Are you ready to ride DARK HORSE?

by Ted Hope
August 24, 2011 12:30 PM
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Perhaps you have already heard..... We are taking Todd Solondz's latest film to Venice, Toronto, Deauville and a few other festivals. This is Todd's 1ST film without a rape, molestation, masturbation, or anything truly icky. Well... If it wasn't for the language I think we'd get a PG rating. We don't anticipate having it in theaters in the US until springtime, but I do have a few things related to this pony to amuse you along the way (and even more to come).

What's it all about? Well...
Thirty-something guy with arrested development falls for thirty-something girl with arrested development, but moving out of his junior high school bedroom proves too much. Tragedy ensues.

Who is in it?
Justin Bartha, Selma Blair, Zachary Booth, Mia Farrow, Jordan Gelber, Aasif Mandvi, Donna Murphy, Christopher Walken, and others.

Who were some of our brilliant collaborators?
I produced it with Derrick Tseng. Nick Quested was our Executive Producer.
Cinematography: Andrij Parekh
Production Design: Alex DiGerlando
Editor: Kevin Messman
Casting: Ann Goulder & Gayle Keller
Costume Design: Kurt and Bart
Production: Craig Shilowich (Craig was our Assoc. Producer, Production Mgr. AND Post Supervisor -- how awesome is that!).
Poster: Andrew Percival and Mojo
Sales: Penny Wolf / Goldcrest Films

Where can you see it? Well come to Venice. It's really beautiful there.
Official Premiere In Competition Screenings
Press & Industry Screening - Sunday, 4 September @ 19:30h - Sala Darsena
Official Screening - Monday, 5 September @ 22:15h - Sala Grande
Public Screening - Monday, 5 September @ 22:30h - Palabiennale
Press & Industry Screening - Tuesday, 6 September @ 11:45h - Palabiennale

I know Venice is expensive, and we are all under budget restraints so maybe you can come in Toronto?
PRESS & INDUSTRY 1 SCOTIABANK THEATRE 2 SATURDAY, 10 SEPT 3:00PM
PUBLIC 1 VISA SCREENING ROOM (ELGIN) SUNDAY, 11 SEPT 2:30PM
PUBLIC 2 ISABEL BADER THEATRE MONDAY, 12 SEPT 4:45PM
PRESS & INDUSTRY 2 SCOTIABANK THEATRE 2 WEDNESDAY, 14 SEPT 7:45PM
PUBLIC 3 ISABEL BADER THEATRE SATURDAY, 17 SEPT 6:45PM

Okay, maybe travel will be a bit hard, but there's still ways to hop on the ride...
Our first clip:

Yes, our first trailer will be forthcoming.

Todd on Twitter (although he doesn't use it).
http://twitter.com/#!/toddsolondz

Our Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/darkhorsemovie

Our IMDB Page where you can add it to your Watchlist.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1690455/

Some blog posts I like where you can see how Todd is responsible for all of indie film and all of the cool poster designs of recent years.

Want more? Well, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Todd many times in many ways through the years. I love this film. It is both pure Solondz and something that represents a leap in his art. And it is really really a lot of fun -- and truly emotional. It surprises me in new ways with each viewing. When we are awarding the "Cinematic Treasures" medals, Todd should be an early recipient.

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5 Comments

  • Dylan M. | August 27, 2011 3:10 AMReply

    Why yes, I must say we are quite eager to ride Dark Horse...

  • Christopher | August 26, 2011 1:18 AMReply

    Heard Mr. Solondz speak at an Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood Q&A this year and he is way cool and modest. He simply makes movies because he likes to; a genuine inspiration :)

    Can't wait for this. Hope it goes well at the fests, Ted!

  • Mitchell Kezin | August 24, 2011 8:50 AMReply

    Can't wait for this to come to Vancouver (not likely to VIFF tho I know ; )

    Love Todd's films as well as many, many you others you produced !


    Anyhow, just an FYI...YOUR LINK to the cool poster designs is damaged !!!

  • psycho nappy | August 24, 2011 6:50 AMReply

    Agreed, agreed. Any year a new Solondz film comes out is a good year. Can't wait! Thanks Ted.

  • Amy Greenlaw | August 24, 2011 3:11 AMReply

    Sounds Great Ted,
    Can I stay with you in Toronto? ;)

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