NB FIlm COOP Newsletter June 2014
NB Film Coop Article:
Spotlight! - Cayman Grant-City and her film, THE BOY
David McNary June 2012
Variety Article - June 2012
THE FIX DOCUMENTARY - featuring Henry Hill
STP PR March 2012
STEEL TITAN ACQUIRES LIFE RIGHTS TO WISEGUY, PAULIE MAZZEI'S COLLEGE SPORTS SCANDAL
Los Angeles, CA: During the 1978-1979 basketball season at Boston College, a points shaving scheme was taking place under everyone’s nose. It would later go down as the infamous Boston College Fix, but anyone involved could tell you that they were never able to fix a thing about it. Players were paid to beat the spread, by not winning or losing by the required margin in order for high profile gangsters to bet on the games for great profit. However, the games just couldn’t be fixed.
Paulie Mazzei, the notorious “Pittsburgh Connection” in Goodfellas (1990), hatched the plan in Boston after being approached by one of the players and a mutual friend for his ability to play conduit to the gambling and criminal underworld. What followed was a mismanagement of the motley crew that eventually led to the downfall of Jimmy “The Gent” Burke (played by Robert De Niro in Goodfellas) and his associates from the Lucchese crime family.
Steel Titan Productions is currently developing both the feature film and documentary retelling the incredible life story of Paulie Mazzei, his life of crime and the scandal that changed college sports as we know them. This is the first joint project for directors Cayman Grant and Juan Carlos Saizarbitoria. Grant is an accomplished actress and writer/director whose credits include The Social Network and His Good Will. Saizarbitoria gained acclaim with his documentary, East of Havana, which chronicled the Cuban hip-hop movement.
ABOUT STEEL TITAN PRODUCTIONS
Founded in the fall of 2007, Steel Titan Productions is the brainchild of award winning director Cayman Grant and producer and industry executive Terry City. STP is an independent house focused on partnering dynamic, people driven projects with qualified investors and hungry, targeted audiences. Their acclaimed short, His Good Will, was an official Academy Award entry for best live action short film, 2009. Current projects include a reality cooking series, a political drama based on the life of Bertie Bowman and The Landlord's Game, a historical feature film based loosely on the book “The Osage Indian Murders”.
CONTACT: NANCY JUNDI 310.422.0346 STEEL TITAN PRODUCTIONS
Butterflies' world premiere is set for September 14th at the 34th Annual Atlantic Film Festival taking place in Halifax, N.S, Canada. The film is part of the CBC Atlantic Shorts Gala.
MEDIA CASTER MAGAZINE ARTICLE:
Butterflies Atlantic Film Festival Press Release & Announcement:
Butterflies is an official selection of the 34th Annual Atlantic Film Festival taking place Sept 11-18th, 2014.
Playing for the Mob is an official selection of the Boston International Film Festival taking place on Sept 27th, 2014.
Butterflies is an official selection of the 2014 Churches Making Movies Christian Film Festival to be held October 10 - 13 at the beautiful Woodbridge Renaissance Hotel in Iselin, N.J .
NB Film Coop Article:
Spotlight! - Cayman Grant-City and her film, THE BOY -
BUTTERFLIES is an official selection of 33rd Annual Atlantic Film Festival taking place Sept 11-18th, 2014..
BUTTERFLIES has been accepted to it's first film festival - USA 10 Oct 2014 (Churches Making Movies Christian Film Festival).
Cayman and her team just completed production on her film THE BOY.
Cayman just completed her recent film BUTTERFLIES. It will be ready to screen at film festivals worldwide September 2014.
Cayman's ESPN 30 for 30 PLAYING FOR THE MOB is now in post-production. Will air in March 2015.
Cayman's series CIGAR GAME has been sold to CBS Studios.
Landlord's Game wins Best Drama at the Emerging Screenwriters Contest 2014.
Cayman's TV Pilot Cigar Game wins the New York Screenplay Contest - Park Avenue Award 2013.
Cayman's screenplay Landlord's Game Semi-finalist at the BlueCat Screenplay Competition 2013.
Variety Article - June 2012 - THE FIX DOCUMENTARY
Cayman's screenplay Landlord's Game Semi-finalist in Fresh Voices Competition 2013.
Cayman's screenplay Landlord's Game Semi-finalist at Happy Writer's Writing Competition.
Cayman's screenplay Landlord's Game Top 8 at Slamdance Screenplay Competition.
HIS GOOD WILL Official Entry ACADEMY® Awards 2009 - "Live Action Short Film" category.
Dec 16, 2009 - His Good Will has been invited to screen at the Mosaic Film Festival in Bloomington, Indiana taking place Feb 27- March 6, 2010.
Nov 5, 2009 - His Good Will has won "Best Short From Away" at the Silver Wave Film Festival 2009.
Check out the article written on WNWN Magazine about His Good Will
Sept 20, 2009 - Check out an interview with Cayman Grant, Scott Parejo and Terry City at the Feel Good Film Festival
Sept 14, 2009 – His Good Will has been accepted to the International Black Film Festival of Nashville taking place in Oct, 2009.
August 22, 2009 – His Good Will won Best Live Action Short Film at the El Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (...y no tan Niños)
August 1, 2009 – His Good Will has been invited to particpate in the Taiwan International Children's Film Festival (TICFF) taking place April 1- 5, 2010.
July 24, 2009 - His Good Will has been nominated for Best Cinematography at the Feel Good Film Festival taking place August 7-9, 209 at the famous Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles, CA.
June 1, 2009 – His Good Will has been invited to participate in the Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (...y no tan Niños) taking place
August 11th-16th in Colonia Tlalpan Mexico D.F.
May 15, 2009 – His Good Will has been accepted to the Feel Good Film Festival – Hollywood, CA. August 7th-9th, 2009 at the famous Egyptian Theater.
- May 3, 2009 - His Good Will has won Best Cinematography and an Honorable Mention for best Film Overall at the 5th Annual NYC Downtown Short Film Festival 2009.
- Apr.4, 2009 - His Good Will has been accepted to the Hollywood East Film Festival taking place on April 28th.
- Apr.1, 2009 - His Good Will - will be screening at the 5th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival Audience taking place from April 27 - May 3rd 2009. The film will be screening on April 27th, 8pm at the Duo MultiCultural Arts Center.
- Mar. 25, 2009 - His Good Will is now available for download on ITunes.
- Mar 23, 2009 - His Good Will has been invited to participate in the 2010 REELkids Film Festival in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. It will be
taking place in January 2010.
- Mar.20, 2009 - His Good Will has been invited to participate in the Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños taking place August 11-16, 2009.
- Mar.15, 2009 - The short film Suspendu which was co-directed by Cayman Grant is now complete and will be hitting the film festival circuit this upcoming Fall 2009. Suspendu is a film about a published writer who goes over to his ex-girlfriends house and learns that she has been keeping up with his recent works.
- Feb 23, 2009 - HIS GOOD WILL has won the "Most Inspirational Short Film Award" at the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival For Youth in Vancouver, BC. Canada.
- Feb 22, 2009 - His Good Will has been invited to screen at the 2009 Indie Spirit Film Festival taking place April 24-26, 2009.
- Feb 21, 2009 – His Good Will” has been invited to participate in the Newport Beach Film Festival taking place in Newport Beach, CA April 23-30, 2009.
- Feb 20, 2009 - His Good Will has been invited to particpate in the "Hearts and Minds Film Festival" taking place beginning April 4th in Wilmington, Delaware.
- Feb 3, 2009 – His Good Will has been invited to participate in the Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival for Kids has accepted the film for their 3rd annual festival which will run March 14-15, 2009.
- Jan 10, 2009 – His Good Will has been invited to participate in the Macon Film Festival taking place Feb 19-22, 2009.
- Jan 3, 2009 – His Good Will has been invited to the Santa Barbara International Film Festival taking place January 22 - Feb 1, 2009. This prestigious film festival is an acclaimed Academy® Awards qualifying film festival.
- Jan 1, 2009 – His Good Will wins the "Gold Kahuna Award" at the Honolulu International Film Festival taking place March 6-8th, 2009.
Dec 15, 2008 – Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth has accepted HIS GOOD WILL to be presented at this year's Festival. The 11th edition of Reel 2 Real will take place from February 20-27 at the Roundhouse Community Centre and Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre.
- Dec 8, 2008 - His Good Will has been selected as one of the films to be shown at the Opening Night VIP event at the Santa Clarita Film Festival taking place on Jan 8th, 2009. The festival runs Jan 8-11, 2009.
- November 14, 2008 - His Good Will featured on second page of the Hollywood Reporter (Oscar Preview Issue)
- November 2, 2008 - Cayman Grant wins The Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Prize "Best Film by an Emerging Director" at the 25th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival for His Good Will. CCIFF is an acclaimed Academy® Awards qualifying film festival.
- November 1, 2008 - His Good Will was accepted to the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival. The Audience Choice Screenings will take place on November 20-21-22 at 8 PM.
- November 1, 2008 - His Good Will has been invited to submit to the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth taking place from February 20-27th, 2009 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
- October 23, 2008 - His Good Will is chosen as an Opening Night Film at the 25th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2008.
- October 28, 2008 - Cayman Grant and her film His Good Willwere part of the prestigious “Directors in Schools” program at the CICFF 2008.
- October 25, 2008 - His Good Will has been invited to participate in the 11th Annual BAMKids International Film Festival taking place February 26 through March 1, 2009.
- October 24, 2008 - His Good Will has been invited to participate in the San Joaquin Children's Film Festival taking place January 16-19th, 2009.
- October 16, 2008 - His Good Will was invited to submit and compete at the Berlin International Film Festival under the "Generation" category of the film festival.
- October 1, 2008 - His Good Will was invited to participate for competition in the Bahamas International Film Festival.
- Aug 31, 2008 - His Good Will is qualified and has been submitted for Academy® Award consideration under the "Live Action Short Film" category.
- August 15, 2008 - Cayman Grant was awarded "Best Producer" at the West Hollywood International Film Festival for the film His Good Will.
WISEGUY - LIFE RIGHTS ACQUISITION
IN THE NEWS :
THE BOY shoots June 21-22, 2014
Variety Article - The Boston College Fix Doc.
THE BOY Wins at NBC UNIVERSAL Short Cuts
Steel Titan Options The Great Pierre Hotel Robbery
THE BOY Screening at 2016 B.I.F.F
Steel Titan Set to Produce with Rat Pac
Playing for the Mob Wins SPORTS EMMY
Steel Titan Productions has optioned the Manuscript for The Great Pierre Hotel Robbery
Daniel Simone's latest book about the 1972 famed Pierre Hotel Robbery
The Boy Has been selected to screen at the Big Island Film Festival
The festival runs May 23-30, 2016 in Hawaii.
Steel Titan Wins SPORTS EMMY for ESPN's 30 for 30 Playing for the Mob.
The Boy wins the Oxygen, BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR award at NBC Universal Short Cuts Film Festival
Steel Titan signs with Rat Pac to develop and produce ESPN's 30 for 30 Playing for the Mob