THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
A Focus Features and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment presentation of an Electric City Entertainment production in association with Verisimilitude. A Film by Derek Cianfrance. Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, and Ray Liotta. The Place Beyond the Pines. Rose Byrne, Mahershala Ali, Dane DeHaan, Emory Cohen, Ben Mendelsohn. Casting by Cindy Tolan. Music Supervisor, Gabe Hilfer. Music by Mike Patton. Costume Designer, Erin Benach. Production Designer, Inbal Weinberg. Edited by Jim Helton & Ron Patane. Director of Photography, Sean Bobbitt, BSC. Co-Producer, Carrie Fix. Executive Producers, Jim Tauber, Matt Berenson, Bruce Toll. Produced by Sidney Kimmel. Produced by Jamie Patricof, Lynette Howell, Alex Orlovsky. Story by Derek Cianfrance and Ben Coccio. Screenplay by Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, and Darius Marder. Directed by Derek Cianfrance. A Focus Features Release. RELEASE DATES: 20 MARCH 2013 (FRANCE) / 29 MARCH 2013 (USA)
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES A Focus Features' Crime, Drama directed by Derek Cianfrance starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes and Ray Liotta.
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ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS: BEN COCCIO (Screenplay; Story) Ben Coccio studied film at the Rhode Island School of Design. Following graduation, he wrote and directed the short film 5:45 A.M., which was showcased at the London International Film Festival and subsequently received a theatrical release. Zero Day, his award-winning first feature as director, which he wrote with his brother Christopher, was a controversial hit on the festival circuit and played theatrically in domestic release. The film, on which he was also a producer and editor, won the top prize and/or audience award at the Florida Film Festival and the Atlanta Film Festival, among others, and brought him an Independent Spirit Award nomination for the "Someone to Watch" prize. Ben Coccio has also written and directed the feature The Beginner. He is currently scripting the feature Fordlandia, adapting it from Greg Grandin's book of the same name. Fordlandia was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and other honors. The film version is being produced by Bill Pohlad and his River Road Entertainment. DARIUS MARDER (Screenplay) Darius Marder is a writer, director, and editor. His debut feature, Loot, was awarded the Best Documentary prize at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival; was nominated for five Cinema Eye Awards; and earned him a Spirit Award nomination for the "Truer than Fiction" prize. The movie was theatrically released in 2009. As editor, he has worked on films such as the Academy Award-winning documentary short Freeheld, directed by Cynthia Wade; the Oscar-nominated documentary short Sun Come Up, directed by Jennifer Redfearn; and the Emmy Award-winning documentary feature Good Fortune, directed by Landon Van Soest, part of PBS' P.O.V. series. MIKE PATTON (Music) Being many things to many people, Mike Patton is a singer, actor, musician, and composer. Born in Eureka, California, he formed the genre-defying alternative act Mr. Bungle at age 17, and would remain associated with the band for over a decade as it married experimental rock with other musical genres. Mr. Patton next joined Faith No More, which moved among crossover hits, orchestral pop, and soul, attaining worldwide success. The latter band recently completed a reunion tour. In 1998, he formed the experimental noise act Fantômas with former Mr. Bungle bassist Trevor Dunn, Buzz Osborne of The Melvins, and Dave Lombardo from Slayer. A few years later, he joined Tomahawk, a very alternative rock band founded by Duane Denison of the Jesus Lizard. In early 2013, Tomahawk releases its much-anticipated fourth full-length album, Oddfellows. As a musician, he has collaborated with everyone from John Zorn to Massive Attack to Norah Jones to Tunde from TV on the Radio. In 1999, he founded the record label Ipecac Recordings alongside manager Greg Werckman. Ipecac has released most of his own recordings as well as works by The Melvins, Isis, Josh Homme, and more. 2010 saw the release of Mike Patton Mondo Cane. Mr. Patton curated a collection of vintage Italian pop standards and recorded the album with a full orchestra and sung in Italian; bolstered by live shows, the project has garnered a considerable following. Going beyond music, he starred in Steve Balderson's independent feature Firecracker, alongside Karen Black and Susan Traylor; contributed voiceover work to the video games The Darkness (both installments), Bionic Commando, Portal, and Left 4 Dead 2; and voiced the creatures in Francis Lawrence's blockbuster I Am Legend, starring Will Smith. Mr. Patton supplied the musical score to Derrick Socchera's 2008 short film A Perfect Place. This was soon followed by his first feature score, composed for Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's Crank: High Voltage, starring Jason Statham and Amy Smart. He next composed the original score for Saverio Costanzo's The Solitude of Prime Numbers; the 2010 Italian romantic drama, which starred Alba Rohrwacher opposite Luca Marinelli, won several awards.
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ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS DEREK CIANFRANCE (Director; Screenplay; Story) attended the University of Colorado's film school, where he studied under avant-garde film legends Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. His first three student films each took the university's top filmmaking prize, earning him the Special Dean's Grant for Achievement in the Arts as well as the Independent Film Channel award for Excellence in Student Filmmaking. He went on to direct, shoot, and edit (with Joey Curtis) his first feature, Brother Tied, at age 23. The film, which he wrote with Joey Curtis and Mike Tillman, made its American premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and received critical acclaim. The film screened at over 30 festivals worldwide, winning several honors including the Special Jury Prize for Bold Original Expression at the Florida Film Festival. As director, Mr. Cianfrance ventured into extensive documentary work, including profiling such artists as Mos Def, Sean Combs, and Run-D.M.C.; exploring the ethos of Mixed-Martial Arts fighters, in Cagefighter; and riding with Vietnam veteran biker clubs for Rolling Thunder – Ride for Freedom. As director of photography, he followed Hispanic teens racing in Joey Curtis' dramatic feature Streets of Legend for which he won the Excellence in Cinematography Award at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. He has directed numerous commercials and branded content, including the pioneering internet serial Meet the Lucky Ones, which was cited by Adweek as one of the Top Ten Ad Campaigns of 2004; the award-winning internet documentary Ford: Bold Moves, which Mr. Cianfrance co-directed with documentarians Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky; and spots for ESPN, Honda, the University of Phoenix, and Apple. His second narrative feature as director, Blue Valentine, which he wrote with Joey Curtis and Cami Delavigne, had its world premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams received Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Award nominations for their performances, and Ms. Williams earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Actress. Mr. Cianfrance is at work, with Sam Fussell, on an adaptation of the latter's memoir Muscle as a potential series for HBO. *** DEREK CIANFRANCE (Coscénariste et réalisateur) Derek Cianfrance a étudié le cinéma à l’université du Colorado, où il a assisté aux cours de Stan Brakhage et Phil Solomon, légendes du cinéma d’avant-garde. Ses trois premiers films y ont été distingués par le Premier Prix de l’université, et lui ont valu la Bourse spéciale du mérite dans le domaine artistique ainsi que l’Independent Film Channel Award du meilleur film étudiant. Il a ensuite réalisé et monté son premier long métrage, BROTHER TIED, à l’âge de 23 ans. La première américaine du film a eu lieu au Festival de Sundance, où il a été salué par la critique. Jonathan Romney, du Guardian, y a vu «l’un des premiers films les plus frappants du cinéma américain indépendant depuis longtemps», tandis que John Anderson de Newsday l’a qualifié «d’oeuvre de génie visuel». Fort de son expérience dans le cinéma de fiction, Derek Cianfrance s’est lancé dans la réalisation de documentaires, ce qui lui a permis d’étudier de nombreux sujets et personnages, tant pour le cinéma que pour la télévision. Il a notamment réalisé les portraits d’artistes tels que Mos Def, Sean «Diddy» Combs et Run-DMC. Il s’est par ailleurs intéressé à des sujets éclectiques, depuis les arts martiaux mixtes pour «Cagefighter», jusqu’aux clubs de motards de vétérans du Vietnam pour «Rolling Thunder – Ride For Freedom». En tant que directeur de la photographie, Derek Cianfrance a mis en lumière l’univers des courses automobiles et la culture populaire hispanique dans STREETS OF LEGEND de Joey Curtis, qui lui a valu le Prix de la meilleure photographie au Festival du film de Sundance 2003. Il a par ailleurs réalisé de nombreuses publicités et divers courts métrages pour des marques très en vue, notamment l’audacieuse web-série «Meet the Lucky Ones», que le magazine Adweek a citée parmi les dix meilleures campagnes de publicité de 2004, et le web-documentaire primé «Ford : Bold Moves», qu’il a coréalisé avec deux documentaristes de légende, Joe Berlinger et Bruce Sinofsky. Il a également réalisé des campagnes publicitaires pour ESPN, Honda, l’université de Phoenix et Apple. Son deuxième long métrage, BLUE VALENTINE, a été présenté au Festival du film de Sundance 2010. Interprété par Ryan Gosling et Michelle Williams, les deux acteurs principaux ont été salués par la critique, ils ont notamment été cités aux Golden Globes du meilleur acteur et de la meilleure actrice et Michelle Williams a été nommée à l’Oscar de la meilleure actrice. Derek Cianfrance travaille actuellement à l’adaptation de «Muscle», l’autobiographie d’un bodybuilder, pour HBO. ERIN BENACH (Costume Designer) was previously costume designer on three acclaimed movies starring Ryan Gosling: Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive, for which she received a Costume Designers Guild Award nomination, Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden's Half Nelson, and Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine. Previously for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, she was costume designer on Brad Furman's The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey. She again collaborated with Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden on Sugar. Ms. Benach recently completed work on Andrew Niccol's The Host, the filmmaker's highly anticipated adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's novel, starring Saoirse Ronan. Among her other films as costume designer are Lori Petty's The Poker House, starring Jennifer Lawrence; Sophie Barthes' Cold Souls, starring Paul Giamatti; John Erick Dowdle's Devil; and Mark Ruffalo's Sympathy for Delicious, written by and starring Christopher Thornton. *** ERIN BENACH (Chef costumière) Le travail d’Erin Benach sur DRIVE de Nicolas Winding Refn, avec Carey Mulligan et Ryan Gosling, lui a valu d’être nommée aux Costume Designer’s Guild Awards 2012. Elle a créé les costumes de LA DÉFENSE LINCOLN de Brad Furman, de BLUE VALENTINE, de SUGAR de Ryan Fleck, pour qui elle avait déjà travaillé sur HALF NELSON, son premier film. Erin Benach a récemment créé les costumes du long métrage de science-fiction d’Andrew Niccol LES ÂMES VAGABONDES, d’après le roman de Stephenie Meyer. TM and © 2012 Focus Features Inc. 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