Breakthrough Entertainment has joined with Dutch Features Global Entertainment to co-‐executive produce the theatrical drama Joe’s Mountain, it was jointly announced by Marina Cordoni Vice-‐President of Movies for Breakthrough Entertainment and Pim van Collem, President of Dutch Features Global Entertainment.
Dutch Features will team with Breakthrough in order to secure European distribution partners for the film to be directed by Chuck Rose (Side Effects, The Elevator). The producers have signed Kris Kristofferson for the film and are in discussions to cast Academy Award-‐winning actress Helen
Production will take place in Canada. Joe’s Mountain casts Kristofferson as a former ladies man who becomes a local
celebrity when his dreams of future events suddenly start coming true. When he meets a beautiful, younger woman and her dying son, his new “powers” are put to the test as they embark on a road trip to find a mysterious lake that will change all their lives.
Producer of the film is Henry Boger, whose credits include HAVEN, starring Orlando Bloom and Zoe Saldana; EVEN MONEY, starring
Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta and Lelsey Grammer; CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND, starring Patrick Swayze and Tim Curry; HOLLYWOOD AND WINE, starring Chris Kattan, David Spade and Pamela Anderson; and GUNS, GIRLS AND GAMBLING, starring Christian Slater, Gary Oldman and Dane Cook. “ The magical script by Chuck Rose combined with the highly attractive cast makes this a very special film-‐project and we are extremely proud to join with Breakthrough Entertainment in helping to secure European presale distribution partners and commence production. Our company has had the privilege of bringing several special projects to market, and Joe’s Mountain is among the most extraordinary projects we have
had the opportunity to get behind,” said van Collem.
“Joe’s Mountain is a magnificent story with compelling and unique general audience appeal. Kris Kristofferson is perfectly cast in the lead role and we are delighted to be in talks with Helen Hunt. Chuck Rose as written a moving script. He and Henry Boger have done a marvelous job bringing the project to life. We are excited to join in further developing the project,” said Cordoni.
“In writing Joe’s Mountain I wanted to tell a story of courage and redemption. All the characters have been held back in one way or another by cages of their own making. In having the strength to move beyond their past mistakes and reach out to each other, miraculous things begin to happen. We are truly thrilled at the prospect of having actors with the talent and stature of Helen and Kris, who bring a lifetime of experience to their roles,” says writer/director Chuck Rose.
About Breakthrough Entertainment: Headquartered in Toronto, Breakthrough Entertainment Inc.
(BEI) is a world class studio and leading global producer and distributor of acclaimed primetime comedy and drama series, as well as factual entertainment, documentaries, television movies, feature films, family entertainment and children’s animation. As one of Canada’s largest television production and distribution companies, BEI has licensed programs to major broadcasters in over 200 territories. With a catalogue of over 3000 half-‐hours of programming, the company handles distribution as well as worldwide pre-‐sales, co-‐productions and third-‐party acquisitions. In addition to its dedicated program development, production and distribution divisions, Breakthrough’s digital media division ranks among one of the industry’s most respected producers of
high quality digital entertainment, including ebooks, webisodes and online and mobile games.
About Dutch Features Global Entertainment: Dutch Features Global Entertainment was established by film distribution veteran, Pim van Collem as an international licensing and producers’ representation company aimed at marketing and licensing high concept European feature films and event mini-‐series to international distributors, networks and studios. In addition to securing licensing deals for its’ exclusive product, the company co-‐develops and arranges co-‐financing for select feature films and Event mini-‐series through co-‐productions. Since its formation, Dutch Features has establishedworking relationships and co-‐productions with leading European companies such as, Constantin TV, Global Screen, Endemol Entertainment, Atlas Film Distribution, Content Television and Digital, Palatin Media and Topkapi Films.
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