'Greetings from Tim Buckley' Acquired by Celluloid Dreams

Penn Badgley stars as musical artist Jeff Buckley as he prepares for the 1991 tribute concert for his father.
Penn Badgley stars in Greetings from Tim Buckley
Penn Badgley stars in Greetings from Tim Buckley
International production and sales outfit Celluloid Dreams, headed by Hengameh Panahi, has acquired worldwide rights to the highly anticipated film Greetings from Tim Buckley starring Penn Badgley, Imogen Poots, Frank Wood, Norbert Leo Butz, Ben Rosenfield, Jessica Stone , William Sadler, and Frank Bello. Daniel Algrant (People I Know) is directing the script he co-wrote with Emma Sheanshang and David Brendel.

Greetings from Tim Buckley follows artist Jeff Buckley's (Penn Badgley) eminent 1991 performance at his father's tribute concert in St. Ann's Church. Through a romance with a young woman working at the concert, he comes to understand the father who abandoned him. Culminating in a cathartic performance of his father's most famous songs, Jeff's debut stuns the audience and launches his career as one of the greatest young musicians of his time.

"We are thrilled Celluloid Dreams came on board. We are truly proud of this project and knew they were the perfect partner in making sure Greetings from Tim Buckley found the right home." said Patrick Millings Smith of Smuggler Films.

The film is currently shooting principal photography in New York City. The production entities behind the movie are SMUGGLER Films and A-Z Productions. It is being produced by Patrick Millings Smith, John Hart, and Frederick Zollo. Executive Producers are Brian Carmody, Jill Footlick, and Ben Limberg.

Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films acquired the film on behalf of Celluloid. The two companies are partnered on the elevated genre label, Celluloid Nightmares. Recently, the two companies have broadened their agenda to include acquiring prestige titles like Greetings from Tim Buckley for sales under the Celluloid Dreams banner.

Greetings from Tim Buckley was released in 2013 and stars Imogen Poots, Penn Badgley, William Sadler, Norbert Leo Butz, Frank Wood, Ben Rosenfield, Ilana Levine, Stephen Tyrone Williams. The film is directed by Daniel Algrant.


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Comments (4)

  1. Ruben Anthony Zarate

    The one with Reeve Carney is going to be based around Jeff Buckley's life. opposed to this one which will be Jeff but probably more focused on Tim. Also the other one will have actual Jeff Buckley music because his mother (Mary Guilbert) has the rights to all of his music..

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  2. Jonathon Culver

    What is the story regarding Reeve Carney from Broadway's Spiderman playing Buckley?

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  3. Err

    Just your thumbs?

    3 years agoby @err2005Flag

  4. skywise

    Not sure what to make of this just yet but Imogen Poots gets my thumbs up

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

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