The Match Factory to Handle Worldwide Sales at Cannes Film Market
The Match Factory announced today its acquisition of CARMINE STREET GUITARS, a feature music documentary centered on Greenwich Village guitar store Carmine Street Guitars, to be directed & produced by Canadian filmmaker Ron Mann (Altman, Grass, Comic Book Confidential).
Carmine Street Guitars is home to legendary custom guitar maker Rick Kelly who handcrafts guitars using 100-year-old wood salvaged from historic New York buildings. Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Bo Diddley—the list goes on—play or have played Kelly guitars.
Instigated by filmmaker and musician Jim Jarmusch (Paterson, Only Lovers Left Alive) and executive produced by Carter Logan (Gimme Danger), Mann’s film is a series of vignettes featuring prominent musicians who drop by Carmine Street to talk guitars and perform.
Filmmaker Ron Mann stated: ”The subtext of the film is magic: the magic of guitars, the magic of wood, and the magic of the universe. Carmine Street Guitars is a place where magical things happen. It’s also about the historical line of artisanal guitar makers, and the purpose and meaning of that tradition.”
Michael Weber, founder of The Match Factory, negotiated the world sales deal with Ron Mann of Sphinx Productions. Weber stated: "We are extremely honored and excited to work on and support this new film with our friend and filmmaker Ron Mann.”
Principal photography begins May 29 in New York City. Completion date is scheduled for spring 2018. The Match Factory will be presenting the film to buyers at the 2017 Cannes Film Market.
About SPHINX PRODUCTIONS
For over 40 years, Toronto based Sphinx Productions has produced award-winning feature films focusing on significant contributors to cultural history. For more information.
About THE MATCH FACTORY
World sales company The Match Factory is dedicated to bringing the finest in arthouse cinema to the international market. The Match Factory has built strong relationships with acclaimed directors and producers, while working simultaneously to discover promising new filmmakers with a powerful original style. For more information.
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