Hitting The Croisette With Wild7Films
The Wild7Films Team Made Waves For Themselves at Cannes Film Festival 2023
With multiple projects in development and offered for distribution in the international sales market, Wild7Films co-founders, Actor/Producer Kyle Stefanski, Director Mike Hermosa, and Producer Ryan Moore, along with Wild7Films creative consultant Jamar Hart, were seen much about town at the 2023 festival. Absent at Cannes for the festivities was their fourth co-founding partner, producer Gustavo Nascimento, who was back in Los Angeles handling post production work.
The buyers market at the 2023 Cannes International Film Festival included the Danny A. Abeckaser directed film Gemini Lounge, starring Emile Hirsch and Danny A. Abeckaser, Vincent Laresca, Lucy Hale, and Ashley Greene, along with Kyle Stefanski, Jake Cannavalle and Greg Finley. The film, produced in collaboration with 2B Films and directed by Danny A. Abeckaser, made foreign sales at the festival, and will be released in August under the name Inside Man, first domestically in North America. Produced by Wild7Films in partnership with 2B Films, this is a very exciting achievement for the group and their second joint production, following the 2021 feature film I Love Us.
Stefanski also has a featured role in the film The Engineer by 2B Films, which also sorted international distribution and presence at the Cannes foreign buyers market. The film, shot entirely in Israel, stars and was directed by Abeckaser, with actor Emile Hirsch as the male lead along with an Israeli based case of notable actors, Robert Davi, and Stefanski rounding out the cast.
From the Variety and Golden Globes party at Majestic Barriere Beach hosted by Cate Blanchett to the Third Annual Cannes beachfront cocktail soiree by Alta Global hosted by Jimmy Jean-Louis, to the Better World Fund Gala at The Carlton Cannes hotel, the Wild7Team was in the mix and hitting the scene.
Welcome To Cannes Soiree with Alta Global
On the afternoon of May 18th, the trio sipped on wine and mixology cocktails by Rhum Barbancourt beachside at Rado Beach Helen. The intimate party of 75 guests was the third annual held to celebrate global filmmakers featuring a toast by film industry notables and Alta Global Media partners Theo Dumont and Steven Adams, with accolades by Jet Media, in honor of the 76th Cannes Film Festival. An array of VIPS and filmmakers with projects both premiering and for sale at international market, mingled at the afternoon affair. Notables included Wild7Films’ Kyle Stefanski, Mike Hermosa and Jamar Hart, alongside actor Yassine Azzouz, Rachel Kylian, legendary creative director Kenny Gravillis, Jimmy Akingbola, producer David Atrakchi, Nicole Ansari-Cox,Raquel Antonia, Enyinna Nwigwe, and Caroline Carminati.
Golden Globes Party At Majestic Cannes Barriere Beach
On May 19, Golden Globes hosted a party featuring the Variety breakthrough artists with their Breakthrough Artists At Cannes Awards, honoring Charles Melton of May December, Shaunette Renee Wilson of Indiana Jones and The Dial of Destiny, and Tye Sheridan of Black Flies. With Special guest host and speaker, Cate Blanchett, and partners Deloitte and Campari. Partygoers sipped champagne and cocktails overlooking the French Riviera, while honorees mingled the room following the arrivals carpet. Guests danced the evening away on the large dance floor which was surrounded by gourmet chef stations. The Wild7Films team, among a bevy of notable filmmakers and actors, socialized within the grand beachfront soiree.
Better World Fund Cannes Gala
On Sunday May 21 and Monday May 22, 2023, in the halls of the Carlton Cannes hotel, talent and philanthropists from all over the world, including Manuel Collas De La Roche, President, and Emily Cheong, co-President, joined by Leonardo DiCaprio, Liz McComb, Arisa, Georges Tomb, Alok Petrillo, Yury Revich, Fisher Stevens, Kelly Piquet, Kiera Chaplin, Tony Nader, Hofit Golan, Swan Sit, Johanna Plafsky, Richard Orlinski, Alvaro Nuñez, Unik Ernest, Scottie Thomtson, Tom Volf Elie BNC & the United Choirs, Amazonia the Space of Life, Ms. Sonia Guajajara, Minister of Indigenous Peoples, Ms. Célia Xakriabá, Federal Deputy of Brazil, Mr Osmar Almeida Junior, Secretary of State, Ministry of Social Development of Brazil, Chief Raoni, and Mapu all driven by the desire to positively influence the future of our society. The Wild7Films team of Kyle Stefanski, Mike Hermosa and Jamar Hart were on hand at the gala, supporting the incredible cause.
The Brazilian and indigenous delegations, invited by the Amazonia Fund Alliance honored the Better World Fund at the Carlton Cannes Hotel, on the 21st of May 2023.
The funds raised were for the benefit of the Akbaraly Foundation, represented by its founder Cinzia Akbaraly (https://fondationakbaraly.org/fr/home-francais/), an organization that promotes the right to health, education and a better quality of life for women and children in Madagascar, as well as as well as the Amazônia Fund Alliance program for the Brazilian Federation of UNESCO (BFUCA) (https://www.amazoniafundalliance.org/), an organization that opts for the preservation of Amazonian ecosystems.
Additionally, Wild7Films presented new projects at the festival for development, that have been progressing since in major ways, with announcements coming soon.
Stay tuned for more updates on the Wild7Films team projects, especially the release of Inside Man with 2B Films and Danny A. Abeckaser.