ISA of the Day: Celsius at EFM

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by Sydney Levine
February 9, 2014 11:48 PM
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Any Day Now

Celsius Entertainment is a London and Berlin based international sales agent that finances and represents slate of high quality, high profile feature films for distribution to the international territories. Celsius is a private company, wholly-owned and managed by Thierry Wase-Bailey, a 25 year veteran of the international film licensing business.Celsius has an interesting array of films at the EFM. Most already have U.S. distribution but rights in many territories are still up for grabs.

Any Day Now

Genre : Drama

Synopsis : Inspired by a true story from the late 1970s and touching on legal and social issues that are as relevant today as they were 35 years ago, ANY DAY NOW is a powerful tale of love, acceptance and family. When a teenager with Down syndrome is abandoned by his mother, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the loving family he’s never had. But when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men are forced to fight a biased legal system to save the life of the child they have come to love as their own.

US Distributor: Music Box Films

Cast: Alan Cumming (THE GOOD WIFE, X2), Garret Dillahunt (LOOPER, WINTER’S BONE, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT), Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher (TITANIC)

EFM Screening Schedule :

  • 07/02/13 6.30 pm: CinemaxX 11 (Potsdamer Straße 5, 10785 Berlin)
  • 10/02/13 5.55 pm: CinemaxX 12 (Potsdamer Straße 5, 10785 Berlin)

Winner of an unprecedented 8 Audience Awards:

  • Chicago International Film Festival 2012
  • Seattle International Film Festival 2012
  • Tribeca Film Festival 2012
  • Outfest 2012
  • Provincetown International Film Festival 2012
  • Woodstock Film Festival 2012
  • Napa Valley Film Festival 2012
  • Key West Film Festival 201

"Cumming is the linchpin, and the actor does an exceptional job of moving across the vast galaxy of universal emotions about partners and parenthood." - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

"Cumming’s performance [is] a perfect balance of flamboyance, humanity, vulnerability, paternal love and righteous anger...it's the best work he's done to date." - David Fear, Time Out NY

"Dillahunt has chilling realistic moments that make you feel the actual discrimination in the air." - David D'Arcy, Screen International

“Powerful! Superb! Depictions of custody battles have become a cinematic staple, but few register with the heartfelt emotion of Any Day Now." - Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

“Alan Cumming delivers what is possibly his best performance to date.” - Boyd Van Hoeij, Variety

"3 1/2 Stars! One of the season's hidden treasures." - Marshall Fine, The Huffington Post

“...an outraged, unblinking depiction of institutionalized homophobia...” - Stephen Holden, The New York Times Critics' Pick

“Cumming and Dillahunt create characters that are as memorable as they are moving.” - Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer

“It would take a heart of stone to resist Any Day Now..." - Ella Taylor, NPR

"Powerful" - John Hartl, 3 1/2 stars, Seattle Times

“Packs a powerful, timely and ultimately heartbreaking message.” - Dan Heching, Next

View Trailer : Click Here

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COME OUT AND PLAY (EL JUEGO DE LOS NIÑOS)

Genre : Horror

Synopsis : While on vacation, Beth (Vinessa Shaw THE HILLS HAVE EYES) and Francis (Ebon Moss-Bachrach THE LAKE HOUSE) visit a remote island that turns out to be almost solely inhabited by children. Unfortunately for them, these kids are far from well behaved.

US Distributor: Cinedigm

Also Sold to Metrodome [UK] following its world premiere at Midnight Madness in Toronto. Also sold to Nikkatsu in Japan, to Germany, to CIS/Russia, etc...

Festivals : Was also in official competition at Fantastic Fest, Sitges, Rio, AFI 'Midnight’, & Torino. Next up at Gérardmer and Fribourg.

20th Festival International du Film Fantastique de Gérardmer:

Screening Schedule:

  • 02/02/13 2.00 pm ESPACE LAC (Official Screening)
  • 02/02/13 7.30 pm MCL (Screening)
  • 03/02/13 9.30 pm CASINO (Screening)

“I loved COME OUT AND PLAY. I really really dug it.” HARRY KNOWLES Click for full article [Ain’t it cool news]

View Trailer: Click Here

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THE FIRST TIME

Genre: Comedy/ Drama/ Romance

From Castle Rock Entertainment

US Distributor Sony Pictures [out on DVD Mar 2013]

Synopsis: A high school romance that follows two teenagers over the course of one weekend.

Producers: Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer [FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, BERNIE, DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS?, MUSIC & LYRICS, etc…]

Cast : Dylan O’Brien (star of MTV's TEEN WOLF), Britt Robertson (star of THE SECRET CIRCLE), Victoria Justice (FUN SIZE), Craig Roberts (SUBMARINE, RED LIGHTS), James Frecheville ( ANIMAL KINGDOM) & LaMarcus Tinker (GLEE).

" ' The First Time' is a polished gem of a teen romantic comedy, with a maturity and emotional intelligence not usually associated with the genre.” -Marshall Fine, Huffington Post

“sweet, low-key comedy… has a freshness” Neil GENZLINGER , NY Times

“Quite simply put, ‘The First Time’ is phenomenal stuff. This is one of my favorite films of 2012 so far” Joey Magidson Awards Circuit Click Here for full review

“this witty, sweet and charming little gem may be the year's most romantic movie. Prepare to swoon. 3 1/2 STARS (out of 4)” -Dan Jewel Life & Style Review

“Objectively, what the world needs now is another teen-romance-slash-virginity-loss dramedy like we need a hole in our collective movie heads. But Jonathan Kasdan's The First Time, against all odds, is something of a wonder” Michael Atkinson, Phoenix New Times Click Here for full review

View Trailer: Click Here

Also available for your territory:

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TURN ME ON, GODDAMMIT!

coming of age comedy sold to over 20 distributors. Winner Best Film & Best Cinematography at the Norwegian Oscars [The Amandas] & Best Screenplay Tribeca Film Festival, amongst numerous other awards.

US Distributor: New Yorker 

“You’ll be gladder to have seen this beguiling little film” WALL STREET JOURNAL

View the International & US trailers: Click Here

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ANGELS CREST

Dramatic thriller starring Thomas Dekker [A Nightmare on Elm St], Jeremy Piven [Entourage], Mira Sorvino [ Oscar winner] and Lynn Collins [female lead in John Carter]

US Distributor: Magnolia

View Trailer: Click here

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FREAKONOMICS

Based on the international best-seller

US Distributor: Magnolia

View Trailer: Click Here

and from the genre division of Celsius:

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AMPHIBIOUS 3D

Creature/horror shot entirely in 3D starring Michael Pare [Lincoln Lawyer]& directed by Brian Yuzna [Re-Animator]

US Distributor: Freestyle

View 3D Anaglyph Trailer [you’ll need Red/Cyan glasses http://celsiusentertainment.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/270px-3d_glasses_red_cyan-svg.png?w=74&h=19 ]: Click Here

“this film has an absolutely killer ending” Ambush Bug (Ain’t It Cool News)

Library Titles also available for your territory:

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FROM WITHIN

Teen supernatural horror starring Thomas Dekker [A Nightmare on Elm St, Terminator TV series], Adam Goldberg [upcomingInferno: A Linda Lovelace Story], Jared Harris [Mad Men] & Rumer Willis [ 90210]

US Distributor : Lionsgate

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CRUSADE: A MARCH THROUGH TIME

$14m teen fantasy adventure starring Emily Watson

US Distributor : Phase 4

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MANDA BALA: SEND A BULLET

When the rich steal from the poor... the Poor steal the rich.

Sundance Winner Best Documentary & Best Cinematography

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