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It’s official: Benedict Cumberbatch’s debut as a feature film producer will be GUANTÁNAMO DIARY, which his company is producing with development funding from Social Construct’s film/TV joint venture, Convergent Media. Social Construct and Convergent Media founder Zak Kilberg is Executive Producing. Other producers include Michael Bronner (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS), Michael and Christine Holder of Zero Gravity (BEASTS OF NO NATION), and Lloyd Levin (GREEN ZONE, UNITED 93). The film is based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name, by current Guantánamo prisoner and acclaimed author Mohamedou Ould Slahi. The Times calls the book “the most profound account yet written of what it is like to be collateral damage” in the “War on Terror.”
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Social Construct’s joint venture Convergent Media has just signed on to produce GUANTÁNAMO DIARY, and is providing development financing for the project. Convergent Media co-founders Zak Kilberg and Russell Smith are Executive Producing. Other producers include Michael Bronner (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS), Michael and Christine Holder of Zero Gravity (BEASTS OF NO NATION), and Lloyd Levin (GREEN ZONE, UNITED 93). The film is based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name, by current Guantánamo prisoner and acclaimed author Mohamedou Ould Slahi. The Times calls the book “the most profound account yet written of what it is like to be collateral damage” in the “War on Terror.”
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Social Construct’s joint venture, Convergent Media, is excited to have Wim Wenders, director and co-writer of the original 1999 documentary Buena Vista Social Club, as executive producer for the follow-up film.
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios, currently in production, will be “an intimate look into the changes and success of the band over the past 20 years […] against the unique and unprecedented political, social and cultural backdrop of Cuba in 2015.”
Produced by Social Construct’s founder Zak Kilberg, along with Christine Cowin, the documentary is to be directed by Lucy Walker. The film will be distributed by Broad Green Pictures and is expected to be released in 2016.
Social Construct joint venture, Convergent Media, launches production on Buena Vista Social Club Adios
Convergent Media, Social Construct’s joint venture with leading entertainment law firm SmithDehn, is producing BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB – ADIÓS, a feature documentary film directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Lucy Walker, Executive Produced by Wim Wenders, and distributed in the U.S. by Broad Green Pictures. Sixteen years after the previous Academy Award nominated film (directed by Wenders), this latest project is following the five surviving original members of the world-changing Cuban band, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, during their final international tour, culminating in a massive celebration in Havana. The film will include mesmerizing concert footage and poignant reflections on the astounding success of the band and the loss of several of its members. It also will be set in the context of the historic changes in the relationship between Cuba and the United States, undoubtedly influenced by the vibrant music and culture of Cuba epitomized and brought to the world stage by this band. To read more about this film, currently in production, see below:
‘Buena Vista Social Club’ Returns To Stage With Broad Green Sequel (Deadline Hollywood)
Cannes: Broad Green to Bring ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ Sequel to Big Screen (Hollywood Reporter)
Wim Wenders to Executive Produce Doc ‘Buena Vista Social Club: Adios’ (Hollywood Reporter)
Social Construct Films is thrilled to announce that our feature film, Alyce Kills, was listed as one of “15 Scariest” Halloween Horrors on Variety.
“After impulsively knocking her friend off the roof of a building, an introverted young woman spirals into madness. Actress Jade Dornfeld delivers a tour de force performance as the guilt ridden title character. Her descent into a maelstrom of drugs, sex and psychotic violence is equal parts twisted and tragic…. ‘Alyce Kills’ is a challenging and original work of avant-garde horror.”
Social Construct Films is pleased to announce the launch of our new sales division, now representing the SXSW festival favorite, LICKS, for North American distribution rights (all rights available).
‘LICKS’ follows the story of a young man, D, as he returns to his Oakland neighborhood after two years served in prison for a botched robbery. In the days after his release, we are taken into D’s world and follow him as he decides what direction he wants to take his life after being locked up. “Licks” referring to liquor stores in robbery, is an urban crime drama set in the sprawling projects of East Oakland. The film gives nods to Menace to Society and Boys in the Hood, and is most comparable to Sundance ’13 winner / Weinstein released FRUITVALE STATION.
LICKS premiered at SXSW ’13 and since then the filmmakers have hosted over 10 sold out promo screenings in NY, LA and around the SF Bay Area where the film takes place. The film played Milan International Film Festival to rave reviews, won the programmers award at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Alabama and won 4 awards at the Chelsea Film Festivals in NYC including best picture and best director. LICKS is the debut project of filmmaker Jonathan Singer-Vine.
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