Fund in 2012 for Vogue. They are rocking the show with their work and have worked quite a few times for the UN helping the world to achieve their Millennium Goals. She, with Ricki Stern, have produced movies with a dynamic theme. When she has once taken up a very small and innocent topic of depicting a father-son relationship in ‘In my father’s house’ (she is the writer as well) in 2015, she has responded to civil rights violation by speaking out to her people through her documentary ‘The End of America’ based on a book by Naomi Wolf in 2008. She was recognized by ‘Independent Spirit Awards’ under Documentary Competition in 2015 for a film depicting the importance of elders in a child life in ‘In my father’s house’. Her recent direction could be seen in ‘Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing’ an illustrated retelling of terrorist attacks at Boston Marathon in 2013 picturing the complete setback like it was ‘real’ faced by the survivors through the news clips, interviews, home movies and much-needed passion in collaboration with The Boston Globe; so real that the film went on to receive Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the bombing. The film was made such that the onlookers take away a ‘hope’ of survival in the worst of conditions; the film has won ‘Tribeca Film Festival’ under the category Best Documentary in 2016. When an amputee due to the attack chooses to run at the climax of the movie, what more ‘hope’ can one ask to get going. Initially, she took up making films because she couldn’t just stay outdoors on her own, she thinks a lack of resources bring out the best in a person, and it is either the lack of money or of time which brings out the best in her. Annie Sandberg and Ricki Stern are epic film-makers, churning out great movies as if they have a factory and a very versatile one given the ambidextrous movies they together have directed. They compete each year at the Sundance Festival and keep doing better and better with each year. She believes in going into the characters to give the perfect pictures to her watchers, and thus they strike out everybody by her award-winning works. Her story shows what it takes to follow her passion and her awards (apart from the mentioned above) depicts the consequences of what happens when one actually follows their zeal with a full heart. She has received the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award, San Diego Film Festival’s Best Female Filmmakers Award, Adrienne Shelly Excellence’s Filmmaking Award and Lena Sharpe/Women’s Cinema Persistence of Vision Award–Seattle International Film Festival.

Annie Sundberg English Actress