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Ambition is better than anything in Interstellar. That’s not hyperbole. I would rather watch Aidan Gillen as the Master to Aisling Franciosi’s the Apprentice on repeat for the length of the entire runtime of Interstellar. It’s at least a lively argument as to which experience would be more enjoyable.

At this point, Aidan Gillen is probably best known for his role as Littlefinger in Game of Thrones. But for me, Gillen will forever remain as Councilman Tommy Carcetti from The Wire. Despite a penchant for weaving in and out of accents, Gillen has worked his way into a reasonably established character actor.

Ambition is the brainchild of writer/director Tomek Baginski, and produced by Platige Image and the European Space Agency (ESA). I confess to know nothing about the current state of NASA, but the closest thing we have to this is Christopher Nolan’s recent space opera. Meanwhile, ESA is sending a probe flying into the outer limits of space to land on an asteroid AND they called their shot with Ambition.

Both the short film about the creation of worlds and the unreal achievement of actually landing a probe on an asteroid are equally awe-inspiring.  Just hearing Aidan Gillen wax poetic in Ambition is eerily reminiscent of Littlefinger’s monologue from Game of Thrones.   You should watch both clips.

“Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some, are given a chance to climb. They refuse, they cling to the realm or the gods or love. Illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is.” — Littlefinger

Rules of Reduction teaser from Anderson Cowan on Vimeo.

After months of talk and speculation, my first short of the six of seven I plan to shoot by January is pretty much complete. Above is the first minute of Rules of Reduction, the one I’ve been going on about since this January. Would love to post the entire thing, but festival rules dictate that I keep it under wraps for the time being. This is not a trailer, but the entire cold open. Gives one the idea of what the ridiculous subject is as well as a peek at the production value. The entire absurd short will be available eventually.

God save Billy,


If you’re a fan of The Film Vault or familiar with Loveline, then you either love or hate Anderson Cowan. Personally, I view The Film Vault as a vital service informing me about movies off the map that I probably wouldn’t know about otherwise. I enjoy the reviews and work of Anderson Cowan, which is why I feel I should share this enjoyable teaser from Anderson and community-sourced Cold Cockle Productions. While this is only a glimpse at the first minute, you can already see the makings of an interesting short.