Unscreened annually develops and producersworld-premiere short plays by some of Hollywood’s fastest-rising writers and featuring a multi-star cast. In four years, its creators have built an industry beloved brand that is generating hot content.
Unscreened seeks to meet two goals: to give brilliant and buzz-generating screen- and TV writers the chance to see their visions fully realized at a pace film and TV cannot accommodate and to work with well-known actors in a way that is collaborative, quick, and equally fun for the artists and the audience. With the model proving successful, Unscreened is expanding in 2014!
About the Producers
With equal footing in both media, Firefly Theater & Films has been telling stories for nearly 20 years. Firefly theater projects have garnered over two-dozen awards for shows in Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Belfast, Off-West End London, and Off-Broadway, and its films have won awards at dozens of festivals internationally. Firefly’s LAFF-winning documentary, MAKE BELIEVE, – one of Ebert’s Top Docs of 2011 – is now being development as a Broadway musical with Disney Theatricals, while the SXSW Special Jury Prize-winning documentary PRINT THE LEGEND was a acquired and distributed worldwide as a Netflix Original last year and the documentary FINDERS KEEPERS just premiered at Sundance 2015 and was acquired by The Orchard for distribution later this year. Firefly’s Steven Klein recently produced and starred in the feature film KENSHO AT THE BEDFELLOW, now finishing post, and is developing, with Rain Wilson (The Office), a faux documentary comedy feature that’s set up at 2929 and Magnolia.
Haven Entertainment is a dynamic entertainment company that has gained recognition by producing award winning documentary and narrative feature films; representing top writers, directors, animators and improvisers; and working with brands to develop cutting-edge digital content. Previous projects include LeBron James starrer MORE THAN A GAME (First Runner-Up 2008 Toronto Film Festival); HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE by writer/director Josh Radnor (Audience Award 2010 Sundance Film Festival); documentary A BAND CALLED DEATH (Audience Award 2013 SXSW Film Festival); Summit’s THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY starring Henry Cavill, Bruce Willi, and Sigourney Weaver; LIBERAL ARTS starring Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jennings and Radnor; FANBOYS for The Weinstein Company starring Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and Kristen Bell; the Germs biopic WHAT WE DO IS SECRET starring Shane West and Bijou Phillips; FIFTY PILLS starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Michael Pena and Jane Lynch and the tv series “The Gentlemen’s League” with Jerry Ferrara and Max Greenfield. Upcoming films include the documentary MILIUS featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzanegger, which recently premiered at the 2013 South By Southwest Film Festival, GRASS STAINS starring Tye Sheridan and Kaitlyn Dever, TELL from director JMR Luna and the recently completed LIFE PARTNERS, starring Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, and Adam Brody. Haven partners are Mauricio Betancur, Kevin Mann, Matthew Perniciaro, Rachel Miller and Jesse Hara. Jordana Mollick and Brendan Bragg co-creators of Unscreened and formerly of Black Sheep Entertainment – have recently joined the company.