September 11, 2008
Infinity Feature Films Partners With Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions to Produce Caletti’s Nine Mile Falls
Infinity Features, a Vancouver-based production company, has today announced a partnership with Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions to co-produce Deb Caletti's young adult novels as a series of films titled Nine Mile Falls. Rob Merilees is producing on behalf of Infinity Features, Paul G. Allen, Jody Patton and Richard Hutton are executive producing and Michael Caldwell is producing on behalf of Vulcan Productions.
The five novels, which include National Book Award finalist Honey, Baby, Sweetheart; Queen of Everything; Wild Roses; The Nature of Jade; and The Fortunes of Indigo Sky, tell the stories of 16-18 year old girls from unique, provocative perspectives.
"There is a point in life where the issues girls deal with start becoming very grown up, when decisions have permanent effects," said Deb Caletti, award-winning author of the series. "I'm so passionate about these kinds of stories and am thrilled that they are to become films."
"Smart, perceptive and tough - while each story and each of Deb's characters is completely unique, those qualities are what tie the novels together," added Rob Merilees, producer at Infinity.
"Our main goal is to keep the films as honest and vibrant as Deb's novels," said Richard Hutton, vice president of media development for Vulcan Productions. "Vulcan and Infinity share that same vision in bringing the novels to life."
Infinity's most recent feature film, Stone of Destiny, premieres on the final night of the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 13, 2008. Vulcan's most recent feature film, Where God Left His Shoes, starring John Leguizamo, will be released by IFC in December 2008
ABOUT INFINITY FEATURES
Infinity Features is a writer/director-based production company that has various producers packaging and developing high-creative content feature films for the theatrical marketplace. Infinity brings together some of the industry's most critically acclaimed and established directors, writers, and creative talent. Infinity most notably achieved international acclaim and recognition in the entertainment industry in 2006 for its Oscar winning film, Capote, which garnered five Academy nominations and one win, best actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Visit online at http://www.infinityfeatures.net/.
ABOUT VULCAN PRODUCTIONS
Vulcan Productions is the independent film production company founded by investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen in 1997. Vulcan Productions devotes itself exclusively to producing independent films of unique vision and artistic quality and has garnered various awards including a Peabody for Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, an Emmy for No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and critical acclaim for feature film projects such as Where God Left His Shoes, Hard Candy, and Far From Heaven, and documentaries such as Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues, Evolution, Black Sky: The Race for Space, and Black Sky: Winning The X Prize. Through collaborative partnerships with established and emerging filmmakers, Vulcan Productions explores creative opportunities that result in engaging and inspirational storytelling. Visit online at http://www.vulcanproductions.com/.