The Good Day for It is the latest movie where Joe Flanigan played a small role of a local sheriff, or more exactly Deputy Brady. It is a thriller/western filmed on location in Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA around last winter with the estimated budget of US $2,500,000.
Since there aren’t any big news on it since it went into post-production status, which is apparently complicated by the acquisition of the main production company for the movie Nazz Prouctions by another company QED Connect, Inc., we combine the available information into this digest that may be updated if any other bits of information come through before the final release.
The first things to leak in February were some production photos on the Facebook page of Expressway Productions company also involved with the film but they quickly disappeared for some reason:
Then, besides announcement and trailer on the designated distributor company Curb Entertainment’s web-site, we basically have it mentioned in a number of press-releases by QED Connect, Inc. which do not bring any real news but at least show us the company has plans for the movie. (last update: 28 March 2011 >>>)
19 April 2010:
Joe Flanigan said at VanCon2010 that his first scene shot in this movie involved pointing a gun at Robert Patrick and certainly had a déjà vu feeling, since he already did the same at the very beginning of Stargate Atlantis in episode 1×01 Rising (part 2).
28 April 2010: A press-release on Forbes concerning ‘Good day for it’ distribution rights.
QED Connect licenses all international distribution rights for 'Good Day for It' to Curb Entertainment
QED Connect Inc.’s Acquisition Target, Nazz Productions, Signs Distribution Deal
Press Release 04.28.10, 09:00 AM EDT
MANCHESTER, N.H., April 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — QED Connect Inc. (“QED Connect”) (Pink Sheets:QEDN), a New York corporation, today announced that Nazz Productions, Inc., (“Nazz Productions”), has licensed all international distribution rights in Nick Stagliano’s suspense thriller, “Good Day For It,” to Curb Entertainment. QED Connect recently signed a definitive agreement to purchase Nazz Productions.
“Good Day For It,” written by Stagliano and James Canfield Wolf, is a modern day western set over the course of one day. It is reminiscent of “High Noon” and “A History of Violence.” The film, which stars Academy Award nominee Hal Holbrook, Robert Patrick, Lance Henriksen, Robert Englund, Kathy Baker, Samantha Mathis, Mika Boorem, Joe Flanigan, Christian Kane and Richard Brake, is currently in post-production.
Mr. Stagliano, President of Nazz Productions, stated, “I am extremely excited to be working with Curb Entertainment and with Carole Curb, who has over 20 years’ experience in the international film distribution business. We have received indications of interest from multiple distributors in connection with the promo reel alone. Ms. Curb showed the most enthusiasm as well as a very aggressive sales plan, which she began at the recent Berlin Film Market. Nazz Productions expects to generate sales commencing in the 2nd quarter of this year.”
Mr. Makmann, CEO of QED Connect, commented that he was very pleased with the progress of Nazz Productions and that the acquisition of Nazz Productions should be completed in the next several weeks. Additionally, Mr. Makmann stated that the acquisition of ProRemote Solutions, announced on January 29, 2010, has been cancelled.
At the same time: The distribution company published film information on their website:
Curb Entertainment film summary and trailer
Good Day For It
A family abandoned, a family betrayed…a deadly reunion
Director: Nick Stagliano
Writer: James C. Wolf, Nick Stagliano
Producers: Lou Digiaimo Jr., Thomas R. Rondinella, Nick Stagliano
Cast: Robert Patrick, Hal Holbrook, Samantha Mathis, Mika Boorem, Robert Englund, Christian Kane, Lance Henriksen, Kathy Baker + Joe Flanigan not listed on the site
Forced to leave town when he betrayed Lyle Tyrus, the ruthless leader of a rural crime gang, in order to save his sick daughter’s life, Luke has stayed away to protect Sarah and Emily from Tyrus’ vengeance. Fifteen years later, Emily nurses a burning desire to see her father. Luke agrees to meet on the outskirts of town, but as father and daughter embrace in the local cafe, fate intervenes as Lyle’s brother Norman, and his killing crew Wayne Jackson and Dale Acton just happen to stop in. At the cafe, Luke meets Hec Hawkins and Rose Carter, the cook and waitress, who know a man in need when they see one. Adding to the suspense is that cafe’s regular customer, Deputy Doug Brady. As tension builds throughout the day, Luke is forced to make a decision before Lyle and his gang return to exact their revenge. Does he leave his daughter behind again, or wait for his worst nightmare to walk straight through the cafe’s door?
30 April 2010: Tweet about Good Day for It producer’s screening
Tweet from one of the Producers of Good Day for It:
In fact, some of her previous tweets gave us hints about the work on set, as well as pre- and post-production:
CoyoteJacqui: 3:57 PM – 3 Nov 09 Off to the set… This movie is gonna be great… Xx
CoyoteJacqui: 12:45 AM – 18 Nov 09 Sets looking great…actors are almost all locked…being producer aint too bad!
CoyoteJacqui: 10:25 PM – 18 Nov 09 In the poconos… Doing pre- production for the movie… So many people recognize me from the show… How funny… Love our fans xx
CoyoteJacqui: 3:06 PM – 28 Nov 09 We r shooting on location in mt poconos… It is freezing…
CoyoteJacqui: 4:25 AM – 29 Dec 09 Ok the movie is wrapped… It should come out summer 2010…it was great…
CoyoteJacqui: 10:10 PM – 12 Jun 10 Curbentertainment.com has the trailer for the movie … Click on Good Day For It… Let me know xx
CoyoteJacqui: - 13 Nov 10 Ny screening of my movie went great… Thanks to all that came xx its a GOOD DAY FOR IT
12 May 2010: Good Day For It is not going to be presented in the official selection at Cannes this year.
Joe said on fancons that this movie has to do some festivals first and was even supposed to go to Cannes before being released at the end of this year. However, Good Day For It is NOT on the complete list of films to be presented in the official selection at this year’s Cannes festival.
Nevertheless, it is safe to assume the movie was presented there in the “films’ market“, for further distribution, as Cannes is recognised as one of the best markets for the film industry. Actually, this assumption is supported by the fact Curb Entertainment International Corp is listed as an exhibitor at the 2010 films fair in Cannes.
21 May 2010: Press-release:
Nazz Productions announced Cannes screenings
QED Connect Inc. Acquisition Target Nazz Productions Announces Cannes Screenings
MANCHESTER, N.H., May 19, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — QED Connect Inc. (“QED Connect”) (Pink Sheets:QEDN) today announced that its acquisition target, Nazz Productions Inc. (“Nazz Productions”), reported that its new suspense thriller titled “Good Day For It” has completed its director’s cut and is currently screening at the 2010 Cannes Film Market. QED Connect recently signed a definitive agreement to purchase Nazz Productions.
As previously announced, Nazz has licensed international distribution rights to “Good Day For It” to Curb Entertainment, who is aggressively selling the film with full screenings into the marketplace. Curb plans to continue attracting distribution interest from international territories through May 22nd and to finalize contracts over the next 6 months for a late Fall 2010 release to the public.
Nazz holds all U.S. and Canadian rights to the film and will start to market those rights within the next several months. Nick Stagliano, producer and director of the film and president of Nazz, commented, “We are very excited by the early results from our initial market screenings. Additionally, with the picture cut finished we can now concentrate on the festival circuit as well as the strong domestic market.”
Mr. Makmann, President of QED Connect, added, “Nazz Productions is making good progress toward getting this current Film to the market, and has several additional opportunities. We are very pleased with our relationship and look forward to the next the project with Nazz.” The acquisition of Nazz Productions is scheduled to close in the next couple of weeks.
Nothing really new said but we see that it wasn’t Canne’s Film Festival as everyone thought hearing that a movie is “going to Cannes” but Cannes Film Market, whatever that means.
30 June 2010: Press-release:
Nazz productions expects growth in 2nd quarter
QED Connect Acquisition Target, Nazz Productions, Expects Growth in 2nd Quarter
MANCHESTER, N.H., June 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — QED Connect Inc. (“QED Connect”) (Pink Sheets:QEDN) announced today that its acquisition target, Nazz Productions Inc. (“Nazz”), is expecting to see improvement in 2nd quarter results based on its recent premier of its new movie: “Good Day For It”.
The movie, written by Nick Stagliano and James Canfield Wolf, is a modern day western set over the course of one day. It is reminiscent of “High Noon” and “A History of Violence”. The film, which stars Academy Award nominee Hal Holbrook, Robert Patrick, Lance Henriksen, Robert Englund, Kathy Baker, Samantha Mathis, Mika Boorem, Joe Flanigan, Christian Kane and Richard Brake is currently in post-production.
Nick Stagliano, CEO of Nazz, commented, “I am confident that Nazz will be in position to meet its goals and be profitable this year. We are currently preparing to launch a new movie project in the next few months that we also expect to contribute to improved operations.”
Mr. Makmann, President of QED Connect, added, “Nazz Productions is on track to meet its goals and with the recent announced orders from our pending Joint Venture partner, Sofame Technologies, Inc., of $1,116,000.00 combined Canadian and U.S. based orders, QED Connect is anticipating an improved outlook for the second half of 2010.”
12 October 2010: Press-release:
Nazz Productions Commissions Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter to Compose Score
QED Connect Acquisition Target Nazz Productions Commissions Acclaimed Singer/Songwriter to Compose ScoreMANCHESTER, N.H., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ — QED Connect, Inc. (“QED Connect”) (OTC: QEDN), a Holding Company, today announced that its acquisition target, Nazz Productions Inc. (“Nazz”), recently finished recording and mixing the original score for its new suspense thriller, “GOOD DAY FOR IT”, written by acclaimed singer/songwriter, Matthew Ryan. The score was recorded/mixed at The Lerkim Studio in Nashville, TN.
This is the first full score composed by Ryan, whose songs have been featured on such hit television series as “House”, “One Tree Hill” and “Dawson’s Creek”. As a singer/songwriter, he has performed on Late Show with David Letterman as well as Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He has toured with some of the most respected names in music, including Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffith, Tift Merrit and Kasey Chambers. He is currently on tour in Italy and more information can be found at his official website: www.matthewryanonline.com
Nazz president and producer/director of GOOD DAY FOR IT, Nick Stagliano commented, “We are very excited to work with Ryan on the film and give him the opportunity to create an incredible audio mood which perfectly complements the film image. I am impressed with the quality of the finished masters and Nazz will explore a soundtrack CD to increase awareness for the film.”
Stagliano added, “We are very excited to have the finished film ready for market. We are planning several buyer screenings in New York and LA to coincide with the upcoming American Film Market, which begins November 3rd in Santa Monica.”
Mr. Makmann, President & CEO of QED Connect, commented, “While we are behind schedule on closing the acquisition, we are moving forward and expect to have this completed within the next few weeks. We remain excited to have Nazz as part of our organization and believe they will be a contributor to our first potentially profitable quarter for calendar-year 2010.”
SOURCE: QED Connect, Inc.
Web Site: http://www.qedconnect.com
28 March 2011: Australian DVD release
Finally, a DVD is released on 6 April 2011! For some reason, only in Australia, although the DVD origin is marked as USA but DVD Region is reported as 4 (normal for Australia). You can preorder it, for example, on Borders(AU) or DVDwarehouse(AU) or a bunch of other Australian online stores (Google).
NEW!!! 1 April 2011: The movie is finally introduced to the public at Philadelphia Cinefest on April 14 – Ritz East Theater One at 7:00 PM (which probably explains why there isn’t a DVD in home counry yet, perhaps the movie will try to tour some home festivals first)
Good Day For It details and summary from PhillyCineFest site
Philadelphia Festival of Independents
Good Day For It
USA 2011, 93 min
Thursday, April 14, 7:00 PM
Ritz East Theater One
Director: Nick Stagliano
Cast: Robert Patrick, Hal Holbrook, Samantha Mathis, Christian Kane, Lance Henriksen, Mika Boorem, Robert Englund, Kathy Baker
Screenwriter(s): Nick Stagliano, James C. Wolf
Producer(s): Lou DiGiaimo Jr., Thomas R. Rondinella, Nick Stagliano, Jacqui Squatriglia
Cinematographer: Stephen Kazmierski
Editor(s): Robert Larkin
Nick Stagliano’s Filmography: The Florentine (1999), Home of Angels (1994)
Official Website / Watch trailer
Nazz Productions Inc.
Contact: Nick Stagliano
Robert Patrick (Terminator 2) plays a man making a long overdue trip home who crosses the scary backwoods where he encounters two sociopathic thugs, (Lance Henriksen & Robert Englund at their grimiest), who’ve been waiting eagerly for him.
Luke Cain (Patrick) is a weathered man, home after many years to see his daughter, Emily (Mika Boorem), who he has only communicated with through Instant Messenger. Unbeknownst to her mother (Samantha Mathis), the two are planning to meet at the local diner. Lyle Tyrus (Henriksen) is a cold-blooded killer, which is displayed in an early scene you surely won’t soon forget. After a confrontation between Cain and his goons (Richard Brake, Robert Englund and Christian Kane), Tyrus goes looking for the Cain, an “old friend” of his. Add into the mix a small town sheriff (Joe Flanigan), a frightened diner owner (played by Academy Award Nominee Hal Holbrook), a mother desperate to find her daughter and a buried secret that will bring everyone together, and you have the ingredients for what becomes an unapologetic violent collision. Written and directed by Nick Stagliano and shot in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, this modern day western, reminiscent of High Noon and A History of Violence is sure to keep everyone on the edge of their seats leading up to its stunning finale.
– Josh Goldbloom
This must be the déjà vu scene Joe told about at a con (see somewhere above) – pointing a gun at Robert Patrick just like in ‘Rising’ – Stargate Atlantis pilot.