Celluloid Dreams The Directors Label


From acclaimed cult film documentarian Mark Hartley (NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD< MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED!), ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS centres on the story of two movie-obsessed immigrant cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, who in pursuit of the ‘American dream’ launched an indie studio that would produce over 120 exploitation films from 1979 – 1989. No one could have anticipated just how close these two outsiders would get in nearly taking over both Hollywood and the UK film industry. Their passion for cinema changed the way movies were made and marketed. Ultimately this passion would come between them and the company they built together. This is a one-of-a-kind story about two-of-a-kind men who (for better or worse) changed film forever.

Delivery Date: 31st July 2014
US Distributor: Rat Pac Documentary Films
Australian Distributor: Umbrella Entertainment

“Our only crime was that we loved cinema. You didn’t see us at the Polo Lounge, on the tennis court or at Hollywood parties. You saw us at the office seven days a week.” YORAM GLOBUS

“CAPTAIN AMERICA had been bouncing around the halls of Cannon the entire time I was there. We started with what I thought was a good budget, around $6_million.” Albert Pyun, Director