Atlantic Pictures works hard to support the vision of some of the finest filmmakers working today. We are currently in pre-production on Season 1 of the the VH1 series "The Breaks" starring Afton Williamson, Mack Wilds and Wood Harris. We recently financed, produced and distributed Barney Elliott's drama/thriller The Debt (now available on VOD and iTunes) starring Stephen Dorff, Alberto Ammann and David Strathairn.
Previously, Atlantic produced Gavin Weisen’s The Art of Getting By, starring Emma Roberts, Freddie Highmore, Rita Wilson, Alicia Silverstone and Blair Underwood. The Art of Getting By debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and sold to Fox Searchlight for a summer 2011 release. Atlantic also produced Brant Sersen’s Splinterheads which premiered at SXSW and was distributed theatrically in 2009.
Our PROJECTS include:
THE BREAKS - VH1 Original Movie & Series
A VH1 original film and TV series starring Afton Williamson, David Call, Mack Wilds and Wood Harris. We executive produced. The original movie premiered on VH1 in January 2016 to an audience of 2.6 million total viewers. Season 1 premiered on VH1 in February 2017.
Set in New York City in 1990, The Breaks chronicles the journey of Nikki (Afton Williamson), David (David Call) and DeeVee (Mack Wilds), three friends united by their love of hip-hop, as they work to make their big mark in the music industry.
The Debt is a political drama by writer/director Barney Elliott. It stars Stephen Dorff, Alberto Ammann, David Strathairn, Carlos Bardem and Brooke Langdon. The film was sold to Level 33 Entertainment and was released theatrically in the US and Canada in Summer 2016 and is now available on VOD and iTunes.
Tying together themes of personal accountability, greed, and hope, and set against the backdrop of an international finance deal with profound social implications, The Debt tells the story of a wealthy American businessman who sets out to score the deal of a lifetime and gets entangled in a battle for land, money, and power in Peru.
Woodstock Film Festival 2015
Won Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature
Won James Lyons Award for Best Editing of a Feature Narrative
New Hampshire Film Festival 2015
Won Audience Choice Narrative
Málaga Spanish Film Festival 2015
Won Best Screenplay
Won Best Supporting Actress (Elsa Olivero)
Gasparilla International Film Festival 2016
Won Grand Jury International Feature
THE LONGEST WEEK
A film by Peter Glanz, starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde and Billy Crudup. We executive produced with YRF Entertainment and Armian Pictures. The film sold to Gravitas Ventures and was released in 2014.
Affluent and aimless, Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman) lives a life of leisure in his parent's prestigious Manhattan Hotel. In the span of one week, he finds himself evicted, disinherited, and... in love.
THE BRASS TEAPOT
A film by Ramaa Mosley, starring Juno Temple, Michael Angarano and Alexis Bledel. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and sold to Magnolia.
John and Alice, a young couple struggling to make ends meet in these difficult economic times, find a mysterious magical teapot which makes them money but at a surprising price. After realizing the teapots powers, John and Alice must decide how far they will go to fulfill their dream.
A film by Tom O'Brien, starring Chris Messina, Tom O'Brien, Sarah Paulson, Rich Sommers and Alexie Gilmore. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and sold to Starz. Atlantic Pictures served as an executive producer.
Jon (writer/director Tom O'Brien) is well past his glory days on the football field and now coping with life as a single man in his small hometown of Fairhaven, Mass. Enter Jon's oldest friend Dave (Chris Messina), unexpectedly home for his estranged father's funeral. Dave is hell-bent on injecting some spontaneity into his old friends' seemingly banal lives. Jon, Dave, and their divorced friend Sam (Rich Sommer) reacquaint themselves after years filled with life-defining experiences, pushing the limits of their friendship and uncovering secrets from the past.
THE ART OF GETTING BY
A film by Gavin Weisen, starring Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Rita Wilson and Blair Underwood. The film sold to Fox Searchlight at Sundance 2010 and was released theatrically in the summer of 2011.
The Art of Getting By stars Freddie Highmore (Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who's made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, and who is befriended by Sally (Emma Roberts), a beautiful and complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
A film by Brant Sersen, starring Thomas Middleditch, Rachael Taylor, Lea Thompson, Dean Winters, Jason Manztoukas and Lennon Parham. The film premiered at SWSW in 2009 and was released theatrically by Atlantic Pictures.
When a small-time carnival rolls into town, Justin (Thomas Middleditch) meets Galaxy (Rachael Taylor), a gorgeous con artist. Galaxy takes Justin on a geocaching adventure, a GPS based activity that is part hike and part treasure hunt, and he quickly falls for her. Complicating matters are his mom’s (Lea Thompson) floundering relationship with a lovesick local cop (Christopher McDonald) and Galaxy’s insanely jealous boyfriend Reggie (Dean Winters).