LAKE FOREST– Lake Forest resident and filmmaker Jim Kreutzer’s latest project, Tommy’s Honour, was recently nominated in two major categories, Best Feature Film and Best Actor in a Feature Film (Jack Lowden), by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland. The awards honor the very best of film, television and games produced over the past year in Scotland.
The film, scheduled to be released in theaters in the U.S. on March 24, 2017 and internationally in the spring of 2017, was chosen to be the opening night event of the 70th Edinburgh Film Festival on June 15, 2016. Its world premiere was the focal point of a red-carpet black-tie event of nearly 1,500 people.
The feature film based on the book Tommy’s Honour was created and developed by Kreutzer following a visit to St. Andrews with an ill friend in 2010. He produced the film with his business partner, Keith Bank of Highland Park.Roadside Attractions has acquired the U.S. rights to Tommy’s Honour, through a deal brokered by Bank. This included theatrical, DVD, VOD and pay rights. The Golf Channel secured basic cable rights. Beginning with the theatrical release, there will be strong synergies between Roadside, Golf Channel and NBC Sports Group to maximize exposure during televised golf tournaments, via its digital reach with sports fans and other key promotional opportunities. International sales are handled by Timeless Films.
In addition to his success with Tommy’s Honour, Kreutzer is also developing King Hawk Multi-Media, a feature film and television company. In this newly formed production and distribution entity, Kreutzer will serve as co-CEO of production. Kreutzer’s new partner will be Scott J. Jones who will become the co-CEO of distribution. Jones is president of Artist View Entertainment, based in Los Angeles, and has over 25 years of expertise in world-wide film distribution.
In anticipation of the launch of the King Hawk production arm, Kreutzer has several projects in various stages of development. These projects range from a television series set in Scotland to feature films set internationally in Australia and Canada.
Kreutzer’s 25-year film career began when he was the executive producer and developer of the feature film Fever Lake. In 2007, he founded Wind Chill Media Group, LLC and has produced, developed and consulted on more than 10 feature films, including Just Write, Last Great Ride, Big Brother Trouble, Dexter Dickie and Ghost Club. Additionally, he created and acted as supervising producer for the Chicago Cubs 100 years of history and music compilation CD.
About Tommy’s Honour
Tommy’s Honour, shot wholly in Scotland in the fall of 2015, depicts the lives and careers of, and the complex relationship between, Scottish golfing champions Old Tom Morris and his son Young Tom Morris. The father and son are portrayed by Peter Mullan and Jack Lowden. The film is directed by Jason Connery, son of Sir Sean Connery. The screenplay was developed from Kevin Cook’s 2007 book, Tommy’s Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf’s Founding Father and Son. Cook’s book was one of five books Sports Illustrated selected as the “Books of the Year” in 2007, as well as recently named to the top 50 sports book of all time by The Telegraph in the UK.