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Driven

Out of Competition

Director:
Nick Hamm
Production:
Tempo Productions (Lower Scarcliffe), The Pimienta Film (Luillo Ruiz), Romulus Entertainment (Brad Feinstein), Jo Banfort and Alastair Burlingham
Running Time:
113’
Language:
English
Country:
United Kingdom, USA, Puerto Rico
Main Cast:
Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace, Corey Stoll, Judy Greer, Isabel Arraiza
Screenplay:
Colin Bateman, Alejandro Carpio
Cinematographer:
Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Editor:
Brett M. Reed, Oswaldo Ortiz
Production Designer:
Fernando Carrion
Costume Designer:
Julia Michelle Santiago
Music:
Geronimo Mercardo, Lorne Balfe, Kim Allen, Kath Kluge

Synopsis

1974. Jim Hoffman is your average family man – hard-working pilot, father, doting husband. Oh, he’s also a drug trafficker. And when Jim is caught smuggling cocaine, FBI agent Tisa sees an opportunity to entrap his elusive supplier. Jim’s informant duties are side-tracked when he befriends his neighbour, motoring designer John DeLorean. Bedazzled by DeLorean, Jim finds himself in the inner circle at the launch of a car that promises to revolutionise the motor industry. But when DeLorean’s dream runs out of fuel, and Tisa’s nowhere near getting his guy, Jim is caught between two desperate men willing to do anything to succeed.

Director’s Statement

This is the story of a man who embodies ambiguity. A man so desperate to succeed, he gambled everything and lost: Jim Hoffman. But let’s start with DeLorean: eccentric and debonair, car designer and friend to the rich and famous. He opposed the auto oligarchy by striking out on his own, as America’s earliest celebrity CEO. He branded his lifestyle with his car. Enter, Jim Hoffman: a low-life convicted criminal turned FBI informant who happened to be DeLorean’s neighbour. He joined DeLorean’s gilded social scene by passing himself off as something else. I was fascinated by this toxic relationship. Two guys who needed to win so badly that it drove their friendship to a heart-breaking conclusion. It’s a universal story of betrayal, but it’s really about dishonesty and trust. And asks with a wink: how well do we really know our friends?
Was DeLorean a con man or a creative genius? Was Hoffman a scumbag or a friend whose past damaged those around him? I want the audience to enjoy a rock-n-roll adventure and make that decision themselves.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Lower Scarcliffe - TEMPO PRODUCTIONS LIMITED
Off Carleton Lane
BD233HS – Skipton, Yorkshire
Tel. +44 (0) 7976 383730
Tel. +44 (0) 207 097 8973
pt@tempestpartners.net
http://tempoproductions.net/

PRODUCTION 2: ROMULUS ENTERTAINMENT
810 Seventh Avenue 27th Fl.
10019 - New York, United States
Cell. 917-453-2200
Tel. 646-518-6028
brad@romulusentertainment.com
www.romulusentertainment.com

PRODUCTION 3: THE PIMIENTA FILM CO
URB. FLORAL PARK #43 CALLE MALLORCA
SAN JUAN PR 00917
Tel. +1 7875318347
belly@pimienta-co.com
http://pimienta-co.com/

WORLD SALES: Villarino Maite - Embankment Film Ltd
Westbourne Studios,Unit 020, 242 Acklam road
W10 5jj – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 7786005306
mv@embankmentfilms.com

PRESS OFFICE: Dheeraj Agnihotri - ORGANIC PR
The HKX Building
3 Pancras Square
N1C 4AG – London, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)207 052 1202
Cell. + 44 (0) 7538 389 131
Organicinternational@organic-publicity.co.uk
 


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