THE GREAT COFFEE SWINDLE – DOCUMENTARY

The world is addicted to coffee! We consume between 3 and  4 billion cups a day, making coffee, after water, the most popular drink on the planet.

It’s also an $80 Billion dollar a year retail business, from which small coffee farmers inexplicably, might end up with as little as 4 cents a pound in profit. So who’s making all the dough and how are they pulling this off?  Let me tell you, it’s not just the farmers that are getting swindled. And that’s the story behind The Great Coffee Swindle.

To find out more about the issues, visit our coffee blog at Bolivar’s Beans.

CHOO CHEW – FEATURE FILM

A group of passengers are trapped in a train car by another group that has mysteriously transformed into vicious, flesh-eating creatures. As the situation quickly deteriorates and some survivors begin sacrificing others to the monsters to stay alive, a duo of unlikely allies begin working together. Fighting off fellow survivors and battling past the rabid creatures, they make their way to the engine car searching desperately for a solution to stop their runaway train that could crash at any moment.

Selected for NSI Features First program.

Producer: Mark Cutforth
Writer: Lee Hoverd

THE UNMASKED — FEATURE FILM

A tongue in cheek look at a serial killer who would like to reform his ways but is unfortunately caught up in a successful movie franchise and doomed to repeat himself in sequel after sequel.

Distributed by Fox Releasing: Played at festivals around the world and received a Special Jury prize at the prestigious Avoriaz International Film Festival in Avoriaz France.

Producer/Writer: Mark Cutforth
Director: Anders Palm
Starring: Gregory Cox & Fiona Evans

MURDER BLUES – FEATURE FILM

A detective becomes obsessed with bringing to justice a man he is sure is a serial killer and the murderer of a woman both men loved.

Distributed by Hemdale Media
Producer: Mark Cutforth
Writer/Director: Anders Palm
Starring: Francesco Quinn & Academy Award Winner, Brad Dourif

RHYTHM, COUNTRY & BLUES: BEHIND THE SCENES – DOCUMENTARY

Examines the common musical and social background of segregated black and white musicians in the South. Includes performances by music legends such as B.B. King, Al Green, Gladys Knight, Chet Atkins, Little Richard, George Jones and Lyle Lovett.

Distributed by MCA

Producer: Mark Cutforth
Director/Editor: Hart and Dana Perry

NEW YORK HAPPENIN’ – DOCUMENTARY

Painter Mark Kostabi epitomized the late ’80’s art craze in New York City, selling his paintings to celebrities and collectors for vast sums of money.

He also became notorious in the New York art world when it was revealed that his studio was populated with several minimum wage assistants that not only helped with painting but contributed ideas. Diana Gentleman was his chief assistant and ideas person.

Director/Writer: Mark Cutforth
Producer: Rob Luttrell
Starring: Diana Gentleman and Mark Kostabi
Documentary Profile of artist Diana Gentelman

SHAOLIN DELIVERY BOY – SHORT FILM

Foster uses martial arts and pop psychology to “dumb down” Winston, into an ethnic caricature, allowing Winston to discover his ‘inner Chinaman.’

Broadcast Nationally in Canada on: CBC Mixed Flicks and sold to numerous countries internationally. The film also played at 20 plus festivals across N.A. including WSFF, NSI, Methodfest – Los Angeles, Palm Springs International, Worldfest in Houston Texas, where it won a Platinum Remi for Best Comedy and the Yorkton FF, where it won a Golden Sheath for Best Comedy.

Director/Producer: Mark Cutforth
Producer: Andy Marshall
Writer: David Eng
Starring: Michael Dufays & Benny Min

LOVE & JUSTICE – SHORT FILM

Peter Stebbings & Charlotte Sullivan play a judge and car thief who are star-crossed, double crossed, and then pay the cost when they fall in love.

Broadcast Nationally on: CBC Reflections. Winner – Platinum Remi, Worldfest, Houston

Producer: Mark Cutforth
Writer/Director: Karl Knutson

WATERING MR. COCOA – SHORT FILM

Amber is convinced that she can bring her hamster back to life by watering his grave, now if it will only work for her father and the body she saw her teacher burying in the woods.

Broadcast Nationally by: Bravo. Winner – Platinum Remi, Worldfest, Houston

Director/Executive Producer: Mark Cutforth
Producer: Amanda Cameron
Writer: Richard Dane Scott
Starring: Sarah Waisglass & David Hubband

ABOUT 12th ST. FILMS

12th St. Films was founded to develop and produce thoughtful, provocative and occasionally bloody, but always entertaining, feature length, multi-platform stories for international audiences. We are developing a slate of genre based market and audience friendly projects and believe that when done well, genre films not only reach broad audiences, they can inspire and promote critical thought even as they entertain.

MARK CUTFORTH

PRODUCER

Mark Cutforth has written, directed and produced award-winning shorts, documentaries, music videos, and television programs, including New York Happenin’ and Rhythm, Country & Blues for MCA. Previous features he has produced include the comedy/horror film ‘The Unmasked,’ which won a critics prize at the Avoriaz Film Festival in France, and was invited to screen for the selection committee at the Cannes Film Festival before being picked for worldwide distribution by Fox Releasing; and the $1.5 million budgeted action feature ‘Murder Blues,’ starring Brad Dourif and Francesco Quinn, directed by Anders Palm and distributed by Hemdale.

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12th St. Films  is excited to announce CHOO CHEW has been selected for NSI Features First program! NSI Features First is a 10-month development training launch pad for producer/writer teams looking to produce their first or second feature film with strong commercial appeal. For more information regarding the latest NSI Features First program visit The National Screen Institute here or read The Playback article here.

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And the winner is… ‘The World Before Her,’ a film about a group of contestants in a beauty contest, vying for the Miss India crown, contrasted with a group of girls undergoing combat training for a militant fundamentalist group. Great movie! Canadian, and well worth a look… (more…)


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