Monday, February 15, 2010

"The New Tenants" screening at Florida Film Festival

A prying neighbour, a glassy-eyed drug dealer, and a husband brandishing both a weapon and a vendetta (Vincent D'Onofrio) make up the welcome wagon. Set amidst the as-yet-unopened boxes and the hopes for a fresh start of two men on what might just be the worst moving day ever. Their new apartment reveals its terrifying history in a film that is by turns funny, frightening, and unexpectedly romantic.

Director: Joachim Back
Writer: Anders Thomas Jensen Adaptation: David Rakoff
Producers: Sam Bisbee, Tivi Magnusson, Erika Hampson, Christian Potalivo, Johanne Stryhn Hoerby
Cast: Kevin Corrigan, David Rakoff, Vincent D’Onofrio, Liane Balaban, Helen Hanft, Jamie Harrold

Director’s Biography:
Joachim began his career as an impressionable teenager, working as an on-set runner for film productions in his native Denmark. Determined to get from away from the craft service table and behind the camera, Joachim and some friends began shooting their own shorts and spec projects on borrowed equipment. His oddball comic sensibility got him noticed, and in 1997 Joachim signed with Copenhagen’s Easy Film for commercial representation. In 2000 a spot he directed for MTV, The Mouth, was shortlisted for a Gold Lion at Cannes, and in 2001 Joachim and two fellow directors founded the spot shop Bacon. After several very successful years, the team went its separate ways, and Joachim moved with his family to New York where he signed with Park Pictures in 2004. Joachim has been working non-stop ever since, and has directed campaigns for Viagra, Captain Morgan, Tostitos, Hyundai, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bud Light, and Miller Lite, to name a few. His Viagra spots – the little blue pill’s first foray into comedy – won a Gold Lion at the 2005 Cannes Festival, it is one of the most decorated spots in the advertising world (with over 15 wins in the advertising awards circuit). He’s also snagged a Bronze Lion for Too Late, a spot for Charal out of Gang Films in Paris. Joachim was ranked number 7 on the Gunn Report in 2006. His hilarious, visually and sonically inventive Captain Morgan spot won Best Sound Design at the 2007 AICP Show. His Budlight Carpet spot was shortlisted at Cannes in 2008. In 2009, he received two Epica awards, an Epica Gold for Ikea and an Epica Silver for his Volvo spot.


The film will screen at the 2010 Florida Film Festival (April 9-18). Film lineup will be announced in March.

Thanks Mark!

"The New Tenants" will be available for download on iTunes and video on demand ( on March 2. - thanks Jess!
Oscar Nominated Shorts
By Bret McCabe | Posted 2/17/2010

Less effective in its reach for black comedy is Denmark's "The New Tenants" by Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson. In it, a gay couple--a chain-smoking, jabbering misanthrope and his put-upon mate--move into a flat with a checkered past. They find out about it the hard way, first when the neighboring old woman borrows flour from them and informs them of the triple homicide committed by the previous tenant, and then when an angry husband (Vincent D'Onofrio) shows up looking for his cheating wife, then when a shotgun-toting drug dealer (Kevin Corrigan) pops in looking for his stash. Its absurdities pile up like the corpses in the living room, but the filmmakers do nothing with it. Full article


Tricia972 said...

Where is the Florida film festival held?? Anywhere near Orlando?

thereel said...

The website says Maitland Florida.

Tricia972 said...

AAHHH!!! That's about half an hour away from me!!! YYYESSS! I'll be there :) and I'll try my best to video as much as I can get for everyone without getting thrown out. Thank you!

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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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