Main leisure firm Arclight Movies, led by Chairman Gary Hamilton, introduced right now the corporate will deal with worldwide distribution rights for the finished function movie BUTTER. The warmhearted teen comedy is written and directed by Emmy Award-winning director and producer Paul A. Kaufman (“Run the Wild Fields,” NCIS: Los Angeles”) primarily based on award profitable author Erin Jade Lange’s wildly acclaimed e book of the identical identify. The movie boasts a star-driven solid headlined by Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Romy and Michele’s Excessive College Reunion), Annabeth Gish (Mystic Pizza, Nixon, “The Haunting of Hill House”), McKaley Miller (Ma, “Hart of Dixie”), and introducing Alex Kersting as Butter who shocked audiences in Crypt TV’s “Stoneheart.”
Kaufman acquired an Emmy Award for Finest Director for Showtime’s “Run the Wild Fields” and was honored with a Administrators Guild of Canada nomination for Finest Director for biopic “Magic Past Phrases: The JK Rowling Story” which additionally received the Canadian Display Award for Finest Tv Film or Miniseries. Kaufman’s credit additionally embrace the CBS top-rated tv collection “NCIS: Los Angeles” and Direct TV’s critically acclaimed “Rogue” which starred Thandie Newton.
In BUTTER, a lonely teenager named Butter proclaims on-line, that on New 12 months’s Eve, simply three weeks away, he’ll reside stream his personal demise by consuming himself to demise. This sax taking part in, plus-sized pupil hopes to make a significant assertion, crammed with sympathy and understanding from his friends. As an alternative, he’s met with cheers of acceptance and encouragement and of being in vogue, which begins to really feel so much like recognition – and that feels good.
“We are thrilled to bring this star-driven feature film to the international marketplace and announce BUTTER as one of our many new and exciting titles for our Cannes 2020 slate. BUTTER marks the first of several projects brought to us by Matt Williams and we look forward to this successful collaboration with our friends at FAE Film & Television. Our buyers are looking for top-level films to drive their distribution timeline, and BUTTER ticks all the boxes. It is a dynamic original storyline that appeals to all demographics, boasting a cast that delivers and brings this unique heartwarming story to life,” acknowledged Hamilton.
“We are delighted to have Arclight represent BUTTER. They are known for having great taste in films and we look forward to working closely with their sales team on our unique and special film,” stated Kaufman.
The movie’s hopeful message not solely conjures up but additionally aspires to make an actual impression via the creation of the Butter Military, a military of individuals and non-profit organizations from across the US with the commonality of bringing consciousness and schooling for anti-bullying, suicide prevention, physique shaming and psychological sickness. Associate organizations embrace the JED Basis and Seize the Awkward with assets that may be discovered at The Nationwide Suicide Prevention Line (800) 273-TALK (8225) and Disaster Textual content Line – TEXT 741711.
The movie is a manufacturing from The Energy of Us Leisure and Branded Photos Leisure produced by Paul A. Kaufman (“Run the Wild Fields,” NCIS: Los Angeles”), J.Todd Harris (Bottle Shock, The Youngsters Are All Proper, Piranha 3D), and Christina Sibul (13).
BUTTER joins the dynamic slate of Arclight titles being offered forward of the Cannes 2020 market. Present slate of obtainable titles embrace Twist starring Michael Caine, Lena Heady, and Rita Ora, the epic female-driven motion movie Tomiris, haunting thriller Let It Snow, Right here Are the Younger Males starring Travis Fimmel, Dean-Charles Chapman, Finn Cole and Anya Taylor-Pleasure, sci-fi reside motion mecha movie Heavens: The Boy and His Robotic, Sundance’s critically acclaimed sci-fi thriller Possessor starring Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh, directed by Brandon Cronenberg and will probably be launched within the US by NEON, and the true-life jail break story, Escape From Pretoria, starring Daniel Radcliffe.
ABOUT ARCLIGHT FILMS
Arclight Movies is among the world’s main worldwide gross sales firms for theatrical, tv and residential leisure. Arclight Movies has bought over 300 movement footage together with the Finest Image Oscar® winner Crash, Golden Globe® Finest Image Nominee Bobby and Lord of Conflict starring Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto and Ethan Hawke, and the Academy Award® nominated function First Reformed (for Finest Unique Screenplay).
Arclight Movies’ slate contains the adventure-comedy function The Moveable Door starring Christoph Waltz and Man Pearce, the house sci-fi function Aurora starring Megan Fox, the live-action mecha movie Heavens: The Boy and His Robotic, the Australian motion thriller Lengthy Gone Heroes starring Ben Kingsley, Man Pearce, and Maggie Q, Twist at the moment in manufacturing and starring Michael Caine and Listed here are the Younger Males starring Travis Fimmel, Dean Charles Chapman, Finn Cole and Anya Taylor-Pleasure, the sci-fi thriller Possessor starring Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Sean Bean, and Jennifer Jason Leigh, directed by Brandon Cronenberg which premiered in competitors at Sundance 2020 and will probably be launched within the US by NEON, and the large finances Chinese language co-production Killer 10.
The corporate’s latest movies embrace the extremely anticipated Lodge Mumbai starring Armie Hammer, Dev Patel, Nazanin Boniadi, Anupam Kher, and Jason Isaacs, directed by Anthony Maras launched within the US by Bleecker Avenue, the true-life jail break story Escape From Pretoria starring Daniel Radcliffe launched in March 2020 within the US by eOne, the powerhouse actioner Triple Menace starring Chinese language stars Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais and Tiger Chen, and the Vietnamese motion thriller Furie each movies launched by Properly Go USA in March 2019, the 2019 Berlin Movie Competition official choice Öndög from Berlin Golden Bear profitable director Wang Quan’an, and the profitable biopic Jungle starring Daniel Radcliffe launched by eOne.
Arclight’s previous movies embrace 2016 Official Cannes Administrators’ Fortnight choice Canine Eat Canine starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe, The Affirmation starring Clive Owen and Maria Bello, directed by Academy Award-winner Bob Nelson (Nebraska), 2016 Sundance Official Choice Frank & Lola starring Imogen Poots and Michael Shannon, Predestination starring Ethan Hawke launched via Sony Photos, Final Knights starring Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman, Paper Planes starring Sam Worthington, and Shangri-La Suite starring Emily Browning and Luke Grimes.
Arclight Movies moreover encompasses subsidiary labels Darclight Movies, the edgy genre-driven division of the corporate whose movies embrace the worldwide horror hits Wolf Creek, Wolf Creek 2 and motion thriller Bait 3D (the very best grossing Australian movie within the historical past of Chinese language cinema), and Easternlight, a specialty arm showcasing Asian cinema with the most important movie library of any non-Asian-based indie movie label. Movies bought below the Easternlight banner embrace the worldwide blockbuster Forbidden Kingdom starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li, 14 Blades starring Donnie Yen, and legendary auteur Chen Kaige’s Sacrifice.
The most recent additions to Easternlight contains Guardians Of The Tomb starring Kellen Lutz and Bingbing Li, Snow Lady And The Darkish Crystal starring Bingbing Li, Wolf Warrior starring Wu Jing (which opened #1 on the Chinese language Field Workplace, incomes greater than $32.5M in a single weekend), Particular Id Starring Donnie Yen, and Badges Of Fury.
Arclight Movies maintains a presence in any respect main movement image and tv festivals and markets with places of work in Los Angeles, Sydney, Hong Kong, Beijing and Toronto.