Who is KK Downey?

August 3, 2009

Behind the Sunglasses
Aren’t you the slightest bit interested?

James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces which was praised by Oprah and “The New Yorker”.  J.T. Leroy, a person celebrities, like Shirley Manson, Dennis Cooper, and Gus Van Sant, befriended and trusted.  What do these two people people have in common?  They both fooled the world.
Inspired by the fake personas of Frey and Leroy comes a dark comedy about a cult biographer everybody wants to know.  Meet KK Downey – the life of the party who intrigues fans with his emotional past.  But after gaining such mysterious popularity, people began to wonder: WHO IS KK DOWNEY?

KK Downey is The Man, The Myth, The Legend, The Lie.

“…the real thing…a truly funny movie.” – Variety

“…touching, hilarious, and vulgar…” – Film Threat

Winner – Audience Award Boston UFF;  Winner – New Visions Award Cinequest; Official Selection – Raindance FF;   Official Selection – Philadelphia FF; Official Selection – Fantasia;  Official Selection – Mauvais Genre FF
SYNOPSIS



Theo and Terrence are best buddies, twenty-something scenesters with big ambitions. Theo’s invested three years in his first novel “Truck Stop Hustler,” the hair-raising, drug-soaked tale of a male prostitute. Terrence is a sociopathic slob with delusions of grandeur, dreams of rock ‘n’ roll superstardom with all the hedonism and hero worship that entails. But the cards aren’t in their favor. Their band can’t draw flies, and the girl Terrence loves has been stolen from him by an obnoxious music journalist with an ego bigger even than his own. Meanwhile, Theo’s book is rejected by a slimy publisher. Nobody, he claims, wants to hear that story from a soft, pampered suburban white boy. In a flash of desperate, dead-end inspiration, Terrence proposes a wild plan. He himself will publicly play the role of Theo’s character, K.K. Downey. The success and celebrity they crave awaits the pair, but so do terrible secrets that threaten to destroy their friendship–and worse.


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Cannes Comedy and Family Line-Up

April 29, 2009
COMEDY AND FAMILY

April 28, 2009


Knockouts

A comedy centered on two single girls working the dating scene in Los Angeles.

CAST:

Cameron Richardson (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The squeakquel), Sophie Monk (Click), Adam Gregory (Hannah Montana: The Movie, 17 Again), Tia Carrere (True Lies), James Kyson Lee (Lies & Illusions), Alexis Arquette, Lochlyn Munro, Tom Arnold (Moonlight and Mistletoe), Chris Kattan(SNL)

Who Is KK Downey?

Inspired by a true story, two perennial losers, who want more than anything to be famous, finally gain celebrity status after creating a fictional persona.
CAST:
Darren Curtis, Kristin Adams (Where the Truth Lies), Matt Silver, Pat Kiely, Dan Haber, Paul Spense (Fubar, It’s all Gone Pete Tong)

Sharp as Marbles

Albert isn’t the brightest bulb on the block, but he’s got his best friends George and Ernie to help him out. The only problem is they’re just as dumb as he is. The trio constantly land way over their heads in a comical tale of the blind leading the blind.

CAST:
Sean O. Roberts (Saving Silverman), Adam Gregory, Simeon Taole, Elizabeth Thi (Saved!), Michael Roberds (Elf), Lindsay Maxwell (Good Luck Chuck), Samantha McLeod (John Tucker Must Die)

Beneath the Blue

When the US Navy abducts a scientific research dolphin, a teenager and her friends risk without getting caught in the deadly sonar testing.
Trailer

CAST:
Caitlin Wachs (Air Bud 2&3, The Next Best Thing, The Devine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Inspector gadegt 2), David Keith (An Officer and a Gentleman, Behind Enemy lines, U-571) Paul Wesley (“Fallen”, “Everwood”), Ivana Milicevic (Vanilla Sky, Love Actually, Casino Royal), George Harris (Layer Cake, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Michael Ironside (The Machinist, Total Recall, Top Gun), Samantha Jade (Australian Pop sensation)

The Golden Bone

Jack the Bitterroot Beagle stumbles upon a treasure map that takes him on a curious adventure through the mountains of Montana in search of a golden bone.

CAST:Jack the Bitterroot Beagle, Hunter Goligoski Betsy Sanella Dale LaScala Tim Daniel Robert Parr

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QUANTUM RELEASING DISCOVERS ‘KK DOWNEY

April 22, 2009

Quantum Releasing acquires an unexpected, out of the ordinary film “Who is KK Downey?”

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 20, 2009) – International sales agent Quantum Releasing acquires an original, offbeat Canadian film titled “Who is KK Downey?” just in time for Cannes.   A deal was signed between Kidnapper Films (a sketch comedy troop) and Quantum Releasing last week.

Quantum has big plans in store for this “touching, hilarious, and vulgar” (Film Threat) movie, which has been igniting interest at festivals around the world.  ‘KK Downey’ has won awards at Boston Underground Film Festival (Massachusetts), Cinequest Film Festival (California), Mauvais Genre Film Festival (France).

‘KK Downey’ now heads to Cannes – Screening at the Marche du Film on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 20:00 in Palais B.

Cannes is the perfect place to premiere such a film.  Who is KK Downey? targets the young counter-culture generation with its extreme style and outrageous dialogue.  It is something new and something fresh that is sure to become another cult classic,” stated Jamie R Thompson, President of Quantum Releasing.

After two and a half years of writing, shooting, and editing, ‘KK Downey” is ready to take on the world. Darren Curtis, Pat Kiely, and Matt Silver, members of a sketch comedy collective – Kidnapper Comedy, each played a creative role in telling the KK Downey story, which was inspired by an unusual, contrived persona.  “After James Frey, JT Leroy, and all those other hoaxes, we thought ‘why not make a really dumb, fun comedy about literary hoaxes.’ So that’s what we did,” laughed Director Darren Curtis.

Written by the three, directed by Curtis and Kiely, and produced by Kieran Crilly, Curtis, Kiely, and Brandi-Ann Milbradt (IFC’s “the Business” starring Kathleen Robertson, “Hatley High” starring Rachell Lefevre of Twighlight and New Moon, “Prom Wars” starring Alia Shawkat), ‘KK Downey’ is a about two perennial losers who want more than anything to be famous.

Theo and Terrence are best buddies, twenty-something scenesters with big ambitions. Theo’s invested three years in his first novel “Truck Stop Hustler,” the hair-raising, drug-soaked tale of a male prostitute. Terrence is a sociopathic slob with delusions of grandeur, dreams of rock ‘n’ roll superstardom with all the hedonism and hero worship that entails. But the cards aren’t in their favor. Their band can’t draw flies, and the girl Terrence loves has been stolen from him by an obnoxious music journalist with an ego bigger even than his own. Meanwhile, Theo’s book is rejected by a slimy publisher. Nobody, he claims, wants to hear that story from a soft, pampered suburban white boy. In a flash of desperate, dead-end inspiration, Terrence proposes a wild plan. He himself will publicly play the role of Theo’s character, K.K. Downey. The success and celebrity they crave awaits the pair, but so do terrible secrets that threaten to destroy their friendship–and worse.

The cast includes Darren Curtis, Kristin Adam (Where the Truth Lies), Pat Kiely, Dan Haber, Matt Silver, Brent Skagford, and Paul Spence (It’s All Gone Pete Tong).  The trailer and additional credits can be found on the website at www.whoiskkdowney.com.

About Quantum Releasing

Over the past twelve years, Quantum Releasing has flourished – strengthening its roots in the physical world – by producing award winning, globally distributed films as well as acquiring a library of over 65 films for international theatrical, DVD, and television distribution, selling various titles to Lionsgate, Universal, and Sony Pictures. Quantum Releasing proudly maintains a yearly presence at each major markets – including the American Film Market in Los Angeles, the European Film Market in Berlin, the Hong Kong Filmart, the National Association of Television Program Executive in Las Vegas, and (of course the largest of them all) Marche du Film in Cannes, France, to only name a few – branding the company name while closing sales with foreign distributors in 100 countries on five continents.

About Kidnapper Films

…is a production company based out of Montreal. Independent, underground, and highly coveted, its DIY force has matured over the past five years, resulting in what may very well be the next wave of comedy filmmaking. Combining the energy of improv sketch comedy with the production value of a Hollywood feature, the members of Kidnapper have proven themselves to be capable of combining the lows of fart humor with the highs of “Death in Venice”. With razor sharp incisors, the collective is bent on developing a new comedy language, one that is as dependent on the craft of traditional filmmaking as it is on whip smart writing and performing.  Obsessive about their material, the members of the Kidnapper crew are constantly challenging themselves with new forms of writing, acting, and producing, each with a personal filter that results in a unique voice and vision. In a word, Kidnapper Films is just what you were waiting for: it is a new reference point for a new kind of comedy.

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