THE DOT FILM COMPANY ANNOUNCES ACCEPTANCE AT SLAMDANCE
Toronto, ONTARIO -- The Dot Film Company’s debut feature film THINGS TO DO has been accepted into the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City Utah.
THINGS TO DO is one of eleven projects selected from approximately 1000 submissions to compete in the Narrative Feature Film category. It is also the only Canadian Narrative Feature Film selected for competition. Co-written by Theodore Bezaire and Mike Stasko, directed by Bezaire, the film centres on a man in his mid-twenties who leaves the big city after witnessing a traumatic event to return to the comforts of his childhood home, whereupon he compiles a comedic list of “Things To Do” with an oddball acquaintance from his past.
Much like their indie-filmmaking counterparts in the US, The Dot Film Company financed the mid-six figure budget entirely through private investment. “Going from nothing within one year, in terms of a product to having a finished film in a major film festival is quite an accomplishment for us as filmmakers” says Producer Gerry Lattmann. “I am very excited to premiere our film on an international stage, our dedication has truly paid off” adds Bezaire.
The Dot Film Company has obtained producer representation from Steven C. Beer of Greenberg Traurig based in New York City. “The invitation to premiere at Slamdance is a homerun for the film. Things To Do is a perfect fit for this festival because it embodies the true spirit of independent filmmaking” says Beer.
After much success and winning the PLATINUM REMI AWARD at Worldfest Houston in May of 2005 for the short film PRIA (also directed by Bezaire, funded through CBC), The Dot Film Company, decided to move forward with their feature length project THINGS TO DO. The film was shot entirely on location in Windsor, Ontario.
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They have worked in association with some of Canada’s most reputable organizations, such as the CFTPA, Corus Entertainment, and the CBC. Their films have screened at film festivals across North America and are continuing to receive accolades. The Dot Film Company has also produced a variety of music videos for emerging Canadian artists.
STEVEN BEER, GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP
Steven C. Beer has served as counsel to numerous award-winning writers, directors, and producers, as well as industry leading film production, film finance, and film distribution companies. Additionally, Steven has served as counsel to numerous multi-platinum musical artists and has worked with high-profile production companies and record labels. Steven is the founder of R&B FM, LLC, a film production company focusing on producing music-oriented films. Before joining Greenberg Traurig, he established the entertainment and media law firm of Rudolph & Beer, LLP with Laurence H. Rudolph in 1993.
Website 1: http://www.dotfilms.ca
Contact: Gerry Lattmann - Producer -
Website 2: http://www.gtlaw.com
Website 3: http://www.slamdance.com
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