Innovative documentary FLY COLT FLY to have world premiere at TIFF Next Wave Festival on February 16, opens theatres via Indiecan Entertainment on February 21
January 22, 2014 – An official selection of TIFF’s Next Wave Festival, the innovative and entertaining documentary feature FLY COLT FLY will open in Canadian theaters beginning February 21, following its much anticipated World Premiere February 16, via Avi Federgreen’s distribution company, Indiecan Entertainment.
The film tells the story of the infamous Barefoot Bandit, Colton Harris-Moore, whose flights of fancy in stolen aircraft and three country crime spree caught the attention of worldwide media. Breaking new ground with its multimedia approach, FLY COLT FLY is a full throttle joy ride with the most wanted teenager in America.
In 2010, Colton Harris-Moore was arrested in the Bahamas after eluding authorities for almost three years. What began with a spree of minor burglaries carried out from forest hideouts in Harris-Moore’s home state of Washington had led to numerous airplane and auto thefts across the US, and international notoriety as the “Barefoot Bandit.” At the time of his capture, Colton had 60,000 Facebook friends. He was 19 years old.
Directed by Adam and Andrew Gray, this captivating documentary uses animation, re-enactment, and interviews with family, media and law enforcement officials to tell the incredible story of an ingenious, daring and ultimately remorseful master thief who prompted equal amounts of frustration and admiration in those who pursued him. Fly Colt Fly is a very real tale of adventure and self- determination that you have to see to believe. – Courtesy Toronto Intl. Film Festival
About The Filmmakers:
Adam Gray and Andrew Gray wrote, directed, shot and edited Fly Colt Fly. The Gray brothers have made eleven television documentaries featuring everything from motor sport racing to the paranormal. Their adventurous approach has taken them across
North America, Japan, through the jungles of Belize & Mexico, and to remote villages on the African island of Zanzibar. They have interviewed black-ops psychic intelligence officers, been bitten during an exorcism by a witch doctor, and have shot in the trenches of NASCAR pit crews. Previous Gray brothers films include The Nightmare, The White Mountain Abduction, and Remote Viewing. Fly Colt Fly is their first feature length documentary.
About The Film Works:
Oscar nominated producers Paul Stephens and Eric Jordan are the partners and owners of The Film Works, a company that has produced quality film and television projects for over 25 years. Their films have won seven Geminis and numerous film festival awards. Their previous features include the Oscar-nominated In Darkness (Dir: Agnieszka Holland), plus Oliver Sherman, Beowulf & Grendel (with Gerard Butler), Such a Long Journey (Rohinton Mistry), and The Arrow Mini-series (Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer). Fly Colt Fly is the 6th documentary The Film Works has produced with the Gray Brothers.
About Indiecan Entertainment:
INDIECAN ENTERTAINMENT focuses on independent, low-budget films. As a distributor, Avi Federgreen follows the same principle that earned him his reputation as a filmmaker; bringing Canadians films they want to watch. Aside from the traditional distribution route, INDIECAN leans heavily on digital delivery. INDIECAN helps films find more opportunities with audiences through TV, Netflix, iTunes, websites, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. INDIECAN’s vision is to not only support Canadian production but to encourage the viewing of quality independent films by Canadian audiences. www.indiecanent.com
Directors Adam and Andrew Gray are available for telephone interviews and in person February 14-16 in Toronto.
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