CTP Films, LLC

Building and Promoting Idaho's Film Industry



We welcome Donnie Conradie, Production & Development Associate at The Leo Media & Entertainment Group to the team for The Celtic Knot.


The Celtic Knot generated a lot of interest during this year's Cannes Film Festival!


Business plans and investment documents are ready for funding The Celtic Knot and Breaking Code.


The Celtic Knot received fantastic interest during this year's AFM! Interest was also expressed in "Breaking Code." 2012 should be a great year!


We have received an LOI for a role in The Celtic Knot from Susan Lynch who appeared in "From Hell" and "Elizabeth: The Golden Age."


The team is busy preparing for AFM next month. The Celtic Knot, Breaking Code and Barando, all in active development, will be represented at the Market.


Brendan Gleeson is reading The Celtic Knot in consideration of major roles. Also, Susan Lynch has expressed interest in a minor role.


Trace Adkins is reading Barando in consideration of a major role.


It is with great sadness that we learned of the sudden death of Francesco Quinn (our lead in Barando and a supporting role in Breaking Code). He was a great man, a kind soul, and will be sorely missed by many.


Our short documentary Sergeant Paine has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Idaho Department of Commerce!


Casper Van Dien is reading Breaking Code in consideration of a major role.


Jack O'Connell, a popular teen actor in the UK, has expressed interest in the supporting lead role in The Celtic Knot.


Our project titled "False Pretense" has been renamed Breaking Code.


Grand Pictures Ltd., Dublin, has joined the team of The Celtic Knot as co-producers in Ireland. Additionally, they will prepare the application to submit to the Irish Film Board for the tax incentives offered by their Section 181.


Francesco Quinn has agreed to the lead role in Barando!


Rivercoast Films Distribution has expressed interest in distributing our short documentary Sergeant Paine.


We're busy raising funds for "Barando" and working on its Business Plan. We're also working on the Business Plan for "After Babi Yar" (formerly known as "I Remember..."), based on a little girl's survival at Dachau.


Our Executive Producer, Louise Luster, is serving as Script Supervisor for the family-friendly independent film "Kids' Spooky Movie: Finding Grampa's Gold" being shot in Middleton, ID. this month.


CTP is happy to announce the full support of the town of Salmon, ID. when production takes place in the Lemhi Valley on "Barando!"


David Poag has agreed to direct our western project "Barando!" He is joined by Producers Skyler Proctor and Oliver Riehl. Filming is slated for the Fall of 2010 in Idaho and Tennessee.


Louise Luster has agreed to serve as Associate Producer for the children's independent film titled "Kid's Spooky Movie: Finding Grampa's Gold" to be directed by Tory Von Wolfe. Production is slated for early June, 2010.


Nancy Scanlon of The Company Artists has agreed to join the team of "False Pretense" as Producer.


CTP Films has optioned the book, "I Remember...A Memoir of Nazi Invasion, Forced Exile and Concentration Camp," a true story written by Lorissa Wilfong Holt, Emmett, who survived Nazi atrocities as a child.


A table reading is scheduled this month for the western script, "Barando."


"The Fall of '55" has been available to the educational market for the past two years. The distributor has now made the DVD available to the general public. Please go to www.frameline.org to order your copy.


The website has been down for a while due to problems at our previous hosting company. We do apologize to everyone and are happy to say that the site has been moved to a new host.


Louise Luster of CTP Films has been hired to co-author a script based on the real story of a true visionary from the early days of filmmaking


Gerry Lively has agreed to be Director for our project "Stand Tall!"


The Script for "The Celtic Knot" was chosen as a Semi-Finalist in 2008 StoryPros 2nd Annual International Screenplay Competition.


Brad Gilmore has agreed to be Casting Director for The Celtic Knot.


Our award-winning script, "The Celtic Knot," has been chosen as a semi-finalist for the Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition.


The Idaho Business Review ran an article about the growing film industry in Idaho, mentioned a past and a current project by CTP Films, and highlighted the work that Louise Luster and Tory Von Wolfe are doing in the industry.  The article can be read here.


CTP Films has optioned the western novel "Barando" written by R. H. Presley for adaptation to a screenplay.


We Won!

The script for "The Celtic Knot," written by our Executive Producer, Louise Luster, received the 'Arthur Rosenfeld Award For Excellence in Writing' from the Action on Film International Film Festival in Pasadena, California. This award is presented to writers who demonstrate excellence in the use of the written word and the ability to tell outstanding stories. Congratulations to Louise and the crew on that project!


The Celtic Knot has been accepted by the Action on Film International Film Festival which takes place in Pasadena the end of this month. It has been nominated for the


This award is given to writers who demonstrate excellence in use of the written word and the ability to tell outstanding stories. The films nominated are:

THE CELTIC KNOT- Louise Luster
HANK- Philip Travis
BLOOD GROOVE- Christopher Canole
OUT OF TIME- Genevieve Pearson


Kenneth Collins has agreed to serve as 1st AD on "Stand Tall!"


Francesco Quinn has provided his letter of intent to perform the role of Sgt. Terra in "Stand Tall!"


Standing Strong has offically been retitled "Stand Tall!"


Tye Lombardi has agreed to be 2nd Assistant Director for our film project, Standing Strong.


Karen Toronjo has agreed to be Line Producer for our film project, Standing Strong.


We are pleased to announce that Echelon Studios has agreed to represent the foreign and domestic distribution rights of our film "Standing Strong"!  We look forward to working with Echelon during production of this exciting project.


Tory Von Wolfe has come on board as Creative Executive on Standing Strong.


CTP Films will represent The Celtic Knot, The Broken Quiet and Standing Strong at the 2007 American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA. November 4th through 7th.


The Broken Quiet had it's premiere yesterday at the Idaho International Film Festival. It was extremely well received. Congratulations to Brandon Freeman for a job well done.


Leo Media & Entertainment Group, London, have agreed to be worldwide representatives for the project "The Celtic Knot".


The Fall of '55 has secured North American distribution through Frameline.  Initial distribution will be through the educational market, followed by a general release through the DVD market. 


The Fall of '55 will be shown at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 17th, at the Roxie Film Center.


The Fall of '55 will show at the Spokane International Film Festival at 11:00 A.M. on Sunday, February 4, at the Bing Crosby Theatre.


Pace Entertainment, Dublin, Ireland, has agreed to produce "The Celtic Knot".  Applications for tax benefits and funding will be submitted to The Irish Film Board and the UK Film Council.


The documentary "The Fall of '55" will be shown at the Reeling L&G International Film Festival at 3:30 P.M. on Saturday, November 11th, at 5242 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL.


The Boise premiere of The Fall of '55 filled the historic Egyptian Theatre to overflowing on Sept. 30.  It will screen again on October 21 at 4:30 PM at the Special Events Center at Boise State University.


The documentary "The Fall of '55" will make its Boise premiere at the Idaho International Film Festival on Saturday, September 30th, at the Egyptian Theatre at 4:30 P.M.  A panel discussion, sponsored by the Ada County Human Rights Task Force, will be held immediately following the screening.


The Fall of '55 will be shown at the 2006 Idaho International Film Festival, scheduled to take place September 28-October1.  The date/time/place of the screening will be announced in the near future.


We are proud to announce that Andrzej Sekula has agreed to be Director/Director of Photography for The Celtic Knot, which will be filmed mostly in Ireland.


The documentary "The Fall of '55" was well received at the NewFest Festival in New York City.  A lengthy Q&A session followed the screening, several other festivals have requested submissions, and interest has been expressed by various distributors.


World Premiere
NewFest 2006

Saturday, June 10 • 6 P.M.

AMC Loews 34th Street Theater (at Pennmark Tower)
Theater #6
312 West 34th Street
New York, New York, 10001

Please come out and join us!


The Fall of '55 will make its worldwide premiere at the NewFest Film Festival in New York City, which runs June 1-11!  Congratulations to Director/Producer Seth Randal and his team for a job well done!


Negotiations are now underway with a production company regarding The Celtic Knot.


The Celtic Knot script is now finished and being reviewed by an agent who's interested in representing CTP.


The Trailer for the Fall of '55 is now available online. Click here to view it now.


KTRV Fox 12 interviewed Louise Luster about The Fall of '55 on their News at Nine program on February 2.  Clips of the documentary will be shown in the BSU Special Events Center at 8 PM on Friday, 2/3, and a trailer will be shown at that location at 2 PM on Sunday, 2/5.


The Pride Foundation has made a $500 grant to support the completion of "The Fall of '55".


Extensive work is being done on the Celtic Knots script.  After being edited by a script editor in February, it will be polished and presented at a pitch session in Los Angeles in March.


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