Thriller Pic “Crazy Eights” Opened Wide on November 9
NEW YORK, NY – With four feature films completed this year, production partners James K. Jones and Patrick Moses have hit the ground running with their entertainment venture IKM Productions, a New York-based company focused on film, television, and commercial clients. IKM’s debut theatrical film, the thriller Crazy Eights (starring Traci Lords, Gabrielle Anwar and Frank Whaley), opened wide Friday, November 9th on 450 screens nationwide as part of “8 Films to Die For,” the highly anticipated series from After Dark Films. Lionsgate holds TV and DVD distribution rights for the film.
Crazy Eights, which follows six people at the funeral of a childhood friend, is the first theatrical release in a wave of new films IKM has produced. Other films under the IKM banner include thriller genre pictures Manslaughter and The Wreck, as well as the drama New York City Serenade, which premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. New York City Serenade stars Freddie Prinze Jr. (I Know What You Did Last Summer), Chris Klein (American Pie series), and Jamie-Lynn Sigler (“The Sopranos”). Next on IKM’s slate is the documentary Max’s Kansas City, the story of the famed New York City nightclub and Warhol hangout that launched the careers of Aerosmith and Iggy Pop. They are also producing a baseball coming of age feature titled Slugger.
“We aren’t locked into a particular genre or type of film; our main guide in choosing what to work on comes down to finding an interesting story,” says Jones. “We love horror films and thrillers, and chose our first films in that genre because, in addition to being fun to produce and direct, there is a great audience base for horror films. We are also planning to do much, much more -- dramas and comedies, documentaries, independent and large-scale projects.”
IKM Productions is helmed by Jones and Moses, whose backgrounds include directing, producing, writing, editing and financing films, television series and commercial projects. Their corporate clients include Hyundai, The Washington Redskins, Gold’s Gym, and The New York Times.
IKM co-owner James K. Jones made his feature film directing debut with Crazy Eights. In 2006, Jones directed seven episodes of Court TV’s number-one rated show “Psychic Detectives.” Jones, who has produced and directed over 125 commercials and corporate pieces, honed his directing chops in Washington, DC, working with television projects and high-profile corporate clients such as Proctor & Gamble and McDonald’s. He is currently executive producing two television shows with Moses and will be directing the upcoming features Max’s Kansas City in Fall 2007 and Reasons for Leaving in Spring 2008.
Patrick Moses, IKM’s co-owner, was developer and executive producer of Bravo’s critically acclaimed and highly rated franchise “The Real Housewives of Orange County”. Moses was also executive producer and writer for Bravo’s top rated “The 100 Scariest Movie Moments.” He is currently creating and executive producing television shows for G4 and The DIY Networks as well as raising capital for large feature films. Prior to producing, Moses advised and raised capital for JPMorgan’s investment banking clients in the media industry.
More information about IKM Productions can be found at http://www.ikmpro.com.