“BORN IN BAT­TLE” TAKES ON CANNES

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LOSANGELES based ac­tor and co-pro­ducer Gerold­wuntsel and di­rec­to­ryang­zom Brauen have come to the Riviera to pro­mote their award win­ning short film, Bornin Bat­tle. The film tells the story of a 12-yearold for­mer African boy soldier who finds es­cape from his harsh re­al­ity through cre­at­ing his own fan­tasy world.the film will screen­wednes­day 18 at 10 am at the New World Cin­e­mas at the Marché du Film and at Booth 23.06.The film has won a se­ries of awards in­clud­ing the Max Ophuls Prize for 2016, the Cict-unesco En­rico Fulchignoni Award and the Unesco Gandhi Medal. LF

What are your Cannes high­lights this year?

For me the high­light is that I’m premier­ing footage from four of our new films: Tribes Of Pa­los Verdes, Drunk Par­ents, Back­stab­bing For Be­gin­ners and The Bach­e­lors. I’m very ex­cited to show th­ese pro­mos to my buy­ers. We are also screen­ing Vin­cent N Roxxy for the first time af­ter its pre­miere in Tribeca.

How has the past year been in busi­ness?

The past year has been very good for us. We had five films go into pro­duc­tion this year, The Brits Are Com­ing, Tribes Of Pa­los Verdes, Drunk Par­ents, Back­stab­bing For Be­gin­ners and The Bach­e­lors. We are very proud of our slate and ex­cited for what we have com­ing up.

What is your fo­cus for the com­ing year?

In the com­ing year we have a num­ber of big­ger films go­ing into pro­duc­tion in­clud­ing Ideal Home, The Clap­per star­ring Ed Helms and Amanda Seyfried, JT Leroy with Kris­ten Ste­wart, and An­droid. We also will be an­nounc­ing some great new projects for the mar­ket that we are thrilled to be able to present to the buy­ers in Cannes.

What are you look­ing to do in Cannes?

The usual. Sell our cur­rent films and dis­cuss all of our great up­com­ing pro­duc­tions. We of course al­ways look for­ward to see­ing our buy­ers.

What was your best ac­qui­si­tion last year?

I am re­ally ex­cited about our new ti­tle in pre-pro­duc­tion JT Leroy. James Franco is pro­duc­ing the project, we have a great

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