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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Marwencol



A film that sticks to your ribs, the story of Mark Town who used his art to recover from a traumatic attack and almost fatal beating, left with brain damage. He built a World War II Era town using dolls to play out a dramatic tale, a living graphic novel of WW II fiction, crafted in detail by his creative mind; his vast, rich imaginary world. Well reviewed and award winning, the film earned praise but little distribution. Jeff Malmberg and Chris Shellen, the filmmakers behind the much loved but little seen documentary Marwencol, won a $50,000 grant from Film Independent to "find its audience."  Now with the help of people like Sue Kroll, head of worldwide marketing for Warner Bros, they're looking at ways to get Marwencol in front of audiences who will appreciate it. Malberg's wife discovered the film. Kroll and others involved call it "tragic, redemptive, wonderful, haunting, inspiring, and moving." The film covers hate crimes, art, art therapy, disabilities, stigmas, creativity, The marketing plan includes art gallery screenings, very specific communities (including the metal health community), the lecture circuit, film series, Internet and DVD (April 12 release date).


Be whatever you want Vimeo, click here.


Trailer for film. click here.

Wikipedia, click here.


IMDB click here.


About.com ciick here.


Rotten Tomato's Review, click here.

To listen or for more go to KCRW's The Business by clicking here.


For more on the industry and business go the the LA Times Company Town blog.