Signature Entertainment confirms theatrical release of Jon Drever's SuperBob
Comedy starring Brett Goldstein, Catherine Tate, Natalia Tena, Laura Haddock, David Harewood & Ruth Sheen in cinemas from 16th October 2015
Signature Entertainment are delighted to announce the theatrical and video-on-demand release of Jon Drever’s British superhero romantic comedy SuperBob. Starring Brett Goldstein (Derek, Hoff the Record,Uncle, Drifters and Undercover) in the lead role in a cast including Catherine Tate, David Harewood, Natalia Tena, Laura Haddock and Ruth Sheen, the film will be released in cinemas on 16 October 2015 and will be available on home entertainment from 19th October 2015.
SuperBob first appeared at a sell-out screening at the BFI during the London Comedy Film Festival in January, where Ricky Gervais called the film “wonderful”. Since then it has scooped a string of international awards and accolades including the Discovery Award at LOCO, four awards at Filmquest and Best Feature at Philadelphia Comic Con, and has been the closing night film at a number of festivals including Sci Fi London.
The film follows the story of Robert Kenner, a mild mannered postman from Peckham who, six years ago was struck by a meteor that gave him superpowers. Now he works for the Ministry of Defence as a civil servant, saving the world, filling out one bureaucratic form at a time. He is allowed every Tuesday off, as sanctioned by the UN, and today, the day on which the film is set, is the day he is finally going on a date with June; the woman he has been in love with for some time now. It should all be fine - if a visiting American Senator doesn’t start World War Three…
SuperBob is financed and produced by The Fyzz Facility and Grain Media in association with Goldcrest Films. The film marks Jon Drever’s feature film directorial debut. Jon co-founded production company Grain Media in 2006 and the company has since secured 70 international awards, including a Peabody, Grierson and RTS, as well as Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy nominations.
Written by Brett Goldstein, Will Bridges and Jon Drever, the film is produced by Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects, Babylon) and Wayne Marc Godfrey (The Survivalist, Cake) of The Fyzz Facility alongside Jon Drever. SuperBob’s Director of Photography is Mattias Nyberg (Blackout), Katie Byer (The League of Gentlemen, We Ride, Virunga) is Editor and Casting Director is Emmy Award nominee Elaine Grainger (Wanted, Clash of the Titans, Inception, The Love Punch).
Jon Drever said: “I am so happy that the world finally gets to see our movie SuperBob. It turns out that making a British SuperHero Romcom about a lonely SuperHero who lives in Peckham is a whole load of fun. The cast and crew were wonderful to work with, I know I’m supposed to say that, but it’s really true. Even the parts of the process you imagine are going to be awful ended up being great, and I think all those goodtimes helped us make the sunny, funny, feelgood film I wanted us to make.”
Claire Loewenthal, Head of Marketing for Signature Entertainment, said: “Signature are delighted to be releasing SuperBob. We are proud to bring a quality film with a stellar cast to the market and are enthused by the reactions during early screenings."
For further information please visit www.superbob.co.uk
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ABOUT SIGNATURE ENTERTAINMENT
Signature Entertainment is the most exciting new Film Distributor in the UK. Signature aims to bring the film-loving public an interesting, stimulating, inspiring and eclectic range of feature films and audiovisual programming.
Launched in April 2011, the Signature Entertainment team combines a wealth of film expertise with a vibrant and fresh outlook; pushing the boundaries with the goal to deliver quality entertainment to the cinema and the shelves.
ABOUT THE FYZZ FACILITY
Owned and managed by film producers Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones, The Fyzz Facility works with filmmakers to offer bespoke financing solutions for independent feature films.
The principals of The Fyzz Facility have long established careers and a continuing involvement in film development, physical production, distribution, acquisition, sales and financing. That means the company brings with it a wide variety of skills and a unique understanding of the complex processes and challenges involved in taking a project from script to screen.
Since its formation in 2010, the company has partnered with leading sales agents, talent agents and producers to bring over $60m of investment into 80 feature film productions. No two projects are the same and all investment opportunities are analysed and assessed in a pragmatic fashion to ensure the best possible financing solution for all parties involved. This meticulous approach is applied regardless of whether funding is for development, bridging pre-production or production finance.
The Fyzz Facility’s investments and productions to date include LONDON FIELDS, based on Martin Amis’ bestseller and starring Amber Heard and Billy Bob Thornton, TIFF 2014’s favourite CAKE starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick and Sam Worthington, comedy THE HOOLIGAN FACTORY from Nick Nevern and Jason Maza, and THE SURVIVALIST from writer/director Stephen Fingleton which was critically lauded at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
Forthcoming titles include Martin Scorsese’s historical thriller SILENCE starring Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield, the Kurt Russell cowboy epic, BONE TOMAHAWK, BUS 657 starring Robert De Niro and the hotly anticipated THREE SECONDS starring Luke Evans and Josh Brolin. TFF is currently in post-production for psychological thriller, A PATCH OF FOG the debut feature from the Oscar nominated and BAFTA winning director Michael Lennox.