Production is underway in Santa Marta, Colombia on comedy feature Sundowners produced by our clients January Films (Julia Rosenberg) and Carousel Pictures (Tyler Levine) along with Daylight on Mars Pictures' Brian Robertson. The film is written and directed by Pavan Moondi (Diamond Tongues), with Jorge Forero, Paula Perez, and Diana Bustamante of Colombia’s Burning Blue serving as executive producers on the project. The $1 million film is shooting in Colombia until early March, when the production team and crew will return to complete filming in Toronto by the end of March. Tim Heidecker and Phil Hanley star in the lead roles, with feature roles for Born Ruffians lead singer Luke Lalonde, Cara Gee, Nick Flanagan, Nick Thorburn, and Leah Goldstein.
Sundowners tells the story of a struggling filmmaker who goes to Mexico to shoot a destination wedding, scamming his boss into thinking his best friend is a photographer in the process.
Made with the financial support of Telefilm Canada, the Canadian production is due to be complete by summer of 2016. The film is being distributed by Search Engine Films in Canada.
Read more: http://playbackonline.ca/2016/02/16/cameras-roll-in-columbia-on-sundowners/#ixzz40M8uzsL3
The Canadian Indie film "A Date With Miss Fortune", written, produced and starring our clients Jeannette Sousa and Ryan Scott and directed by John L'Ecuyer will be released theatrically to select theatres in the U.S. starting January 29th and in Canada on February 5th, with DVD and VOD to follow shortly thereafter later this February.
The film is a romantic comedy about clashing cultures and unexpected love in the spirit of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "Meet the Parents" which is based on Scott and Sousa's real life romance. The film also stars Joaquim de Almeida, Vik Sahay, and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Nelly Furtado.
Check out the trailer below!
Excerpt of Hollywood Reporter Article by Etan Vlessing -
11/2/2015 11:47am PSTSamuel Goldwyn Films has picked up the U.S. rights to the Canadian indie war thriller Hyena Road, by director Paul Gross.
Samuel Goldwyn plans a 2016 release for the film about Canadian troops fighting the war in Afghanistan after it debuted at the Toronto Film Festival in September. Hyena Road follows three men caught up in modern warfare — an intelligence officer (Gross) overseeing construction of a supply road in Taliban territory, a sniper, played by Rossif Sutherland, and a local Afghan warrior who has left war behind, but gets pulled back into battle to settle a personal score.
The film's cast includes Christine Horne, Allan Hawco and Clark Johnson. "I was very impressed by Paul’s work here — as a writer-director-star. Not only did he deliver quite a performance, he also realistically depicted the bravery of troops serving, and very beautifully illustrated the many uncertainties of war," Peter Goldwyn of Samuel Goldwyn Films said Monday in a statement. Gross wrote and directed Hyena Road, while also producing with Niv Fichman. The film is executive produced by Victor Loewy, Frank Siracusa, Mirwais Alizai, Aaron L. Gilbert and Jason Cloth.
Hyena Road is a Rhombus Media and Triple 7 Films production, in association with Buffalo Gal Pictures. WTFilms is handling international sales.
The U.S. deal was negotiated by Peter Goldwyn of Samuel Goldwyn Films, Tristen Tuckfield of CAA, and by Fichman and Jordan Nahmias for the filmmakers.