Celsius Entertainment Ltd is a London & Berlin based International Sales Company founded in 2004 by film sales veteran Thierry Wase-Bailey, formerly co-owner and Managing Director of Hanway Films where he was responsible for sales on Phillip Noyce’s RABBIT-PROOF FENCE, THE CUP, Takeshi Kitano’s BROTHER, Bernardo Bertolucci’s THE DREAMERS, & David MacKenzie’s YOUNG ADAM, amongst many others. Prior to Hanway Thierry was Head of Sales, Acquisitions & Marketing at Majestic & Head of Sales at Goldcrest.
Celsius Entertainment’s track record and success in the international Sales arena is indisputable. Previous titles include Sundance winner MANDA BALA (SEND A BULLET); the international hit PARIS, JE T’AIME; romantic drama TARA ROAD starring Andie MacDowell; RIVER QUEEN starring Kiefer Sutherland & Samantha Morton; multiple children’s film festival winner CRUSADE: A MARCH THROUGH TIME starring Emily Watson; FREAKONOMICS based on the international bestseller; dramatic thriller ANGELS CREST [aka ABANDONED] starring Thomas Dekker, Elizabeth McGovern, Mira Sorvino & Jeremy Piven and the indie hit TURN ME ON, GODDAMMIT which went on to win best Film at the Norwegian Oscars. Celsius’ genre division Fahrenheit Pictures specializes in horror and fantasy films and has titles such as teen horror FROM WITHIN starring Thomas Dekker & Jared Harris, and Brian [RE-ANIMATOR] Yuzna’s creature horror AMPHIBIOUS 3D, shot in stereoscopic 3D.
Our current slate includes Jon Kasdan’s THE FIRST TIME from Castle Rock, Canana’s COME OUT AND PLAY starring Vinessa Shaw & Ebon Moss-Bachrach [under the Fahrenheit banner], Travis Fine’s ANY DAY NOW, winner of an unprecedented ten audience awards and starring Alan Cumming in a stellar performance, and John Boorman’s QUEEN AND COUNTRY (sequel to the much loved and Oscar nominated, HOPE AND GLORY) now in production [selected rights only- main sales agent/ co-producer is now Le Pacte].
Celsius has also taken over world distribution rights of Park-Chan Wook’s 2003 cult classic OLDBOY, and plans releases on VOD for the first time in many markets, to tie in with Spike Lee’s remake now rolling out.
In addition to its sales activities Celsius Entertainment continues to expand its involvement in executive production. Currently, Celsius is partnering with seasoned producers for a slate of projects, including:
DOWN AND DIRTY PICTURES, based on the Peter Biskind book of the same title is now in the final development stages. We are partnering with Broadway producer Vivek Tiwary, and film financier Kevin Frakes [PalmStar Capital] for this very original comedy/drama. Vincent D’Onofrio, Andy Serkis, Toby Jones, among several others- have committed.
Down & Dirty Pictures is an energetic, obscenely funny, unique story about the mavericks who helped to create, mold, and later reinvent the modern day independent film industry.
THE LINESMAN, a crime thriller set in Scotland, written & directed by Matthew Watson [documentary CAMBODIA: the Virginity Trade], produced by Carol McGregor & Patsi Mackenzie.
While servicing high tension wires in a remote location a lineman watches a girl set up a video camera, strip, walk into a lake and disappear. Warren rushes down the pylon to the lake and dives in after the girl but doesn’t find her. He takes the video to the police and quickly becomes the main suspect…
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