10 items from 2014
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for The Devil’s Hand and Motivational Growth, screening details from Cub, the short film lineup from Screamfest, first details on The Nightmare, and more:
The Devil’s Hand Trailer and Release Date Announced: “When six girls are born on the sixth day of the sixth month to different mothers in the small, devout village of New Bethlehem an ancient prophecy is set in motion — on their 18th birthday one of the girls will become the Devil’s Hand. As the day approaches and one by one the young women begin to disappear, terror overtakes the quiet community and those remaining girls band together to uncover who or what is behind these treacherous acts.
The Devil’s Hand will be available OnDemand and open in theaters »
- Tamika Jones
Rodney Ascher (Room 237) has wrapped production on his latest film, The Nightmare, and we have the shadowy first still and details for you right here. Sleep tight... you may wanna turn on that nightlight, too!
From the Press Release
The Nightmare follows the disturbing investigation into the demonic visions experienced by victims of sleep paralysis and provoked by Ascher's own unsettling experiences with the condition.
The horror documentary is produced by Ross M. Dinerstein (The Pact, The Divide) and Glen Zipper - producer of the Academy Award® winning film Undefeated. The film is executive produced by Content Film President Jamie Carmichael (The Pact, Black Book) and co-produced by Tim Kirk (Room 237).
- Steve Barton
Rodney Ascher, the director of Room 237, recently wrapped production on The Nightmare and we now have your first image from the film. This production follows the disturbing investigation into the demonic visions experienced by victims of sleep paralysis and provoked by Ascher's own unsettling experiences with the condition.
- Ryan Turek
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Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have announced they will produce a new authorized documentary for Apple, based on the first part of The Beatles’ career — the touring years.
The film will be directed by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and will be produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. White Horse’s Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award winner and multiple nominee Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment will produce with Howard. Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg and White Horse’s Guy East will serve as executive producers.
Howard said, “I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.”
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- Michelle McCue
Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have announced they will produce a new authorized Documentary for Apple, based on the first part of The Beatles ' career - the touring years. The film will be directed by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and will be produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. White Horse's Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award winner and multiple nominee Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment will produce with Ron Howard. Imagine's Michael Rosenberg and White Horse's Guy East will serve as executive producers.
Ron Howard said,
"I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated."
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Shooting has started with David Gelb (“Jiro Dreams of Sushi”) directing. The project coincides with the Ford Mustang’s 50-year anniversary this year. White Horse Pictures will produce with the cooperation of The Ford Motor Co.
Sinclair and Glen Zipper, former head of documentaries at Spitfire Pictures, are producing the documentary and Nicholas Ferrall is the exec in charge of production. East and Ferrall are exec producers.
More than 9 million Mustangs have been sold to date, and the car’s Facebook page has 6.7 million fans. The project will include interviews with Mustang enthusiasts, rare and never-before seen archival footage along with interviews with historians and Ford insiders.
“In recent times, Steve Jobs has taught us that practical, everyday objects — a music player, a personal computer — can be objects of great aesthetic beauty, »
- Dave McNary
Nigel Sinclair and Guy East are revving up the first project under their newly formed White Horse Pictures. The former Exclusive Media co-chairmen, who exited the company in March, have begun production on the documentary A Faster Horse. The film explores the history and legacy of America's most iconic car, the Ford Mustang, which is celebrating its 50-year anniversary this year. A Faster Horse marks Sinclair and East's first post-Exclusive project, which will be directed by David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi). White Horse has secured the cooperation of The Ford Motor Company. Glen Zipper (Undefeated) and
- Tatiana Siegel
Herbalife, the most controversial nutritional supplement company in the world, has spent the last few years in the spotlight. Now, it's about to get a whole lot more attention. Also read: Amy Berg on Her Hollywood Sex Ring Documentary: ‘It's Bigger Than the One Case’ Filmmaker Ted Braun, the director of the National Board of Review-nominated and NAACP Image Award-winning documentary “Darfur Now,” will next direct a doc about the direct-selling business and Wall Street flashpoint, TheWrap has learned. The film will be produced by Glen Zipper, the producer of the Oscar-winning doc “Undefeated,” and Devin Adair. Herbalife is in the midst of a. »
- Jordan Zakarin
The film explores the people and companies racing to deliver consumer 3D printing — a potentially disruptive and controversial technology that enables reproduction of everything from guns to human organs.
“Print the Legend” will premiere on Netflix in 2014 in all territories where Netflix is available. The docu won the 2014 SXSW Film Festival’s special jury recognition award for editing and storytelling in the documentary feature category.
Other documentaries the streamer has acquired include “The Square,” an Oscar-nominated film about political unrest in Egypt; “The Short Game,” about kid golfers; Mitt Romney docu “Mitt”; and “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” about pianist and Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer, which won the Oscar this year for documentary short.
See Also: SXSW Film Review: ‘Print the Legend »
- Todd Spangler
Altitude Film Distribution has added five titles to its first theatrical slate.
“Love Is Strange,” which receives its international premiere in Berlin’s Panorama section this week, is directed by Ira Sachs, who co-wrote the script with Mauricio Zacharias, and stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina.
Docu “Bolshoi Babylon” ventures behind the scenes at the Russian ballet »
- Leo Barraclough
10 items from 2014
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