WORLD RENOWNED DJ FATBOY SLIM JOINS JULIEN TEMPLE’S GENRE-BUSTING PROJECT IBIZA – THE SILENT MOVIE AS MUSIC DIRECTOR
Cornerstone Films to handle worldwide sales and distribution
London – October 17, 2017 – Legendary music film director Julien Temple’s (Glastonbury, The Filth and the Fury, London, The Modern Babylon) Ibiza – The Silent Movie, currently undergoing principal photography in Ibiza, has added Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) to collaborate with Temple as its music director. This unique and innovative project, financed by leading international entertainment production and finance company Silver Reel and BBC Music, based around a feature length documentary film will provide a compelling audiovisual journey into 2,000 years of Ibiza’s bohemian soul. The film will capture Temple’s iconic style and will feature music from and curated by renowned artist Fatboy Slim (Right Here, Right Now; Praise You; Weapon of Choice).
Temple says; “With the incredible 2,000 year history of this magical island as a subject and the genius of Norman Cook now on board to produce a soundtrack you can dance to, we believe this film will take event media to a whole new level”.
An Essential Arts Entertainment, Whizz Kid Entertainment and Nitrate Film production, Ibiza – The Silent Movie is developed from an original idea by Whizz Kid Entertainment’s CEO Malcolm Gerrie, and reunites Temple with Essential Arts Entertainment’s Richard Conway and Andrew Curtis (The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, Habaneros) who are producing the film. Gerrie and the BBC’s Jan Younghusband are executive producers, and the BBC has the UK TV rights.
Cornerstone Films will oversee worldwide film sales and distribution.
For further information, please contact:
Anna Bohlin/ Cornerstone Films
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ABOUT CORNERSTONE FILMS
Cornerstone Films is a London/LA based international film production and sales company. A leader in its field, the company was launched in the spring of 2015 by Mark Gooder and Alison Thompson. Cornerstone represents and curates a diverse slate of films of enduring quality, ranging from commercial wide release movies to talent-driven films from world-renowned filmmakers. The company secures rights to some of the best independently produced films, optimising the value of those rights by exploiting them across the world through sales and distribution to studios and independent distributors. The company is building long-term relationships with global producing partners, offering creative and market-place support early in the production process and collaborates closely with German production and distribution company X-Filme.
Cornerstone’s slate includes: Mike Leigh’s upcoming British historical drama Peterloo; Christoph Waltz’s directorial debut Georgetown starring Christoph Waltz, Vanessa Redgrave, and Annette Bening; The Kill Team by Academy Award® nominated director Dan Krauss, starring Nat Wolff and Emmy award-winner Alexander Skarsgård; Daniel Kokotajlo’s award-winning Apostasy which had its world premiere in the Discovery section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival; boxing drama Journeyman by writer, director and actor Paddy Considine which had its world premiere at the London Film Festival; Henry-Alex Rubin’s crime-thriller Semper Fi; The Chocolate Money directed by Adam Shankman; John Turturro’s dramatic comedy Going Places starring among others Turturro and Susan Sarandon. Currently on release is BAFTA Award-winning director Joel Hopkins’s Hampstead; starring Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson. In addition, the company previously handled Mick Jackson’s Denial, starring Academy Award® Winner Rachel Weisz alongside two-time Academy Award® nominated Tom Wilkinson; Vincent Perez’s Alone in Berlin starring Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, and Brendan Gleeson; and Asif Kapadia’s Academy Award® winning Amy Winehouse documentary Amy.
ABOUT WHIZZ KID ENTERTAINMENT
Whizz Kid Entertainment, is an independent content production company founded by CEO Malcolm Gerrie in 2006. Headquartered in London the business produces a wide variety of high-quality programmes specialising in formatted entertainment, live events, music, digital and arts programming. Production highlights include: ‘Let’s Dance for Comic/Sport Relief ‘(BBC1), the ‘EE British Academy Film Awards’ (BBC1, BBC2 and BBC3), ‘Camp Bestival’ and ‘Bestival 3D’ (Sky Arts / Sky 3D), ‘The Turner Prize’ for Channel 4, ‘The Nokia Green Room’ (Channel 4), ‘U2 360 at the Rose Bowl’ (Sky One/ YouTube), ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ (Channel 4), ‘George Michael the Road to Wembley’ (Channel 4), ‘Elton 60 – Live at Madison Square Garden’ (ITV1/ITV2), Dancing Through the Blitz: Blackpool’s Big Band Story’ (BBC2), ‘Lip Sync Battle’ for Channel 5, ‘Julie Walters A Life on Screen’ and ‘Stephen Fry: A Life on Screen’ (a co-production with BAFTA Productions) for BBC Two. The chairman of Whizz Kid Entertainment is Patrick McKenna and MD is Lisa Chapman. Ingenious Group is a shareholder in Whizz Kid Entertainment. https://www.whizzkid.tv/
ABOUT ESSENTIAL ARTS ENTERTAINMENT
Essential Arts was set up two years ago by three leading music, film and television industry figures with over 80 years of experience by Producer Richard Conway, Music Executive Jim Gottlieb and Director Julien Temple with the intention of sourcing, developing and producing music based projects for Film, Television and multi- media platform release involving unique artists of integrity, authenticity and passion and subjects of substance, depth and meaning whose appeal is commercial, cultural and timeless. Previous projects include the critically acclaimed The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, Julien Temple’s “Habaneros” currently in final stages of post production and now in active production, the Julien Temple’s “Ibiza – The Silent Movie”.
ABOUT NITRATE FILM
Nitrate Film is Julien’s own production company that for many years has produced and directed both fiction and non-fiction releases winning critical and multiple awards along the way. Films include The Great Rock and Roll Swindle, The Filth and the Fury, The Future is Unwritten, Glastonbury, London The Modern Babylon and the Grierson award winning Requiem For Detroit?.
ABOUT SILVER REEL
Silver Reel is a leading international entertainment production and finance company creating elevated, high-quality content. Established in 2009, Silver Reel has developed, executive produced and produced 35 feature films with a production volume exceeding 600m USD including Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin starring Scarlett Johansson, the critically acclaimed thriller Eye in the Sky starring Helen Mirren and Jonathan Teplitzky’s The Railway Man starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth.
Current releases include Andy Serkis’ directorial debut Breathe, starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy. Other films include The Wife, starring six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce as husband and wife, directed by Berlin Silver Bear winner Bjorn Runge and the highly anticipated Loving Vincent, currently in release, the first fully painted animated film about Vincent van Gogh.
ABOUT BBC MUSIC
BBC Music will present a feast of television programming this autumn. This October, BBC One broadcasts a new six-part primetime music series, Sounds Like Friday Night, produced by the award-winning independent production company Fulwell 73. Last month, BBC Music brought live coverage of The Mercury Prize on BBC Four and BBC Radio 6 Music. BBC Studios presented Later 25 at the Royal Albert Hall, a special edition of Jools Holland’s show celebrating 25 years on BBC Two last month. This November, BBC One broadcasts Harry Styles at the BBC and Sam Smith at the BBC.
ABOUT FATBOY SLIM
Beach party and hedonistic party pioneer Fatboy Slim is well known for his pursuit of fun and firsts. From DJ’ing in the toilets at Manumission, to playing on the great wall of china, to 250k people on Brighton Beach to the houses of parliament, Igloos in Austria, Flamingo Beach in Brazil and can now claim to have played the most consecutive Glastonbury’s of any artist, 19 and counting He is an international platinum recording artist having sold over 10 million albums with accolades as far reaching as MTV best video awards, Grammys and a Brit. He has previously worked with Baz Lurhman and McG of Charlies Angels fame on film scores but working with Julien Temple as music director on Silent Movie is a real first.