Doc on Cult UK Band 'The Stone Roses' to Be Touted to Buyers at the European Film Market
LONDON -- British filmmaker Shane Meadows' rock doc The Stone Roses: Made of Stone and Catch Me Daddy, the movie debut for commercials and music-video director Daniel Wolfe, will be touted to buyers by Altitude Film Entertainment during the upcoming European Film Market.
Set up in 2012 by Will Clarke, Andy Mayson and Mike Runagall, the UK banner now sports seven movies on its sales slate.
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone is billed as an "intimate and personal documentary" following one of the most revered and influential bands in the UK's music history as they embark on their long-awaited reunion tour in 2012 after breaking up in 1996.
Meadows was granted unprecedented access to the band for almost a year, from the press conference in October 2011 announcing the reunion through private early rehearsals and a secret comeback gig to footage of the Manchester band’s live performances during their worldwide tour in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Lyon, Hamburg, Belfast, Japan and Heaton Park.
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone is produced by Mark Herbert for Warp Films and is fully financed by Film4.
Revolver Entertainment has UK rights to the title.
Catch Me Daddy marks the feature debut for Wolfe, whose resume include promos for Plan B’s double-platinum album The Defamation of Strickland Banks, The Horrors, Duffy, Take That and Chase & Status.
Set for production in March, Catch Me Daddy is billed as a taut and visceral thriller inspired by the classic character-driven thriller of the 1970s.
In a story about a couple on the run from the type of violence and crime that the law cannot reach, Wolfe aims to overturn the conventions of the thriller genre, with a female lead stepping up as the heroine of the piece.
Catch Me Daddy is produced by Mike Elliott of Emu Films and has been co-developed and co-financed by Film4 and the BFI Film Fund, with additional production finance support from Screen Yorkshire and Lip Sync.
StudioCanal will distribute in the UK.
Altitude has already inked deal memos across its other titles with The Good People, to be directed by Corin Hardy, selling to Momentum (UK), Cinemania (former Yugoslavia), Multivision (Singapore, Philippines), Phars (Middle East), Queen (Indonesia) and Suraya (Malaysia).
Kill Your Friends, to be directed by Owen Harris, has sold to Studiocanal (U.K.), Cinemania (former Yugoslavia), Cinesky (Airlines) and Phars (Middle East), while Outpost 37, to be directed by Jabbar Raisani, has flown off the shelves to CCC (Japan), Entertainment One (UK, France, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, South Africa, South Korea), Impuls (Switzerland), Multivision (Singapore, Philippines), Phars (Middle East), Premium (CIS) and Queen (Indonesia).
Son of a Gun, written and to be directed by Julius Avery, has sold to Ascot Elite (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), California Films (Latin America), Cinemania (former Yugoslavia), Penny Black Media (Airlines), Phars (Middle East) and PT Amero (Indonesia).