Xander-Bear Productions is excited to announce that it received a MIBBY (Music Industry Breakout Business of the Year) award for its movies produced by Claire and me, directed by Claire and me, and starring Claire and me. Our approach has been to give a nod to the classics, while remaining relevant to the current culture, especially now that there are so many important stories to be told.
A holiday favorite, “Guest Cottage – Austin” celebrates the tenth anniversary of The Holiday and has audiences believing in love again. New York multi-millionaire Jack trades his razor and $5,000 custom suits for a scruffy beard and tattered jeans as he heads to an Austin rental cottage for a getaway with his faithful pup Roscoe. Rose, a beautiful and brilliant biotech exec who is housesitting for her best friend in the main residence is mistaken for a member of the housekeeping staff. Tensions mount and sparks fly between the perfectly matched “odd couple.”
“Mikey Moves” (the prequel to Magic Mike), twerked its way to the top spot in July. Shy and awkward Mikey lives in economically challenged Techwood Homes. When he forms unexpected bonds within a group of tough kids, they learn from each other and are propelled to new levels of confidence and success. In a move that surprises everyone, Mikey wins the heart of Buckhead barista and performing arts major Brooke.
“Wedding Crashers – Gen M” traces the crazy antics of a group of eight former fraternity brothers as they crisscross the country for a year of surprise ‘getting-engaged’ parties, engagement parties, bachelor parties, rehearsal dinners and weddings. At their annual New Year’s Eve get-together, exhausted and broke, the guys ponder whether they should have pooled their money to buy a communal beach house instead (#foreshadowing, #sequel).
“Crocnado Alaska” is the real-life story of heroism and survival chronicling Australian storm chasers Oliver and Charlotte Dundee as they rescue the city of Nome after Super Typhoon Lan wreaks havoc by depositing thousands of monster-sized crocodiles throughout the metropolis.
In “Downhill Rewound,” Richard (Dick) Junior vanishes while attending the opening of his family’s luxury hotel in Moscow. Super spies Alex Blonde and Blonde Girl Blaire set out on a mission through Siberia to find the spoiled mogul. Suspense mounts as they realize the key to bringing Dick home lays in the dark Web and their only hope hinges on gaining the trust of a group of Russian call girls.
In “Colombiana – Loving Pablo,” CIA agent Jason Storm infiltrates the Medellin Cartel. While deep under-cover as Pablo Cordova, Jason’s feelings grow for sweet American school teacher Amelia. When Pablo disappears while incarcerated on a minor infraction, Amelia fears he has been double-crossed by the Cartel and the corrupt local government. Armed with a battery of automatic weapons, Amelia, a/k/a Colombian double-agent Delia Olivella (plot twist), mounts a one-woman war against his adversaries to free Pablo. The ending will blow your mind as the two escape in a blaze of glory.
We thank our fans for your support over the past amazing year and for this award; and leave you with these thoughts: Open your minds, and your hearts and your arms. Give a hand and a hug. Give hope. Stand up, sit down, kneel, walk or run to keep fighting for the best part of humanity. Keep reaching for the stars. They are closer than you think.