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AFM: Cara Delevingne, Alexander Skarsgard to Star in ‘Fever Heart’

AFM: Cara Delevingne, Alexander Skarsgard to Star in ‘Fever Heart’
Alexander Skarsgard and Cara Delevingne have come on board the independent thriller “Fever Heart,” with shooting expected to start next year.

Fortitude International is handling rights overseas and will introduce the project to buyers at the American Film Market this week. Wme Global and CAA are co-repping North American rights.

“Fever Heart” is set to be directed by Ben Briand in his feature debut from a script he co-wrote with Kevin W. Koehler. The story centers on an amnesiac (Skarsgard) who collaborates with a circus sharp shooter (Delevingne) to recover his lost memories while being pursued by an evil tracker.

Producers are Picture FilmsMargot Hand and Matt Dooley. Executive producers are Michele Bennett and Fortitude’s Nadine de Barros.

Skarsgard starred in Warner Bros.’ “The Legend of Tarzan.” He became attached last week with Nat Wolff to star in “The Kill Team,” Dan Krauss’ feature film adaptation of his documentary about U.
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Short Film of the Day: Apricot

Why Watch? This short starts with an intriguing dinner date conversation that transforms into a dream-like world of memories from childhood. It’s a sensory experience of tastes and smells and warmth presented on a silver platter, but there’s something sweetly sinister underneath it all. How are memories can betray us. Do you remember your first kiss? What Will It Cost? Just 10 minutes of your time. Does it get better any better than that? Check out Apricot for yourself: Apricot (2009) Written and Directed By: Ben Briand Starring: Ewen Leslie, Laura Gordon, Alice Zahalka, Joshua Rozzi Trust us. You have time for more short films.
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Ben Briand's Apricot Wins Vimeo Award

Ben Briand's Apricot Wins Vimeo Award
Australian filmmaker Ben Briand's short film Apricot was the winner of the Community Choice Award for Best Narrative Film at the inaugural 2010 Vimeo Festival. The Vimeo Festival & Awards honour the best in online film and video from around the world in multiple categories, with finalists culled from over 6,500. Apricot was the only ‘Narrative Film' to win the popular vote (with over 300,000 views online) by a community of registered online users and a panel of industry professionals. The short film, which stars Ewan Leslie and Laura Gordon, observes a chance encounter between a mysterious man and a beautiful woman.
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Ben Briand's Apricot wins Vimeo Community Choice Award

Ben Briand's Apricot wins Vimeo Community Choice Award
Australian filmmaker Ben Briand's short film Apricot was the winner of the Community Choice Award for Best Narrative Film at the inaugural 2010 Vimeo Festival. The Vimeo Festival & Awards honour the best in online film and video from around the world in multiple categories, with finalists culled from over 6,500. Apricot was the only ‘Narrative Film' to win the popular vote (with over 300,000 views online) by a community of registered online users and a panel of industry professionals. The short film, which stars Ewan Leslie and Laura Gordon, observes a chance encounter between a mysterious man and a beautiful woman.
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Apricot wins Best Film on Vimeo

Ben Briand’s short Apricot has been voted by the audience as Best Narrative Film at Vimeo’s Audience Awards.

“The online success of the film via Vimeo is a true testament to our release strategy and capacity for the film to reach its audience. Apricot really found its audience through non-conventional channels and viewing mediums, with far more people having watched the film online than through the traditional festival environment.,” said Briand.

The short has been viewed online over 300,000 times; it has received coverage on film, photography, fashion and advertising sites.

Apricot tells the story of a chance encounter between a mysterious man and a beautiful woman, which soon becomes deeply personal. Playful prods about the woman’s first childhood kiss sparks a series of fragmented memories. It has screened at the Moscow International Film Festival, as well as at the inaugural Australian Film Festival in Sydney and the St Kilda Film Festival.
See full article at Encore Magazine »

Kingdom, BH60, Mao and Waiting City up for Music Awards

Animal Kingdom (A. Partos/S. Petty) , Beneath Hill 60 (C. Skubiszewski), Mao’s Last Dancer (C. Gordon) and The Waiting City (M. Yezerski) are competing for the Best Feature Film Score at this year’s Screen Music Awards.

In the television categories My Place (R. Mason), Rescue Special Ops (N. Tyson-Chew), Tangle (B. Marks) and Underbelly (B. Dallwitz) have been selected for the Best Music for a Television Series category.The 2010 Screen Music Awards, presented by Apra (Australasian Performing Right Association) and the Agsc (Australian Guild of Screen Composers) will be held at BMW Edge in Melbourne on Tuesday 9 November.

The nominees are:

Best Feature Film Score

Title Animal Kingdom Composers Antony Partos and Sam Petty Title Beneath Hill 60 Composer Cezary Skubiszewski Publisher Albert Music Title Mao’s Last Dancer Composer Christopher Gordon Title The Waiting City Composer Michael Yezerski Publisher Sandcastle Music Pty Ltd

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Briand’s Apricot shortlisted for Vimeo Awards

Ben Briand’s short Apricot has been selected as one of the five finalists – out of 6,5000 international submissions – for Best Narrative Film at the 2010 Vimeo Festival and Awards.

“Far more viewers have watched the film online than I could have ever hoped for in the traditional festival environment. The life changing career opportunities that have come from this exposure is a testament to the future of narrative films connecting directly with their target audience online,” said Briand in a statement.

The short, which has been viewed more than 300,000 times online, was produced by Matt Dooley,Michele Bennett, Alexis Bensa and Gaspard Chevance (Cherub Pictures and Moonwalk Films).

Apricot tells the story of a chance encounter between a mysterious man and a beautiful woman, which soon becomes deeply personal. Playful prods about the woman’s first childhood kiss sparks a series of fragmented memories. It has been selected for the Moscow International Film Festival,
See full article at Encore Magazine »

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