KENWOOD, Calif., Might 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Kenwood Investments, one in all California’s main actual property improvement, media, tourism and hospitality companies introduced that it’s financing an impartial film mission led by Sonoma County filmmakers, Jay Alvarez and Will Hand, whose labored has earned main competition recognition and commanded the eye of Hollywood titans.
Alvarez wrote the screenplay and is directing the movie with Hand taking part in one of many lead roles. Anthony and Joe Russo, who directed the final two Avengers movies within the Marvel Franchise, are Govt Producers of the movie.
Alvarez and Hand drew the eye of the Russo Brothers in 2014, when their first function movie screened on the 2014 Slamdance Movie Competition in Park Metropolis, Utah.
Returning to the manufacturing crew are Alvarez’ previous collaborators: sound mixer Jason Lennart Anderson, costume designer Erin Toft, director of pictures Ray Buckley, and producers Alexander Fraser and Megan Kopp.
This impartial movie is the most recent of many arts and leisure investments for Kenwood Investments LLC. Beforehand the corporate was a producer of Ron Chapman’s movie The Forbidden Shore about modern Cuban music and invested in Sonoma Artist, Keith Wicks, “One 12 months, One Present.”
Darius Anderson, Founding father of Kenwood Investments, has an artwork collector’s eye and is a cultural arts fanatic along with being a profitable enterprise capitalist. He’s recognized for an eclectic vary of funding tasks starting from the redevelopment of Treasure Island to the acquisition of the Aquarium of the Bay in San Francisco. In 2004, when he was launched to the work of Sonoma, CA painter Keith Wicks, founding father of the Sonoma Plein Air Basis, he instantly invested in his yearlong artwork journey.
Kenwood’s newest funding, Something’s More Than One Thing, is a movie concerning the story of a younger couple, whose love for one another is challenged by the doubtful attract of the strangers we meet on-line, and the methods wherein we so simply mistake hyper-connectivity for intimacy.
“This movie is a about how know-how has modified relationships, and the way our era is coping with the social adjustments, initiated by know-how and accelerated by a pandemic,” stated Will Hand. “It’s a well timed topic for our era, however most importantly, it’s a movie made by one of the vital heartfelt and brave storytellers working at present.”
The movie has a gifted forged of actors, with its romantic lead being portrayed by James Scully, a fan-favorite of Netflix’s hit present, You. Reverse Scully is Alex Sgambati, from AMC’s The Strolling Useless. Becoming a member of the forged is Sundance Movie Competition darling SoKo, whose two movies The Blazing World and Mayday garnered vital acclaim at this yr’s competition.
“I’m excited to collaborate with Jay and Will, two younger entrepreneurs with big expertise and potential, to assist increase the funding to make this vital movie,” stated Darius Anderson, Founder & CEO of Kenwood Investments. “The rising shift to streaming companies has created an awesome alternative for impartial filmmakers to showcase their work. One thing’s Extra Than One Factor is a profitable mixture – a poignant, comedian, sincere movie and a narrative that’s wanted now greater than ever.”
Given the movie’s inventive credibility, marketability and high-powered business help, One thing’s Extra Than One Factor is anticipated to attract consideration from a number of streaming companies for distribution.
Alvarez and Hand, together with their producing companions, have created a singular alternative for the movie’s monetary supporters to have small components within the film. As well as, all the monetary backers will obtain an fairness share within the movie.
In regards to the Filmmakers
Jay Alvarez is a author/director whose debut function movie, “I Play With The Phrase Each Other,” gained the Particular Jury Prize on the Slamdance Movie Competition in 2014. One yr earlier, it had its world premiere in London. The movie gained quite a few awards and screened at movie festivals world wide, gaining a fame for its distinctive and stylized writing, spectacular path, and distinctive construction: a function movie composed fully of cellphone calls. It was on the Slamdance Movie Competition that the Russo Brothers first noticed Jay Alvarez’s movie, and have become government producers on his sophomore manufacturing. The Russo Brothers, together with their collaborator Robert Downey Jr, have continued to be advocates for Jay’s modern movie work.
Will Hand is an actor, director, and producer who began working with Jay Alvarez in 2011, on his debut function, I Play With The Phrase Every Different. Will has gone on to take a job in each one in all Jay’s movies. Will Hand was the founding inventive director of the acclaimed theater firm, Do It Reside, in San Francisco, which launched audiences to eminent world playwrights. Will can also be the founding father of the appearing ensemble, The How, the place he produces authentic performs in New York Metropolis. In his profession he has produced over 15 theater items and developed 5 authentic works. His New York Metropolis debut, Vandals, earned him the popularity of the Goethe Institute, which introduced him to Munich as one in all six American delegates to attend the celebrated triennial Politik im Freien Theater Competition.
About Kenwood Investments, LLC
At Kenwood Investments, LLC, extraordinary tasks are our ardour. Kenwood was based by Darius Anderson in 2000. The corporate’s funding focus for greater than 15 years has been on actual property improvement, land entitlement, media, tourism and hospitality tasks. Kenwood Investments has a observe file of growing extraordinary tasks that tremendously improve the communities wherein its tasks are constructed or operated and has specialised throughout its tenure in tasks dealing with advanced hurdles of public coverage, land entitlement and pre-venture capital funding. Based mostly in Sonoma, California, Kenwood Investments consists of a crew of extremely gifted people who’ve labored with Darius Anderson for years.
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