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:
ROSA from acclaimed director Ray Lawrence [JINDABYNE, LANTANA] and THE LORD OF THE RINGS producer Barrie M. Osborne & GOOD WILL HUNTING executive producer Su Armstrong. ROSA [working title] is a sweeping romance set across three generations and two continents and stars Elena Anaya [Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In] and Emily Browning [SUCKER PUNCH, POMPEII]. PP starts May 2014.
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…
For more information, please visit celsiusentertainment.com or email Sales@Celsiusentertainment.com
Thierry WASE-BAILEY Managing Director & Head of Sales
Thierry Wase-Bailey has over 20 years experience in the international film sales and licensing business. Having started at Rank Film Distributors, he worked for World Film Alliance and Goldcrest Films before joining Majestic Films & Television as Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Acquisitions. He then launched a consultancy in 1998 called Entco Ltd. where he helped to secure finance for, and sold, several films including THE INTRUDER (starring John Hannah and Nastassja Kinski), and the animated feature MILLIONAIRE DOGS. The company later suspended its activities whilst he co-founded and ran HanWay Films. Following his departure from the company in December 2003 Thierry returned to Entco which he re-launched as Celsius Entertainment late 2004.An Anglo-French citizen, Thierry was educated at the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle in London and the University of London where he obtained his Degree (with honors) in Chemistry with Management.
Henriette WOLLMANN Acquisitions & Legal Affairs
[Rechtsanwaeltin Germany Member of the Bar Association in Hamburg, Germany) and Solicitor (England and Wales) non-practicing.
Henriette Wollmann is a seasoned entertainment and media law attorney with over 15 years experience specializing in film financing, contract negotiation, copyright & trademark, licensing, and production. She has represented numerous organizations ranging from producers, directors, and writers to independent production companies, distributors, and international sales firms, including Trickompany Filmproduktion, IGEL Media AG, ottfilm, and Celsius Entertainment. Henriette practices law in both Germany and England. She is co-founder and board member of Women in Film and Television Germany, www.wiftg.org, Women in Film and Television Europe, www.wift-europe.com, and Mediation in the Media, Music & in the Arts, www.mimma.de,.
Christina BERGER Sales Assistant
Christina Berger studied at Filmcollege Vienna Film Production and Editing for 3 1/2 years. After her studies at Filmcollege she has been working for an Austrian theatrical distributor called Elmo Movieworld. There she was responsible for sales and disposition for Austria and Trentino Alto Altidge.
Philippine MIGNOT legal Assistant
Philippine Mignot studied Law at University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 for 5 years. She graduated with a Master degree in Film & Media Law and a Master Degree in European Law. She is the president of the Film Law society “Ecran Droit.”
Past members of staff
Suhaila Mahmoud [class of 2013]
Matthieu Menard [class of 2012] has returned to Rouen Business School
Viviana Forziati [class of 2012] has returned to Naples
Igor Auzepy [class of 2011] is now a production assistant at Les Films du Poisson, Paris – Producer of ON TOUR
Mario Cerna [class of 2007-11] is now a sales executive at Electric Sky
Calum Gray [class of 2008-9] is now a sales executive at Independent; previously Acquisitions and Development Executive at Mercury Media International
James Brown [class of 2006-7] is now a producer with Metrodome
Tim Grohne [class of 2004-7] runs his own consultancy
Alfred Chubb [class of 2004-6] now Head of Music at HTC Corporation after a stint as Head of Paramount Digital Europe