Director Charles Officer's Film Opens Theatrically to Rave Reviews
UOMO Media Inc. (OTC BB:UOMO.OB - News), a multi-channel entertainment company, is celebrating the theatrical release of The NE Inc.'s Director Charles Officer's film NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY. Charles Officer is one of the directors on roster at The NE Inc, a fully-owned subsidiary of UOMO Media and full service visual media content development company based in Toronto.
"We are thrilled about the critical success of Charles' stunning and visually unique film NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY," said Randall (RT!) Thorne, Executive Director, The NE Inc. "Charles is a rare find in the film world - he marries narrative, music and a visual style in ways most directors can only aspire."
The film has garnered attention of movie-goers and critics alike. The comments include:
"Officer, directs with both assurance and daring... and touches upon themes of faith and destiny while remaining unabashedly romantic." - Jesse Wente, Toronto International Film Festival
"One of the most beautiful and accomplished films to come out of the Canadian Film Centre, Nurse.Fighter.Boy has sights and sounds that linger in the memory." - Jennie Punter, The Globe and Mail
"Strong performances and striking cinematography help this first film by Toronto's Charles Officer move with more grace than its heavy-going storyline would have normally allowed." - The Toronto Star
To date, the Charles Officer directed film has toured the film festival circuit including The 2008 Toronto International Film Festival, The 2008 Atlantic Film Festival, The 2008 Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, and The 2008 Whistler Film Festival. The film is slated for its New York City premiere at the MoMA from March 18-23, 2009.
NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY. was written by Ingrid Veninger and Charles Officer. NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY is an urban love story about the soul of a mother, the heart of a fighter, and the faith of a child. The film stars Clark Johnson, Karen LeBlanc and Daniel J. Gordon. The film is a Canadian Film Centre feature film project with distribution from Mongrel Media.
About The NE Inc.
Based in Toronto, The NE Inc. is a full service visual media content development company. The firm is made up of a young collective of like-minded film and television professionals specializing in and developing some of the most pre-eminent visual media, music videos and film projects. In 2008, The NE Inc. produced almost 40 per cent of Canada's music industry promotions. www.thene.ca.
About UOMO Media Inc.
UOMO Media Inc. is a multi-channel entertainment company that acquires, produces, and manages intellectual media content and digital assets. UOMO integrates existing and well-established revenue streams in recorded music, publishing, and talent management through its four operating divisions: UOMO Digital, UOMO Recorded Music, UOMO Talent Management, and UOMO Publishing. PricewaterhouseCoopers estimates that by 2011, the global media and entertainment industry will be worth US$2 trillion.