Category Archives: Candiland

Viva Pictures and IndustryWorks Studios are pleased to announce the release of “CANDiLAND”, a feature film from Motorcycle Boy Productions in association with Greendale Productions

The award-winning “CANDiLAND” stars Oscar nominee Gary Busey (The Buddy Holly Story, Lethal Weapon), Chelah Horsdal (Man in The High Castle, Hell on Wheels) and James Clayton (Minority Report, The 100). The feature film will be released in the United States on February 7th, 2017, by Viva Pictures Distribution, LLC.

IndustryWorks Studios will release the film theatrically in Canada in select theatres beginning February 3rd, 2017.

CANDiLAND tells the story of intensified mutual attraction to the point of deadly obsession. New lovebirds Peter (James Clayton) and Tess (Chelah Horsdal) find solace in each other’s brokenness. They decide to isolate themselves from the world inside Peter’s apartment, creating their own reality – CANDiLAND, but their possessive love descends into a surreal savagery. Their only hope to survive is the intervention of Peter’s estranged father Arnie (Gary Busey). But will he reach them in time?

Gary Busey states, “CANDiLAND teaches us to pay attention to the heart of the injured like you haven’t paid attention before.”

CANDiLAND marks a nuanced departure for Busey, who has been seen as a contestant in reality TV shows such as NBC’S The Apprentice and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Busey was drawn to the role, finding parallels between his character, Arnie, and himself, and the echoes of the father/son relationship shown in the film familiar. His performance is earnest and sincere.

Based on the novel by Elizabeth Engstrom, CANDiLAND was written and directed for the screen by Rusty Nixon. The film was featured at The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 2016 (http://julienfilmfest.com), where it won Best World Premiere, and at The Sunscreen Festival 2016, one of only 23 film festivals nationwide to be sponsored and acknowledged by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science, where Gary Busey received the Legacy Award (http://sunscreenfilmfestival.com).

“Elizabeth Engstrom’s cult novel has haunted me since I first read it twenty years ago. It was an honor to bring the book to life and to work with such a passionate cast and crew to create an unforgettable film experience.” – Rusty Nixon, Director.

RELEASE DETAILS:
USA: Available on DVD at Walmart, other retailers and rental Kiosks
USA: Available on VOD on iTunes, Amazon, Vudu
Canadian Premiere: February 3rd, 2017, Vancouver, Canada – Rio Theatre 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5N 1W1 – 8 pm press & arrival, 8:30 pm show, Facebook Live Panel Discussion to follow.

In attendance: Rusty Nixon (writer/director), Chelah Horsdal (Actor), Elizabeth Engstrom (Novelist), and James Clayton (Actor).

Limited tickets available: Pre-order: $10.00 Door: $12.00. https://riotheatretickets.ca

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT CANDiLAND:
“The most nerve-wrecking film of the year” – Jayme Schmitt – DSRP- Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
“CANDiLAND is an ambitious and unsettling film driven by brave, committed performances. “ – Ben Ratner – Actor/Director/writer – Down River
“CANDiLAND will grab you by the throat and won’t let you go until the very end.” – Tony Armer – Co-Founder of Sunscreen International Film Festival & Film Commissioner of St. Petersburg Clearwater, Florida.

ABOUT VIVA PICTURES
Viva Pictures, LLC.  and its Managing Partner Victor Elizalde is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the division including acquisitions, DVD & VOD distribution, sales and marketing. Working in conjunction with business leaders and Producers around the world, Elizalde coordinates and oversees growth opportunities for Viva Pictures, LLC. within the America’s targeting new businesses, growing and increasing penetration of existing businesses, and leading the development of business and operations with emerging technologies. www.vivafilmco.com.

ABOUT MOTORCYCLE BOY PRODUCTIONS
Founded in 2012 by James Clayton, Blaine Anderson, and Rusty Nixon, Motorcycle Boy Productions develops, packages, in-house produces, and services feature film and television projects. www.motorcycleboyproductions.com


ABOUT INDUSTRYWORKS STUDIOS/PICTURES

IndustryWorks is a fully integrated Distribution, Production, Finance and New Media, worldwide content provider. IndustryWorks sets itself apart by having a keen sense of recognizing the potential in projects for distribution and is dedicated to releasing unique and marketable content to the world market place. The Company has several in-house projects in development and acquires films from producers around the world. IndustryWorks distributes its content through all media outlets, including box office, VOD, SVOD, broadcast, airlines, Internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.  www.industry-works.com

For more information, interviews and photographs please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca| 604-726-5575

For Sales and Distribution information, contact IndustryWorks Studios:
Maju Iudice I maju@industry-works.com | 604-876-0547

 

 

Social Media Handles

Website: industry-works.com/content/candilandmotorcycleboyproductions.com
Twitter: @candilandfilm @vivafilmco@IWPictures@mcbstudios@JClaytonActor@THEGaryBusey@Chelahhorsdal
Instagram: @candilandfilm
Facebook: facebook.com/candilandfilm
IMDb: pro-labs.imdb.com/title/tt3620120
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_6M-0Djr9E

The Promotion People

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

CANDiLAND starring Oscar Nominee Gary Busey, James Clayton and Chelah Horsdal World Premiere screens at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival in Dubuque, Iowa on April 23, 2016

Candiland still_1adjustedGary Busey and James Clayton will be in attendance for the feature that is nominated for Best World Premiere

Motorcyle Boy Productions and IndustryWorks Pictures are pleased to announce that the feature film CANDiLAND will have their World Premiere at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival on April 23, 2016 at 4:00. CANDiLAND is based on the novel by Elizabeth Engstrom and will be distributed in North America by IndustryWorks Pictures spring 2016. Produced by Motorcycle Boy and Greendale Productions, CANDiLAND was written and directed by Rusty Nixon. CANDiLAND is nominated for Best World Premiere at the festival. Gary Busey and James Clayton will be in attendance.

CANDiLAND stars Oscar nominee Gary Busey (The Buddy Holly Story), Chelah Horsdal (Arrow, Hell on Wheels) and James Clayton (Foodland). CANDiLAND marks a nuanced departure for Busey, who has been seen as a contestant in reality TV shows such as NBC’S The Apprentice and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Busey was drawn to the role, finding parallels between his character Arnie and himself and the echoes of the father/son relationship shown in the film familiar. His performance plays earnest and sincere.

CANDiLAND tells the story of intensified mutual attraction to the point of deadly obsession. Peter (James Clayton), a retired and embittered tennis pro, who is estranged from his father Arnie (Gary Busey), decides to leave the solace of his apartment and happens upon Tess (Chelah Horsdal). Tess, a recent vulnerable divorcee, finds Peter’s intensity and attention irresistible. Together they pursue ‘oneness’ and consciously shut out the world, barricading themselves inside Peter’s apartment. A desperate Arnie attempts to liberate the pair from CANDiLAND– but will he make it in time?

Candiland Still_7adjustedGary Busey states “CANDiLAND teaches us to pay attention to the heart of the injured like you haven’t paid attention before.”

Rusty Nixon “”Elizabeth Engstrom’s cult novel has haunted me since I first read it twenty years ago. It was an honor to bring the book to life and to work with such a passionate cast and crew to create an unforgettable film experience.”

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world, with a strong emphasis on discovering new talent, supporting cause-related films and bringing together all elements of filmmaking. Julien Dubuque International Film Festival runs April 21st to April 24 in the heart of Dubuque Iowa.

Screening details:

Saturday, April 23:
Mindframe Theater
3:30 pm red carpet
4:00 pm screening begins
Followed by Q&A
Awards Show 8 pm.

ABOUT MOTORCYCLE BOY PRODUCTIONS
Motorcycle Boy Productions is an independent film company based in Vancouver, BC. Founded in 2012 by James Clayton, Blaine Anderson and Rusty Nixon with the goal to create original, edgy content. The company has independently financed and produced three feature films for the worldwide market.

The psychological thriller, Down The Line (2014) was written/directed by Rusty Nixon and stars James Clayton as 9 variations of the title character Jay Carson, a comedian trapped inside his mind.  They followed up with the psychological thriller CANDiLAND (2016), starring Gary Busey, Chelah Horsdal, and James Clayton (IndieFEST Award). The film is based off the novel by Elizabeth Engstrom and was adapted for the screen and directed by Rusty Nixon.  RESIDUE (2017) is the company’s third produced feature. They are slated to go to camera on an untitled Rusty Nixon horror feature in the fall of 2016 with five more scripts in various stages of development. motorcycleboyproductions.com

ABOUT INDUSTRYWORKS STUDIOS/PICTURES
IndustryWorks is a fully integrated Distribution, Production, Finance and New Media, worldwide content provider. IndustryWorks sets itself apart by having a keen sense of recognizing the potential in projects for distribution and is dedicated to releasing unique and marketable content to the world market place. The Company has several in-house projects in development and acquires films from producers around the world. IndustryWorks distributes its content through all media outlets, including box office, VOD, SVOD, broadcast, airlines, Internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.  industry-works.com

For more information, interviews and photographs please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

For Sales and Distribution information, contact IndustryWorks Studios
Caterina Scrivano, cs@industry-works.com | 604-876-0547

Festival Publicist: Emily Goodman: emily.goodmann@gmail.com
Festival Director: Susan Gorrell: susie.gorrell@gmail.com

Social Media Handles

Website: industry-works.com/content/candilandmotorcycleboyproductions.com
Twitter: @JClaytonActor@mcbstudios@IWPictures@THEGaryBusey
Instagram: @candilandfilm
Facebook: facebook.com/candilandfilm
IMDb: pro-labs.imdb.com/title/tt3620120

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

Danica Cox – Press Blogger and Publicist
danica@thepromotionpeople.ca

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

James Clayton Wins Lead Actor Award Of Excellence at The IndieFEST Film Awards for his role in CANDiLAND also starring Gary Busey and Chelah Horsdal

James_Clayton_montage_addtxtJames Clayton has won the prestigious IndieFEST Film Award of Excellence for his lead role of Peter in the upcoming thriller CANDiLAND; also starring Gary Busey and Chelah Horsdal. CANDiLAND is based on the novel by Elizabeth Engstrom and will be distributed in North America by IndustryWorks Pictures spring 2016.

“It is an extreme honor and privilege to be awarded this distinction. This is really a reflection of all the hard work of the crew, cast, and everyone who supported this great film.  I am eternally in debt to my co-leads Gary Busey and Chelah Horsdal who were an inspiration everyday and will no doubt be recognized for their outstanding performances in this film. As well as to the magnetic Elizabeth Engstrom, and of course, our inventive and extraordinary leader, writer/Editor/Director Rusty Nixon.” says James Clayton.

CANDiLAND: Struggling to rebuild their lives, a former tennis star (James Clayton) and a recent divorcee (Chelah Horsdal) decide to isolate themselves from the world in a quest for true “oneness”; as their affair descends into savagery, his father (Gary Busey) must fight to save them before they disappear completely into madness.

James has been building a career of diverse characters and is known for his deep commitment and detailed preparation. The character of Peter marks a new benchmark for James as he lost 55 pounds, shaved his head, and shaved down his front tooth for the role.

James who currently appears in several episodes of Fox TV’s Minority Report also produced and starred in the Sci-Fi/Thriller Down The Line (2014). He also starred in the Caper Comedy Foodland (2011). Clayton began his acting career at the age of sixteen when he booked his first role in K19: The Widowmaker (2001), starring Harrison Ford and directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Since then, he has added an extensive list of versatile characters to his resume. In 2004, James went on to a supporting lead role in the Horror feature Adam and Evil followed by a leading role in the Thriller feature The Bentley Box (2004) and honed his comedic skills while leading in the head-banger Comedy, Blackbridge (2006). On television, James has appeared on the hit CW series Supernatural (2009), Fox’s Fringe (2011), and has appeared as leading roles in multiple commercial campaigns for clients such as Reebok, Suddenlink, Kia, and Telus.

James is also one of the co-managing directors of Motorcycle Boy Productions along side writer/director Rusty Nixon and actor/producer Blaine Anderson. The three produced the psychological thriller Candiland. James and Motorcycle Boy Productions are in the late development stages for the Supernatural Horror film, Residue (2017), written and directed by Rusty Nixon.

About Motorcycle Boy Productions
Motorcycle Boy Productions is a film service company operated by Motorcycle Boy Studios Ltd and founded by Managing Director/Producer James Clayton. Co-founding members include Rusty Nixon and Blaine Anderson. The name Motorcycle Boy Productions is homage to the great Mickey Rourke’s character in the film “Rumble Fish”; based on S.E. Hinton’s famous novel of the same name. The name was chosen to convey the unique, adventurous, and profound qualities of the films created by the Company.

Vision Statement: The Company is committed to the job expansion and the overall growth of the Canadian film industry for worldwide distribution.

Mission Statement: The Company achieves this by partnering with local venders, crews, and artists to produce films at low cost with high production value.

About IndustryWorks Studios/Pictures – Canada International
IndustryWorks is a fully integrated Distribution, Production, Finance and New Media, worldwide content provider. IndustryWorks sets itself apart by having a keen sense of recognizing the potential in projects for distribution and is dedicated to releasing unique and marketable content to the world market place. The Company has several in-house projects in development and acquires films from producers around the world. IndustryWorks distributes its content through all media outlets, including box office, VOD, SVOD, broadcast, airlines, Internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.  www.industry-works.com

About The IndieFEST Film Awards
The IndieFEST Film Awards are unique in the industry.  Attracting both powerhouse industry veterans as well as talented new filmmakers it is an exceptional, truly international awards competition, not a traditional film festival – which allows filmmakers from around the world to enter their films in this prestigious competition.  The IndieFEST is about helping industry professionals who create fresh, standout entertainment achieve the publicity and credibility they deserve.  Serving filmmakers is the IndieFEST’s primary goal.

Currently in its 7th year, The IndieFEST Film Awards is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve. It discovers and honors the achievements of filmmakers who produce high quality films and new media. Our talented IndieFEST award winners have gone on to win Oscars, Emmys & Tellys.

For more information, interviews requests please contact:
Lesley Diana | Lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca | 604-726-5575

For ‘CANDiLAND’ Sales and IndustryWorks information please contact:
Caterina Scrivano | CS@Industry-Works.com | 604-876-0547

Social Media Handles

Website: industry-works.com/content/candilandmotorcycleboyproductions.comwww.TheIndieFEST.com
Twitter: @JClaytonActor@mcbstudios@IWPictures@THEGaryBusey
Instagram: @candilandfilm
Facebook: facebook.com/candilandfilm
IMDb: pro-labs.imdb.com/title/tt3620120/

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

Danica Cox – Press Blogger and Publicist
danica@thepromotionpeople.ca

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

Is Gary Busey really ‘God’? IndustryWorks Studios Acquires the World Wide Rights to Independent Film CANDiLAND (2015)

Oscar Nominee Gary Busey stars in CANDiLAND

A069_C004_04183Z

IndustryWorks Studios has acquired the World Wide distribution rights to the psychological drama CANDiLAND starring Gary Busey in what might very well be his ‘comeback role’. IndustryWorks will be bringing the film to Cannes to sell at the 2015 Marche du Film.

CANDiLAND stars Oscar nominee Gary Busey (The Buddy Holly Story), Chelah Horsdal (Arrow, Hell on Wheels) and James Clayton (Foodland). CANDiLAND marks a nuanced departure for Busey, who has been seen recurrently as a contestant in reality TV shows such as NBC’S The Apprentice. Busey was drawn to the role, finding parallels between his character Arnie and himself and the echoes of the father/son relationship shown in the film familiar. His performance plays earnest and sincere.

CANDiLAND tells the story of intensified mutual attraction to the point of deadly obsession. Peter (James Clayton), a retired and embittered tennis pro, who is estranged from his father Arnie (Gary Busey), decides to leave the solace of his apartment and happens upon Tess (Chelah Horsdal). Tess, a recent vulnerable divorcee, finds Peter’s intensity and attention irresistible. Together they pursue ‘oneness’ and consciously shut out the world, barricading themselves inside Peter’s apartment. A desperate Arnie attempts to liberate the pair from CANDiLAND– but will he make it in time?

Gary Busey states “CANDiLAND teaches us to pay attention to the heart of the injured like you haven’t paid attention before.”

Rusty Nixon says, “Elizabeth Engstrom’s cult novel has haunted me since I first read it twenty years ago. It was an honour to bring the book to life and to work with such a passionate cast and crew to create an unforgettable film experience.”

Produced by Motorcycle Boy and Greendale Productions, CANDiLAND was written and directed by Rusty Nixon.

cndiland

ABOUT INDUSTRYWORKS STUDIOS/PICTURES – CANADA, INTERNATIONAL

IndustryWorks is a fully integrated Distribution, Production, Finance and New Media, worldwide content provider. IndustryWorks sets itself apart by having a keen sense of recognizing the potential in projects for distribution and is dedicated to releasing unique and marketable content to the world market place. The Company has several in-house projects in development and acquires films from producers around the world. IndustryWorks distributes its content through all media outlets, including box office, VOD, SVOD, broadcast, airlines, internet and digital platforms, retail and rental outlets.

CANDiLAND in CANNES: Please visit IndustryWorks in Cannes, at the Marche du Film – B3 Riviera

Social Media Handles

Website: industry-works.com/content/candiland
Twitter: @candilandfilm@IWPictures@THEGaryBusey
Instagram: @candilandfilm
Facebook: facebook.com/candilandfilm
IMDb: pro-labs.imdb.com/title/tt3620120/

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

Danica Cox – Press Blogger and Publicist
danica@thepromotionpeople.ca

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People
Instagram: @thepromotionpeople

Horror-Thriller Feature Film ‘CANDiLAND’ starring Gary Busey, James Clayton and Chelah Horsdal

The Promotion People - CandilandShooting schedule allows time for actors to have a dramatic weight loss to become emaciated for their roles.

Busey’s character showcases his incredible humanity and dramatic talent. 

Motorcycle Boy Productions and Greendale Productions are pleased to announce the horror-thriller feature film CANDiLAND will be in production in Vancouver from April 13 to 20, 2014.  Executive Producers are James Clayton (Down The Line), Blaine Anderson and Roseanne Milliken (Tucker & Dale vs Evil). Producers are Marc Petey (Down The Line) and Marena Dix. Screenplay is written and directed by Rusty Nixon and based on the novel Candyland by award winning novelist, Elizabeth Engstrom.  Music supervision and original score is by Gemini Award Winner, Tim Hart.

The Promotion People - Gary Busey Academy Award Nominated Gary Busey (The Buddy Holly Story, Lethal Weapon, Point Break) plays Arnie, James Clayton’s (Down The Line, Fringe) character Peter’s alcoholic father.  Leo Award Nominated Chelah Horsdal (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Arrow, Hell on Wheels) plays Tess. The film is being shot in two blocks, nine weeks apart, to allow James Clayton and Chelah Horsdal the time needed for a dramatic weight loss – as their characters become emaciated after a year of isolation keeping true to the novel.

Recently divorced and heartbroken, Tess finds herself abandoned at a bar on her girl’s night out. There she encounters the eccentric and rich Peter – a man cursed with the condition of heightened sensory perception and desperately searching for a moment’s peace. The two instantly fall in love and withdraw to Peter’s apartment for a lengthy and addicting love affair. Days of bliss pass by but when Tess realizes she should leave and resume her life, Peter proposes a dangerous idea – isolate each other in his apartment to create their own pure reality; one free of pain and the dictates of society. Now, cut off from the world and locked inside what Peter calls CANDiLAND, the lovers embark on a dogmatic quest for a higher existence. But slowly, they begin to descend into madness – turning the once lovers into mortal enemies. The Promotion People - CANDiLAND
James Clayton is the Founder and President of Motorcycle Boy Productions established in 2012. James Clayton and Rusty Nixon’s first feature  Down The Line, is a Sci-Fi Thriller about a struggling comedian played by James Clayton who stars and plays nine different characters trapped inside his mind and must fight alternate versions of himself to escape. Rusty Nixon wrote, directed, and edited the film. Down The Line is being distributed Worldwide by IndustryWorks Pictures in 2014.

A labor of artistic love, Rusty and James have been working to bring CANDiLAND to production for the past 10 years. Producing partner Marc Petey is a founding member of the Co-Production company Greendale Productions.

Social Media Handles

Twitter: @candilandfilm
Instagram: @candilandfilm
Facebook: facebook.com/candilandfilm
IMDB Link: pro-labs.imdb.com/title/tt3620120/

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

Danica Cox – Press Blogger and Publicist
danica@thepromotionpeople.ca

Website: thepromotionpeople.ca
Twitter: @PromotionPeople
Facebook: The Promotion People