Munich-based world sales company Global Screen has picked up the international rights to SUNSET OVER MULHOLLAND DRIVE, a touching and lighthearted documentary about the glamourous residents of a very special retirement home.
The Motion Picture & Television Fund lies at the end of Mulholland Drive in the Woodland Hills in northwest Hollywood. Its residents, including actress Connie Sawyer ("Dumb and Dumber", "When Harry Met Sally…"), three-time Emmy® Award-nominated producer Joel Rogosin („The Virginian", "Ironside", "Magnum, P.I .") and producer Daniel Selznick ("American Grafitti"), were once the backbone of the Dream Factory: actresses, producers, writers. The spry seniors still burn for movies and entertainment.
They produce short films and pursue other creative projects. SUNSET OVER MULHOLLAND DRIVE follows one such project from the first brainstorming session all the way through to the premiere, revealing enduring dreams and hopes beyond the limelight - and lessons in life and love. The former filmmakers are also still able to follow their cinematic passion in later life thanks to the financial support from such major film figures as Steven Spielberg, George Clooney and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Alice Buquoy, Senior Sales & Acquisitions Manager Theatrical at Global Screen states, "This highly entertaining and interesting documentary about Hollywood's rather unique kind of home for the elderly of the US film industry is revealing and heartwarming. We are looking forward to sharing the best personal and professional anecdotes of the film veterans with our clients at the upcoming Marché du Film where we will be showing a first trailer of SUNSET OVER MULHOLLAND DRIVE.”
Julia Weber, Head of Theatrical Sales & Acquisitions at Global Screen adds, „When the producer pitched the story to us, we were fascinated from the outset by the idea of seeing a documentary about life in old age of the former Hollywood greats.”
Producer Helge Albers: "After a year of shooting and just as long spent editing, we are delighted to now have Global Screen at our side as an enthusiastic partner who has taken our film to its heart just like cinema audiences around the globe will also be certain to do. It was a privilege for us as filmmakers to listen to the elderly colleagues, watch them as they were working, and be able to pay a tribute to them at the end of their careers. The result is a film which goes beyond the passion for cinema to say a great deal about the human condition and the ups and downs of life."