RED STAR is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to revolutionize the way history is documented. With our access to living historical figures, Peter and Jana Kantor, our team will combine today’s cutting edge technology with traditional documentary filmmaking methods, to provide real-time interactive audience experience during production. During our intercontinental journey, our followers can log onto Periscope for up-to-the-moment dailies, insights, and opportunities to collaborate with cast and crew. It’s an exciting time to connect audiences with the subjects and filmmakers, and RED STAR will lead the charge. RED STAR is also a personal film. Director and Producer Michelle Kantor, the youngest daughter of the film’s subjects, is finally making her family’s dream of sharing their incredible history with a global audience a reality. Previous iterations of this project include vintage home movies shot by the new immigrants when they reunited in New York in the late sixties. Stylistically speaking, RED STAR will combine observational, participatory, performative, and even experimental styles of filmmaking to reflect the different levels of consciousness of a person moving from oppression to liberation. Spanning half a century of one man’s life, this is not a simple talking heads documentary. RED STAR thoroughly immerses viewers into the mindset of a political prisoner, it shocks and suprises, and will will work closely with the Kantors to tell their subjective sides of the story in a thoroughly entertaining, engaging and visually gorgeous way.
Our two year plan includes a roll-out of educational and festival markets for 2016 -17
1. 6 mos. FESTIVALS – Sundance, Frameline, IFP, Telluride, SXSW, etc. (targeting documentary).
2. 6-12 mos. EDUCATIONAL distribution and university speaker tour for Prague Spring 50th Anniversary. Targets are New Gate Films, WMM, Bullfrog, Orpheus, Educational Distribution NY, etc.
3. 6 mos. :Theatres or Broadcast. International Distribution.
4. Streaming: VOD, Netflix, iTunes. Red Star is an interest piece for raising financing for the feature length narrative adaptation of the subject’s lives.