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4 items from 2015

Vsc snaps up 'First Round Down'

27 October 2015 3:29 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Video Service Corp has acquired all Us and Canadian rights to Brett and Jason Butler’s sophomore feature First Round Down and plan a mid-2016 release.

The Butler brothers’ Substance Production and Marina Cordoni produce with support from Telefilm and Canadian federal and provincial tax credits.

Dylan Bruce of Orphan Black plays Tim Tucker, a former ice junior hockey star who ties to move on from his criminal past.

The Canadian cast includes Rachel Wilson, John Kapelos, Kristian Bruun, Rob Ramsay, Peter MacNeill and Percy Hynes White.

Vsc founder Jonathan Gross brokered the deal with McE’s Marina Cordoni.


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Butler brothers prepare 'First Round Down'

15 October 2015 5:22 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Principal photography in Toronto and Hamilton is set to begin on October 20 on Brett and Jason Butler’s latest film.

First Round Down centres on Tim Tucker, a former junior hockey star turned hitman who returns home after a decade to take care of his brother and move on from his criminal past. 

Dylan Bruce from Orphan Black stars alongside Rachel Wilson, Rob Ramsay, John Kapelos, Peter MacNeill, Pedro Miguel Arce and father-son duo Joel Percy Hynes and Percy Hynes White.

The production will work alongside the Hamilton Steelhawks Hockey Club, who officially return to the ice after a 27-year absence.

Scenes for the film will be shot during the Steelhawks’ home opener game at the Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena in Hamilton on November 7.

Jason (pictured at right) and Brett Butler (pictured at left, pictured in front of the Hamilton Arena) of Substance Production previously directed the 2013 drama Mourning Has Broken. The brothers »

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Indie Fantasy Patch Town Is Almost Fascinatingly Bad

2 June 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

It’s one thing for a fantasy film to make no sense, but Patch Town’s problem is that its premise isn’t just unintelligible — it’s downright dumb. Based on his short film, director Craig Goodwill’s feature concerns a magical factory (ostensibly located, in secret, on the outskirts of mainstream society?) where a wicked businessman (Julian Richings) has assembly-line workers remove babies from cabbages and then use a machine to turn those babies into children’s dolls, which he sells to little girls. When those toys are eventually abandoned by their all-grown-up owners, they return to this factory to work as reanimated people.

That situation doesn’t sit well with portly, mop-topped Jon (Rob Ramsay), who with hi »

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Screen Media picks up 7 Chinese Brothers

5 May 2015 10:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Round-up: Screen Media Films has acquired Us rights to the film starring Jason Schwartzman. In other news, Arc has acquired Freedom, Kino Lorber will release Patch Town and Rialto has set a release for its restored version of The Third Man.

7 Chinese Brothers (pictured) premiered at SXSW and will go out day-and-date on theatrical and digital platforms in August.

Bob Byington wrote and directed the film about an alcoholic who works at a car maintenance store and tries to keep his life together in order to win over his boss.

Olympia Dukakis, Stephen Root, Tunde Adebimpe and Eleanore Pienta also star.

Seth Needle of Screen Media brokered the deal with Zac Bright of Preferred Content and Wme Global on behalf of the filmmakers.

Arc Entertainment has acquired Us rights to Freedom starring Cuba Gooding Jr and has set a June 5 theatrical and digital day-and-date release. Peter Cousens directed the family drama about the connection between a slave »

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