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Phoenix at Pre-Cannes 2021

Pre-Cannes 2021

Phoenix will be participating in the Pre-Cannes screenings, June 21st – 25th, and July 6th – 15th. Please suggest meeting times accordingly. We’re open to arranging meetings via: Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Teams, so please feel free to suggest your preferred timezone/date/time.

June 21st – 25th: Bookings
July 6th – 15th: Bookings

Michael Cowan
Tel: +44 7768 102468

Sebastian Nash
Tel: +44 1392 580470

Rachael Sutherland
Tel: +44 7702 319214

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Give Them Wings – Press Release

Phoenix Worldwide Entertainment signs worldwide rights to disabled Paul Hodgson’s biopic GIVE THEM WINGS

The film stars newcomer Daniel Watson as Paul Hodgson, music legend Toyah Willcox (Quadrophenia, The Tempest), Bill Fellows (Broadchurch, Downton Abbey) Jacob Anderton (13 Graves, Lockdown), Rachel Warren (Rise of the Footsoldier, Eve), Katie Sheridan (K-12, the Convent), Debra Stephenson (Bad Girls), Tracey Wilkinson (Carnival Row, Outlander), Jonathan Hansler  (The Lockdown Hauntings, Highwater) and Bruce Payne (Passenger 57, Election Night). 

‘GiveThem Wings’, a feature film written by disabled screenwriter and producer Paul Hodgson takes another step towards its worldwide release this week as production company, GTW productions, signs a worldwide sales deal with Phoenix Worldwide Entertainment.

The film, although caught temporarily in the headlights of Covid, finally completes post production and is ready for its international release.

‘Give Them Wings’, directed by Sean Cronin (Cronin has appeared in ‘James Bond’, ‘Fantastic Beasts’, ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’ and many more and has directed true human interest stories like WW1 movie ‘Eleven’ and ‘An Unfortunate Woman’) celebrates the life of severely disabled Darlington FC fan Paul Hodgson and is an adaptation of his award winning novel  ‘Flipper’s Side’.

Paul was diagnosed with childhood meningitis aged just ten months old and his parents were told he would never move or speak.  Paul is now 55 years old and has survived to become an award winning novelist, film producer and screenwriter.  ‘Give Them Wings’ is Paul’s incredible journey to acceptance.

The film, set in a much less tolerant 1989, tells the story of Paul’s heart-breaking journey to acceptance and follows in the footsteps of ‘My Left Foot’, ‘Billy Elliot’ and the beautiful French film ‘Untouchable’.

Sean Cronin said, “Give Them Wings is a hugely important film that tackles discrimination of the disabled and turns it on its head, this is a film that teaches mankind that we must accept people for ‘who they are’ and not what they ‘appear to be’.  I was hugely honoured to have been chosen to bring Paul’s incredible story to the big screen”.

Paul Hodgson himself adds, “The film is a culmination of nearly twenty years work.  We are absolutely delighted with the outcome and appreciate the support of all those that helped us on our journey.  Many of our backers have not just supported our efforts but have also invested in the film and we are conscious that they have been instrumental in making the right deal possible”.

Ian Carter, producer on the film and lifelong friend of Paul added “the determination shown by Paul to get this film over the line is encapsulated in the film; it is an emotional rollercoaster with timely injections of humour”.

Ian continued, “Finding the right Sales Agent was crucial, we attracted interest from some top class companies that we would have been happy to work with, but we needed to be certain that we were selecting a company that would best suit the size of our film and target the right areas.  We are very pleased to have secured an agreement with Phoenix Worldwide Entertainment and look forward to working with them”.

Michael Cowan of Phoenix said “This is a film that is uplifting and shows the power of the human spirit against all odds.  Newcomer Daniel Watson who plays Paul Hodgson gives an incredible performance and Toyah Willcox, who plays his mother, is just sublime.  I am very pleased to be working with Paul, Sean and Ian on ‘Give Them Wings”.

‘Give Them Wings’ has already won ‘Best independent Feature’ at the London Independent Film Festival (LIFF) and ‘Best British Feature’ at the London Independent Film Awards (LIFA).

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Virtual ‘European Film Market’ (EFM) 1 – 5 March, 2021


Phoenix Worldwide Entertainment will be participating in the upcoming virtual European Film Market (EFM) and would love to set up a meeting with you to discuss our lineup. We will be taking virtual meetings from March 1st to March 5th.


We have 7 films being screened at EFM: 1 – 5 March 2021.

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“Murder in the Woods” in Drive-Ins and Nationwide August 14



“…a smart, funny and very effective horror movie that recalls classics of the genre but has a voice and style all its own” – Jim Hemphill, Filmmaker Magazine

“A non-stop thrill ride that doesn’t let up.” – Humberto Guida, LATV

Los Angeles, California – August 4, 2020 – From REZINATE Entertainment and Yel Productions, the award-winning slasher film MURDER IN THE WOODS comes to drive-ins and theaters nationwide on August 14, 2020, with a Digital and Video on Demand release slated for September 18, 2020. Directed and produced by Mexican filmmaker Luis Iga Garza (The Call) and written and produced by Yelyna De León (Will and Grace, A Better Life), the fun yet frightening thriller stars an exclusively multicultural cast in non-stereotypical roles, including José Julián (A Better Life, Shameless), Jeanette Samano (ISA, Female Fight Squad), Chelsea Rendon (Vida, Bright), Catherine Toribio (Jane the Virgin), Jordan Diambrini (The Outfield) and Kade Wise (Empire). It also features Danny Trejo (Machete), Soledad St. Hilaire (Beatriz at Dinner), Kurt Caceres (Better Call Saul, Dexter) and Rolando Molina (American Dad!, Next Friday).

MURDER IN THE WOODS is centered on a group of college friends who plan a getaway to celebrate a birthday party at a desolate cabin in the woods. Against his grandmother’s (Soledad St. Hilaire) demands, Jesse (José Julián), a loner-type decides to go on a trip with his friends. He is immediately smitten with Fernanda (Jeanette Samano), a sweet girl from Chicago whom he hasn’t seen in years. She is in town visiting her loudmouth cousin, Chelsea (Chelsea Rendon), who is ready to celebrate her birthday and plans to let loose with her boyfriend Gabe (Jordan Diambrini). Tagging along at the last second are Jule (Kade Wise), the class clown pothead, and the very out-of-his-league Celeste (Catherine Toribio). Soon after arriving to the mysterious cabin in the woods, the group of teens discover the dark secret it holds, which forces them to fight for their lives.

“I realized that this type of film had never been done in English for a mainstream audience, where Latinos and people of color are the leads and they are not portrayed in stereotypical ways,” says Director Luis Iga Garza. “This is why, while developing this indie feature, we were very conscious of making sure that there would be a diverse cast in lead roles.”

“For us, it’s important for this story to be universal, but being Mexican-American, it was also important for the script to include cultural Latino references such as El Dia de los Muertos, The Chupacabras, and other stories that are recognizable,” says writer and producer Yelyna De León. “We purposely showed authentic moments, such as the altars to honor our ancestors, and blessings when we leave the house, memorable experiences that we share with our families.”

Breaking diversity barriers in Hollywood with its multicultural cast and filmmakers, MURDER IN THE WOODS is hailed as an “…eerie …hellacious throwback to old school slasher films” (Humberto Guida, LATV). The horror premiered at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara in LA (FICG in LA) at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, thrilling audiences and selling out in 24 hours. During the festival run, the film won nine awards, including Best Film at the LA Skins Film Festival and XicanIndie Film Fest, in addition to Best Supporting Actor (Kade Wise), Best Sound Design and Best Soundtrack at the Macabre Faire Film Festival in New York, as well as the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant.

REZINATE Pictures will manage the theatrical distribution with Amor Media in charge of the theatrical sales. REZINATE Pictures in partnership with Stadium Media, will distribute the Digital and Video on Demand release.

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Director: Luis Iga Garza
Writer: Yelyna De León
Cast: José Julián, Jeanette Samano, Chelsea Rendon, Catherine Toribio, Kade Wise, Jordan Diambrini, Kurt Caceres, Max Chavarria, Yelyna De León with Soledad St. Hilaire Rolando Molina, and Danny Trejo
Producers: Luis Iga Garza, Yelyna De León
Co-Producer: Hugh Aodh O’Brien
Associate Producers: Soledad St. Hilaire, Chelsea Rendon, Ryan Gilmour
Executive Producer:
Abbey Cañas, Alejandro Cañas, Marcela Salguero, Wilson Salguero, Thomas Lo, Luis Iga Garza, Claudia Castañeda, Sonia Castañeda, Robert Chartier
Director of Photography: Nicholas Albert, Anirudh Gattu, Steven Holleran
Editors: Ryan Liebert, Luis Iga Garza
Casting: Yelyna De León
Production Designer: Ricardo Orta
Visual Effects Supervisor: Luis Iga Garza
Music Composers: Gerardo Garcia Jr., Isabelle Engman
Costume Designer: Tiffany Estrada
Production and Post-production Sound: Di Lee, Darrel Tung, Sam Mutch, Kevin

Runtime: 89 min
Aspect Ratio: 2.39 (SCOPE)
Genre: Horror, Slasher
Languages: English
Dubbed: Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish
Country: USA
Shooting Format: 2K
Final Format: 2K
Camera: Panavision Alexa
REZINATE is an entertainment company founded by Luis Iga Garza. The company is involved in the Production, Financing and Distribution of audiovisual projects including Film, Television, Animation, Video Games and Virtual Reality. REZINATE has a global presence and clients and projects that are developed around the world.

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ISOLANI released in North America, 26 May 2020

Phoenix is pleased to announce that ISOLANI by Paul Wilson, starring Kate McLaughlin, has just been released in North America on 26th May 2020.

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Phoenix signs ‘Bruno’ for Worldwide Sales

Leading up to the Berlin Film Festival, Phoenix signs ‘Bruno’ for worldwide sales. The film will be theatrically released 27th March 2020 by Element Pictures in the UK and Eire.

The film was recently nominated for the Art Cinema Award at the Hamburg Film Festival and the Remy Award for Best Independent Film at the upcoming Worldfest Houston in the US.

‘Bruno’ will have it’s US Premiere at the beautiful Logan Theater in Chicago on Sat, Feb 28th as part of the Chicago Irish Film Festival.

It has just been nominated for a Remy Award for Best Independent Film at Worldfest Houston which takes place in Texas in April.

And will have it’s Italian Premiere at Casa del Cinema in Rome next month.

It is a deeply poignant film about today’s society and mental illness with beautiful performances by Diarmaid Murtagh and Woody Norman, (‘Silent Witness’, ‘Him’, ‘Troy: Fall of a City’, ‘Peter and Wendy’, ‘The War Of The Worlds’, ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Poldark’,’The White Princess’, and in 2017 he played Benedict Cumberbatch’s son in ‘The Current War). His most recent film, currently in post Production, is ‘C’mon C’mon’ in which he plays opposite Joaquin Phoenix.

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The BBC interviews Jason Howe

The BBC recently interviewed Jason Howe – ‘A Good Day to Die’ on his extraordinary life. Listen via the link below:

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Phoenix awarded ‘Best Media Sales Agent 2018’

Phoenix wins TMT Magazine Award

‘Elvis walks home’ Nominated for 6 Awards

We’re happy to announce that ‘Elvis walks home’ is nominated for 6 awards at London IFF;

  • Best Film
  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Director
  • Best Editing
  • Best Lead Male Actor
  • Best Cinematography

To read more about the nominations Click Here

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