Los Angeles, CA, October 17, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Producer Casey Evans and director Brad Jurjens are launching their new distribution entity Tavix Pictures at AFM, November 5 – 12, 2008 at the Loews Hotel in Santa Monica. They will sell the domestic and international rights to their impressive slate including the action film Hired Gun, filmmaker John W. Kim’s Hitchcockian thriller Blur and Michael O’Brien’s baby-boomer rockumentary Going to Whatstock?
Dedicated to producing quality films through collaborative development, Evans and Jurjens have also been able to secure financing for their upcoming films. According to Evans, “Tavix Pictures has and will continue to evolve with the industry to be the most efficient, dedicated company that can cut ‘standard’ costs in half by re-organizing workflow and keeping pace with current technology trends that are associated with every aspect of filmmaking from production through distribution.”
Written and directed by Jurjens, Hired Gun is an action film that calls on the prescient theme of domestic terrorism starring Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill and Sin City), Ilia Volokh (Indiana Jones 4, Charlie Wilson’s War), Fahim Fazli (Iron Man, Eagle Eye), Said Faraj (Ghost, The Green Zone) and Johan Urb (Dirt, The Hottie and the Nottie). Also on board to add their technological expertise are sound editor Steve Flick, who won an Academy Award for his work on Speed, visual effects artist Mark Lasoff, who won an Academy Award on the mega-hit Titanic and veteran score mixer Steve Kempster, whose credits include Armageddon, Enemy of the State and The Bourne Identity.
Blur, a psychological thriller in the realm of Rear Window stars Charlie Hofheimer (Black Hawk Down, The Village) and Katharine Towne (Blades of Glory, Mulholland Drive, What Lies Beneath). The film marks the feature debut of award-winning filmmaker John W. Kim, whose short It’s A Horrible Life won the Eveo national short film prize in 2003. Kim also co-edited the Student Academy Award nominee Tell Me while at USC. Blur has been accepted to the 2008 International Film Festival in England and the 2009 British Film Festival in LA.
Going to Whatstock? is a documentary depicting the journey of Michael and Jackie O’Brien, owners of the world famous and legendary restaurant Toi on Sunset, as they reunite with their 1960’s band to play one last time at “Goodstock” a music festival in celebration of the original Woodstock co produced by the producer of Woodstock, Artie Kornfeld on the 40th anniversary of "The Summer of Love-” 1967. The inspirational film also features Ed Begley, Jr., reminiscing about the 60’s, and Giovanni Ribisi jamming on the guitar with his father and Michael O’Brien.
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