Category: Phase 4 Films
Taglines: Two worlds. One dream.
When top street dancer Ash (Hentschel) is laughed off stage by American crew Invincible he and his best mate (George Sampson) set off the gather the best dancers from around the world to take them on – with a dance style- they weren’t expecting. With landmark locations, a spectacular fusion of dance styles and an unparalleled vibrancy, the sequel to Streetdance sees our hero fall in love with a beautiful Salsa dancer as he discovers the magic, power and passion of dancing for the ultimate global dance off.
StreetDance 3D (also called StreetDance in the non-3D version) is a British 3D dance drama film which was released on 21 May 2010. The film was released in RealD 3D, XpanD 3D, and Dolby 3D with Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini directing it. Britain’s Got Talent stars George Sampson, Diversity and Flawless made their debut appearances to the big screen. The soundtrack to the film was written and performed by alternative acts N-Dubz, Tinie Tempah, Lightbulb Thieves, and Chipmunk.
The film is a production of Vertigo Films in association with BBC Films. N-Dubz composed the official soundtrack. The song “We Dance On”, featuring Bodyrox, was sent to music stations on 22 April. On 28 May 2012, Phase 4 Films has acquired the US rights for the film, along with its sequel, StreetDance 2. Streetdance 2 was released on 30 March 2012.
In January 14, 2009, it was announced that Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini would direct a 2010 British 3D dance drama movie similar than the Step Up movie series titled StreetDance 3D which would be released in cinemas in the UK, James Richardson would be the producer for the film with the budget of £3.5 million and Jane English would be the writer for the film, it was announced that Diversity, Flawless, George Sampson, Charlotte Rampling, Eleanor Bron, Nichola Burley, Patrick Baladi, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Richard Winsor and Jeremy Sheffield would star in the movie.
Vertigo Films and Universal Studios acquired distribution rights to the film. N-Dubz would compose the music for the movie. StreetDance 3D filmed from August–December 2009. The film was shot with Paradise FX’s Tri Delta camera systems. Max Penner (CTO of Paradise FX) was the stereographer. This film was also the launch of Paradise FX Europe. It was filmed on location, the shopping centre scene was filmed in Southside Shopping Centre and the streetdance competition was filmed in the Battersea Power Station. There is a scene featuring Akai Osei from Got to Dance which was filmed in September 2009. Charlie Bruce from So You Think You Can Dance also appears in the film, but her scenes were cut.
About the Story
In inner city London, a street dance crew is on the verge of breaking up after its leader, Jay (Ukweli Roach), leaves the group unexpectedly. The group loses the use of their rehearsal space, forcing them to try to raise money or practice in other locations. Eventually they secure a space in a ballet school, on the condition that they include five ballet dancers in their routine. At first, they struggle to get along, but they all become friends in the end.
One of the teachers at the ballet school, Helena (Charlotte Rampling), takes Carly (Nichola Burley) to a ballet where she starts getting ideas for their routine. When she arrives home, Carly finds Jay waiting for her and the two spend the night having sex. During a dance battle in a club the next night, the team learn that Jay has betrayed the team by joining The Surge, a rival crew. Jay brags about his sex with Carly and Tomas (Richard Winsor), a ballet dancer, punches Jay out of anger. Jay is furious and swears revenge. Carly, upset over the betrayal, leaves the club and is nearly hit by a car before Tomas pulls her out of the way. Tomas then takes Carly back to his apartment where they dance on the roof, eventually kissing. Carly then leaves him alone on the roof, while they both look at the sunrise and smile.
The next day at the school, Carly announces the new name of their dance crew: Breakin Point. Another teacher at the school, outraged that her students are being corrupted, deliberately plans a Royal Ballet audition for the same day as the street dance finals. The ballet dancers promise Carly they will make it, but the auditions were running overtime.
Street Dance 3D
Directed by: Max Giwa, Dania Pasquini
Starring: Nichola Burley, Richard Winsor, Ukweli Roach, Frank Harper, George Sampson, Rachel McDowall, Elmeanor Bron, Sianad Gregory, Teneisha Bonner
Screenplay by: Jane English
Production Design by: Richard Bullock
Cinematography by: Sam McCurdy
Film Editing by: Tim Murrell
Costume Design by: Andrew Cox
Set Decoration by: Alex Marden
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some suggestive content and brief language.
Studio: Phase 4 Films
Release Date: July 26, 2013
Taglines: She has a killer appetite.
Compulsion is a psychological thriller starring Heather Graham and Carrie-Anne Moss as two women with dark pasts who live in apartments across from one another. Both suffer from various degrees of obsessive disorders and live in slightly skewed worlds of their own making. With images of sumptuous food and sensual enjoyment, the film explores the intimacy between the two through their connection with food, eating disorders and sex. In a battle of wills, one woman overflows with illusions and fearlessly faces life while the other withdraws from everything and fearlessly faces death.
Compulsion is a Canadian independent psychological thriller film directed by Egidio Coccimiglio and starring Heather Graham, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Dillon, and Joe Mantegna. The movie is based on the South Korean film 301, 302 directed by Park Chul-soo, which also serves as a remake. It focuses on two women occupying neighboring apartments, each one grappling with psychological disorders that begin to overtake their lives. The movie opened for limited release on June 21, 2013.
Amy (Heather Graham), an obsessive chef, befriends an anorexic former child star Saffron (Carrie-Anne Moss) living in the apartment next door, sparking a fiery battle of wills. Unstable Amy wields a spatula like a samurai, and dreams of the day she’ll have her own cooking show. As a young girl, Amy was infatuated with a television show starring Saffron (Carrie-Anne Moss), who subsequently vanished into obscurity.
The damaged daughter of a tyrannical stage mother, Saffron has struggled with an eating disorder ever since she was a little girl. Plagued by deep-rooted intimacy issues, she spends most of her time alone until the day she crosses paths with Amy. At first, Amy can’t believe her luck at having her childhood idol living right next door, and at first the two women even sense an ethereal connection that bonds them. Later, as their true colors begin to emerge, both Amy and Saffron discover just how toxic their chemistry may be.
Directed by: Egidio Coccimiglio
Starring: Heather Graham, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Mantegna, Kevin Dillon, James McGowan, Daiva Johnston, Katie Douglas, Natalie Brown, Theresa Joy
Screenplay by: Floyd Byars, Cheol-su Park
Production Design by: Michelle Lannon
Cinematography by: Vilmos Zsigmond
Film Editing by: D. Gillian Truster
Costume Design by: Melissa Stewart
Music by: Jonathan Goldsmith
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality, a brief sexual assault, and some language.
Studio: Phase 4 Films
Release Date: June 21, 2014
While re-evaluating her life, a mother relies on her stoner son and his awkward brother to keep life interesting. When an unlikely romance blossoms between the youngest son and the girl next door, she realizes the key to her happiness can be found where she least expects it.
Crazy Kind of Love (aka Long Time Gone) is an American drama film directed by Sarah Siegel-Magness. The film is based on 1995 novel Angel Angel by April Stevens. The film stars include Amanda Crew, Zach Gilford, Aly Michalka, Eva Longoria and Virginia Madsen replacing Meg Ryan late in June 2011.
Sarah Siegel-Magness had been hired to direct the film adaptation, Meg Ryan was the first actress who attached to play Augusta, the central character of the story. Karen McCullah wrote the screenplay after optioning the book. On June 16, 2011, Variety reported that newcomer Graham Rogers joined the adaptation playing a teen son. Seth Jaret, Bobbi Sue Luther and Gary Magness are set to produced the film. True Blood actor Sam Trammell also joined the cast. In early July 2011, Madeline Zima, Eva Longoria, Zach Gilford and Aly Michalka signed and secured their respective roles.
Crazy Kind of Love
Directed by: Sarah Siegel-Magness
Starring: Eva Longoria, Madeline Zima, Aly Michalka, Travis Fimmel, Amanda Crew, Sam Trammell
Screenplay by: Karen McCullah Lutz, April Stevens
Production Design by: Cynthia Kay Charette
Cinematography by: Dean Cundey
Film Editing by: Dana Congdon
Costume Design by: Caroline B. Marx
Set Decoration by: Nya Patrinos
Music by: Mario Grigorov
MPAA Rating: R for sexuality, language and brief drug use.
Studio: Phase 4 Films
Release Date: July 9, 2013
On a celebratory birthday trip, Caroline (Marguerite Moreau) visits her sister, Jackie (Bitsie Tulloch) and her boyfriend. But what starts out as a fun evening with close friends quickly goes askew, as the effects of the sisters’ obscure past begins to take its toll on the night’s affair. Caroline and the group attempt to support Jackie for an apparent illness – though it’s unclear who really needs the most help.
Caroline and Jackie is ar arthouse drama film written and directed by Adam Christian Clark. Set in Los Angeles over the course of one night, the script focuses on the emotionally complex relationship between two sisters and their close group of friends.
About the Story
The film opens with a reunion between two siblings: Caroline (Marguerite Moreau) and her younger sister Jackie (Bitsie Tulloch). Caroline arrives at Jackie’s house for a long-needed visit, where she almost immediately sets off her long-suffering sister, much to the chagrin of Jackie’s latest boyfriend Ryan, (David Giuntoli). While the sisters clearly love each other, something is obviously amiss between the pair.
Long-standing issues and gripes are revealed swiftly, but Caroline and Jackie swing between tiffing with each other and skipping down a street and singing childhood songs together within moments. Their relationship is obviously a complicated one – but it feels steeped in truth and the knotted roots of all families. The sisters’ relationship will prove even more complicated than first imagined during the course of the film’s slim and swift 85-minute runtime.
The film’s opening credits have a lingering sense of unease to them, which is capitalized on as soon as Caroline and Jackie arrive at the “surprise birthday party” Caroline has planned for Jackie (despite her birthday not being for two months and it actually being Caroline‘s birthday) – where the dynamic between the pair (and Ryan, to some degree) is pushed out to the larger group, ratcheted up by rapid cuts and lingering looks between Jackie’s friends. But it’s not just a surprise dinner party that Caroline has put together – when the group ends up back at Jackie’s place, the real “party” is revealed. It’s an intervention for Jackie, headed up by Caroline, who hopes that she and Jackie’s friends can help her with a variety of issues – anorexia, pill abuse, alcoholism, and even sexual promiscuity.
When Jackie inevitably flees the house, much of the tension of the film is deflated, but it does allow deeper character reveals, with Caroline making a move on another intervention attendee (or two), Jackie taking off for a bar, and every one of Jackie’s supposedly worried friends acting less than caring. Clark uses some noticeable and basic plot tricks – pulling people apart and putting them back together, mixing up interactions between different characters, changing locations – but they all serve his aim, which is to slowly unfold the story in a believable way.[
Caroline and Jackie
Directed by: Adam Christian Clark
Starring: Marguerite Moreau, Bitsie Tulloch, David Giuntoli, Valerie Azlynn
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Screenplay by: Adam Christian Clark
Production Design by: Alan Farkas
Cinematography by: Christian Swegal
Film Editing by: Adam Christian Clark, Lisa Hendricks
Costume Design by: Jennifer Giersbrook
Set Decoration by: Kristy Winter McCaw, Walter Molina
Music by: Lisbeth Scott
MPAA Rating: None.
Studio: Phase 4 Films
Release Date: May 3, 2013