Rene Bastian

Rene Bastian

Cinelytic, Inc
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New York City, New York

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About Rene

René Bastian is an accomplished film producer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and president of Belladonna Productions, a leading independent production house based in New York. His career as a producer spans 20 years and his films have been honored at the Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Venice and Toronto Film Festivals; and have won a Golden Globe and received several Academy Award nominations.
His experience in film production and finance inspired him to launch Cinelytic, a film business platform, which provides film professionals with data driven decision support tools and analytics to promote greater efficiency, transparency, standardization and risk management in the global film industry.

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  • Callas

    Callas (2017)
    Film (Biography) Producer A biopic about the operatic star, Maria Callas.

  • No Beast So Fierce

    No Beast So Fierce (2016)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Producer For twenty years, ex-con Charlie Sundstrom (Bailey Chase) has dreamed of seeing his son, but a confrontation in prison prior to Charlie's release has put his son's life in extreme danger. While in a maximum secured prison high above the Adirondack Mountains his son has gone missing, Charlie enlists the help of a decorated Corrections Officer (Dylan Baker) to help in the search, however the Correction officer has a deep and haunting past of his own, and soon their desperate intentions will clash and time will be the ultimate hour glass.

  • My Bakery in Brooklyn

    My Bakery in Brooklyn (2016)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Producer Vivien and Chloe are two very different cousins living in Brooklyn who have been inseparable ever since they were children. At least, they were until recently. The sudden passing of their Aunt Isabelle has left them with a challenging inheritance: their aunt's quaint Boulangerie, named Isabelle's. Vivien, who has postponed her dream trip to Europe to help run the shop, wants to keep things traditional, but Chloe, who works as Fernando's assistant, a chef for a popular daytime cooking TV show, feels they should put a modern spin on things. But when the bank reveals that the Boulangerie is in danger of being foreclosed, Vivien and Chloe must put the baking mitts down to preserve their family's legacy. Vivien tries to deceive the bank pretending that Dave, her now widower uncle, lives on the boulangerie after the loss of his home by the debts, being helped by Paul, the agent sent by the bank. The trouble increases when Paul shows a love interest by Vivien, meanwhile Fernando and Chloe ... Written by Chockys

  • Live Cargo

    Live Cargo (2016)
    Film Producer A grieving couple retreats to a remote Bahamian island where they become entangled in a dangerous turf war between the island's mayor and a greedy human trafficker.

  • Her Composition

    Her Composition (2015)
    Film (Adventure, Drama, Fantasy and Music) Producer A very talented but artistically stuck composition student starts visiting high-end escort clients throughout New York City after failing to obtain her PhD scholarship. Absurdly out of place at first, morally pink Malorie is suddenly struck with unexpected musical experiences during her encounters and feels the urge to turn those perceptions into music. Recognizing her previous writing as rigid and boring, she decides to throw out her already finished thesis score and build her new one around her adventures, turning the unsuspecting men into her collective muse. In need of ever new experiences to finish her score within the 3 remaining weeks, Malorie for the first time feels in complete touch with her inner creative forces... or could she be simply on the verge of becoming insane? For nobody can explain her radical transformation and only her final performance can possibly tell the whole story -- if she can finish on time. Written by Anonymous

  • Captive

    Captive (2015)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Producer In this fact-based thriller, a single mother struggling with drug addiction is randomly taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run from the law for breaking out of jail and murdering the judge assigned to his case - only to realize before the climactic finish that they have actually saved each other's lives. Written by Anonymous

  • Cold in July

    Cold in July (2014)
    Film (Crime and Thriller) Producer In 1989, in the east of Texas, Ann Dane overhears a noise during the night and awakes her husband Richard Dane. He picks up his gun and stumbles with a burglar in the living room and accidentally shoots and kills the intruder. He is identified by the police as the wanted criminal Freddy Russell, but Richard is affected by the incident. Richard goes to the cemetery to see Freddy's burial and his father Ben Russell, who is also a criminal on parole, talks to Richard and asks for his son. Richard brings his son from the school and meets his wife at the police station, but the police inspector Ray Price cannot do anything to help him. Soon Richard finds that someone has broken in his house and the police officers stake out the place. However Ben breaks in the house but escapes. Ray calls Richard to tell him that Ben was arrested in Mexico and the case is closed. While leaving the station, he sees a picture of Freddy Russell and he realizes that he is not the burglar. Richard ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • La vida inesperada

    La vida inesperada (2013)
    Film (Comedy) Producer Juanito moved to New York to follow his dream of being a big actor. Years have passed and he didn't achieve the success, he expected and spends his life working in different jobs to survive. One day his cousin Jorge arrives to visit him, expecting Juanito to be a successful man. However, through living together they will discover the truth about each other. Written by Mandy, UK

  • We Are What We Are

    We Are What We Are (2013)
    Film (Drama, Horror and Thriller) Producer A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years. Written by Entertainment One

  • The Mortician

    The Mortician (2011)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Producer A mortician's (Method Man) life is suddenly changed when a dead woman's body comes into his morgue jolting old memories from his past. As days go by he discovers a young boy hiding out in his morgue. When confronted the mortician learns that the boy is there to see his dead mother one last time while hiding from his father, who wants him dead. This triggers something inside the mortician and he is determined to help the boy escape from danger and is prepared to kill anyone who stands in the way. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

  • Beauty & the Briefcase

    Beauty & the Briefcase (2010)
    TV Movie (Comedy and Romance) Producer Lane is looking for her "magic man". A man who has all of the attributes that are on her checklist. In the meantime she finally hears her calling when a job opportunity presents itself in the form of Cosmo magazine. After failing to impress the editor they head out of the office when they begin talking men. There Lane (Hillary Duff) has the idea to combine dating and work place. After causing a blackout at her job interview she lands the job in an office to begin her undercover work. After dating several co-workers she happens to spill her drink on a "magic man candidate" Liam. However her boss isn't impress by the direction she tries to take her story and tries to get her to stop dating Liam. Written by Anonymous

  • The Good Guy

    The Good Guy (2009)
    Film (Comedy and Romance) Producer Ambitious young Manhattanite and urban conservationist Beth wants it all: a good job, good friends, and a good guy to share the city with. Of course that last one is often the trickiest of all. Beth falls hard for Tommy, a sexy, young Wall Street hot-shot. But just as everything seems to be falling into place, complications arise in the form of Tommy's sensitive and handsome co-worker Daniel. Beth soon learns that the game of love in the big city is a lot like Wall Street -- high risk, high reward and everybody has an angle. Written by Roadside Attractions

  • An Englishman in New York

    An Englishman in New York (2009)
    Film (Drama) Producer Following the success of his television biography 'The Naked Civil Servant' Quentin Crisp is invited to America to lecture on How To Be Happy, and falls in love with New York's more permissive ambiance. Agent Connie Clausen enables him to be a 'resident alien', writing film reviews and dispensing words of wisdom. Curious about but impervious to trends, he describes AIDS as a "fad, nothing more", actually to divert heterosexual anger but he is misinterpreted and reviled by many gays. A return to popularity occurs when he helps Patrick Angus, a young, AIDS-afflicted artist attain fame for his paintings and his healthy cynicism is marketed by performance artist Penny Arcade, putting him back in the limelight. Poor health causes him to refuse a lecture tour of England but he gives a triumphant final audience at a gay club in Tampa. A postscript informs that he died at the age of 91. Written by don @ minifie-1

  • The Caller

    The Caller (2008)
    Film (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Producer France 1944: during an aerial bombardment, two boys are separated from their parents; the older one helps the younger. Jump ahead to contemporary Manhattan where chief financial officer Jimmy Stevens punishes his company's murderous practices in Third World countries by setting up its stock release to fail. He knows they'll kill him in retaliation; he asks for two weeks. By telephone, using a voice disguising device, he hires a private detective, Frank Turlotte, to watch ... Jimmy. What's going on? Jimmy goes to the park where he reads a book and talks to children; he visits his aged mother. Frank observes it all. The two-week deadline approaches. What's Jimmy's game? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Funny Games

    Funny Games (2007)
    Film (Crime, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Producer In this English-language remake of a deconstruction in the way violence is portrayed in the media, a family settles into its vacation home, which happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood. Written by MuzikJunky

  • Mulberry St

    Mulberry St (2006)
    Film (Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Producer A deadly infection breaks out in Manhattan, causing humans to devolve into blood-thirsty rat creatures. Six recently evicted tenants must survive the night and protect their downtown apartment building as the city quickly spirals out of control. Written by Anonymous

  • A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

    A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Producer Dito, a writer in L.A., goes home to Astoria, Queens, after a 15-year absence when his mother calls to say his father's ill. In a series of flashbacks we see the young Dito, his parents, his four closest friends, and his girl Laurie, as each tries to navigate family, race, loyalty, sex, coming of age, violence, and wanting out. A ball falls onto the subway tracks at a station, small things get out of hand. Can Dito go home again? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Transamerica

    Transamerica (2005)
    Film (Adventure, Comedy and Drama) Producer Southern Californian Bree Osbourne, formerly Stanley Chupak, has finally received the news for which she has been waiting: she has been approved for male-to-female sexual reassignment surgery. But before Margaret, her therapist, will allow her to go through with the surgery scheduled in a week's time, Bree has to deal with an unresolved problem from her past. Bree gets a telephone call from a seventeen year old man named Toby Wilkins, who is looking for Stanley, his biological father. Toby is in a New York jail, having been supporting himself by petty crime and hustling. Stanley/Bree knew nothing about Toby before the telephone call. Toby apparently is all alone in the world, with his mother having committed suicide and being estranged from his stepfather in Tennessee. Masquerading as a Christian social worker, Bree, not telling him either of her true identity or her transgender status, bails Toby out of jail and tells him she will take him to Los Angeles, where Toby has aspirations ... Written by Huggo

  • From Other Worlds

    From Other Worlds (2004)
    Film (Comedy and Sci-Fi) Producer FROM OTHER WORLDS is a sci-fi comedy about a depressed Brooklyn housewife who sleepwalks through her life until she encounters an alien force in her backyard. With the help of a fellow contactee, an African immigrant, she is determined to solve the mystery of her otherworldly experiences. Along the way, she finds romance, saves the planet and finds new meaning in her life. Written by Jack Gattanella

  • Jailbait

    Jailbait (2004)
    Film (Drama) Producer Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless lifer who casually informs Randy that he slit his wife's throat because she slept with another man just three months after they exchanged vows. Jake recognizes Randy's fear and offers him advice on how to make it in prison. But it soon becomes clear that Jake has much more than mentoring in mind as he takes Randy under his wing. "Jailbait" sets a darkly cerebral tone, juxtaposing brutality with the unattainable ideal of intimacy in the harshest of psychological environments. For these two men so yearning to be anything but who they are and where they are, power is the goal, and it's never clear who truly holds it right up to the last unsettling moment. Written by Kindred Media Group

  • Disposal

    Disposal (2003)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Short) Producer A couple bicker as they walk through the autumn woods carrying between them a blue sleeping bag with something heavy in it. A dad and his teen son are walking through the same woods carrying rifles hunting turkeys. The couple started their morning on the streets of New York, with her driving their SUV hunting for a building where she's in rehearsal for an off-off-off-Broadway play. He's impatient, drinking his coffee, worried about being late for work. The coffee spills, they hit something, and their day takes a ricochet. Did anyone see them? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Violation

    Violation (2003)
    TV Movie (Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Pororoca: Surfing the Amazon

    Pororoca: Surfing the Amazon (2003)
    Film (Short, Action and Adventure) Producer This film tells the story of an extremely interesting expedition by the two worldclass surfers Ross Clarke-Jones and Carlos Burle. On boats they penetrate deep into the delta of the Amazon to experience the exceptional natural spectacle of a several-metres-high tidal wave, which has been born hundreds of kilometres away in the ocean and which under certain climatic circumstances and under the full moon penetrates deep into the flow of the Amazon River. The surfers set off to meet this frightening wall of water and to surf on it for several kilometres. With its enormous force, this tidal wave also has devastating consequences for the landscape of the river. Written by Helliventures Prod

  • Bringing Rain

    Bringing Rain (2003)
    Film (Drama, Mystery and Romance) Producer BRINGING RAIN is the story of boarding school students that have suffered a scarring accident. Stuck together for the last month of school, they are faced with either dealing with the reality of the damage done, or drifting off into isolated fantasies and denials. Written by Anonymous

  • Atlantic Affairs

    Atlantic Affairs (2002)
    TV Movie (Comedy, History and Music) Producer Add a Plot »

  • Martin & Orloff

    Martin & Orloff (2002)
    Film (Comedy) Producer This is the story of a marketing man and his shrink. A suicide attempt and a softball game; A PHD-toting stripper and a deranged Desert Storm vet; A giant sparerib costume and the world's largest peenis; John Woo-style violence and Steel Magnolia-esque pathos. This is the story of Martin & Orloff. Written by Anonymous

  • Friends and Family

    Friends and Family (2001)
    Film (Comedy and Crime) Producer Children and parents. In New York City, Stephen and Danny live well: they're smooth, cool, in love, and good at what they do. Stephen's Midwestern parents pay them a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Jenny and Damon tell their parents they are engaged: Matt's parents, Midwestern paramilitary fanatics, take it as a sign to gather their group to invade New York. Jenny's father is the local Mob boss who employs Stephen and Danny as enforcers. He's unhappy that Jenny is marrying someone who is neither Sicilian nor Catholic. Stephen's parents know he's gay, they just don't know what his job is. Here come the parents; will the children survive? All roads lead to the engagement party. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • L.I.E.

    L.I.E. (2001)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Producer Fifteen-year-old Howie loses just about everything and everyone in the space of a single week, but ends up finding himself in the process. His mother has just died. His father, a building contractor, can barely keep tabs on his young girlfriend, let alone his own son. Thusly, the teen must navigate his adolescence virtually unsupervised. Floating towards an ill-behaved existence, Howie and his crowd begin robbing houses in the middle-class neighborhoods off the Long Island Expressway. Together, he and his best friend Gary break into a place belonging to an old guy named Big John, a local man who is a respected pillar of the community. When Big John fingers Gary for the crime, Howie learns that his pal has been leading a secret, dangerous but also alluring double life. Subsequently, we also discover that Big John has secrets of his own. Written by Sujit R. Varma

  • Harlem Aria

    Harlem Aria (1999)
    Film (Drama) Producer Chasing his dream, Anton leaves his aunt's home in Harlem for downtown New York City, where a quick-witted street hustler named Wes cons him out of his life savings. Homeless and empty-handed, Matthew, a street musician stalled in his own dreams, invites Anton to perform with him in the park. Amazed by Anton's singing talent, Matthew befriends him and attempts to keep him safe from Wes's enterprising exploitation. Caught in the middle, Anton's journey isn't an easy one. The three men's lives entwine and lead each down a path of destruction, truth and redemption. Written by Anonymous

  • Dating Games

    Dating Games (1998)
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  • Fiona

    Fiona (1998)
    Film (Drama) Producer The story of Fiona and her mother told in eight chapters. Fiona is abandoned at six months of age, raised in foster and adoptive homes, abused, and, still a teen, hustles on the streets of New York. We watch her use heroin, fall in love with other women, be pursued by men, engage in murderous violence, hide out in a crack house, and decide to leave the city. We see her mother, also a streetwalker and drug user, occasionally talk about her lost daughter. Fiona has a necklace she was clutching when a foundling. Will mother and daughter meet? Is there a silver lining? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Mob Queen

    Mob Queen (1998)
    Film (Comedy) Producer Brooklyn Docks, 1957. If you're not a dockworker, mobster, or streetwalker, you don't belong in this neighborhood. Mob small fish George and Dip set up their boss Joey "The Heart" Aorta with Glorice, the new prostitute on the docks. They're ecstatic when the Mob Don falls madly in love with the sexy tart. But they soon discover this gorgeous broad is not at at all what she appears. If their boss finds out her secret, they'll get whacked for sure. Written by R.A.M.M. Entertainment

  • Sue

    Sue (1997)
    Film (Drama) Producer An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further fluctuates when a man (Matthew Powers) whom she met in a restaurant and started an affair is called to go to India for an assignment. The final straw occurs when she is evicted and moves into a sleazy hotel. She then starts seeking casual sex in unorthodox locations just to have human contact. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

  • Burning Bridges

    Burning Bridges (1996)
    Film (Short and Drama) Producer Add a Plot »

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