Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009
Worlds Greatest Dad and The Informers set for Sundance Film Festival Premieres
MARINA DEL REY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gradient Effects recently completed visual effects on the feature films Worlds Greatest Dad, starring Academy Award winner Robin Williams, and The Informers, starring Golden Globe winner Mickey Rourke and Academy Award winner Kim Basinger. Both films are premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City.
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Worlds Greatest Dad (WGD) is Gradients first title to be completed in its new Digital Intermediate suite. Directed by Bobcat Goldthwait, WGDs visual effects were produced by Mark Kolpack, conformed by Peter Flack and the picture was colored by Paul Bronkar who recently completed final color on Disneys smash hit, Bolt.
I really feel that all the guys working with me at Gradient are improving this movie. Plus they're nice and they smell good. I couldn't be happier, said Bobcat Goldthwait. WGDs producer Howard Gertler added, For the director and DP, they were able to clearly and beautifully translate their creative needs for the films look.
Gradient founder Olcun Tan noted, We offer a service rarely found at a boutique visual effects house, where we can do the effects and D.I. in a closed loop environment and serve as a one-stop shop for filmmakers. Co-founder Thomas Tannenberger concurred, adding, Were gratified to see our work in films of the caliber required to screen at Sundance.
The Informers, directed by Gregor Jordan and starring Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke, premieres Thursday, January 22nd at 9:30 p.m. at the Eccles Theatre in Park City, Utah, with more screenings scheduled at other venues through January 24th.
Worlds Greatest Dad, directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and starring Robin Williams, premieres Sunday, January 18th at 5:30 p.m. at Library Center Theatre in Park City, Utah. Subsequent screenings are scheduled through January 24th at various venues.
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About Gradient Effects
Located in Marina Del Rey, Gradient Effects is a visual effects company with an integrated Digital Intermediate suite, dedicated to delivering dynamic visual artistry for feature films and other forms of entertainment.
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Saturday, Jun 23, 2012
The Second "Kazakhstan Montage of Cinemas: Film & Cultural Festival" launches at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in Los Angeles on Aug. 3 for a one-week celebration of Kazakh cinema and culture, including musicians.
The festival is a stellar opportunity for directors, producers, location scouts, and the general public to get an understanding and appreciation of this exotic locale without leaving home.
Sweeping from the Caspian Sea on its Russian border to the Altai Mountain range on the Chinese border, Kazakhstan has a rich nomadic history as well as a powerful current tapestry of cultures. Since gaining independence in 1991, the Central Asian Republic has embraced its remarkable filmmaking past that dates back to the 1930's, when Sergei Eisenstein made his classic Ivan the Terrible in this mystic land, and has even given rise to several "New Wave" movements.
Opening night on Aug. 3rd begins with a reception at 7 pm, and includes a program of live entertainment until 11 pm, at the DGA Theater.
Sponsored by Kazakh Geographic Society (KazGeo.kz ), helixfilmsinc.com , the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the Honorary Consulate of Kazakhstan in Los Angeles, the festival includes Advisory Board Members Steven-Charles Jaffe (GHOST, K19), David Marconi (Screenwriter, ENEMY OF THE STATE), and Ambassador Erlan Idrissov.
Tickets cost $10 (including free parking) can be purchased from the festivals website. "Kazakhstan Montage of Cinemas: Film & Cultural Festival 2012" will be held Aug. 3 - 9 at the Directors Guild of America on 7920 Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, California
For more information, please see www.kazakhfestival.com - KazakhFilmFestLA@gmail.com
Source : HelixFilmsInc.com
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The 65th Festival de Cannes drew to a close tonight with the closing awards ceremony hosted by Academy Award nominated actress Berenice Bejo.
The top prize was captured yet again by Michael Haneke for his portrait of an elderly couple Amour. This is the second time he has bested Jacques Audiard who was also in competition with De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone). Haneke becomes one of the few two-time Palme d'Or winners alongside Alf Sjoberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Bille August, Emir Kusturica, Shohei Imamura, and Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne and only the second after August to win with consecutive films his previous Palme d'Or was for his 2009 film Das weiße Band (The White Ribbon).
Matteo Garrone picked up his second Grand Prix for his film Reality. Previously, he had won in 2008 for Gomorrah.
The surprise winner for the Jury Prize was Ken Loach with The Angels' Share. He previously won the Palme d'Or in 2006 with The Wind That Shakes the Barley.
Another previous Palme d'Or winner won Best Screenplay. Cristian Mungiu who made 4 luni, 3 săptămâni ?i 2 zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) returned with După dealuri (Beyond the Hills), and it also shared the Best Actress for its stars Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur.
In spite of the heavy American representation in the selection, the only American film to win a prize was Benh Zeitlin's Un Certain Regard entry Beasts of the Southern Wild which won the Camera d'Or for first film. Last night, it had won the FIPRESCI international critics' prize.
Complete list of winners for the 65th Festival de Cannes
Amour, Michael Haneke (France-Germany-Austria)
Reality, Matteo Garrone (Italy-France)
The Angels' Share, Ken Loach (U.K.-France-Belgium-Italy)
Carlos Reygadas, Post tenebras lux (Light After Darkness) (Mexico-France-Germany-Netherlands)
Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur, După dealuri (Beyond the Hills) (Romania-France-Belgium)
Mads Mikkelsen, Jagten (The Hunt) (Denmark-Sweden)
Cristian Mungiu, După dealuri (Beyond the Hills) (Romania-France-Belgium)
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin (U.S.)
PALME D'OR FOR BEST SHORT FILM
SESSYZ-BE DENG (SILENCE), REZAN YE?YLBA?
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