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Revolution Generation

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STATUS: Post Production

SYNOPSIS:

The Revolution Generation is a manifesto for today’s youth on the societal forces that have shaped and held back their generation, and how they can deploy their unique strengths to revolutionize systems that have exploited or failed them. Today half of the people on planet Earth are under the age of 35 – this is more people than were alive in 1950. Theirs is the most connected, educated and technologically savvy generation ever. Yet the hardships they face threaten to culminate in a perfect storm of economic, political and environmental crisis. This documentary explores the sweeping changes that lead to the world that young people are inheriting and paints a picture of how this generation is awakening to confront both the US political crisis and the global environmental crisis. The basis for the word “revolution” is the Latin word “revolutio,” which means “to turn around.” This is the film shows young viewers how to “turn their world around” for good.

Directed by Josh Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell, and Mikki Willis
Produced by Rebecca Harrell Tickell, Josh Tickell, and Nadia Salamanca
Executive produced by Andrea Van Beuren & Zak Kilberg


Bella Thorne to Star in “The Friendship Game”

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From Variety.com article – Bella Thorne Starring in Sci-Fi Horror Movie ‘Friendship Game’ by Dave McNary
May 9th 2019:

Bella Thorne will star in science-fiction horror movie “The Friendship Game,” directed by Scooter Corkle.

Daniel Bekerman of Scythia Films is the producer. CAA and Tannaz Anisi’s 13 Films are launching sales at the Cannes Film Festival, which opens May 14. Production will start in August in Vancouver.

Corkle is direction from a script by Damien Ober, whose credits include writing segments for Netflix’s sci-fi series “The OA.” “The Friendship Game” follows a group of teens in a small town as they come across a strange object that tests their loyalties to each other with increasingly destructive consequences the deeper into the game they go.

Thorne was the lead on the Freeform series “Famous in Love,” which was canceled last year after two seasons. Her other credits include Disney Channel’s “Shake It Up” and the films “Blended,” “The DUFF,” “You Get Me,” “Amityville: The Awakening,” “The Babysitter,” “Midnight Sun” and “Assassination Nation.”

“The Friendship Game” is the second feature gig for Corkle, who previously directed “Hollow in the Land,” starring Dianna Agron. Thorne and Ober are also executive producers of “The Friendship Game”  along with Gabriel Chicoine, Zak Kilberg of Social Construct Films and Anisi and Greg Schenz for 13 Films.

Thorne is repped by CAA and Thor Bradwell of Thirty Three Management, while Corkle is represented at CAA and Grandview. Ober is repped by WME and Echo Lake Entertainment.

 

More News:

https://www.thewrap.com/bella-thorne-to-star-in-sci-fi-horror-movie-the-friendship-game-for-13-films/

https://www.screendaily.com/news/bella-thorne-to-star-in-horror-the-friendship-game-exclusive/5139160.article


The Friendship Game

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STATUS: In Development

SYNOPSIS:

In a small town, three high school outcasts and a pre-teen internet voyeur unlock a mysterious cosmic force via a seemingly harmless yard sale trinket, revealing the terrible fate of their missing friend, and sending them spiraling down a cataclysmic collapsing of realities.

CAST & CREW:

Starring: Bella Thorne
Director:
Scooter Corkle
Writer:
  Damien Ober
Producers: Daniel Bekerman of Scythia Films (Producer of “Rememory” and “The Witch”), and Executive Producer Zak Kilberg of Social Construct Films (Producer of “Would You Rather” and “Buena Vista Social Club Adios”)
Casting Director: Erica Silverman Bream
Sales: CAA and 13 Films

News:

VARIETY: Bella Thorne Starring in Sci-Fi Horror Movie ‘Friendship Game’May 9th, 2019
THE WRAP: Bella Thorne to Star in Sci-Fi Horror ‘The Friendship Game’ for 13 Films – May 9th, 2019
SCREEN DAILY: Bella Thorne to star in horror ‘The Friendship Game’ (exclusive)  – May 9th, 2019


The Song of Sway Lake -Released

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Now available on iTunes, Amazon, and GooglePlay, in US, UK & Ireland!
Available Summer 2019 in Spain & Russia.
See www.SwayLake.com for current updates and international release schedule.

SYNOPSIS:

The+Song+of+Sway+Lake+US+PosterAfter the death of his father, young jazz collector Ollie Sway (Rory Culkin) recruits his only friend, a Russian drifter (Robert Sheehan), to help him steal the first recorded version of a World War 2 hit called “Sway Lake” from his own family’s lake estate. The plan is derailed when his accomplice falls in love with Ollie’s aristocratic grandmother, the glamorous Charlie Sway (Mary Beth Peil), who sees in the young Russian the glory of her youth.

Featuring a sparking soundtrack, including the stunning original of the title.

“A stunning film” – The Independent
”Offbeat, continually intriguing” – New York Times
”A rare joy” – Ain’t It Cool News

CAST & CREW

Director: Ari Gold (4x Sundance Alumni, Adventures of Power)
Writers:  Ari Gold, Elizabeth Bull
Producers: Zak KilbergMichael Bederman, Ari GoldAllison Rose Carter
Starring: Rory Culkin (Scream 4), Robert Sheehan (Mortal Engines, Misfits), Isabelle McNally, Mary Beth Peil (The Good Wife), Elizabeth Peña, Jack FalaheeBrian Denehee, John Grant, and The Staves.


“The Song of Sway Lake” set for September Release

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After enjoying a successful festival run beginning nearly one year ago at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 21st, 2017, “The Song of Sway Lake” is set for release with The Orchard and Kew Media this coming fall. 

Though the festival run is now winding down, the film is still set to screen at several international festivals through the end of the year. The German premiere will take place later this month at Munich International Film Festival, followed by the Italian premiere at Ischia Film Festival on July 3rd, 2018.

The film was presented by Kew Media Group at the international film market at Cannes Film Festival last month. 

The film, which Variety called “Engaging”, is set for a limited theatrical release beginning September 21st, 2018. It will become available for VOD and digital HD shortly after on September 25th, 2018.

The U.S. rights to the film have been acquired by The Orchard, who negotiated the theatrical run and VOD deal with Benjamin Weiss and Derek Kigongo of Paradigm and attorney Orly Ravid from MSK.

The film is a nostalgic, character driven piece that focuses heavily on weathered family relationships and lost glamour. During an interview with Sarah Delpizzo for LA LifestyleAri Gold spoke on the powerful presence of the character Ollie Sway, played by Rory Culkin

“Whether or not it is a real spirit, there is a malevolence in the energy of a suicide that could kill him. Rory Culkin is someone who carried that, you could see it in his face, the risk that he might go off the deep end. When he smiles it’s heartachingly beautiful, because you know how hard it is for someone carrying that kind of weight to actually smile” said Gold. 

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PRISONER 760

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From Social Construct’s joint venture, Convergent Media

STATUS: In Production

SYNOPSIS:

Social Construct’s joint venture Convergent Media is executive producing Prisoner 760  the feature film version of the NYT Best SellerGUANTÁNAMO DIARY, by former Guantánamo prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Slahi was a suspected terrorist and has been incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years without ever being charged with a crime, without any evidence against him, and without having the opportunity to defend himself in court. Two prosecutors in his case resigned in protest, and a federal judge ordered Slahi’s release, yet remained in prison for 16 years. The New York Times calls his book “the most profound account yet written of what it is like to be collateral damage” in the so-called “War on Terror.”

CAST & CREW

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch (THE IMITATION GAME, nominated for an Oscar), Jodie FosterTahar Rahim, and Shailene Woodley

Director: Oscar-winner Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland)

Writer:  Michael Bronner (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS, nominated for six Oscars in 2014, including Best Picture)

Producers: Benedict CumberbatchMichael Bronner, Adam Ackland & Leah Clarke for SunnyMarchChristine Holder & Mark Holder (BEASTS OF NO NATION) for Wonder Street, Beatriz Levin & Lloyd Levin (GREEN ZONE, UNITED 93) for Black Sheep Pictures, and Branwen Prestwood Smith

Executive Producers: Convergent Media’s Zak Kilberg & Russell Smith, 30West’s Micah GreenDan Steinman and Dan Friedkin, Topic Studios’ Maria Zuckerman and Ryan Heller, & BBC Films’ Rose Garnett

Co-Producer: Larry Siems & Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Financiers: 30West and Topic Studios with BBC Films

International Rights: STXinternational (a division of STX Entertainment)

UTA Independent Film Group helped structure the financing on behalf of the filmmakers and are representing the US sale with 30West.

NEWS:

Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Shailene Woodley join Kevin Macdonald’s ‘Prisoner 760’
(Screen Daily article by Orlando Parfitt, November 1, 2019
)

https://deadline.com/2018/03/kevin-macdonald-last-king-of-scotland-director-next-guantanamo-diary-1202354207/


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