This story is extremely timely with all that’s transpiring with the zeitgeist including the #metoo movement and the opioid pandemic. The feature film, entitled CUTMAN, was written by Tiffany Heath.
Logline: Two broken souls come to the end of their road at a desolate East Texas motel, where they find revenge and redemption. But what neither of them could have expected was that a tough little girl would link their fates and shape the rest of their short, tortured lives.
Scott Kluge, President of Tremendous Entertainment and Michael Mailer, President of Michael Mailer Films, have successfully developed, produced, and arranged for distribution of more than two dozen independent feature films over the past two decades. Empire and Black and White are just two of these films that have been extremely successful, yielding millions of dollars in profits for their investors. Both companies have very strong track records in producing low budget independent feature films with A-List talent.
Dylan McDermott to play the role of Emeritt
Val Kilmer to play the role of Loren
Maggie Q to play the role of Josie
Isabella Kai Rice to play the role of Stryk
Baby Ariel (from Forbes Top 10 Influencers list) to play the role of Liz
CUTMAN is scheduled to begin principle photography January 2019 in Louisiana for 2 million dollars. Michael Mailer is directing.
Michael Mailer: has been working extensively in the independent film business since graduating from Harvard University in 1987. He co-wrote and produced his first feature film, A Fool And His Money, starring Sandra Bullock and George Plimpton, in 1988. Since then, Mailer has produced over 20 features. His films include the critically acclaimed Two Girls and a Guy, starring Robert Downey, Jr, Heather Graham, and Natasha Gregson Wagner (20th Century Fox, 1998); Black and White, starring Ben Stiller, Brooke Shields, Elijah Wood, and Mike Tyson (Sony Pictures, 1999); and Empire, starring John Leguizamo, Denise Richards, and Peter Sarsgaard (Universal Studios, 2002). Mailer also found success in films like Lost Junction with Neve Campbell (MGM, 2000); The Last Producer with Bert Reynolds, Lauren Holly, and Benjamin Bratt (Artisan, 2002); and Harvard Man, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Joey Lauren Adams, and Adrien Grenier (Blockbuster, 2002). In 2003, Mailer produced Devour, starring Hollywood up-and-comers Jensen Ackles, Shannon Sossamon, and Dominique Swain (Columbia Tri- Star, 2004); and Loverboy with all-star cast Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Marisa Tomei, Oliver Platt, Sandra Bullock, Campbell Scott, and Matt Dillon (Millennium, 2004). The film made its debut at Sundance 2005 and was later released theatrically by Think Films.
Michael Mailer Films was established in 2004 to focus on both independent, character-driven films and larger, concept-oriented studio pictures. Among MMF's productions are the romantic comedies Kettle of Fish, starring Matthew Modine and Gina Gershon; and The Golden Boys, starring David Carradine, Rip Torn, and Bruce Dern. Additionally, Mailer produced two films released through Sony: The mixed martial arts-urban western Blood and Bone, and a remake of Hitchcock’s The Ledge. Mailer’s The Ledge, a suspenseful drama starring Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Terrence Howard, and Charlie Hunnam, debuted in U.S. Main competition at Sundance 2011 and was released by IFC.
Recent Mailer productions include: The James Toback feature, Seduced and Abandoned, starring Alec Baldwin, which screened out of competition at the 2013 Festival de Cannes; A Little Game, directed by Evan Oppenheimer and starring Olympia Dukakis, F. Murray Abraham, and Janeane Garofalo; Beginner's Guide to Sex, starring Tom Arnold, Simon Rex, and Chris Lemmon; Friends and Romans, starring Michael Rispoli, Annabella Sciorra, and Tony Sirico; Lost in Florence starring Brett Dalton and Stana Katic; and Showing Roots with Maggie Grace, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth McGovern, and Adam Brody. Mailer's latest film is also his directorial debut: Blind, starring Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore, and Dylan McDermott.
Scott Kluge: has over two decades experience in film, Broadway and television production. In 2009, Scott Kluge established and became President of Tremendous Entertainment, Inc., an independent production company that develops and produces high quality content for A-list talent. Mr Kluge’s first project as a Producer with Tremendous Entertainment was the Broadway revival of Arthur Millers “All My Sons” (Directed by Simon McBurney) starring Katie Holmes, Tony Award Winner John Lithgow, Oscar Winner Dianne Wiest and Patrick Wilson. Subsequently, Mr. Kluge produced the motion picture Hesher starring Golden Globe and Academy Award Winner Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rainn Wilson. Hesher was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and had a global release in 2011. Mr. Kluge helped develop the Golden Globe winning film The Kids Are All Right (Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo) and then went on to produce the feature film Amy Makes Three starring Torrey DeVitto followed by the feature film Blind starring Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore and Golden Globe Winner Dylan McDermott. Mr. Kluge’s most recent feature, The Private Life of a Modern Woman starring Sienna Miller, premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
Scott Kluge started his career as a PA, but it took him little time to work his way up the freelance production ladder to become a Producer. Kluge’s feature film career began as an Executive at the Isaac Group where he was an integral part of the production and distribution of the motion picture Southern Heart (Directed by Peter DeLuise). In between 20 years of on-set production work, Kluge held several different industry jobs from running the Screenings Division for the NY IFP Film Market to working in the video division at Polygram’s Mercury Records. Kluge also worked at Robert DeNiro’s First Look Film Series, The Image Group (America’s 2nd largest Post Production House) and he provided script coverage for copious outlets including Fred Berner Films (Producer of the Oscar winning film, Pollack).
On a personal note, Mr. Kluge has dedicated his life to the community by committing his time to several charities. In 2003, Kluge started The National Entertainment Fund for the Cultural Arts (NEFCA), a non-profit theatrical production company in New York City. Mr. Kluge developed, produced, hosted and directed over a dozen Broadway Productions at NEFCA as well as producing copious high profile charity events. Mr. Kluge currently sits on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization Birdsnest.
The cast for CUTMAN is Val Kilmer (Batman, The Doors), Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story, Olympus Has Fallen) and Maggie Q (Mission Impossible 3, Divergent). Val will be reviving his role as ICEMAN in the upcoming TOP GUN sequel and were excited to work with the legendary actor during his comeback. Scott Kluge has also cast Influencer sensation Baby Ariel who was on Forbes TOP 10 Influencers list (link below) with over 25 million followers. She will be posting during the process and communicating with a direct ticket buying audience.
Cutman has $1.2 million dollars secured and with the help of Earth Angels Agency is looking for $600 - $800k in equity, and can offer an investor FIRST OUT against foreign for a 1 million dollar debt component. This recipe of a low budget production with strong talent has worked for the producers by mitigating the risk and having an open ceiling for upside.
We are scheduled to prep in December and shoot in January in Louisiana. As always, we are completely transparent throughout the process and investors along with Earth Angels will enjoy all the perks including:
- On set visits
- Meeting the actors
- Shooting behind the scenes on location sets
- Tickets to screenings
- Official Red Carpet Premiere
- A week at Film Festivals (Sundance, Cannes, etc.)
One additional note for investors is the Section 181 tax incentive should qualify for the investment.