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Line Up - 2010 Private screening in Toronto: Monday 13th Sep / 1pm - Varsity 1 FREAKONOMICS closed the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival with a Gala World Premiere to rave reviews: “Undeniably entertaining… will certainly attract attention… blends its thoughtful analysis with frequent doses of lighthearted humor” Hollywood Reporter “A revelatory trip into complex, innovative ideas and altered perspectives on how people think... There's little in "Freakonomics" that isn't provocative, compelling or slightly perverse, but such is its attraction… Magnolia will release the film this fall, to what will no doubt be egghead rapture” Variety “The slick anthology production “Freakonomics” makes heavy ideas go down easy…comes across like a series of intelligent dinner table discussions stuffed into feature-length form. .. The directors stick to their respective cinematic guns… it offers a smart reconfiguration of the book in complex audiovisual terms… If their book tells stories as educational tools, then the movie logically expands their classroom… serves not only to adapt the original “Freakonomics,” but also to broaden its reach” IndieWIRE
USA (Magnolia̶ approx 20 prints October 1) Canada (Mongrel) UK/Eire (Optimum) Iceland (Greenlight) Turkey (Dogus Media) Indonesia (Queen) Mexico (Gussi) South Africa (Ster-Kinekor) Portugal (Castello Lopes) Middle East (Prime) Australia/NZ (Madman) Greece (Odeon) Singapore (Golden Village) Airlines (Jaguar)
FREAKONOMICS has become a cultural and publishing phenomenon, having sold more than 4 million copies worldwide including: 40,000+ in Spain; 110,000+ in Germany; 25,000+ in Norway; 100,000+ in Japan; 111,000 in Brazil; 130,000+ in South Korea; 86,636 in Hong Kong and 160,000+ in China US release has just started on a unique pre-theatrical rental-only VOD release strategy. Despite selling at a higher premium price, FREAKONOMICS has reached #8 on the iTunes Top Movie Rentals chart which includes theatrical blockbusters selling at usual rental fees.
Official Selection to date:
Tribeca Film Festival - Closing Night Los Angeles Film Festival Silverdocs - Opening Night
Athens International Film Festival Sitges Film Festival Warsaw Film Festival
Miramax, Sundance and the rise of independent film. From Peter Biskindʼs [Easy Rider, Raging Bulls] New York Times best seller & adapted by the writer of the hit DEATH AT A FUNERAL [$48m worldwide B.O.].
Budget: Under US$10m Genre:
DOWN & DIRTY PICTURES is an energetic, obscenely funny, unique story about the mavericks that helped to create, mold, and later reinvent the modern day independent film industry. Through the use of original, visually stimulating filmmaking techniques (including comic book inspired animation and claymation), combined with an inventive storytelling structure, this rich and layered film fuses the charactersʼ drama and intensity (worthy of a Greek tragedy) and brilliantly records and satirizes independent filmʼs golden era and its most controversial characters.
Director: Kenneth Bowser (EASY RIDERS, RAGING BULLS Official Selection at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival & 2003 Deauville; NBCʼs Emmy nominated two hour network special LIVE FROM NEW YORK, THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, created for the 30th anniversary of SNL.) Producer: Kevin Frakes (EP: VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE) Script: Dean Craig (DEATH AT A FUNERAL) and Joshua James. Cast: Vincent DʼOnofrio (THE IRISHMAN, THUMBSUCKER, ED WOOD), Andy Serkis (THE HOBBIT, TINTIN, SEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL, LOTR], Toby Jones (CAPTAIN AMERICA, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS), Michael Rispoli (THE RUM DIARY, KICK-ASS, THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123), Elias Koteas (LET ME IN, SHUTTER ISLAND, THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON), Matthew Perry (17 AGAIN, STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP), Bobby Cannavale (PAUL BLART: MALL COP, FAST FOOD NATION, SNAKES ON A PLANE), Hugh Dancy (CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC, ADAM, SAVAGE GRACE), Sally Hawkins (NEVER LET ME GO, AN EDUCATION, HAPPY GO LUCKY). “Scandalously entertaining… scrupulously researched, compulsively readable… reminding you once again thereʼs no business as dirty as show business.” The Miami Herald “A lively, sprawling, uncut saga of the indie-film movement of the 1990s.” Fortune “Compulsively readable.” The Hollywood Reporter “Sensationally entertaining.” Los Angeles Times “Thoughtful, gossipy, and altogether mesmerizing… A shamelessly good read.” New York Times
“Your book was so goddamn well written, I was like, I donʼt want to read any more about [my heroes], but then I made the mistake of leaving it by my bedside table, and it was like a bag of pot, and Iʼm saying, ʻIʼm not gonna smoke.ʼ I was insatiable.” – Quentin Tarantino
Territories Sold: Switzerland, Greece/Cyprus, CIS/Russia, Indonesia, Airlines, Poland, Singapore
SHOT IN 3D! Market Premiere: AFM 2010 Status: In Post-production Budget: Under US$10M Genre: 3D Horror Thriller
Director: Brian Yuzna. Cast: Michael Pare [BLOODRAYNE, BLOODRAYNE 2, VIRGIN SUICIDES]; Janna Fasaert [COUPLES RETREAT]; Francis Magee [CEMETERY JUNCTION, LONDON RIVER, SAHARA, LAYER CAKE] Camera: Shot on two Red Cams in 4k. Sound: Dolby 5.1; also in Aurora 3D sound. Delivery: October 2010 Running time: Approx. 85 minutes. Nationality: Netherlands, Belgium & Indonesia. Logline: A marine research expedition to the exotic Sumatran Sea turns treacherous as it encounters a supernatural prehistoric creature resurfacing with a vengeance. Synopsis: Marine biologist, Skylar Shane [Janna Fassaert], hires an expat charter boat captain, Jack Bowman [Michael Paré], to help her find prehistoric life form samples in the north Sumatran Sea. During the expedition, they run into some of Jack's 'friends', a gang of smugglers headquartered on a fishing platform in the middle of the sea. Tamal, an orphan sold into servitude on the fishing platform by his uncle, a ʻDukunʼ [sorcerer and master of black magic] shaman, begs Skylar to take him away. She empathizes with the boy who reminds her of her lost daughter, Rebecca, and is determined to help him, not knowing what lurks beneath the dark inky water, waiting to surface. Ever since Tamal arrived, mysterious things begin to happen, until one by one the smugglers will be killed by the terrifying creature from the deep. In the middle of an eerie, violent storm, the animus inside Tamal grows stronger, calling for the ancient creature of his nightmares. Now Skylar and Jack must battle the terror - once locked deep in the abyss by an old civilization, as it is now about to resurface...
Territories Sold: CIS/Baltics (Leopolis), Poland (Monolith), Thailand (J-BICS), Greece/Cyprus (Odeon), Romania (Odeon Cineplex), Turkey (Ozen), Former Yugoslavia (Blitz), Benelux (Dutch Filmworks), Malaysia (Golden Screen Cinemas), Middle East (Italia Film), Indonesia (Queen Imperial), India/Pakistan (WEG) and China (HGC).
* DVD screeners available
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2009 Discovery Section
Status: Completed Budget: Under US$5M Genre: Romantic Drama
Winner - Best Film, Haifa International Film Festival 2009
Official Selection Tokyo International Film Festival 2010 Winds of Asia & Middle East Section
Released in France June 23 on 39 screens via Memento. Designated ʻDECOUVERTE UGCʼ by the exhibition chain UGC, has reached 51,000+ admissions to date. Reviews:
« The most controversial romantic comedy of the year » Le monde
« A boycott… for a love story » Le Parisien
« The most endearing chronicle of the year, a marvel of generosity of humour and of emotional maturity »VSD
« A luminous movie censured by obscurantism »; « French minister of the Culture supports the movie, and protests against its boycott » Le Figaro
Other Festivals: Hamptons, Montpellier, Bratislava, Sarasota, Istanbul, Taipei
Theatrical release in Israel: November 2009 by United King Films to rave 4-star reviews, it beat LEMON TREE and LEBANON in the box office.
Territories Sold: France (Memento), Australia/NZ (Madman)
WINNER: Best DVD Premiere [NB- French title is ʻINSIDEʼ] Festival International du Film Fantastique Gerardmer 2010
Completed Budget: Under US$10M Genre: Supernatural Thriller
Still available in the following Territories: Italy, Portugal, Scandinavia, Iceland, Spain, China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Argentina, Central America, Colombia, Mexico, Peru/Bolivia/Ecuador, Venezuela, Latin Am Satellite Rights, Baltics, Israel, South Africa
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