attending Filmart in Hong Kong March 23 – 26 with an exceptionally
strong package of festival films from Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize winner
“The Wolfpack” and “Tangerine” by the Duplass brothers, TIFF’s “Best of
Enemies”, SXSW’s “The Wrecking Crew” to smart horror films and their
own special productions. Just look at their line-up. Don’t you want to
see every one of them? Well, you can if you live in U.S. As they have
the domestic rights to them all. For available rights, see their page
2015 Sundance Grand Jury Prize
Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they
watch. Nicknamed the Wolfpack, the brothers spend their childhood re-enacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. With no
friends and living on welfare, they feed their curiosity, creativity, and imagination with film, which allows them to escape from their feelings of
isolation and loneliness. Everything changes when one of the brothers escapes, and the power dynamics in the house are transformed. The Wolfpack must learn
how to integrate into society without disbanding the brotherhood.
“XX” (In Production)
Produced by Magnolia Pictures, XYZ Films (“Tusk,” “The Raid”) and Dwjuan Fox
XX is a new Horror anthology with a gender twist – all segments will be helmed by female directors and will start female leads. The directors have been
given free creative rein within budget and time constraints, but all of the segments themselves will involve the horror genre.
Cast:: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker
Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the
relationship between money and happiness. Danny’s well-funded boredom is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets
self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and abrasive yet irresistable trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon their three lives become intertwined,
both professionally and personally.
Cast: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, Mickey O’Hagan, Alla Tumanian, James Ransone
It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days
she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their
rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of
Executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass
“Satanic” (In Production)
Directed by Jeff Hunt (“Fringe,” “CSI,” “Person of Interest”)
Produced by Lawrence Mattis (Circle of Confusion) and Michael Moran (MarVista Entertainment)
“Satanic” follows a group of college students visiting sites from Los Angeles’ “Satanic Panic” era. They follow the creepy owner of an occult
store home, only to find themselves saving a suspicious girl from an apparent human sacrifice. Only this “victim” turns out to be much more
dangerous than the cult from which she escaped.
Featuring Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr.
In 1968 ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions –
William F. Buckley, Jr. and Gore Vidal. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult—cementing their
opposing political positions. Their explosive exchanges devolved into vitriolic name-calling. It was unlike anything TV had ever broadcast,
and all the more shocking because it was live and unscripted.
Featuring Interviews with: Cher, Dick Clark, Brian Wilson, Nancy Sinatra
Six years in a row in the 1960’s and early 1970’s, the Grammy for “Record of the Year” went to Wrecking Crew recordings.
The film tells the story of the unsung musicians that provided the backbeat, the bottom and the swinging melody that drove many of the number
one hits of the 1960’s. It didn’t matter if it was Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkees, The Byrds or The Beach
Boys, these dedicated musicians brought the flair and musicianship that made the American “west coast sound” a dominant cultural force
around the world.
Directed by Albert Maysles (“Grey Gardens,” “Gimme Shelter”)
Produced by Laura Coxson, Rebekah Maysles and Jennifer Ash Rudick
IRIS pairs legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style
maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story
about creativity and how, even at Iris’ advanced age, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire.