Jun 22 2011

HOUSE OF BOYS IN THEATERS LATE SUMMER 2011

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SOURCE: http://www.americanbankingnews.com/2011/06/16/daily-variety-announces-house-of-boys-in-theaters-late-summer-2011/

Luxembourg-based Delux Productions (Merchant of Venice; Girl With a Pearl Earring) has concluded an agreement with U.S. distributor Matson Films for a theatrical release of its feature film House of Boys for late summer 2011. Delux’s Bob Bellion and Jimmy de Brabant produced the film, co-written and directed by Jean-Claude Schlim. Moonstone Entertainment’s Etchie Stroh, executive produced and is the worldwide sales rep. House of Boys was shot in English, on location in Luxembourg and Germany.Deftly re-creating Europe’s ‘80’s gay dance club era and featuring a pulsating soundtrack by NYC-based electro-pop duo Dangerous Muse, House of Boys follows the coming-of-age of Frank, a newly-out teen who’s left home to explore his freedom and lifestyle in the intoxicating world of an all-male cabaret run by the glamorous, eccentric Madame (Udo Kier). After falling for fellow dancer Jake, his first “true love”, Frank finds his sense of fulfillment later give way to trepidation when Jake is diagnosed with AIDS, a then-virtually-unknown affliction. Amidst the fear and rejection the two encounter as the epidemic spreads, they are comforted by a compassionate doctor (Stephen Fry; WildeV for Vendetta; Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire) and the House of Boys “den mother,” Emma.The film soundtrack features some of the biggest hits of the era including Tainted Love by Soft Cell, Muscle Bound by Spandau Ballet World of My Own an original song composed and recorded for the film by Jimmy Somerville of Bronski Beat fame, and Night Break by Jimmy Hendrixin addition to original songs contributed by Dangerous Muse.“We are delighted to partner with Matson Films in bringing House of Boys to the big screen,” commented Bellion, noting Matson’s expertise in marketing specialty films, particularly music-driven features. “As filmmakers, we took pride in evoking the era in which the film is set, including the sights and sounds of the dance club scene. At the same time, we wanted to present a story and characters that, while specific to the era, transcend it and are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago. We entrust Matson Films with ensuring that House of Boys will reach the widest possible audience.”“The opportunity to present House of Boys, which will no doubt draw in audiences that appreciate the music and the epoch, is especially significant as we mark the 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic,” notes Matson. He further states that “while the film will have particular resonance with gay audiences, we consider its themes of unconditional love and claiming one’s identity to have universal appeal.”   DELUX PRODUCTIONS With over 20 years of experience in production, project financing and servicing of international feature films, Delux has become a leading independent player in Europe. Delux has produced or coproduced over 30 films, many of which have been selected in major Festivals worldwide and received Academy Award nominations including, Girl with a Pearl EarringShadow of a Vampire;Merchant of Venicestarring Al Pacino and 3 films directed by Peter Greenaway – The Pillow Book, 81/2 Women and The Tulse Luper Suitcases. Delux currently has two films in post-production, Belle Du Seigneurstarring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Marianne Faithfull and Hysteria featuring an all-star cast including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce and Rupert Everett.MATSON FILMS Founded in 2004, Matson Films is a theatrical and DVD distributor of independent films. The company’s acquisitions focus is on films from emerging directors and the distribution strategy works to provide the excitement and community of traditional movie-going with the all-access opportunity of the exploding digital landscape. Matson Films released the award-winning comedy (Toronto Film Festival, Gen Art Film Festival, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival) IT’S ALL GONE PETE TONG to 30 markets in April 2005; THE WORLD’S BEST PROM in April 2006; SNOW BLIND in Winter 2006; and TOWNCRAFT in May 2007; SINNER in January 2009; and the acclaimed GHOST BIRD in September 2010. MOONSTONE ENTERTAINMENT Established by Ernst “Etchie” Stroh and his wife Yael at the Cannes Film Festival of 1992 Moonstone has produced several films including AFTERGLOW together with Robert Altman and directed by Alan Rudolph, starring Nick Nolte and Julie Christie (in a role that captured a 1998 Academy Award nomination for Best Actress); COOKIES FORTUNE, another Moonstone/Altman collaboration directed by Altman and starring Glenn Close, Julianne Moore and Liv Tyler; DANCING AT THE BLUE IGUANA directed by Michael Radford and THE PROMISE, directed by Chen Kaige which garnered a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Foreign Film in 2006. Go towww.houseofboysmovie.comwww.matsonfilms.comwww.delux.lu

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SOURCE: http://www.americanbankingnews.com/2011/06/16/daily-variety-announces-house-of-boys-in-theaters-late-summer-2011/

Luxembourg-based Delux Productions (Merchant of Venice; Girl With a Pearl Earring) has concluded an agreement with U.S. distributor Matson Films for a theatrical release of its feature film House of Boys for late summer 2011. Delux’s Bob Bellion and Jimmy de Brabant produced the film, co-written and directed by Jean-Claude Schlim. Moonstone Entertainment’s Etchie Stroh, executive produced and is the worldwide sales rep. House of Boys was shot in English, on location in Luxembourg and Germany.Deftly re-creating Europe’s ‘80’s gay dance club era and featuring a pulsating soundtrack by NYC-based electro-pop duo Dangerous Muse, House of Boys follows the coming-of-age of Frank, a newly-out teen who’s left home to explore his freedom and lifestyle in the intoxicating world of an all-male cabaret run by the glamorous, eccentric Madame (Udo Kier). After falling for fellow dancer Jake, his first “true love”, Frank finds his sense of fulfillment later give way to trepidation when Jake is diagnosed with AIDS, a then-virtually-unknown affliction. Amidst the fear and rejection the two encounter as the epidemic spreads, they are comforted by a compassionate doctor (Stephen Fry; WildeV for Vendetta; Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire) and the House of Boys “den mother,” Emma.The film soundtrack features some of the biggest hits of the era including Tainted Love by Soft Cell, Muscle Bound by Spandau Ballet World of My Own an original song composed and recorded for the film by Jimmy Somerville of Bronski Beat fame, and Night Break by Jimmy Hendrixin addition to original songs contributed by Dangerous Muse.“We are delighted to partner with Matson Films in bringing House of Boys to the big screen,” commented Bellion, noting Matson’s expertise in marketing specialty films, particularly music-driven features. “As filmmakers, we took pride in evoking the era in which the film is set, including the sights and sounds of the dance club scene. At the same time, we wanted to present a story and characters that, while specific to the era, transcend it and are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago. We entrust Matson Films with ensuring that House of Boys will reach the widest possible audience.”“The opportunity to present House of Boys, which will no doubt draw in audiences that appreciate the music and the epoch, is especially significant as we mark the 30th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic,” notes Matson. He further states that “while the film will have particular resonance with gay audiences, we consider its themes of unconditional love and claiming one’s identity to have universal appeal.”   DELUX PRODUCTIONS With over 20 years of experience in production, project financing and servicing of international feature films, Delux has become a leading independent player in Europe. Delux has produced or coproduced over 30 films, many of which have been selected in major Festivals worldwide and received Academy Award nominations including, Girl with a Pearl EarringShadow of a Vampire;Merchant of Venicestarring Al Pacino and 3 films directed by Peter Greenaway – The Pillow Book, 81/2 Women and The Tulse Luper Suitcases. Delux currently has two films in post-production, Belle Du Seigneurstarring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Marianne Faithfull and Hysteria featuring an all-star cast including Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce and Rupert Everett.MATSON FILMS Founded in 2004, Matson Films is a theatrical and DVD distributor of independent films. The company’s acquisitions focus is on films from emerging directors and the distribution strategy works to provide the excitement and community of traditional movie-going with the all-access opportunity of the exploding digital landscape. Matson Films released the award-winning comedy (Toronto Film Festival, Gen Art Film Festival, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival) IT’S ALL GONE PETE TONG to 30 markets in April 2005; THE WORLD’S BEST PROM in April 2006; SNOW BLIND in Winter 2006; and TOWNCRAFT in May 2007; SINNER in January 2009; and the acclaimed GHOST BIRD in September 2010. MOONSTONE ENTERTAINMENT Established by Ernst “Etchie” Stroh and his wife Yael at the Cannes Film Festival of 1992 Moonstone has produced several films including AFTERGLOW together with Robert Altman and directed by Alan Rudolph, starring Nick Nolte and Julie Christie (in a role that captured a 1998 Academy Award nomination for Best Actress); COOKIES FORTUNE, another Moonstone/Altman collaboration directed by Altman and starring Glenn Close, Julianne Moore and Liv Tyler; DANCING AT THE BLUE IGUANA directed by Michael Radford and THE PROMISE, directed by Chen Kaige which garnered a Golden Globe Nomination for Best Foreign Film in 2006. Go towww.houseofboysmovie.comwww.matsonfilms.comwww.delux.lu

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