New York, NY, July 24, 2012 – EPIX, the premium entertainment network, and Brainstorm Media will present the EPIX Original Movie and animated feature A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as a Special Presentation. Fellow Python member Terry Jones plus the film’s directors Bill Jones (Jones’ son), Ben Timlett, and Jeff Simpson will be in attendance for the world premiere at the festival.
Following TIFF, the film will premiere on EPIX and in select U.S. theaters in 3D on Friday, November 2, 2012, and theatrically in the U.K. and Canada. Brainstorm Media is the U.S. theatrical distributor of the film. Trinity is handling U.K. distribution and Entertainment One is handling Canadian distribution.
Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as ‘the dead one from Monty Python’, writes and stars in the animated movie of his own life story, “A Liar’s Autobiography”. He was born, he went to Cambridge and met John Cleese, he smoked a pipe, he became a doctor, he became a Python, he decided he was gay (well, 70/30, according to a survey he did on himself), he got drunk a lot, he stopped being drunk, he made some films, he had some sex (actually, a lot), and moved to Los Angeles. Finally, he was whisked up into space by aliens (although that might have been in a film).
Featuring recordings of Chapman that he made of his book in 1982 and matched with recorded sound from present, the film reunites members of the Monty Python troupe and brings Chapman back to life in a tour de force of animation through 17 different animation styles from 14 different animators.
“EPIX is dedicated to bringing interesting projects to life for our viewers and we are particularly glad to take a hand in this unique production early on to make it possible,” said EPIX CEO Mark Greenberg.
“We’ve enjoyed working with Bill, Ben, and Jeff on the production and are excited about expanding our relationship with EPIX by bringing the movie both to theatrical and TV audiences simultaneously,” said Meyer Shwarzstein, President, Brainstorm Media.
EPIX and Brainstorm Media present, in association with Trinity, A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman.
Please visit: http://corp.epixhd.com/press/liars/ for more information on the film, including press notes and images.
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