Escape to the Eccentric World of “Saltburn”, From Academy Award Winner Emerald Fennell

The psychological thriller drama written, directed and produced by Academy Award winner Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman).

“Saltburn” is a wicked tale of privilege and desire. Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten.

The film stars Rosamund Pike, Jacob Elordi, Barry Keoghan, Carey Mulligan

It recently had its world premiere at the 50th Telluride Film Festival on August 31, 2023, and is set to be released November 24, 2023 by Amazon MGM Studios.


WW2 Drama, REVEILLE Set On Demand Release

Written and Directed by Michael Akkerman, and starring Kevin Sinic, Bernd Wittneben, Yony Marian, Jared Becker,
Joe Bongiovanni, Jake Powers, and Maxwell David Marcus, the WW2 drama is set for release on demand on Friday, August 4, 2023.

Set amidst the treacherous Winter Line in central Italy during the mid stages of World War II, REVEILLE is a gripping war drama that takes audiences on a visceral journey where nationality and allegiance blur, and the rules of war are tested like never before.

As German soldiers patrol the rugged Apennine mountains, an intense skirmish with Americans ignites a chain of events, leaving wounded soldiers from both factions seeking refuge in a nearby cave. Inside the cavernous sanctuary the harsh realities of war converge, authority and morality collide, and soldiers are confronted with unimaginable choices in the face of war’s unrelenting brutality.

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Film Feature: Rodrigo Cortes’ “Love Gets A Room”

Rodrigo-Cortes-Love-Gets-A-RoomInspired by true events during the 1942 Nazi occupation of Poland, “Love Gets A Room” is the story of a Jewish stage actress who must make the gut-wrenching decision to follow her heart or escape the Warsaw ghetto. Told in real-time like Cortés’ critically-acclaimed BURIED, the film is a romantic tale of love and survival in the face of harrowing circumstances.

Set in the heart of 1942 Warsaw, where Jews and refugees from across Poland were imprisoned in a ghetto and cut off from the outside world by a towering wall, “Love Gets A Room” follows Stefcia and her fellow Jewish theatre actors as they fight to keep their passion for performing alive.

As life in the Nazi-occupied ghetto became a fierce fight against cold, hunger, and epidemics, the actors, against all odds, embark on a daring mission to stage Jerzy Jurandot’s play, risking their lives to create something beautiful in a world of chaos and destruction.

Written and directed by visionary filmmaker Rodrigo Cortés, the film takes you on an emotional journey back to the tumultuous time of World War II. With masterful direction and outstanding performances, “Love Gets A Room” is a poignant exploration of the power of love, hope, and sacrifice in the face of unimaginable adversity.


“The Cow Who Sang A Song Into The Future” Sets Theatrical Release May 19

The-Cow-Who-Sang-A-Song-Into-The-FutureAcclaimed at the Sundance, San Francisco, Seattle, and Frameline film festivals, Kino Lorber, has announced the North American theatrical releases of the poignant and stunning debut feature by Chilean filmmaker Francisca Alegría, The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future (La vaca que cantó una canción hacia el futuro).

The elegiac eco-fable opens on Friday, May 19, at the Quad Cinema in New York City, and on Friday, May 26 at the Landmark Nuart in Los Angeles, followed by other cities across the country.

It begins at a river in the south of Chile where fish are dying due to pollution from a nearby factory. Amid their floating bodies, long-deceased Magdalena bubbles up to the surface gasping for air, bringing with her old wounds and a wave of family secrets. This shocking return sends her widowed husband into turmoil and prompts their daughter Cecilia to return home to the family’s dairy farm with her own children.

Magdalena’s presence reverberates among her family, instigating fits of laughter and despair in equal measure with all but Cecilia’s eldest child, a transgender teenager, who finds much-needed comfort in their grandmother’s love and unconditional understanding during a time of transition.

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“Balloon Animal” Trailer Debut

Balloon Animal Trailer DebutFirst Bloom Films production has recently released the trailer for its latest film “Balloon Animal”. The film is set to be available on VOD on Friday, April 7, 2023 (U.S. & U.K.) in Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Comcast/Xfinity, Charter, Cox, etc.

Written and directed by Em Johnson, the drama film s Katherine Waddell, Ilia Volok, Erin Li, Dani Baez, and Michael David Wilson.

“Balloon Animal” follows Poppy Valentine, a young circus performer who has grown up in her family’s traveling circus, begins dreaming of what life would be like outside of its fences.

Now in her mid-20s and with more unwelcomed responsibility weighing her down, she’s desperate to figure out if this life is for her. As she slowly begins to take time for herself, finding independence and even love, she strains her relationship with those around her in the tight-knit circus community. Amidst her overprotective father, stressful circus expectations, and a blossoming curiosity for a life of her own, Poppy must decide if the risk is worth leaving everything she’s ever known behind.

A First Bloom Films production, “Balloon Animal” is written and directed by Em Johnson. Cinematography by Megan Stacey. Produced by Ruvi Leider, Monica O’Hara, and Katherine Waddell. Composed by Alexa L. Borden and Connor Cook. Edited by Gregory Tuzin.


Michael B. Jordan’s Creed III Is First Sports Film In The “Filmed for IMAX” Program

Michael B Jordan Brings Brings Creed III To IMAXIn his directorial debut, Director Michael B. Jordan brings IMAX audiences up close and personal with Creed III, in theatres nationwide March 3, 2023.

As the first sports film in the Filmed for IMAX program, Creed III was shot with IMAX-certified digital cameras and features 26 minutes of IMAX exclusive Expanded Aspect Ratio (EAR). IMAX audiences will feel as if they’re inside the ring with Adonis Creed – taking in every bead of sweat and feeling the impact of each punch.

Creed III is the third installment in the successful franchise and is Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut.

The film is from the screenplay by Keenan Coogler & Zach Baylin. In addition to Michael B. Jordan, the film also stars Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors, Wood Harris, Mila Davis-Kent, Florian Munteanu, and Phylicia Rashad

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

After dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) has been thriving in both his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian (Jonathan Majors), resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. The face off between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Adonis must put his future on the line to battle Damian – a fighter who has nothing to lose.


Hart Denton In “American Cherry” Sets March 17 Release

Hart Denton In American Cherry Sets March 17 ReleaseWritten and directed by Marcella Cytrynowicz, the film is set to be released on Amazon, Vudu and Cable VOD (Comcast/Charter/Cox/Xfinity) in March 17, 2023.

The psychological thriller-romance follows a mysterious, troubled boy (Hart Denton, “Riverdale”) who meets an impressionable girl (Sarah May Sommers, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) in their small town.

Together they embark on a romance where his love turns into obsession as he tries to protect her from her dysfunctional family — he makes her a video diary that confesses an intricate story of love, mental illness and the tragic consequences if left untreated.

Along with hHart Denton (“Riverdale,” “13 Reasons Why”), the film stars Sarah May Sommers (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Audrey Holcomb, Larsen Thompson, Matty Cardarople (“Stranger Things), and Leonor Varela (Blade II).


Exclusive Trailer For Upcoming Drama: “Crossing”

“Crossing” begins at the end of the Cold War with a dream and delivers us to the United States, 20 years later where those dreams are in jeopardy.

It also marks the feature directorial debut of Arthur Ian (Looking for Romeo) who wrote the script as well.

The film will drop worldwide on multiple digital platforms including iTunes/AppleTV and Amazon on December 1 from Offshore Productions. Crossing was an official selection in several film festicals worldwide including Miami Independent Film Festival, Peterhof Film Festival in Russia, Festival International Cannes, Kiev International Film Festival, and the Austrian Film Festival.

Rudolf Martin (“NCIS”), Marina Sirtis (“Picard”), Teri Reeves (“The Punisher,” “Chicago Fire”) and Kathleen Gati (“Arrow,” “Fear the Walking Dead”) star in the indie drama alongside Mesrop Tsaghikyan, Alex Veadov, Isidora Goreshter (“Shameless”), Lily Vardan and Ilia Volok (“Minx”).

In the final years of the Cold War, a Soviet family splinters along East/West lines. Andrei (Tsaghikyan), a free-spirited teenager, leaves the USSR to follow his dream of becoming a successful businessman in the United States. Ultimately, Andrei’s (Martin) dreams come to a halt 20 years later when his new world is shattered by the Great Recession. Forced to reunite with his family, including his eccentric mother (Sirtis), and caught between struggles both present and past, Andrei reexamines the values from the life that he left behind.

“The story of a person torn between two worlds is something many people can relate to,” states Ian. “With Crossing people will get to see not only emotional and familial divides but what it’s like when that divide spans across time and geography.”

Cynthia Graner (Seattle Road), Debra Trevino (Rebound), Maxime Martins and Gohar Igityan produced from Ian’s script which he also directed. Sandra Valde, Gevorg Sarkisian, Tammam Hamza and Argo Baroyan formed the Cinematography team.