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THE MICHELIN FILM: REACHING FOR THE STARS

The first documentary ever to reveal how Michelin stars are assigned, we meet chefs around the world with one, two or three Michelin stars along with restaurateurs, renowned food critics, wine producers and foodies. The narrator is Kristian Brask Thomsen, who knows the restaurant business from the inside and also knows how the Michelin guide and other critics work. Kristian will, in English, lead the viewer from topic to topic and be able to elaborate and clarify on certain points.  The audience will see chefs at work, creating their signature dishes, and the work that goes into attaining a Michelin star and what it means when one is lost. This is the world of haute cuisine as never seen before.


Director: Rasmus Dinesen
Length: feature film + TV hour
Delivery Date: February 2017
Status: Fully funded, in production a Bond/360 production in partnership with DR Sales

 

SHADOW MAN

Before Banksy there was Hambleton, called by many the “godfather” of street art. Shadowman follows this controversial figure and the era he emblazoned, from his first splashes on the walls of 1980s New York City, through his homelessness in the 90s, to his miraculous comeback today, just when street art is bursting out as the most popular art movement in the world.

Directed by award winning documentary director Oren Jacoby, Shadowman offers a rare opportunity to see an artist of Richard Hambleton’s caliber and historic importance – at a defining moment – still torn between his creative impulses, personal demons and pressures from the commercial art world.

Producer/Director: Oren Jacoby
Length: 80 minutes
Delivery Date: March 2017
Status: in production. A Bond/360 production.

 

TINY TIM

Tiny Tim

Once Tiny Tim was maybe the most famous person on four continents. Here´s the unique story about the rise and fall of Tiny Tim – in his own words. With the help of Tiny´s sensational diaries, and interviews with family and friends, we´ll get an intimate behind the scenes-look at one of the most spectacular careers in showbiz, ever.

November 1996: Tiny Tim collapses on stage in Minneapolis, when singing his hit “Tiptoe through the tulips”. His third wife, Miss Sue, holds him in her arms when his heart stops. This is where our story begins. Tiny´s life flashes before his, and our, eyes, with the help of his unique diaries, many TV-performances, and interviews with family, friends, and colleagues. The story moves freely in time, both before and after the golden years 1968-1970, towards the climax of the film: the short period in time when Tiny Tim was on the top of the world.

Director: Johann von Sidow
Length: feature film
Delivery Date: May 2017
Status: pre production, funding. Partners are DR Sales, SVT and Bond/360 for US and Canada

 

THE BEACH BOYS - FUN, FUN, FUN?

Beach Boys

The Beach Boys – Fun, Fun, Fun? will look at the crucial months of 1964 to tell the story of a band struggling to cope with the arrival of The Beatles, just beginning to develop beyond the style that had made them famous, and starting out on a road that led to Good Vibrations, Pet Sounds, and the personal crises of their creative genius.

Length: Full Feature
Delivery Date: TBD
Status: in production. A Bond/360 production in association with Stanza Media

 

Coming to Theaters Soon!

GOD KNOWS WHERE I AM (WINTER 2017)

The body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body, lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity, but told with poignance, beauty, humor, and spirituality. For nearly four months, Linda Bishop, a prisoner of her own mind, survived on apples and rain water, waiting for God to save her, during one of the coldest winters on record. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, including her own, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

Winner: Special Jury Prize, Hot Docs 2016

“A film of great beauty and tenderness that gradually reveals a confounding mental illness, this film is a human story at its heart. Ultimately, it illuminates a hidden problem of vast proportion with an epic yet intimate cinematic vision.” – Jury, Hot Docs"

Director:Todd & Jedd Wider
Length: 97 minutes
Genre: Documentary
All U.S and Canada rights available

View the trailer

* Opens January 2017 at Lincoln Plaza 
All worldwide rights available.

 

NOTES ON BLINDNESS (Fall 2016)

After losing sight, John Hull knew that if he did not try to understand blindness it would destroy him. In 1983 he began keeping an audio diary.

Over three years John recorded over sixteen hours of material, a unique testimony of loss, rebirth and renewal, excavating the interior world of blindness.

Published in 1990, the diaries were described by author and neurologist Oliver Sacks as, ‘A masterpiece… The most precise, deep and beautiful account of blindness I have ever read.’

Following on from the Emmy Award-winning short film of the same name, Notes on Blindness is an ambitious and groundbreaking work, both affecting and innovative – and one of the most essential British documentaries of the year.

The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival (alongside our virtual reality project), as well as winning the Special Jury Prize at the 59th San Francisco Film Festival and the Wellcome Trust Innovation and Storytelling Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Director: Peter Middleton & James Spinney
Length: 82 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Arts & Culture
U.S Only

* Opens at Film Forum 11/16 and the Laemmle Monica on 11/25

 

AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES (CURRENTLY IN RELEASE)

Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed an oeuvre of work that has garnered international acclaim, graced the pages of National Geographic and over 20 published books, and has enlisted admirers such as Jonathan Safran Foer, Errol Morris and Stephen Jay Gould. AN ART THAT NATURE MAKES details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – offering insight into her unique way of recontextualizing objects both ordinary and strange into sometimes disturbing but always breathtaking imagery.

"Ms. Purcell, whose work recalls a time when the visual arts were often closely linked to scientific inquiry and philosophical speculation, uses her camera to accomplish a more radical species of time travel. Before seeing Ms. Bernstein’s documentary, I had seen and admired some of Ms. Purcell’s art, but never taken the full measure of her accomplishment. Now it’s clear to me that she is without question our greatest living 17th-century photographer."  A.O Scott, New York Times

Director: Molly Bernstein
Length: 75 minutes
Genre: Documentary
All worldwide rights available.

STRIKE A POSE (Winter 2017)

In 1990, seven young male dancers-­‐6 gay, 1 straight -­‐joined Madonna on her most controversial tour. On stage and in the iconic film Truth or Dare, they showed the world how to express yourself. Now, 25 years later, they reveal the truth about life during and after the tour.  STRIKE A POSE is a dramatic tale about overcoming shame and finding the courage to be who you are.

Director: Ester Gould & Reijer Zwaan
Length: 85 mins.
Genre: Documentary, Arts & Culture
U.S Only

 

TV Avails

I AM THE AMBASSADOR 

I AM THE AMBASSADOR is a ten-episode documentary series, that depicts the life of the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark: Rufus Gifford. With a background in Hollywood as a Creative Executive and later on as the financial director of President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012, he moved to Denmark in 2013 to take office and to represent the United States in one of the most progressive countries in the EU. He now lives at Rydhave in the suburbs of Copenhagen with his partner Stephen DeVincent and their dog Argos.

The series offers exclusive inside perspectives to Rufus’ life as an ambassador along with his private life, thoughts and experiences. He spends his time exploring Denmark and meeting as many Danes as possible to better understand the Danish mentality. His personal mandate is to spread important messages about citizen involvement and diplomacy and he has plenty of ideas on how to do so. As an ambassador from the United States he works to continuously establish and maintain the relationship between the U.S. and Denmark, while also fighting for LGBT rights – an important cause for Rufus both professionally and personally.

Director: Niels Krogsgård & Nelle Renberg Andersen
Length: 30 minutes x 5 episodes
Genre: Unscripted drama
All U.S and Canada rights

 

THE INTERN CHEF 

Intern Chef


Swedish Michelin-starred chef Niklas Ekstedt sets out to work in the kitchens of some of the top chefs in the world, to learn their secrets and pick up inspiration. His goal is to compose and cook a meal that hopefully will make it all the way into the restaurants menu. And he has got only five days to succeed...

Length: 30 minutes x 5 episodes
Genre: Unscripted Drama
Worldwide rights available.
BOND/360 in association with SVT

To watch First Episode, click here and use ticket 360 when prompted. 

 

WALL WRITERS 

Before artists such as Banksy and Shepard Fairey became household names, there were graffiti pioneers who were responsible for adding such things as the first ever crown or arrow to their moniker beginning the evolution of style.

Wall Writers explores graffiti’s eruption into the mainstream society during a period of social turmoil in the late 1960s and early ‘70s, and takes a closer look not only at early graffiti’s place on the wall but its place in the culture of the time. Featuring unprecedented access to and exclusive interviews with graffiti’s originators CORNBREAD, TAKI 183, LSD OM, the film is an exclusive and visually stunning account of the beginnings of the largest art movement of the twentieth Century directed by Roger Gastman and narrated by legendary filmmaker John Waters.

Director: Roger Gastman
Length: 77 minutes
Genre: Documentary
All worldwide rights available

 

YARN 

Meet the artists who are disrupting the traditional notions of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and on to the street. Playing with space and environment, YARN follows circus performers, wool graffiti artists and interactive designers as they re-invent our relationship with this colorful threaded tradition. From the seas of Barcelona , to the cobblestoned streets of Rome and back to the angled skyscrapers of New York, Director Una Lorenzen weaves an animated tale of a visually striking landscape layered with stunning graphics, soothing poetry, and a vibrant spirit. This documentary is recommended for University and College courses in Art + Design and Women's Studies.

Director: Una Lorenzen
Length: 76 minutes
Genre: Arts & Culture
All rights U.S, Canada, Japan, Australia 

 

SOUND OF REDEMPTION

By 15 years old, Frank Morgan was an accomplished saxophonist, playing with the likes of Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday. As his notoriety grew, so did a steady heroin addiction, landing him in and out of jail for over 30 years. With so much incarcerated musical talent, San Quentin in the 1950s held one of the leading 16 man jazz groups in the country. The Sound of Redemption offers a frank look into the ups and downs of Morgan's life and a reflective look at african-american culture in 1950s Los Angeles. Centered around a 2012 tribute to the man in San Quentin penitentiary, friends, musical mentors, ex-lovers, and family look on and reminisce about the happy-sad life of the great Frank Morgan. This documentary is recommended for College and University Music Departments.

Director: NC Heikin
Length: 77 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Music Studies
All worldwide rights available

 

8 BIT GENERATION: THE COMMODORE WARS 

When Jack Tramiel invented Commodore in the 1970’s, he envisioned computing for the masses and not just the upper classes. Spearheading the personal technology revolution and combatting giants like Apple and IBM, Commodore became a household name by changing the way in which we interact, create and play with computers. From the advent of the groundbreaking Atari and Tetris games to the evolution of contemporary technological design, 8 Bit Generation: The Commodore Wars is recommended for high school and college courses in Gaming, Engineering and Technology.

Director: Davide Agosta & Tomaso Walliser
Length: 99 minutes
Genre: Documentary, Computer Science
All worldwide rights available