August 29th, 2015

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “ROCK THE KASBAH” The film is directed by Barry Levinson, starring Bill Murray, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan, Leem Lubany, Arian Moayed, and Bruce Willis.

ROCK THE KASBAH will open In Theaters October 23, 2015

A has-been rock manager from Van Nuys, California stumbles upon a once-in-a-lifetime voice in a remote Afghan cave in Rock the Kasbah, a dramatic comedy inspired by stranger-than-fiction, real-life events and directed by Oscar winner Barry Levinson. Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), dumped and stranded in war-torn Kabul by his last remaining client (Zooey Deschanel), discovers Salima Khan (Leem Lubany), a Pashtun teenager with a beautiful voice and the courageous dream of becoming the first woman to compete on national television in Afghanistan’s version of “American Idol.” Richie partners with a savvy hooker (Kate Hudson), a pair of hard-partying war profiteers (Danny McBride and Scott Caan) and a hair-trigger mercenary (Bruce Willis) and, braving dangerous cultural prejudices, manages his new protégée into becoming the “Afghan Star.”


August 29th, 2015

Here is the new trailer the upcoming film “HE NAMED ME MALALA”. The film is directed by Davis Guggenheim.

HE NAMED ME MALALA hits theaters everywhere on October 2, 2015!

The 6th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival To Be Held October 12th – 18th, 2015

August 28th, 2015

The 6th Annual NYC Independent Film Festival, taking place October 12 – 18, 2015 in the heart of New York City, will host an incredible line up of over 300 films from 39 countries. In addition to film screenings throughout the week, the festival will also be hosting networking events, panels and seminars on topics from digital distribution to music licensing, as well as special burlesque performances on Friday and Saturday. Festival attendees can purchase tickets for individual sessions, day or week passes. For tickets and more information, please visit:

The NYC Independent Film Festival celebrates true independent cinema. The non-profit organization’s mission is to support independent filmmakers and showcase the best independent films, from all around the world, to the public and the entertainment industry in New York City. The NYC Independent Film Festival offers these artists a forum, giving access to panels, networking events, seminars and workshops for filmmakers, producers, actors and industry professionals. “The selection of panels and seminars are wide ranging and are going to be very informative as well as helpful for the indie filmmakers,” emphasized Dennis Cieri, Executive Director and Founder of the NYC Independent Film Festival.

The Best of Festival Awards ceremony will take place at the end of festival, recognizing the superlative of each category: Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Short Screenplay, Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Super Short Film, Best Music Video, Best Actor, and Best Actress. A board of indie movies professionals selects the winners.

This year’s batch of over 300 films set to screen during the festival include international submissions ranging from super short films to narrative features. “I have no doubt that this is the best festival we have ever presented. The level of the submissions we had received this year made it very hard to reach a final selection,” said Cieri. Some highlights from this year’s films include Wildlike, Keep In Touch, Get Happy – The Film, Girl On The Edge, Women Of 69, Southern Rites, My Kingdom, A Warm Spell, and many others.

In Theaters This Week

August 28th, 2015


NO ESCAPE Release PosterAn intense international thriller, NO ESCAPE centers on an American businessman (Wilson) as he and his family settle into their new home in Southeast Asia. Suddenly finding themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, they must frantically look for a safe escape as rebels mercilessly attack the city. Directed by John Erick Dowdle and written together with his brother Drew, NO ESCAPE stars Owen Wilson, Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell.




QUEEN OF EARTH Release PosterCatherine (Elisabeth Moss) has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist whose affairs she managed, has recently died, and on the heels of his death she’s dumped by her boyfriend James (Kentucker Audley). Looking to recuperate, Catherine heads out to her best friend Virginia’s (Katherine Waterston) lake house for some much needed relaxation. However, once Catherine arrives relaxation proves impossible to find, as she is overcome with memories of time spent at the same house with James the year before. As Catherine reaches out to Virginia with attempts at connection, Virginia begins spending increasing amounts of time with a local love interest, Rich (Patrick Fugit), and fissures in the relationship between the two women begin to appear, sending Catherine into a downward spiral of delusion and madness. A bracing, eerie look at the deep bonds of friendship and the horrific effects of such bonds being frayed, Queen of Earth is a thrilling examination of a deeply complex relationship between two miserable women.




Z FOR ZACHARIAH  Release PosterIn the wake of a nuclear war, a young woman survives on her own, fearing she may actually be the proverbial last woman on earth, until she discovers the most astonishing sight of her life: another human being. A distraught scientist, he’s nearly been driven mad by radiation exposure and his desperate search for others. A fragile, imperative strand of trust connects them. But when a stranger enters the valley, their precarious bond begins to unravel.




THE MEND Release PosterFor anyone who’s ever loathed and loved a sibling in equal measure, The Mend is the wonderfully strange and acidic debut comedy from writer / director John Magary. Shot through with the wicked humor and anarchy of Bruce Robinson’s Withnail & I and Mike Leigh’s Naked, The Mend follows a mismatched yin-yang pair of NYC brothers, loose cannon Mat (Josh Lucas in a career-best performance) and put-upon Alan ( Stephen Plunkett) as they stagger dimly towards some understanding of love, women, masculinity and what it truly means to be a brother. Featuring a gorgeous, minimalist score by Michi Wiancko & Judd Greenstein and beautiful, fluid cinematography by Chris Teague (Obvious Child), the film unfolds as three stylistically distinct but interwoven acts, each with its own mesmerizing rhythm. With superb supporting performances by Mickey Sumner (Frances Ha) and Lucy Owen as the brothers’ sharp-tongued girlfriends.




WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS Release PosterSet in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, an aspiring 23-year-old DJ named Cole (Efron) spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James (Bentley), who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James’ much younger girlfriend, Sophie (Ratajkowski). With Cole’s forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he is destined for.


WAR ROOM Release PosterTony and Elizabeth Jordan have it all—great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house. But appearances can be deceiving. Tony and Elizabeth Jordan’s world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage. While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth resigns herself to increasing bitterness. But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth meets her newest client, Miss Clara, and is challenged to establish a “war room” and a battle plan of prayer for her family. As Elizabeth tries to fight for her family, Tony’s hidden struggles come to light. Tony must decide if he will make amends to his family and prove Miss Clara’s wisdom that victories don’t come by accident. 



ZIPPER Release PosterSam Ellis is a man on the rise — a hotshot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career. Starring Patrick Wilson, Lena Headey, Dianna Agron, Ray Winstone, John Cho and Richard




THE SECOND MOTHER Release PosterAn excitingly fresh take on some classic themes and ideas, THE SECOND MOTHER centers around Val, a hard-working live-in housekeeper in modern day Sao Paulo. Val is perfectly content to take care of every one of her wealthy employers’ needs, from cooking and cleaning to being a surrogate mother to their teenage son, who she has raised since he was a toddler. But when Val’s estranged daughter Jessica suddenly shows up the unspoken but intrinsic class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray. Jessica is smart, confident, and ambitious, and refuses to accept the upstairs/downstairs dynamic, testing relationships and loyalties and forcing everyone to reconsider what family really means. 


Sam Worthington and Ruth Wilson board THE TITAN, an Automatik / 42 / Motion

August 28th, 2015

Sam Worthington and Ruth Wilson are set to star in THE TITAN, an elevated sci-fi feature produced by: Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken’s 42, and Arash Amel. The film is set to start production January 18 in Europe with Lennart Ruff directing. Voltage Pictures will launch international sales on the film during the upcoming Toronto Film Festival with CAA handling domestic sales; Leon Clarance and Motion Picture Capital will be producing and fully financing. Sofia Boutella will also star.

Based on an original story by Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco), and written by Max Hurwitz (“Hell on Wheels”), THE TITAN is a fresh take on the genre – set in a not too distant future, the story tracks the riveting journey of a military family who are relocated in order to take part in a ground-breaking experiment of man’s genetic evolution into space.

Worthington just wrapped Lionsgate’s The Shack and can be seen next in Working Title’s Everest, which is opening the Venice Film Festival. He is set to shoot Hacksaw Ridge with Mel Gibson directing this fall before going on to do THE TITAN, followed by James Cameron’s Avatar sequels.

Ruth Wilson is a Golden Globe winner for best actress in a TV drama for her role in “The Affair”, which will return to screens in the fall. She was recently nominated for a Tony Award for her role in “Constellations”. She is a two-time Olivier Award winner for her performances in “A Streetcar Named Desire”, and “Anna Christie”. Wilson received a BAFTA nomination and Golden Globe nomination for her role in the BBC miniseries, “Jane Eyre”.
“THE TITAN is, at its core, a love story that is set in the pioneering edge of space exploration, a world of fear and wonder, says Arash.“In Brian and Ben, I’ve been lucky enough to find smart, dedicated producing partners to embark on this adventure with, and we now find ourselves surrounded by a highly talented group of artists led by Ruth Wilson and Sam Worthington, under the direction of the incredible Lennart Ruff. I’m very excited that this team will be bringing this passion project to the screen, and to continue the relationship with Automatik, 42, and Motion Picture Capital.”

Kavanaugh-Jones adds, “When Arash shared his vision of THE TITAN with me, I was blown away. To pair that vision with the directing talent of Lennart Ruff and the incredible acting talent of Sam and Ruth is a dream come true. And I’m absolutely thrilled to be collaborating with old friends in Leon Clarance, Voltage and 42.”
“I look forward to working with Brian again and to collaborating with Voltage, 42 and Arash on this brilliantly atmospheric, character-driven sci-fi thriller. Sam Worthington, Ruth Wilson, and Sofia Boutella form a hugely talented ensemble cast, and their performances will bring to life Max Hurwitz’s innovative and original script,” said Clarance.

“The production team has delivered an amazing cast to compliment a highly inventive and unique script and after seeing Lennart’s award winning short film, we believe this is exactly the type of material that our buyers will respond to,” stated the Voltage team.

Motion Picture Capital is also working with Automatik on the recently announced Zach Whedon film, Come and Find Me.
THE TITAN will start shooting in January 2016.