May 9, 2014





HOLLYWOOD, CA – FRIDAY, May 9th, 2014  – Mance Media has acquired exclusive worldwide rights, excluding theatrical, for the giant screen film DRAGONS: REAL MYTHS AND UNREAL CREATURES starring Max Von Syow and Lawrence Leboeuf. On the heels of recent news that Max Von Sydow has landed a role in the upcoming J.J. Abrams’ STAR WARS, Mance Media has decided to move up the U.S. release date.


Mance Media will be releasing DRAGONS in the U.S. on HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, 4K VOD and HD VOD (including itunes, google play, XBOX and vudu) on July 1, 2014.


The movie was directed and written by Marc Fafard, and stars Max von Sydow as a dream therapist trying to help a young woman who has frequent nightmares about dragons. Dragons, filmed in a docu-fictional approach, utilizes computer-generated imagery to explore the legends and science surrounding dragons from countries such as China, Japan, Mesopotamia, and the United Kingdom.


Synopsis: Skye Ingram (Laurence Leboeuf) has had frequent nightmares about dragons, to the point where it's interfering with her daily life. Because of this, she decides to seek help from Dr. Alistair Conis (Max von Sydow), an eccentric dream therapist and expert on dragons. As the pair works together to uncover what is triggering Skye's distress, they recount the various stories about dragons and their connections to various facets of human and natural society, such as history, literature, national identity, and art.Their work is eventually discovered by Dr. Vulnet Grazinar (Serge Houde), Dr. Conis' nemesis.


The deal was negotiated between Mance Media’s CEO Matthew Mancinelli and Tina Ratterman of BIG & Digital and producer, Yves Fortin, of Productions Thalie.



“The legend of dragons is a universally-relatable subject that has intrigued us for centuries. We are thrilled to be releasing this studio-quality family-friendly film this summer and look forward to distributing DRAGONS overseas as well.” – says Matthew Mancinelli, CEO of Mance Media.


"Dragons has had a successful theatrical and musuem run to date and we are excited to partner with Mance Media to officially release the film on Blu-ray and 4K VOD in July,” says, producer Yves Fortin of Productions Thalie.




Max Von Sydow

Laurence Leboeuf

Serge Houde

Formats: 4K, 3D, 2K HD

Written & Directed By: Marc Fafard

Produced By: Yves Fortin

Production Company: Productions Thalie

Visual Post Production: Studio Element


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About Mance Media

Based at the historic Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, Mance Media is a worldwide film/television distribution company.  Its core business is the worldwide distribution of television programming to broadcasters in every territory of the world. Formed by international television executive Matthew Mancinelli in early 2012, Mance Media acquires, licenses, co-produces and co-finances a wide-range of programming for the global marketplace.


About Productions Thalie, Producer

Based in Quebec City, Productions Thalie specializes in feature films and documentaries. Its president and producer, Yves Fortin, has produced more than 30 feature films and nearly 100 documentaries. The Canadian company has developed a far reach, working in the United States, France, Belgium and Switzerland.


About BIG & Digital – Theatrical Distributor

BIG & Digital distributes family-friendly 15/70mm and digital content to museums and attractions worldwide.