Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Simon with Tranny Behind Bars

Check out a still of the Mentalist in a dirty mexican jail! Proof that crime doesn't pay - or does it?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Soref’s “Not Forgotten” Takes Taboo Subject Matter to the Masses

Los Angeles, CA – “The title’s already taken, but you could have almost called this film ‘Secrets & Lies,’” said The Hollywood Reporter’s Kirk Honeycutt to director Dror Soref as he moderated their post-screening discussion on “Not Forgotten” at the Writers Guild last night. “This seems to be a very intriguing theme in the film.”

“The reason this was attractive to me was the lies,” responded Soref. “Unless you face them, you’re going to continue down a dwindling spiral. You start down a particular road and, unless you clean yourself up, you wind up at the bottom.”

During the screening, the socking subject matter of the film was often met with loud gasps and chilling periods of silence. Afterwards, Soref and producer Donald Zuckerman recounted stories of shooting the cult-centric thriller in New Mexico.

The audience’s questions to the director were not the perfunctory "How long did you shoot for?" one might expect; rather, they were well articulated, cerebral notions pertaining to the film’s many ingenious plot maneuvers.

The industry-esque audience also queried Soref on the film’s stylistic qualities. “There was a very guerilla-looking, handheld, shaky shooting style,” said one audience member. “Was that done on purpose?”

“Yes, it was,” explained Soref, proudly. “The DP and I put together a thick document on a shooting plan. The guerilla look was very intentional – shooting people from the back, etc. All of that was planned to a T.”

“Not Forgotten” opened in Los Angeles on Friday, May 15, 2009.

About Not Forgotten

Jack Bishop (Simon Baker, “The Mentalist”) lives the life of every man’s dream with his beautiful wife, Amaya, (Paz Vega) and a happy, healthy daughter, Toby (Chloe Moretz). He has the career he always wanted and a loving home in a peaceful Texas border town. But it is no coincidence that Jack’s life seems perfect. His past hides a black secret, one he hides from his family, one he hides from himself. When Toby goes missing, Jack knows his past has come back to haunt him. He also knows the only way he can find her is to use the powers of his long forgotten faith, La Santa Muerte, protectors of the sinner, the worshippers of the dead.
Accompanied by the insecure newly-appointed sheriff and a pair of wary FBI agents, Jack’s search takes him deep into his past, to a psychic who visualizes Jack’s secret in terrifying detail, to the squalid barrios and seediest brothels in Mexico City’s underbelly. But the power of the La Santa Muerte is stronger then he ever imagined, as it reaches out to touch his family and reveals an even darker and unexpected web of lies and deceit.

Both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety accorded the picture rave reviews:

“The cast sparkles – especially Simon Baker and Paz Vega... Not Forgotten reminds you of a paperback you pick up at the airport just before a long flight where the cover art promises a pulp-ish combination of suspense, murder and some nonsense about deviltry and a Mexican red light district. But the story turns out to be so engrossing you wish the flight were longer!...”

- Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter

“[Director] and co-scripter Dror Soref adroitly doles out bits and pieces of Jack’s [Simon Baker] violent past to ratchet up suspense... Not Forgotten satisfies as a solidly crafted and persuasively acted thriller....”

-Joe Leydon, Daily Variety

For more information on “Not Forgotten,” please visit:

Friday, May 29, 2009

Directors Guild of America’s Latino Committee Honors

Not Forgotten Director Dror Soref

Hollywood, CA—The DGA Latino Committee hosted a multi-faceted event in the Guild’s Los Angeles boardroom, honoring Israeli-born Latino Director, Dror Soref.

The morning kicked off with a networking breakfast event designed to pair up aspiring filmmakers with mentors in order to gain from their experience.

Latino Committee member, Livia Perez-Borrero, moderated a discussion with Soref about the making of his feature Not Forgotten, a film about a Tex- Mex border town couple who must face their tortured pasts in order to save their kidnapped daughter. The discussion also featured Soref’s directorial team members on Not Forgotten: 1st Assistant Director Benita Allen and 2nd AD Fred Roth, as well as Additional Photography 1st AD, Noreen Perez.

The dialogue was peppered with enlightening stories from the set, including what it was like to work with Simon Baker (The Mentalist) and Paz Vega (The Spirit). Principal photography took place in New Mexico, which substituted for Texas due to tax incentives for filmmakers. For the additional photography portion of the shoot, the production re-located to Pachuca, a town near Mexico City. Also discussed were the trials and tribulations a Director, serving as a producer as well, having to make a very tight filming schedule.

Your browser may not support display of this image.Photo: Honored guest, Director Dror Soref (center, black shirt) surrounded by his Assistant Directors and Executives of the DGA’s Latino Committee.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Simon Baker as a Cowboy

Screen Still from the movie. Steven Bernstein knows a thing or two about composing a shot!


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

How do you say 'Sold Out' in Chinese?

Hollywood, CA (May 18, 2009) Not Forgotten expanded its run last weekend by opening in two theaters in Los Angeles and one in Phoenix – both with enthusiastic responses. At the Mann Chinese theatre complex, the film averaged over $10,000, sold out several showings, and bested such films as Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Obsessed, Management and Next Day Air. Due to this success, runs in Austin, Van Nuys and Phoenix have all been extended. In Los Angeles, the run has also been extended to the Mann Beverly Center 13 Cinemas in West Hollywood.

Not Forgotten continues to garner strong reviews. AZ Weekly proclaimed: “Not Forgotten is an unforgettable thriller,” and went on to say, “Not Forgotten grabbed my attention from the opening scene… Paz Vega is perfectly cast and Simon Baker delivers a surprisingly powerful performance… One of the best thrillers of the year.” For the complete review, please click on the link below.

The Los Angeles Times stated: “...director Dror Soref conjures up some atmospheric moments and a few effective surprises.” For theater info, videos, TV ads, and other material, please visit the film’s official website at:

More to come!

SkylineNews Team

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Not Forgotten Ticket Prices!

Go see Not Forgotten opening weekend May 15-16-17 exclusively at two locations in LA (shown below). You can purchase tickets online today(!) or directly at the box office:

Ticket Price $11.75
Mann Chinese 6 Theaters
Hollywood & Highland
6801 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 461-9624

Ticket Prices $10.75
Mann Plant 16 Theaters
7876 Van Nuys Blvd
Van Nuys, CA 91402