LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Origin Entertainment and Braven Films are pleased to announce the formation of a new co-production alliance to re-make the Warner classic, THE MIRACLE OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA (1952).
"For more than a decade I've wanted to produce a movie about this amazing true event that happened in Portugal a century ago," Braven Films Founder and CEO Frida Torresblanco said. "Origin, in collaboration with writer Barbara Harrington, has produced a stunning script. The timing is perfect with the hundredth anniversary of these events to be celebrated during 2017."
Current plans are to complete principal photography in Navarra, Spain during April and May of 2016, and premiere the movie during May of 2017. "Frida Torresblanco is the perfect co-production partner," Origin Founder and Chairman James T. Volk said. "Her work on PAN'S LABYRINTH in many ways parallels many of the challenges we'll face in bringing the story of Fatima to life on the big screen."
Volk and Torresblanco will serve as producers along with Origin CEO Dick Lyles and Rose Ganguzza.
About Origin Entertainment
Origin Entertainment is a broad–based production company focused on producing transformative entertainment. Origin produces films that evoke the audience's desire for the heroic, foster a generosity of spirit, and inspire them to make choices for the greater good. Origin has developed a slate of pictures that it is currently packaging that includes I THIRST, the authorized biopic of Mother Teresa, as a co-production with Flame Ventures (Tony Krantz), which will film in India in 2016. For more information, please visit http://www.originentertainment.com.
About Braven Films
Award-winning producer Frida Torresblanco ran Esperanto, Alfonso Cuaron's production outfit for eight years, where she produced the Oscar-winning PAN'S LABYRINTH. She launched Braven in 2010 with the backing of her partners Eric Laufer and Giovanna Randall. Their first film, MAGIC MAGIC was written and directed by Chilean Sebastian Silva whose previous film THE MAID (La Nana) won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and was nominated for a Golden Globe. It starred Michael Cera, Juno Temple and Emily Browning, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and played in Cannes' Directors' Fortnight. For more information, please visit http://www.bravenfilms.com.
About Rose Ganguzza
In indie circles, Rose Ganguzza is known as "The Godmother of Young Filmmakers." Many of Ganguzza's films have been with first time filmmakers: AFTERSCHOOL (Antonio Campos), KILL YOUR DARLINGS (John Krokidas), MARGIN CALL (JC Chandor) and THE GUITAR (Amy Redford). Ganguzza's other films include NEW YORK I LOVE YOU; THE ROMANTICS; THE WORDS, and SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU. Ganguzza has done a number of documentaries that include BLUE GOLD, TRASHED and NEW YORK AT THE MOVIES and is in pre-production on THE LOST SONGS OF LENNON AND MCCARTNEY. Ganguzza's upcoming feature films include MARY SHELLEY'S MONSTER, BROOKLYN BRIDGE and HUNTING AND GATHERING. In addition, Ganguzza is also in pre-production on the two part television biopic HEDY with Diane Kruger and three TV series she has created, EVER THERE, TRUE ROMANCE and CANTERWOOD. Ganguzza has extensive experience in the global market and began doing co-productions many years ago and has worked throughout Europe, South America and Asia structuring film and television deals.
SOURCE Origin Entertainment