Los Angeles, CA, October 25, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- American World Pictures (AWP), a Los Angeles based independent motion picture distribution and production company, lands International distribution rights to Ghost Writer (a.k.a Suffering Man’s Charity), staring Alan Cumming (X2) and David Boreanaz (Bones).
In Alan Cumming's solo directorial debut Ghost Writer, Cumming plays John Vandermark, a failed composer turned music teacher with a weakness for impoverished young men of great aspirations. When handsome dilettante Sebastian St. Germain (David Boreanaz) enters his life claiming to be a novelist, Vandermark is stirred to help him in any way he can. But Vandermark soon grows bitter when his charity is abused. The final blow comes with the discovery that every woman in town is getting a piece of Sebastian with not a scrap left over for his gracious host. What ensues is a malevolent comic bow to the Grand Guignol, offering a fresh twist on the hustler/john power dynamic. With echoes of Edgar Alan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" and the Joseph Losey/Harold Pinter '60s film classic, “The Servant”, the edgy and stylish Ghost Writer, teaming with juicy theatrical brio, offers fierce performances from Boreanaz and the inimitable chameleon Cumming. Henry Thomas, impressively suave, co-stars with spirited cameos from Anne Heche, Karen Black, Carrie Fisher and Jane Lynch.
Ghost Writer was a labor of love. Alan Cumming believed so strongly in the project, he was investing some of his own money in it. Ghost Writer was a project achieved through passion and tight teamwork.
Ghost Writer (a.k.a. Suffering Man’s Charity) was the Official Selection at the Philadelphia Film Festival 2007 and at 2007 SXSW. American World Pictures will be screening Ghost Writer on November 1st at AFM 2007.
About American World Pictures:
Based in Los Angeles, American World Pictures has distinguished itself as one of the leading and most consistent independent production and distribution companies in the industry. Under the experienced hand of company founder Dana Dubovsky and President Mark L. Lester, American World Pictures focuses on distributing films to the domestic and international marketplace. The company’s growing distribution slate is comprised of genre-driven, demographic specific internally produced films, co-productions and acquisitions.