AFM: SHELBY GAINS A U.S. HOME WITH STARZ MEDIA

This month, TFF were delighted to announce via sales agent Highland Film Group, the landing of a US home for Shelby to distribution house Starz Media. The pact also includes a video distribution deal with Anchor Bay Entertainment in the US.

The heartwarming movie tells the story of a mischievous pooch who escapes the dog pound on Christmas Eve and finds himself in the home of wannabe magician Jake Parker. With a dog catcher hot on his tail, SHELBY and his new friend must pull out all the stops so they can stick together.

Directed by Brian K. Roberts  the film stars Chevy Chase, John Paul Ruttan, Tom Arnold and Rob Schneider as the voice of Shelby and was developed in-house by The Fyzz Facility and executive produced by Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones and David Gilbery.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.



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THE FYZZ FACILITY CROSSES THE POND

The Fyzz Facility is proud to announce it’s imminent expansion to Los Angles this November – the opening marks a celebration of closing our 50th trade this month and a necessary step considering the importance Hollywood has on the global film business.

Since forming the company in 2010, we have invested just shy of $40 million across 50 trades. The impending expansion reflects the company’s involvement in an increasing number of US projects and its desire to consolidate existing relationships and develop new partnerships on a global scale.

Read about our expansion in Screen Daily and Variety.



BONE TOMAHAWK

TFF has recently financed cowboy western BONE TOMAHAWK from S. Craig Zahler, whose screenplay for THE BRIGANDS OF RATTLEBORGE was featured on the Hollywood Blacklist and helped him to earn a three picture deal with Warner Bros. As well as penning the screenplay for BONE TOMAHAWK Zahler will also direct his first feature.

Press has already begun circulating in anticipation of Principal Photography with news breaking that, along with the Golden Globe nominated Kurt Russell and the Oscar nominated Richard Jenkins, both Matthew Fox (LOST) and Patrick Wilson (THE CONJURING) are now set to join the cast.

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CAKE PREMIERES AT TIFF

Hollywood Blacklist featured film, CAKE,  written by Patrick Tobin and directed by Daniel Barnz premiered this month at Toronto Film Festival. The film received a standing novation, and talk of an Oscar for it’s leading lady Jennifer Aniston is already circulating.

The film follows the story of Claire (Jennifer Aniston), a woman struggling with her own trauma and in a chronic-pain support group who begins to investigate the suicide of a fellow group member (Anna Kendrick) and develops an unexpected relationship with the woman’s husband (Sam Worthington), in this highly anticipated drama also starring William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman.

Aniston said earlier this month, “It’s poetic, it’s absolutely beautifully written from top to bottom – a beautiful arc, exquisite characters.”

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A PATCH OF FOG AWARDED BFI FUNDING

TFF are delighted to announce that the BFI have awarded A PATCH OF FOG financing through its First Time Feature Fund.

Principal Photography is due to start this November for the film which follows the highs and lows of the one-time celebrated novelist Sandy Duffy and his slow entrapment within the increasingly obsessive clutches of Robert, a lonely security guard.

Directed by up-and-coming Michael Lennox who’s latest short BOOGALOO AND GRAHAM screened at the Toronto Film Festival, the script won Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme.

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XMOOR: WORLDWIDE PREMIERE AT FILM4′S FRIGHTFEST

The Fyzz Facility are delighted to announce that the TFFF2 production of XMOOR terrified audiences at it’s Worldwide Premiere this month in London. The premiere took place in Leicester Square at Vue Cinemas on 25th August 2014, with writer/director Luke Hyams, producer Wayne Marc Godfrey, actresses Sophie Harkness and Jemma O’Brien in attendance.

Writer/Director Luke Hyams was thrilled to have his first feature premiere at such a prestigious Horror festival saying,“XMOOR is about what happens when a group of people go hunting for a beast and slowly realize that it is the beast within themselves they must find in order to stay alive. It’s a unique journey into darkness designed to elicit primal fears of predators, isolation and savagery that will leave clawmarks in the collective psyche of audiences at FRIGHTFEST and beyond!”

Producer Wayne Marc Godfrey added, “It was a pleasure working with the incredibly talented Luke Hyams and fantastic actors and production team on XMOOR although at times it really was truly terrifying. Filming in the depth of winter last year, all through every night, we really did leave some bodies behind!!”

 



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FROM HERE TO ETERNITY THEATRICAL RELEASE

The Fyzz Facility are delighted to announce that composer Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice’s musical adaptation of FROM HERE TO ETERNITY hit 250 cinema screens on the 3rd July 2014. Omniverse Vision are producing and distributing the film version.

We look forward to hearing all about this fantastic modern musicals reception in both the UK and Ireland, and look forward to it’s reception in the US as well. Based on James Jones’ 1951 novel of the same name, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY is the story of a group of soldiers stationed in Hawaii during the time of the attack on Pearl Harbour. The musical featured original lyrics by the legendary Tim Rice and starred Darius Campbell and Robert Lonsdale in the lead roles.



THE SURVIVALIST BEGINS PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY

TFFF1 are delighted to announce that the post-apocalyptic, dystopian thriller, THE SURVIVALIST commenced shooting on June 9th in Northern Ireland. Martin McCann, Mia Goth and Olwen Fouere will star respectively in the three lead roles of Survivalist, Milja and Kathryn.

Screen Daily featured the announcement on their homepage, with writer/director Stephen Fingleton quoted as saying, “The Survivalist is a very special project to me and my producers Wayne and Robert have given me the opportunity to make it with the right team, right cast in particular. I am thrilled to introduce a wider audience to the work of Martin McCann in a role worthy of his extraordinary talent.”

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MIA GOTH NAMED A SCREEN STAR OF TOMORROW 2014

Mia Goth, who is currently shooting TFFF1′s feature film, THE SURVIVALIST, has been named a Screen Star of Tomorrow 2014.

Screen Daily described her as having, “an otherworldly presence onscreen, an unusual aura that sets her apart.” TFFF1 are delighted to see Mia receiving the recognition she deserves, and are looking forward to providing a platform for her extraordinary talent to be showcased from.

THE SURVIVALIST is written and directed by Stephen Fingleton and began shooting on June 9th for five weeks in Northern Ireland.

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