Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New Film: Down and Dirty Pictures

Cast: Vincent D’Onofrio, Andy Serkis, Toby Jones, Michael Rispoli, Elias Koteas, Matthew Perry, Bobby Cannavale, Hugh Dancy, Sally Hawkins

-Director: Ken Bowser (Easy Riders, Raging Bulls; SNL: The First 5 Years)
-Author: Peter Biskind (Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-And Rock ‘N Roll Generation Saved Hollywood)
-Screenwriter: Dean Craig (Death at a Funeral; Caffeine; Lift; Dirty Little Secrets) and Joshua James
-Producer: Kevin Frakes

From the director of EASY RIDERS, RAGING BULLS; DOWN AND DIRTY PICTURES chronicles the explosion of Independent Film as mainstream entertainment and reveals the larger than life characters in the driving seat.

Summary: Down & Dirty Pictures is an energetic, obscenely funny, unique story about the mavericks who helped to create, mold, and later reinvent the modern day independent film industry. Through the use of original, visually stimulating filmmaking techniques (including comic book inspired animation and claymation), combined with an inventive storytelling structure, this rich and layered film fuses the characters’ drama and intensity (worthy of a Greek tragedy) and brilliantly records and satirizes independent film’s golden era and its most controversial characters.

Writers Dean Craig and Joshua James have crafted a screenplay that cleverly introduces the complex legend of Miramax’s Harvey Weinstein. Known for his blinding charm, yet also known as the boisterous bully who tears phones off the walls, this celebrated studio honcho never waivers in displaying his tender affection for independent film. Pitted against the unstoppable commercial success of Miramax Films, Bingham Ray and Jeff Lipsky co-found October Films where they hope to nourish art-house cinema and compete against Harvey and his brother Bob, creating a grueling, emotional battle over the future of independent film that had never been witnessed before. Down & Dirty Pictures shows us that whatever the personal imperfections of both the heroes and villains in this screenplay, what stands out most is their courage, a deep, overwhelming love of film, and that indie conditions are “darker, dirtier and a lot smaller” than anyone ever imagined.

Shooting Schedule: Oct/Nov 2009

Locations: Park City, UT (Sundance), New York, Cannes and Los Angeles

From Celcius Entertaiment

Thanks to Sharon!

Update: 8.29.09 Shooting schedule change - Filming will take place Jan/Feb 2010

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List of films in production.

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson


A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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