Be All, Turtle set for European expansion
by Naman Ramachandran
14/09/2009 - High Point Films has acquired international rights for Bruce Webb’s directorial debut, The Be All and End All, one of the titles in the Breakthrough section of the London UK Film Focus.
The film stars Eugene Byrne and Josh Bolt as teenage buddies and when one of them is diagnosed with a fatal heart condition, his best friend helps him in a quest to lose his virginity. Webb produced the film for Whatever Pictures.
High Point’s Carey Fitzgerald said, “This is a genuinely touching film about true friendship that is just begging to be discovered.”
Meanwhile, sales agents Sola Media have sold Nick Stringer’s wildlife feature documentary Turtle: The Incredible Journey, narrated by Miranda Richardson, to a raft of European territories. The film will be released in Germany through 20th Century Fox on over 100 prints and in Austria via Filmladen with 20 prints on October 1.
Brave Films releases in Italy with 15 prints on October 22 and Holland and Belgium see an Independent and Kinopolis release with a total of 15 prints on the same day. Switzerland’s Ascot Elite follows on October 30 with 20 prints. Karma will release in Spain soon.
Film and Music Entertainment and Big Wave, via their joint venture Big Fame, produced the film as a UK/German/Austrian co-production with Cologne’s Tradewind Pictures and Vienna’s Allegro Film, supported by Filmstiftung NRW, the Austrian Film Fund, the World Wildlife Fund Save Our Seas Foundation and MEDIA Distribution.
Stringer said, “There really is no better place [than the big screen] for the epic story we’re telling – about the hazardous 20-year odyssey a loggerhead turtle makes around the Atlantic Ocean, before she can return to the beach of her birth to produce the next generation.”