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  • Keeley Hawes to Play Patricia Neal in Film About the Star and Roald Dahl

    Keeley Hawes will star opposite Hugh Bonneville in a film about the Oscar-winner Patricia Neal and her husband, author Roald Dahl. Formerly known as “An Unquiet Life,” and based on Stephen Michael Shearer’s book of the same name, the family drama starts filming this week in Surrey, southern England.

    John Hay directs. He co-wrote the script with David Logan. The movie has already scored a raft of presales.

    Film and TV star Hawes returns to the big screen after the success of BBC/Netflix breakout hit “Bodyguard” and ITV/PBS drama “The Durrells.” She also set up her own banner this year, Buddy Club Productions, and has teed up several projects.

    Neal, who died in 2010, starred in Hollywood classics such as “The Day the Earth Stood Still” and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” before winning an Oscar for 1963’s “Hud.” She was nominated again in the best actress category five years later for “The Subject Was Roses.” She married Dahl, the author of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “James and the Giant Peach,” in 1953.

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  • Tribeca Film Review: ‘I Want My MTV’

    The first thing you want from a history of MTV is to get dunked in the hot-but-cool nostalgia of it, and the fast, fleet documentary “I Want My MTV” delivers those 1980s goods about as good as you can get. Here’s “Video Killed the Radio Star,” the novelty single by the Buggles that launched the channel on Aug. 1, 1981 — a tune that, in hindsight, sounds as sing-song catchy in its percolating bliss as a Divertimento by Mozart. Here are the five original VJs — shaggy Mark Goodman, earnest Alan Hunter, snarky Martha Quinn, jovial J.J. Jackson, and hipstery Nina Blackwood — fumbling around against a set that looks more like Wayne Campbell’s basement than a television studio, tossing off we’re-making-this-up-on-the-spot-and-we-know-it patter that became the casual formative version of “attitude.”

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  • Polygram Entertainment cues up four music-themed docs

    Universal Music Group’s film and TV production and development division Polygram Entertainment is producing four new music-themed feature documentary projects, to be released in theaters and on television networks and streaming services in 2019.

    Bee Gees (pictured) will explore the musical legacy and personal relationships between the members of legendary pop group the Bee Gees.

    The film is authorized by Barry Gibb and the families of Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb, who made up the band.

    Bee Gees is produced by The Kennedy/Marshall Company, White Horse Pictures and Diamond Docs. It is produced and directed by Frank Marshall. Also producing are Nigel Sinclair, Mark Monroe and Jeanne Elfant Festa. Steve Barnett, president and CEO of Capitol Music Group, Jody Gerson, chairman and CEO of UMPG, and David Blackman, head of Polygram Entertainment, will serve as EPs alongside White Horse’s Nicholas Ferrall, Cassidy Hartmann, Paul Crowder and Kennedy/Marshall’s Ryan Suffern.

    Meanwhile, The Go-Go’s follows punk rockers the Go-Go’s, the first multi-platinum-selling, all-female band to play their own instruments, write their own songs and have a number one album. The film uses access to the band and archival footage to cover the rise of the band in LA’s punk scene.

    The film is directed by Alison Ellwood. Corey Russell and Trevor Birney serve as producers. David Blackman and Daniel Inkeles will serve as EPs for Polygram, with co-producer Eimhear O’Neill. The Go-Go’s is fully financed by Polygram Entertainment and presented and produced by Polygram, Universal Music Publishing Group, Fine Point Films and Fadoo Productions.

    Showtime has acquired U.S. TV rights, and Sky Arts has picked up UK television rights

    “More than ever, this is the perfect time to celebrate the many barriers shattered by The Go-Go’s,” said David Blackman, Universal Music Group’s head of film and television development and production, in a statement. “Their attitude, deceptively smart lyrics and pop rock hooks sound fresher than ever.”

    Elsewhere, Ice Cold explores the role and importance of jewelry in the hip hop genre and is directed by Karam Gill.

    Finally, From Scratch: How Mixtapes Changed Music Forever (working title) explores the controversial history of mixtapes while reuniting New York DJ’s Tony Touch and Doo Wop to produce a new mixtape celebrating hip-hop label Def Jam’s 35th Anniversary.

    UMG’s Barak Moffitt and Daniel Seliger and Def Jam CEO Paul Rosenberg serve as EPs. Director Omar Acosta, Nick Quested, David Kennedy and “Mix Tape King” Tony Touch serve as producers.

    “The backbone of rap music is the DJ, and hip-hop is a D.I.Y. culture that has always operated outside of the lines,” said Rosenberg in a statement. “The original ‘playlist’ was the mixtape — an unregulated, outlaw, IRL street version. The stars of the mixtapes are often the DJ as much as the artists themselves. With over three decades of this sometimes-black market industry fueling the course and dialog surrounding the music and culture it embodies, From Scratch presents a forum to really dissect, analyze and praise this art-form and give credit where it’s due.”

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  • Bee Gees, Go-Go’s Documentaries in the Works at Polygram (EXCLUSIVE)

    Polygram Entertainment has unveiled a quartet of music documentaries in development on the Bee Gees, the Go-Go’s, hip-hop jewelry and the origins of mixtapes, Variety has learned exclusively.

    Polygram, which was revived in 2017 by Universal Music Group, rolled out details of the projects Saturday afternoon during a pre-Grammys showcase in downtown Los Angeles. Members of the Go-Go’s were in attendance along with UMG executives Michele Anthony and David Blackman and veteran film producer Frank Marshall, who’s handling the Bee Gees documentary.

    Since 2017, Polygram has co-distributed Ron Howard’s “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years” and developed several notable upcoming projects: a Luciano Pavarotti documentary directed by Howard, a Velvet Underground documentary directed by Todd Haynes and “Hitsville: The Making of Motown.”

    The Bee Gees documentary feature is authorized by Barry Gibb and the families of his late brothers Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb. The film will be presented and fully financed by Polygram, Capitol Records and UMPG, and produced by the Kennedy/Marshall Company, White Horse Pictures and Diamond Docs. Marshall is directing and will produce with Nigel Sinclair (“Eight Days a Week”), Mark Monroe and White Horse Pictures’ Jeanne Elfant Festa.

    The film, which will have complete access to all the Bee Gees archives, will follow the group, which formed in 1966 and went on to have a run of hits for another three decades.

    “I have had an incredibly fortunate life and think back to the good times with my beloved brothers with a huge sense of awe,” Barry Gibb said. “And time gives us all a chance to look back and celebrate with a new perspective. I know our family is in excellent hands with Frank, Nigel and the talented team of filmmakers behind the doc. I am eternally grateful and excited to be able to share our unique journey with audiences around the world.”

    Marshall told Variety that he began working on the project when he met Barry Gibb at the 2015 Grammys. He teamed up with Sinclair last year and plans to finish the film by the end of this year.

    “I’ve always been impressed with the longevity of the Bee Gees,” Marshall added. “I reached out to Nigel because of ‘Eight Days a Week.’ I saw it and said ‘I want that.'”

    Showtime announced Saturday that it has acquired the US rights to the untitled Go-Go’s documentary and plans to release the film later this year, while Sky Arts is the UK broadcast partner. Alison Ellwood directs the film and Corey Russell and Trevor Birney produce. The Go-Go’s rose to fame following the release of their 1981 debut album, “Beauty and the Beat.”

    “We lived it and we survived it,” said the Go-Go’s. “Now, looking back on our history through this film, we can appreciate our journey, laughter, triumphs and struggles as a band. We hope this documentary will show the world what pioneers we were, and how our experience paved the way for other musicians.”

    Polygram unveiled the working title Saturday for the mixtapes project — “From Scratch: How Mixtapes Changed Music Forever” — and said Def Jam and Saboteur Media are also producing with Omar Acosta directing. Acosta, Nick Quested (“Restrepo”) David Kennedy and “Mix Tape King” Tony Touch serve as producers. Touch is also the music supervisor.

    The project is being launched as a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Def Jamlabel and will include recording of exclusive material from Def Jam artists. “From Scratch” will explore the evolution of mixtapes in which hip-hop artists and record promoters found themselves torn between the need for credibility and the piracy inherent in the medium.

    A limited-edition cassette will be released by Def Jam in conjunction with the film.

    The hip-hop jewelry movie, titled “Ice Cold,” is directed by Karam Gill as a production from Polygram Entertainment, Mass Appeal and Quality Control. Producers are Kevin “Coach K” Lee (Quality Control), Pierre “Pee” Thomas (Quality Control), and Daniel Seliger (UMG/Polygram).

    “Ice Cold” features artists including Lil Baby, Lil Yachty Dave East, DJ Mustard, Talib Kweli, Slick Rick, Eric B & Rakim, Blocboy JB, French Montana, A-Boogie, Fetty Wap, A$AP Ferg, as well as celebrity jewelers including Ben Baller, Johnny Dang, Elliott Avianne and Mr. Flawless. Exec producers include Peter Bittenbender (Mass Appeal), Sacha Jenkins (Mass Appeal), Chris Gary (Mass Appeal), hip hop group Migos, Ethiopia Habtemariam (Motown) and Barak Moffitt (UMG).

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  • Saboteur Brings "DANGER CLOSE" to Cannes

    Richard Roxburgh (Breath, Hacksaw Ridge) and Daniel Webber (The Dirt, The Punisher) also star in the Australian production that Kriv Stenders (Red Dog) will direct from a screenplay by Stuart Beattie (Collateral, Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl).

    Danger Close chronicles the events of August 18 1966 in south Vietnam, where for three-and-a-half hours in torrential rain a largely inexperienced company of Australian and New Zealand soldiers held off approximately 2,500 Viet Cong soldiers.

    As their ammunition ran out and casualties mounted, the youngsters situated on the Long Tan rubber plantation braced themselves for the fight of their lives.

    John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz (The Hunter’s Prayer, Killerman), are producing with Martin Walsh (The Battle Of Long Tan).

    Principal photography is scheduled to commence this month in Queensland, Australia with the backing of the Australian federal government and the Queensland government through Screen Queensland. Transmission Films will distribute in Australia and New Zealand.

    Fimmel and Bracey are two of Australia’s hottest young stars. Fimmel will play the captain of the company and starred in the HISTORY series Vikings as well as Warcraft: The Beginning. He will next be seen in the upcoming Dreamland with Margot Robbie, and Finding Steve McQueen with Forest Whitaker and Rachel Taylor.

    Bracey broke out in Mel Gibson’s global hit Hacksaw Ridge and starred as Johnny Utah in the 2015 Point Break reboot. His upcoming credits include the crime thriller Lucky Day for Roger Avary, and the drama American Dream from veteran cinematographer Janusz Kaminski.

    “We are extremely honoured and excited to help bring this epic story of heroism, courage and honour to the marketplace,” Lindsay said. “With the full support of the Australian film community, as well as the Australian military services, there is a great deal of goodwill behind this project, and with Kriv Stenders directing a high profile cast with an amazing script from Stuart Beattie, we are confident the movie will appeal to audiences worldwide.”

    Stenders added, “I knew immediately when I finished the last page that this is a film I had to make, a story I needed to tell, and a project I absolutely had to be involved with. This is the most ambitious film I have ever directed, and one of the most ambitious films coming out of Australia in the last 30 years.”

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  • Saboteur Selling "The Wind & The Reckoning" in Cannes

    Barry Pepper and Craig T. Nelson have also joined Jim Caviezel and Jason Scott Lee on the project, which is based on Jack London’s writings about Ko’olau’, the Hawaiian native who rebelled against US occupiers and fought to protect his family and homeland.

    The project is being financed through the Hawaiian Film Fund and local investors and production is expected to get underway in Hawaii shortly.

    David L. Cunningham (To End All Wars, Path To 9/11) directs from a screenplay by John Fusco (The Shack, Hidalgo) and both are producing.

    New York-based Saboteur Media president of distribution Mark Lindsay and his team are also selling psychological thriller Love Thy Keepers, lasher horror Lumberjack, and the completed Brazilian drama João O Maestro.

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  • ‘Word Is Bond’ Review: Book of Rhymes

    Sacha Jenkins is the hero hip-hop needed. While his rap documentary, “Word Is Bond,” indicates he’s a first-rate nonfiction filmmaker, it also establishes him as the critic-champion of a movement, much in the way that, say, Clement Greenberg served Abstract Expressionism, or the French Nouvelle Vague critics rescued the underrated auteurs of Hollywood. He explores, explains and identifies an oft-derided genre as something with a creative ethic, aesthetic standards, a nomenclature, a literary foundation. It’s an ennobling movie, and also happens to be quite watchable.

    Mr. Jenkins doesn’t enter the picture himself, nor does he approach many of the obvious names in the rap pantheon—the points made by several of the MCs he does talk to are about the purity and honesty of the lyric, what they feel is the abhorrent practice of rapping ghostwritten words and the compromises wrought by celebrity. The director allows the artists to do the talking, and while this writer is no authority, the cast list seems to have been limited to those whose work has made a significant difference to the form—from older artists like Rakim, Freeway and Nas to the anarchic Flatbush Zombies, J. Cole and the startling Anderson .Paak, who combines his rhymes with some very decent drumming and even the occasional melody. 

    “Word Is Bond” is not a history, or even a survey of rap; some of the omissions are curious, and obvious. But it’s always perilous to try and capture the creative process of one medium through another—many films have failed to do just that. Mr. Jenkins pulls it off.

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  • Hal: A look at the legend

    The burgeoning subgenre of documentaries dedicated to influential 1970s filmmakers gets an essential entry with Amy Scott’s Hal, a conventional yet wholly enjoyable journey through the life and filmography of the era’s revered maverick. If you know your film history, you’re well aware of Hal Ashby’s role as the tragic hero of that decade’s studio revolution. It’s rough to hear that story again, but the interviews with his contemporaries and the later generation of filmmakers he influenced long after his untimely death are insightful and entertaining enough to justify the doc’s existence. If it inspires just one young cinephile to check out Shampoo, it will have done a great service to the medium.

    Scott shows that she gets it with the film’s first shot: a KEM flatbed editing machine being manipulated by a pair of hands, one of which has a joint pinched between its fingers. This is the Ashby we’re read about in numerous books and profiles. Scott then begins to tell Ashby’s story in his own words as much as possible, with Ben Foster giving voice to the lively letters Ashby would fire off to friends and enemies alike. Ashby possessed an all-consuming passion for filmmaking, and a strong sense of social justice; the latter attribute was the spark for a rich creative partnership (and lifelong friendship) with director Norman Jewison. Jewison and Ashby were a directing/editing package deal in the mid- to late-'60s, rattling off classics like The Cincinnati KidIn the Heat of the Night(for which Ashby won a Best Editing Oscar) and The Thomas Crown Affair.

    Jewison gushes over Ashby’s skill and commitment to the postproduction process, which Scott backs up with old interviews where Ashby brags about spending seven months holed up in the editing room. Indeed, when the duo set up shop in Frank Sinatra’s old bungalow on the Samuel Goldwyn lot, Jewison had Ashby’s space decorated as if it were his home because, for the better part of a year, it literally would be. Feeling the need to bring his full creative talents to bear, Ashby made his directorial debut on The Landlord, a brilliant comedy about race relations that’s as resonant today as it was then (when it whiffed with critics and stiffed at the box office). Ashby’s sophomore effort, Harold & Maude, was also dismissed by critics in 1971, but, unlike The Landlord, it would eventually find a fervent cult following. While Scott’s m.o. with this doc is to keep things zipping along, I nevertheless found myself wishing she’d spent a little time demonstrating how profoundly Harold & Maude shaped the sensibilities of Wes Anderson, Alexander Payne, David O. Russell and Judd Apatow (the last three are interviewed in the film).

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  • Amy Scott takes a closer look at 'Harold and Maude' director Hal Ashby

    One of the comparatively unsung luminaries of 1970s American cinema receives a very fine tribute in Hal, an in-depth look at director Hal Ashby. Never a household name like Spielberg, Scorsese, Coppola or Lucas and without a genuine blockbuster to his credit, the former film editor nonetheless directed seven of the finest and most emblematic films of the New Hollywood Cinema era: The Landlord, Harold and Maude, The Last Detail, Shampoo, Bound for Glory, Coming Home and Being There. Then it was all over. Digging deep into the archives for rare and revealing material to accompany interviews with many of his collaborators and intimates, filmmaker Amy Scott packs a lot into 90 minutes with this insightful and warm look at an artist whose best work always revealed a heightened social conscience.

    Unlike the film school hotshots who emerged from and put their mark on that era, Ashby had already forged a successful career by the time Hollywood swept out the old and brought in the new in the late '60s and early '70s.  A Utah native and a Mormon, he had a rough childhood, dropped out of high school and became a pot-smoking bohemian in the late 1940s, around the time most of his eventual New Hollywood cohorts were being born.


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  • The Best and Worst Documentaries of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

    Few filmmakers in Hollywood history were subjected to a rise and fall as dramatic as that of Hal Ashby, who produced seven straight masterpieces in the 1970s (including Harold and Maude, The Last Detail, and Being There), and proceeded to make nearly as many misfires in the 1980s. Director Amy Scott hits most of them, and covers them well – but more importantly, she filters all of them through the overarching story of his love for the work. That love is conveyed not only via the usual talking head interviews and clips, but his personal letters (read here by Ben Foster, they’re often charming and lovely, often funny in their ferocity) and inspiring archival audio clips. “The film will tell you what to do,” he insists, and his advice is worth heeding; he made all those great movies all those years ago, and now, indirectly, he’s given us another one.

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  • Hal featured in Los Angeles Times' Preview of Sundance '18

    "Obsession. Unfetter. Unravel. Unleash. Fantasy. Nightmare." What does it all add up to? Would you believe Sundance 2018?

    Though already first among leaders in the domestic film festival universe, Sundance has seen fit to rebrand itself with an enigmatic ad campaign featuring all those words and more.

    But for those who regularly attend the festival, which starts Thursday night in wintry Park City, Utah, the most appropriate words might be "game of chance."

    For more than at most festivals, Sundance's independently made, often out of nowhere movies are huge unknowns for audiences. Will the film you've signed up for turn out to be a monster hit like last year's "The Big Sick" or something so lamentable you can't remember its name a week later? You pay your money and you take your chance.

    Lots of people, as it turns out, do exactly that. According to the Sundance Institute, last year's festival attracted visitors from 46 states and 18 foreign countries, generating an economic impact of $151.5 million.

    Among the visitors this year will be a variety of celebrities of varying stripes, from RuPaul and Joan Jett to Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Kronos Quartet, either as subjects of films or participants in the festival's wide variety of panels.

    Sundance constantly tinkers with what it presents and how it presents it, and 2018 will see the inauguration of a new best-of-fest audience award to be called Festival Favorite.

    Also, because so much episodic television is now screened, that kind of programming is getting its own official section, titled Indie Episodic and featuring, among many other shows, a glimpse of "America To Me," documentarian Steve James' ten-part look at a year in the life of a vibrant Chicago public high school.

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  • Word is Bond on Showtime

    Saboteur Media is proud to announce Sacha Jenkins' latest documentary, Word is Bond, will be airing on Showtime Network on Friday February 16th at 10pm.

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  • Bella Vita garners Audience Choice Award at La Costa Film Festival

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/la-costa-festival-espn-films-735933

    The network's film division took home best feature documentary for Brothers in Exile and best documentary short for Tommy and Frank. (Brothers in Exile also won the Audience Award for feature documentary.)

    The festival kicked off Sept. 18, 2014, withFrank vs. God, starring Henry Cusick andEver Carradine, at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.

    Throughout its four-day run, the festival screened 43 films from 13 countries and drew a number of prominent filmmakers including Ed Harris and Ron Shelton(Bull Durham). More than 4,500 attended this year's incarnation.

    This year, the festival launched a partnership with Peter Guberand Mike Tollin's Mandalay Sports Media to co-curate the festival's sports-themed narrative, documentary and shorts programs.

    The 2014 jury featured a roster of industry professionals, including producer Cash Warren, Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad CEO Brad Holland, Emmy winner Ira Opper, KUSI-TV sports director Paul Rudy and former San Diego Chargers kicker John Carney.

    A complete list of winners can be found below:

    Sports Jury Competition Winners:

    Feature Film: Brothers in Exile (ESPN Films)

    Short Film: Tommy and Frank (ESPN Films)

    Audience Choice Awards:

    Narrative Feature: Una VidaRichie Adams

    Foreign Narrative Feature: White LiesDana Rotberg

    Documentary Feature: Brothers in ExileMario Diaz

    Documentary Feature: Bella VitaJason Baffa

    Short Film: TandemMatthew Douglas HelfgotJared Hillman

    Foreign Short Film: Bis gleichBenjamin Wolff

    Honorable Mention: h2mexicoBrent Deal

    Festival Honors:

    Legacy Award: Ed Harris

    "Ambassador of Sports" Award: Ron Shelton

    High School Short Film Competition Winner: SofiaJason Phillips and Brandon Chase of Canyon Crest High School

    Email: Tatiana.Siegel@THR.com
    Twitter: @TatianaSiegel27

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  • Bella Vita Releases Worldwide

    BELLA VITA RELEASES WORLDWIDE on DVD, iTunes, Digital VOD AND IN SELECT THEATERS VIA TUGG.COM

    Los Angeles, CA (September 22, 2014)After a whirlwind year of festival screenings worldwide including multiple audience, cinematography and best feature awards, Jason Baffa's Bella Vita releases worldwide today on DVD, iTunes, Digital VOD and in select theaters in the U.S. via the on-demand theatrical platform, TUGG.com.

    Bella Vita (www.bellavitafilm.com) is Baffa's chronicle of Chris Del Moro's pilgrimage back to his ancestral Italian homeland with elite professional surfers Dave Rastovich, Lauren Lyndsey Hill, Conner & Parker Coffin and Italian stand-outs Alessandro Ponzanelli and Leonardo Fioravanti as they explore the burgeoning surf culture blossoming amongst the Mediterranean’s oldest and cherished traditions.

    “We’ve had an amazing international festival run,” notes L.A. based filmmaker, Baffa, “ I see it as a film about life as told through the eyes of these surfers traveling in Italy. I’m so honored how audiences throughout the world have embraced it’s introspective themes and I’m excited to finally show it to the world.”

    “A stunning piece of visual art" as reviewed by the London Arts News, Bella Vita has screened at festivals in 8 countries, winning awards in the U.S., France, UK and Germany.

    “The film has a lot of heart. I see it as a fantastic Italian meal, where course after course something is served up that is better than before,” says renown free-surf professional and environmental activist Dave Rastovich.

    Shot in 35mm and supported by its core community via a Kickstarter finishing campaign, the visually-stunning coming-of-age surf journey features Chris Del Moro tracing the roots of his Italian heritage in a tribute to the grandparents who raised him and on a hunt for the elusive waves that captured his imagination as a young boy.

    Rollicking to a superb surf film style soundtrack including a track by Grammy Award Winning Artists, Mumford & Sons, the film explores the history of a passionate Italian surfing subculture in a reflective look at the ways this group has sustained its traditions in the face of globalization and hyper-commoditization by embracing time-tested methods focusing on sustainability and craftsmanship.

    Staying true to its grass roots origins, the film is currently available in major U.S. theaters via TUGG.com, an on-demand theatrical distributor which, like Kickstarter, allows passionate film audiences to support and promote local screening events by pre-purchasing tickets toward an activation threshold.  Anyone can request and promote a screening within their immediate community and the film has seen a remarkable turnout among surf lifestyle enthusiasts and retail outlets sponsoring screenings around the country.  Visit www.bellavitafilm.com/see-film for info on local screenings and on how to host a screening.

    Bella Vita's custom-designed collector's edition DVD release features an eight-panel package with postcards and artwork by Del Moro as well as commentary from Baffa and Del Moro, a companion "making-of" feature and English, Italian, Spanish and German subtitles.

    Complimenting the film’s roll-out, a series of “Filmmaker Edition” wines are in the works via Italian cast-member and wine-maker, Piergiorgio Castellani, under the Zio Baffa label.

    Additionally, special edition publisher Arkitip has released a limited edition companion book, Arkitip #0059 - Bella Vita, with a selection of stills, interviews, sketches, backstory and artwork created by Del Moro. Each issue includes a custom Bella Vita Velcro-wallet thanks to the support of Quiksilver.

    Filmmakers and Cast are available for interviews upon request. Photos and editorial assets are also available upon request.

    For more information on Bella Vita and to view the film trailer, please visit

    http://www.bellavitafilm.com

    Media Contact: Greg Schultz / greg@haymakerprojects.com

    DVD Distribution: James Ravenel / james@wearegrandview.com

    Theatrical/Digital/TV: David Kennedy / dkennedy@goldcrestfilms.com


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  • Bella Vita Wins Audience Choice Award!

    Bella Vita wins the Audience Choice award at the 2014 Costa Rican International Film Festival

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  • French Premiere

    Bella Vita will be making its French Premiere at the International Surf Film Festival d'Anglet. Mark your calendars for Friday July 11th at 6pm.

    For more info & tickets: http://surf-film.com/

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  • Newport Surf Fest

    Stoked to be kicking off Surf Fest IV for newportFILM on Thursday July 10th in Queen Anne Square.

    Make sure to RSVP and come meet Director, Jason Baffa by RSVPing here: http://bit.ly/1jkYUWS

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  • Honolulu

    If you're in Honolulu, join Jason Baffa at the Ward Village Courtyard Cinema for a screening of Bella Vita. This is an outdoor screening, so you'll have to bring your own chair.

    Starting June 12, Ward Village, in partnership with the Hawaii International Film Festival and Consolidated Theatres, will host Courtyard Cinema, a new monthly film series that will showcase a selection of HIFF curated films!

    Check out www.wardvillagecourtyardcinema.com for all the details.

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  • Danielle / Gold Star Child

    Letter writing and coping with grief

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  • Jeanette Chervony / Gold Star Child

    REMEMBERING OUR VETERANS AND THE FALLEN

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  • Colleen Shine / Gold Star Child

    NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY

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