HOLLYWOOD, CA., Calif., Nov. 24, 2014/PRNewswire/ --OUTSIDER PICTURES, the international sales and distribution company headed by Paul Hudson, has acquired distribution rights to six pictures from the Hestons’ AGAMEMNON FILMS library:
THE SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER, the award-winning documentary about the disappearance of the Rockefeller scion in New Guinea, written and directed by Fraser C. Heston; PROUD MEN, a contemporary western starring Charlton Heston and Peter Strauss; the hugely successful A&E series CHARLTON HESTON PRESENTS THE BIBLE; the documentary CHARLTON HESTON AND BEN HUR, A PERSONAL JOURNEY, directed by Laurent Bouzereau and exec-produced by Fraser Heston, about the making of the epic film; and two films directed by Charlton Heston: the 1972 Shakespearean epic ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, starring Heston and Hildegard Neil; and MOTHER LODE, written and produced in 1981 by Fraser C. Heston, starring Charlton Heston, Nick Mancuso and Academy Award winner Kim Basinger.
Films have been digitally re-mastered and restored for HD TV, VOD, digital download, and DVD release.
Says director Fraser Heston of THE SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER: “The disappearance of Michael Rockefeller is one of the enduring unsolved mysteries of the 20th Century... Until now.”
In 1961, Rockefeller’s trading canoe capsized off New Guinea’s cannibal coast. Michael swam for shore, with the fateful words: 'I think I can make it…' He was never seen again. Or was he? In 2007, Fraser C. Heston discovered a lost cache of unedited footage shot by Milt Machlin (author of The Search for Michael Rockefeller) during his 1969 expedition to New Guinea in search of Michael. The award-winning film includes unseen footage, eyewitness interviews, and startling revelations, which together solve the mystery of Michael’s disappearance.
“ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA was perhaps my father's most personal project," says Fraser, "and the film he was most proud of bringing to the screen.”
MOTHER LODE, one of Kim Basinger's first films, produced by Fraser Heston and long-time collaborator Peter Snell, also marked an early collaboration with the Hestons and Castle Rock producers Martin Shafer and Andrew Scheinman. Says Fraser Heston, "We're delighted to be able to revisit this dark tale of greed and obsession. Like many indie producers, the new digital media give us a chance to show off some of our library."