The Little Film Company Premieres Three at Berlin
Los Angeles (February 3, 2010) – Clay Epstein, VP of Sales & Acquisitions of The Little Film Company announced today that the company will be hosting three European premieres at this year’s European Film Market in Berlin. Located at their new EFM offices at the Marriott during market, the company will be premiering the South African hit comedy “White Wedding,” the Australian thriller based on true events “The Clinic,” and the Award winning documentary feature “Rock Prophecies.”
The Little Film Company, known for South Africa’s 2006 Academy Award winner “Tsotsi,” is representing the country’s Oscar entry this year, WHITE WEDDING, the romantic comedy that will have its European premiere at EFM. Talented writer/director Jann Turner makes her feature film debut, which has also earned seven South African Film & Television Award nominations. Co-written with the film’s stars, Kenneth Nkosi & Rapulana Seiphemo, this Stepping Stone Picture is executive produced by best selling British author Ken Follett (“Pillars of the Earth”).
Kenneth Nkosi (“District 9”) stars as loyal and committed Elvis who is travelling with his best friend and best man Tumi (Rapulana Seiphemo) to Cape Town for Elvis’s wedding where his beautiful bride Ayanda (Zandile Msutwana) is waiting. But things don’t go according to plan on their 900 mile journey – and along the way they pick up a stranded hitchhiker Rose (Jodie Whittaker), a young English doctor who fled the altar after discovering her fiancée serious infidelities. Romantic sparks ignite between the flirtatious Tumi and their spirited British companion and who knows if this unlikely trio can make it on time. Will the wedding be delayed or cancelled or come perilously close to not even happening if Ayanda ditches dependable Elvis for dashing Tony, the ex and local entrepreneur?
Following the huge box office success of The Little Film Company’s “An American Haunting,” which went on to become a top grossing independent horror film, the company will be unveiling in Berlin the thriller THE CLINIC, produced by Sam Pinczewski in which Australian filmmaker James Rabbitts makes his directorial debut.
Andy Whitfield, soon to be recognized by worldwide audience as Spartacus in the upcoming Starz Production “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” executive produced by Sam Raimi, stars in this frighteningly real story inspired by true events. Tabrett Bethell, (“Legend of the Seeker”) stars alongside Whitfield as Beth his pregnant fiancé who is kidnapped while traveling across country. She wakes alone in an isolated clinic to a mother's worst nightmare. Her child has been abducted. Trapped and facing an unknown enemy, Beth struggles to piece together the clinic's deadly secret. Just how far will a mother go to save her child? The film also stars Freya Stafford (“White Collar Blue”).
Recognized for their successful documentaries such as “It Might Get Loud,” and “Blindsight,” The Little Film Company will be hosting the European market premiere for John Chester’s ROCK PROPHECIES, a passionate and inspiring documentary that recently won Audience Awards at the Nashville Film Festival, AFI Dallas & Maui Film Festivals.
ROCK PROPHECIES follows legendary rock 'n' roll photographer Robert M. Knight and his mission to find the world's best new guitar player. Imagine seeing bands like Led Zeppelin or the Rolling Stones long before they became famous. Knight did just that, and has the photos to prove it! Filmmaker Chester explores Robert’s amazing career and follows him on his quest to help the bands of today become the Rock legends of tomorrow, whether promoting Panic at the Disco before anybody has heard of them, or convincing Aussie band Sick Puppies to sell everything and move to the United States. When Robert stumbles upon Tyler Dow Bryant – a 16-year old guitar phenomenon from Texas – he’s convinced he may have found the next Stevie Ray Vaughan. Robert risks his reputation and career and takes a chance on Tyler. The two then set off on an unbelievable journey to take their own shot at making history.