EXCLUSIVE: Legion M has unveiled the trailer and theatrical launch date for characteristic doc William Shatner: You Can Name Me Invoice, saying that it’s going to debut on a whole lot of screens throughout North America on March twenty second, as Shatner celebrates his 93rd birthday. Presale ticket packages at the moment are obtainable. View the trailer above.
Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned leisure firm, is distributing the movie and has partnered with Falling Ahead Movies for theater reserving and FilmFrog for theatrical advertising and marketing. Vortex Media holds Canadian rights and can launch the movie concurrently.
Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe (78/52: Hitchcock’s Bathe Scene, Reminiscence: The Origins of Alien), You Can Name Me Invoice is billed as an intimate exploration of Shatner’s life and profession. From his unforgettable portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk within the Star Trek franchise to the varied accomplishments of a 70+ yr profession throughout movie, tv, and the humanities, the documentary captures the essence of Shatner’s journey and his extraordinary contributions to the leisure business.
The documentary was solely financed by over 1,200 followers through Legion M’s “Fan-First-Financing,” which allowed individuals to speculate as little as $100 to personal a monetary stake within the movie and any earnings it generates.
Acknowledging the “followers of unbiased movie, followers of documentaries, and followers whose assist has given me a profession on this business,” Shatner acknowledged that “Legion M’s method of uniting the viewers to make motion pictures is good. I’m honored to face with those that invested, and proud to be part of the work they helped create. I hope everybody comes out to affix our celebration when the movie releases in theaters on March 22.”
Expressing his conviction that “motion pictures are supposed to be seen in theaters,” Legion M co-founder and President Jeff Annison added that “as an organization owned by followers, we’re excited by the chance to create a really distinctive theatrical expertise, bringing collectively audiences across the nation to have a good time William Shatner’s life, legacy, and 93rd birthday.”
Following its world premiere at SXSW 2023, the Shatner doc has gone on a worldwide competition tour that has included stops at BFI London, Sitges, Melbourne, Karlovy Differ, and Filmfest München. Kerry Deignan Roy from Exhibit A Footage and Annison produced the movie, in affiliation with CCG Guardian Leisure Inc. Exec producers embrace Paul Scanlan, Terri Lubaroff, David Baxter, Matt Kemner, and Shatner.
Pic is the newest addition to Legion M’s increasing portfolio, which incorporates movies Mandy, Nandor Fodor & the Speaking Mongoose, The Man within the White Van and the SXSW-bound My Lifeless Buddy Zoe.