Cannes Lions 2014
Congratulations to Victor Haegelin, Chris Cairns and Eric Lynne!
Partizan came away with 9 Lions in total at Cannes Lions 2014! One Gold, Five Silver and Three Bronze. Congratulations to Victor Haegelin, Chris Cairns and Eric Lynne!
The Dallas Project
Help Poppy de Villeneuve bring her feature length documentary The Dallas Project to life!Watch Trailer
There are more strip clubs in the United States than anywhere else in the world. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that over 500,000 American citizens find employment at strip clubs. (And that’s just what’s on the books.) Yet despite the prevalence, our understanding of strippers and the club industry remains limited and subject to stereotypes. In this feature-length documentary, we hope to pull back the curtain and reveal a more complete picture of a world that's largely unknown. We aspire to uncover a new version of the female experience and to humanize an industry that has long been a source of criticism.
Support! Help Poppy reach her budget goal by contributing to her Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign today!
A creative platform for goodRead More
Partizan is teaming up with ADCAN - a new and noteworthy program that partners emerging filmmakers with various charity organizations to create innovative film collaborations for great causes and the chance to be recognized, mentored and potentially signed by leading industry talent. Partizan is one of three top production companies that will judge this year's entries. Find out more about this exciting opportunity and learn how to submit your film.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone!
Michael Gracey to direct Daughter of Smoke & Bone!
Congrats to Michael Gracey! Michael will officially be directing Universal's film adaptation of Laini Taylor's young-adult fantasy novel Daughter of Smoke & Bone. Met with high critical acclaim upon its release in 2011, the award-winning novel is the first installment in a trilogy. The second book was named a New York Times best-seller and the third will be released in spring 2014.
Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?
Michel Gondry’s new trailerWATCH THE TRAILER
World premiere in NYC on nov 22nd. European premiere at the Berlin film festival.
Storyboard TV Competition
Partizan Writer Jackson Sinder Wins Best New TV Pilot Competition!Read More
Congratulations to Jackson Sinder who won the Grand Prize in the Best New TV Pilot Competition!
Members of the site read the three final scripts and decided Jackson as the winner based on a vote.
Jackson is an aspiring writer, currently working in the Partizan Films department in LA.
Fire in the Night
Anthony Wonke wins at Edinburgh Film FestivalGO TO FILM PAGE
Congratulations Anthony Wonke! 'Fire in the Night' won The EIFF 2013 Audience Award at The Edinburgh Film Festival.
Bronze Lion winners Royal Post with CarambarWATCH
Royal Post come away with the Bronze Lion at this years Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity with Carambar.
Institut de France
Hervé Plumet wins at the Cannes Lions 2013WATCH
Institut de France by Hervé Plumet takes the Bronze Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2013.
Steven Briand wins Young Director Award at Cannes LionsRead More
Congratulations to Steven Briand on winning the Young Director Award for Shunpo!
A great success in the USPLAY TRAILER
Over 60,000 views on VOD in the US in one month, despite 2 million pirate connections!
Fire in the Night
A documentary on the 1988 oil rig disasterPLAY TRAILER
Anthony Wonke's new documentary is getting released on June 21st 2013 and is already getting rave reviews online.
In July 1988, 167 men died after North Sea rig Piper Alpha exploded: the worst oil disaster in history.
Anthony Wonke’s documentary gathers survivors and rescuers to revisit the tragedy, building a stark, nerveshredding portrait of desperate heroism beyond the reach of a fictional disaster movie.
L'Epine dans le Coeur
DVD releaseRead MoreMichel Gondry's film L'Epine dans le Coeur is now on release on DVD in France, Belgium & Switzerland.Michel chronicles the life of Gondry family matriarch, his aunt Suzette Gondry, and her relationship with her son, Jean-Yves.
Steve Golin: A Portrait of a Producer
We have just finished this documentary about Industry legend Steve Golin showcasing his vision and expertise in the production of films such as Eternal Sunshine and The Game.
Shunpo has been shortlisted for the Young Director Award 2013!PLAY
The winner will be announced during an award ceremony on June 20th at JW Marriot Theatre (Cannes) at 5pm.
In 'Shunpo', Steven Briand has found an exciting way to marry his unique brand of visual camera trickery with his passion for modern dance choreography. In the film we see a bewildered, excited woman smashing through different environments: moving seamlessly from her stuffy office, to a Parisian rooftop, and finally to the serenity of the Turkish salt flats. It is dance that allows her to steady herself, but it is the power of editing that sends her flying between these impossibly varied locations. The film is a tantalising, mesmerising test of the boundary between cinema and dance.
Stephen Cafiero's film screened at the 'Semaine de la Critique' at the Cannes FestivalWatch TRAILER
The screening is on Wednesday, May 22nd at 8:00PM at the Espace Miramar.
Nowadays, what would a humorless society, without second degree look like? What would happen if, in this austere reality, a man started laughing? Life goes on: children are born, people die, and a lot of things happen in between. But this society has a little special something, it doesn’t know laughter. No one has ever laughed, derision, second degree, all that doesn’t exist. Until the day when a neuropsychiatry doctor is immediately conscripted by the army to examine a patient who has a strange particularity: he laughs. He even has a sense of humor.
Fox Picks Up Matthias Hoene's "Capsule"Read MorePartizan Management is thrilled to announce that Matthias Hoene will direct a new movie for Fox called Capsule that's based on his original idea. Capsule is a sci-fi spec by Ian Shorr with producing juggernaut Hutch Parker (The Wolverine) and John Zaozirny attached to produce. The story centers on a young man whose life is turned upside down when he mysteriously begins to receive metallic capsules containing messages from his future self. Our future selves can't wait to see it!
Kim Chapiron's searing drama about a teen correctional facility is now available on iTunes USFIND OUT MORE
Dog Pound tells the story of three new juvenile inmates - Butch, Davis and Angel - newly arrived at one of America's most dangerous detention centres. It is a visceral, dynamic, powerful insight into the US youth justice system, and you can watch it now on iTunes!
God Save the Films
A documentary by David Perissère exploring the resurgence of British genre cinemaWatch Trailer
David Perissère speaks with film luminaries Edgar Wright, Chris Smith, Neil Marshall and Joe Cornish among many others, about the brewing decade-long comeback of British genre cinema. The documentary explores the ins and outs of how this trend has developed into an ever-growing catalogue of strong British films that have connected with audiences at home and abroad.
Documentary featuring last-known interviews of Sydney Pollack and Peter FalkMore info on our blog
Through an incredibly insightful dialogue between some of America's greatest storytellers, new documentary Character explores the craft of acting, featuring Dabney Coleman, Charles Grodin, Mark Rydell, Harry Dean Stanton, and the last-known interview footage of Peter Falk and Sydney Pollack.
Limited theatrical run from 30 November to 6 December at Arena Cinema in Los Angeles. See our blog for info and tickets.
Rockaway Needs Us
A short documentary by Poppy de Villeneuve and Alex Braverman, raising awareness for post-Sandy relief in Rockaway, New York.Watch Film
Three days after Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard, Poppy de Villeneuve received a voicemail from a friend living in New York's Rockaway Beach. She was okay, but her community was completely devastated. Poppy and her partner Alex Braverman made their way to Rockaway, documenting the under-reported aftermath. Their haunting film certainly helped awareness, going viral on Twitter and Facebook with over 180k views in a few days, as well as highlighting the powerful good that storytelling can accomplish in a time of crisis.
Le Grand Tour
A short 16mm bicycle-theft caper written and directed by Russ Lamoureux for BudnitzWatch + Find Out More
Written and directed by recently-signed Russ Lamoureux, 'Le Grand Tour' is a short 16mm François Truffaut-inspired bicycle-theft caper set in Brooklyn. Budnitz, the beskpoke bicycle company behind the film, approached Russ to create a series of original and captivating films that would resonate with their audience, and it sure has, with Russ hard at work on the next instalment. See the film and find out more in Darkroom.
A short film by Maria CifuentesWatch Film
'Despertar' (Awakening) is a short film by Maria Cifuentes, a young Spanish director now based in Paris, that explores the figurative depths of one woman's dream. It explores the origins and elements of life through an evolving series of imaginary landscapes, projected on the dreamer's body, and follows her inner awakening through a struggle between the opposing forces of destruction and rebirth. Click below to watch the brief yet beautiful trailer.
Les Provinces d'Or
A short film by young director Mathieu CacheuxWatch trailer
A young Louis meticulously chronicles every single moment of his relationship with Salome on video, collecting and cataloguing the rise and fall of their affair on a stack of old DV tapes in his apartment. These recordings blur the line between past and present, nostalgia and reality — all through another excellent short film from one of our young directors, Matthieu Cacheux. Watch the trailer, and make sure to note the name. You'll want to see what he comes up with next.
Matthias Hoene and some Cockneys fight Zombies
Forget the Olympics, there's a whole new rivalry coming to London, with guns and gore and lots of zombies.Watch Trailer
The first trailer for 'Cockneys vs Zombies', the carnage-y new feature directed by Matthias Hoene is out, and while it's certainly not for the squeamish, it'll be a real treat for all you zombie connoisseurs out there.
Anthony Wonke nominated for three Emmys
'The Battle for Marjah' receives three nominations at The 33rd Annual News & Documentary Emmy AwardsWATCH TRAILERCongratulations to Anthony Wonke! His feature length doc, made for HBO and Channel 4, follows US Marines in their struggle to liberate an Afghanistan town. The nominations are:Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story - Long FormOutstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: EditingOutstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Music & Sound
Ray Tintori raises Beasts of the Southern Wild
‘One of the most striking narrative films ever to debut at the Sundance Film Festival’ — The Hollywood ReporterWatch trailer
Few indie films have been as talked about and anticipated at Sundance and Cannes as ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’. Our own Ray Tintori shot the mesmerising special effects sequences and lead the second unit, filming the mythical prehistoric creatures with nothing but a shoestring budget and a bit of cinematic magic. The film is now playing in select cities across America.
‘8’ a short film by Aćim VasićWatch
Two soldiers on opposing sides of some anonymous war meet in a frozen forest, with not much besides their wits and a bit of bad luck. We're very excited to show you ‘8’, a short film by our very talented young director Aćim Vasić in Paris. Is it serious? Is it funny? A bit of both? How about ten minutes of superb storytelling from a director you'll want to keep your eye on.
Flat Eric found in LA, says hiWatch
While his previous whereabouts remain a mystery, he's been spotted around LA — sipping tropical drinks, driving William Fichtner nuts.
Partizan Animation Reel
Check out work from the Partizan Animation rosterPlay Reel
To see more from all the directors featured in the reel, check the Partizan Animation section.