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SHORT SYNOPSIS: In an effort to escape her past and build a better future, Olive (Milla Jovovich), an attractive European con-­‐artist, and her 10-­‐year-­‐old American-­‐born son, Bobby (Spencer List), find themselves living in Oklahoma. But as Olive and Bobby blithely charm their way from one comical adventure to another, Olive's criminal past finally catches up with her, forcing her to make the toughest judgment of all. LONG SYNOPSIS: In an effort to escape her murky past and build a better future, Olive (Milla Jovovich), a nomadic European con-­‐artist, and her 10-­‐year-­‐old American-­‐born son, Bobby (Spencer List), find themselves living in Oklahoma. As her top priority, Olive seeks to give Bobby the things she never had: she enrolls him in school, makes him do his homework and tries her hardest to be a good mother, and with the help of an old friend from Oklahoma, Walt (Rory Cochrane), Olive "provides" for Bobby in the only way she knows how. But despite her efforts (or perhaps because of them) Bobby displays troubling behavior both at his school and in their conservative neighborhood. Things take a turn for the worse after Bobby’s unfortunate run-­‐in with local and wealthy businessman Kent (Bill Pullman), and Olive’s criminal past finally catches up with her, forcing her to make the toughest judgment of all. ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: Bringing Up Bobby was shot in and around Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in the summer of 2010. It was shot in 22 days and made use of the Oklahoma tax credit. The film is a Dutch co-­‐production and has four key Dutch crew: Famke Janssen (Writer, Director, Producer), Sofia Sondervan (Producer), Guido Van Gennep (Cinematographer) and Job Terburg (Editor). FESTIVALS:
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“Bringing Up Bobby is a sort of cheeky, modern-­‐day Paper Moon filled with humor and charm.” –Nicki Richesin, The Huffington Post “Bringing Up Bobby is a rare and beautiful film made all the more powerful by a superb cast, and flawless writing.” -­‐ Amy R. Handler, Film Threat “A tender and poignant story, intelligently written and directed, of an unbreakable love. This is the best performance of Milla Jovovich's career.” -­‐ Jeffrey Lyons/LYONS DEN RADIO “Janssen’s affectionate, almost-­‐1970s-­‐style view of innocents-­‐at-­‐large … earns points for being from the heart.” – New York Daily News “Milla Jovovich gives a touchingly nuanced performance.” -­‐ Shawn Robbins, “★★★★. Impressive” -­‐ Inside Pulse “The film starts off as a breezy comedy that is buoyed up by the considerable charms of Jovovich. The key reason to see it is the lead performance by Jovovich, an underrated actress who gets a chance here to display her comedic and dramatic talents while showing that she is indeed capable of doing much more onscreen than looking fabulous while kicking zombie ass. It is a must for Milla fanatics.” – “Both funny and touching” -­‐ Connect Savannah “A heart-­‐felt comedy I highly recommend” -­‐
CAST BIOS: MILLA JOVOVICH (OLIVE) Milla Jovovich has successfully established herself as a highly regarded, international model and actress. Jovovich, (pronounced “mee-­‐luh” “yo-­‐vo-­‐vitch”) has transitioned effortlessly to a full time actress, starring in over two dozen films. Star of the “Resident Evil” franchise, Jovovich reprises her role as “Alice” in the fifth installment of the film, currently in production. In the previous installment, “Resident Evil: Afterlife,” Alice is on a mission to save survivors in from falling victim to the Undead in a world ravaged by a virus infection. Written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, the film was released nationwide on September 10, 2010, and has grossed over $295 million worldwide. Jovovich also appears in “The Three Musketeers 3D” where she portrays “Milady de Winter,” alongside an international cast that includes Christoph Waltz, Matthew Macfadyen, Mads Mikkelsen and Juno Temple. In February 2011, Jovovich starred in the Russian language romantic comedy “Vykrutasy,” which opened in Russia at Number 1 after starring alongside Academy Award winner Robert DeNiro and Academy Award nominee Edward Norton in “Stone” in October 2010. At the age of eleven, Jovovich was spotted by photographer Richard Avedon, who featured her in Revlon's “Most Unforgettable Women in the World” advertisements. In October 1987, she was on the cover of the Italian fashion magazine Lei, her first of many covers. In 1988, she signed her first professional modeling contract. Milla's early modeling led to acting roles, and in 1988 she appeared in her first film role in the romance thriller “Two Moon Junction”. Her first leading role was in “Return to the Blue Lagoon” in 1991, for which she was nominated for the “Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture” in the 1991 Young Artist Awards. She appeared on some TV shows around this time and also in the films “Kuffs” (1992), “Chaplin” (1992), and “Dazed and Confused” (1993). Milla's breakout role was as “Leeloo,” the perfect being in Luc Besson's “The Fifth Element” (1997). She later starred in several other action movies, such as “Ultraviolet” (2006), “A Perfect Getaway” (2009), and “The Fourth Kind” (2009). Milla has also been in several comedies and dramas, including Spike Lee's “He Got Game” (1998), “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc” (1999), “The Claim” (2000), “The Million Dollar Hotel” (2000), “Zoolander” (2001), “Dummy” (2003), “No Good Deed” (2003) and “You Stupid Man” (2003). Milla is an ambassador for amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) and also supports several other charities, including OCRF (Ovarian Cancer Research Fund), The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, Wildlands Project, and UNESCO World Heritage Centre. When she is not in production, Milla resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter, Ever. BILL PULLMAN (KENT) Bill Pullman started acting professionally in New York theater in 1983, and shortly after began his film career which currently spans nearly fifty features. His movie work includes blockbuster comedies (“Ruthless People”, “Spaceballs”, “Casper”), dramas (“The Serpent and the Rainbow”, “The Accidental Tourist”, “Igby Goes Down”), romantic comedies (“Sleepless in Seattle”, “While You Were Sleeping”), action (“Independence Day”), thrillers (“Malice”), westerns (“The Virginian”, “Wyatt Earp”), film noir (“The Last Seduction”, “Lost Highway”, “The Zero Effect”), and horror (“The Grudge”). More recent films include: “Killer Inside Me” (with Casey Affleck), “Rio Sex Comedy” (with Irene Jacob and Charlotte Rampling), “Bottle Shock” (with Alan Rickman), “Phoebe in Wonderland” (with Elle Fanning and Felicity Huffman), “Surveillance” (with Julia Ormond) and “Your Name Here” (a fantasia on the last days of author Philip K. Dick). His theater work includes acting in the Broadway revival of David Mamet’s Oleanna opposite Julia Stiles, the Broadway world premiere of Edward Albee’s The Goat (Drama Desk nomination), and Albee’s most recent production Peter & Jerry (Drama Desk nomination), as well as productions of new plays by Beth Henley (with Holly Hunter) and Thomas Babe (with Tom Waits). Bill directed for the anthology TV series Night Visions, and directed and produced the TNT movie The Virginian (Wrangler Award/Best Picture, 2000). He also starred in a television mini-­‐series for NBC Revelations and HBO’s Too Big To Fail for director Curtis Hanson. He is currently in production on the highly anticipated series Torchwood for the Starz network. Bill has been an "Ambassador" for the MS Society since 1998, serves on the board of Cornerstone Theater Company (using theater collaborations to engage the issues of underserved communities), and has helped facilitate health programs in his hometown of Hornell, New York where his father practiced medicine. Bill received a BA from the State University College at Oneonta, and an MFA in Theater Directing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He taught in the Theater Department at Montana State University in Bozeman for two years before heading to New York. Just as the 22nd President of the United States became the 24th with a second, non-­‐consecutive term, Pullman is set for his second go-­‐round in the Oval Office; having starred 17 years ago as the fighter jet-­‐flying commander in chief in Independence Day, he is back as president in NBC's new family comedy 1600 Penn which takes place at the White House. MARCIA CROSS (MARY) Marcia Cross stars in the smash hit television series “Desperate Housewives.” In 2005 and 2006 she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in the Best Actress category. She was also nominated for an Emmy Award in the Best Actress in a Comedy Series category in 2005. She appeared in the feature film “Just Peck,” a comedy starring Adam Arkin, Camryn Manheim, Keir Gilchrist and Brie Larson. Prior to her role on “Desperate Housewives,” Cross starred as Dr. Linda Abbott on The WB’s critically-­‐acclaimed series, “Everwood.” She is also well known for her role as Dr. Kimberly Shaw on the hit drama “Melrose Place.” Born and raised in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Cross was determined to become an actress from the moment she performed in her first school play, “The Witch of Blackbird Pond,” in the sixth grade. At the age of 18 she was accepted at the Juilliard School as a Drama major. On stage Cross performed in “La Ronde” at the Williamstown Theater Festival, in “Twelfth Night” at the Hartford Stage Company, and in “Two Gentlemen of Verona” at the Old Globe in San Diego. Her first television job was on the daytime drama “The Edge of Night.” Leaving New York to try her luck in Los Angeles, Cross was soon landing roles in television movies such as “The Last Days of Frank and Jessie James,” co-­‐starring with Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. Her memorable role on “Melrose Place” began when she was hired for one episode. The producers were so impressed that they kept asking her back for additional appearances, eventually bringing her character back from the dead to continue on the hit show. Cross also guest-­‐starred on such series as “Seinfeld,” where she played Jerry’s dermatologist girlfriend, and “Cheers,” where she portrayed the younger sister to Kirstie Alley’s character. She has also appeared on the comedies “Ally McBeal,” “Spin City,” “The Garry Shandling Show” and “King of Queens.” Her dramatic roles include appearances on “CSI,” “Profiler” and “Touched by an Angel,” and her film credits include “”Living in Fear,” “Always Say Good-­‐bye,” “Dancing in September” and “Bad Influence.” Aside from her successful career as an actress, Cross has also made time to continue her education, completing her clinical training to earn a Masters Degree in Psychology. She makes her home in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters. RORY COCHRANE (WALT) Rory Cochrane was born in New York and spent much of his childhood in England. He eventually returned to New York City to study at the La Guardia High School of Performing Arts. Rory’s first performance was playing Jeff Goldblum’s son in the well-­‐received film, “FATHERS AND SONS”. He soon followed this up with a stand-­‐out performance in Richard Linklater’s film classic, “DAZED AND CONFUSED” as ‘Slater’, the young comedic stoner. After this breakthrough performance, Rory created another tour-­‐de-­‐force role as a crazed tattooed killer in “LOVE AND A .45” opposite Renee Zellweger, and the following year starred as ‘Lucas’ in the cult classic “EMPIRE RECORDS” opposite Liv Tyler. Other notable films followed including; “THE LOW LIFE” and “DOGTOWN” for director George Hickenlooper, Art Linson’s “SUNSET STRIP”, Joel Schumacher’s “FLAWLESS” opposite Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Robert De Niro, “HART’S WAR” opposite Colin Farrell and Bruce Willis, and “THE PRIME GIG” opposite Vince Vaughn and Ed Harris. On television, Rory played the lead character ‘Tim Speedle’ opposite David Caruso for two years in the #1 rated CBS show CSI: MIAMI. Rory followed this up with a critically lauded performance in THE COMPANY produced by Ridley Scott for TNT. He played the double spy ‘Yevgeny’ opposite Chris O’Donnell and Michael Keaton. Rory gave an intense performance in the indie thriller “RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR” opposite Mary McCormick for director Chris Gorak, and later that year re-­‐teamed with director Richard Linklater on the acclaimed “A SCANNER DARKLY” playing the lead role of ‘Charles Freck’ opposite Robert Downey, Jr. Recently, Rory starred opposite Johnny Depp in Michael Mann’s “PUBLIC ENEMIES” as ‘Carter Baum’, charged with taking down the infamous outlaw, as well as in the Fox series ‘24’ opposite Kiefer Sutherland and Jon Voight. SPENCER LIST (BOBBY) Spencer List co-­‐starred in the indie horror “FORECLOSURE”, opposite Michael Imperioli and Wendell Pierce, and starred opposite his twin sister and fellow thesp Peyton List in the indie horror thriller “BEREAVEMENT”. On the small screen, Spencer has guest-­‐starred on such hit series as CBS’ CSI: MIAMI, 20th Century Fox’s FRINGE, NBC’s LAW & ORDER: SVU, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and ABC’s ONE LIFE TO LIVE. CREW BIOS:
Famke Janssen (Writer/Director)
As an actress Janssen is currently starring opposite Jeremy Renner in “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” for Paramount. Prior to that, she starred opposite James Gandolfini in the independent film, “KIDDIE RIDE” and alongside Ellen Barkin in “THE CHAMELEON”. Janssen shot the independent film, “THE WACKNESS”, opposite Ben Kinsley, which premiered at the Sundance Festival in January of 2008. Last year, Ms. Janssen shot three back to back projects: “TAKEN”, opposite Liam Neeson, for 20th Century Fox, directed by Pierre Morel, the lead in the Untitled Shore/Blake pilot for NBC as a female cop, directed by Tony Goldwyn and she top-­‐lined Jonathan Sanger’s 100 FEET, which shot in Budapest for six weeks. Janssen starred in “X-­‐Men 3,” directed by Brett Ratner, for Twentieth Century Fox where she reprised her role as Jean Grey. She also starred in "X-­‐Men" and "X-­‐2" both directed by Bryan Singer. The "X-­‐Men" blockbusters all-­‐star cast includes Sir Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Patrick Stewart, James Marsden and Anna Paquin. Janssen received a Saturn Award for best supporting actress for “X3”. Janssen was awarded with Special Jury Best Actress Prize at Hamptons Film Festival this year for her work in “Turn the River”. Previous credits include William Malone's "House on Haunted Hill" opposite Geoffrey Rush for Warner Brothers, Robert Rodriguez' "The Faculty," John Dahl's "Rounders" opposite Edward Norton and Matt Damon for Miramax, and Woody Allen's "Celebrity," opposite Kenneth Branagh and Leonardo DiCaprio for Miramax. Janssen previously starred as the lasciviously lethal assassin, "Xenia Onatopp," in the James Bond megahit "Goldeneye." Born in Holland, Janssen moved to the United States where she now resides. She majored in writing and literature at Columbia and studied stagecraft with Harold Guskin. PRODUCTION STILLS
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