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"THE LAST BEAT" GOES BOHEMIAN!

We've recently teamed up with Bohemia Group for our next feature film project "The Last Beat."  Susan Ferris and Alison Buck, who will produce the film alongside Robert Saitzyk, will also take on the duties of music supervisor and casting director respectively.

Inspired by Jim Morrison's final days, and taking a similar approach as Gus Van Sant's "Last Days, “The Last Beat” revolves around fictional rock star Jay Douglas who has exiled himself to Paris where he hopes to fall into the artist's life as a poet and writer, wishing he could completely erase his former stardom.  The rich storyline will be accompanied by an original soundtrack that reaches back into the early 70’s with influences ranging from rock 'n roll to the French Pop of the time.

Shawn Andrews leads the cast as the troubled Jay Douglas, whose screen credits include the award winning “Fix” opposite Olivia Wilde, “Dazed and Confused,” and Matt Dillon's “City of Ghosts." The very beautiful and talented Cameron Richardson is also attached as Valerie, Jay's long term girlfriend. An earthy redhead from sunny California, she's Jay's only real home, and the one person who knows that he's deep down inside less a rock star, but a true poet. Cameron's selected credits include studio films, eclectic independents, and network television, including the Almodóvar inspired "Women in Trouble" alongside Adrianne Palicki and Carla Gugino, and as Chloe Carter in CBS' "Harper's Island." Also attached in supporting roles are Oscar-nominated actor Seymour Cassel, Kevin Corrigan, and musical icon Cyndi Lauper.

Stay tuned for more cast and production info!

 

"GODSPEED" WINS BEST FEATURE FILM AT THE 2010 RAVENNA NIGHTMARE FILM FESTIVAL!

We are proud to announce that "Godspeed" has been presented with the Golden Ring for Best Feature Film at the 2010 Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival! Much thanks to the jury, programmers, and the rest of the staff for having our film!

 

"GODSPEED" OPENS MARCH 26, 2010!

• NEW YORK CITY, CINEMA VILLAGE, starting MARCH 26, 2010

• LOS ANGELES, SUNSET 5, starting APRIL 9, 2010

• ANCHORAGE, BEAR TOOTH THEATRE, starting APRIL 16, 2010

Cast and Crew will be present for opening weekend screenings at the Cinema Village and the Sunset 5!!

Please check theatres for ticket prices and showtimes.

More cities and screenings to come, so please check back to see if the film is playing in city near you!

 

"GODSPEED" IN SF!

Much thanks to Holly Roach and Jeff Ross for having us at the 2010 San Francisco Independent Film Festival. Both screenings were at the wonderful Roxie theater, with great Q&A from the crowd.

"GODSPEED" -- BACK "HOME"

We screened at the Anchorage International Film Festival on Dec. 6th and 11th. It was great coming back "home," and we hope to play Anchorage again as well as other AK regions. All Alaska fans -- let your local theatres know about the film!

Thanks to Rand and Tony for having us out there for the festival.

"GODSPEED" LOVES AUSTIN!

Our screenings went very well thanks to the smart, responsive, and passionate Austinites in the audience. Some of the best Q&A we've had so far!

We want to thank Kelly, David, Adrian, Samantha, and of course our kick-ass liasons, Stephanie and Eddie for making it all happen.

Please also see this AMAZING review from Marc Savlov of the Austin Chronicle. 

"GODSPEED" INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE: 20TH STOCKHOLM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

"Godspeed" sceened as part of the American Independents section in the prestigious Stockholm International Film Festival, alongside indie filmmakers Andrew Bujalski and Harmony Korine, and films by Steven Soderbergh and Jim Jarmusch. We're very excited and honored to be part of this group of new and established American filmmakers in Stockholm.

Click the headline for our program page (yes, it's in English) or here for the full festival website (also in English).

CineVegas goes on hiatus for next year's festival

This is very sad, disappointing news. CineVegas represents an important stop for edgier independent fare that many times is not recognized by other festivals. Our film GODSPEED benefiting greatly from the well-run, and well-publicized festival. We'll keep watching for more news with the hope that the festival will return as strong as ever.

"Godspeed" is the Closing Night Gala Film at the Idaho Int'l Film Festival.

Thanks to Bruce Fletcher and the rest of the Idaho FF team for having us. Great audiences and great filmmakers!

"Godspeed" is awarded a Special Jury Award for Exceptional Artistic Achievement at the 2009 CineVegas Film Festival!

The award was given to actor/producers Cory Knauf, Joseph McKelheer & director Robert Saitzyk and was presented by writer/director Jody Hill, who along with Eugene Hernandez (Editor-in-Chief of indieWIRE), critics Christy Lemire & Glenn Whipp, formed this year's CineVegas competition jury.

 

Alterity Films was formed by producer Aaron Rice and writer/director Robert Saitzyk to initially produce their independently financed first feature, AFTER THE FLOOD. Joseph Chase, with his company First Amendment Films, has been a key partner in the completion of AFTER THE FLOOD, and most recently in executive producing WHITE OF WINTER, which had its world premiere at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.

Alterity Films seeks to produce films that challenge, provoke, and carry forth a unique voice, and is committed to utilizing, growing with, and learning new technologies that enable filmmakers to explore new ways to expand and enrich the visual storytelling experience of contemporary cinema.

GODSPEED is Robert's third feature, and has recently had its world premiere at the 2009 CineVegas Film Festival. The film was awarded the festival's Special Jury Prize for Exceptional Artistic Achievement. GODSPEED was subsequently released theatrically in New York and Los Angeles, and is now widely available on DVD, on Demand, and on Netflix and iTunes.

The film has also been released internationally on DVD in France, Germany, Australia, Italy, Hong Kong, Argentina, the Netherlands, and South Africa, through such companies as One Movie in Italy and Lionsgate UK and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Australia.

GODSPEED was produced along with Film Harvest, Highlander Films, and Helios TV.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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