Have you ever wanted to meet someone that changes the way you look at the world? Now is your chance. “Chloe & Theo” featuring “50 Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson, Mira Sorvino and Theo Ikummaq hits select theaters Sept. 4 and will be available on video on demand.
“Chloe & Theo” tells the story of Theo, an Inuit from the Arctic, who travels from “the top of the Earth” to New York City with an important message for world leaders about the catastrophic impact climate change is having on his home. Upon arrival, he meets a fiery and fearless homeless girl Chloe and together they embark on an odyssey to save the world.
This film was championed by first-time producer Monica Ord. Neither a climate scientist nor a filmmaker, Ord has spent nearly two decades in the life sciences industry. She heard Ikummaq’s true life tale from a friend, producer Lloyd Phillips, who challenged her to do something about it.
She was so deeply moved by what he told her, that within months, after enlisting the help of Sir Richard Branson, Ord found herself with Inuit elders on a dog-sled expedition in the Arctic to bear witness firsthand to the profound changes that climate change was having on Ikummaq’s homeland. It was there on the ice that the idea for this feature film was born.
Read the full article on EcoWatch.
Carine Roitfeld unites with Jean-Paul Goude to transform today’s icons into history’s legends for the September 2015 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, which hits newsstands on August 18th.
Dakota Johnson on Aphrodite:
In Greek mythology, Aphrodite is the primary image of feminine divine love. To me, she embodies the power of love and pleasure, and represents the mystery and intricacy of women.
View the full feature on Harper’s Bazaar.
Dakota Johnson, Quim Gutierrez and Game of Thrones’ Natalia Tena star in Oscar-winning The Others director Alejandro Amenabar’s first short. Johnson plays, Rachel, an American tourist who goes to Ibiza for the summer and makes a group of friends on the Spanish island.
Johnson plays the tourist. Tena and Gutierrez play two of the friends she meets.
Suite Francais’ Edu Grau headed photography on the short that Amenabar wrote for beer company Estrella Damm. The short replaces the company’s annual, ever-popular summer commercial.
“We tried to reflect the values that are intimately connected with the Mediterranean, putting special emphasis on the cultural offerings,” the foreign-language film Oscar-winning director of The Sea Inside said. “Living Mediterraneanly means going out, meeting people and immersing yourself in music, film, theater and exhibits. We’d like the film to awaken the audience’s spirit of sociability and optimism and, why not — a smile.”
The full short is set for release on June 15 on www. mediterraneamente.es, ahead of Amenabar’s much-anticipated fall release of psychological thriller Regression, starring Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke.