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AFM: Producer Beau Flynn’s Pics Span Both Ends of the Spectrum

Producer goes from big-budget ‘Hercules’ to low-cost comedy ‘Two Night Stand’ that is selling at AFM

Veteran producer Beau Flynn has truly been operating in two opposite worlds of filmmaking as the American Film Market launches.

He’s only a few weeks from having wrapped on “Hercules,” with MGM and Paramount splitting a $100 million-plus budget and Dwayne Johnson starring. And his micro-budget comedy “Two Night Stand” is for sale at AFM with The Solution Entertainment Group handling foreign markets and screening for distributors; UTA is handling domestic sales.

“I just finished ‘Hercules,’ which is about as different from ‘Two-Night Stand’ as can be,” Flynn said. “ ‘Hercules’ is the anti-micro romantic comedy — it’s set in 358 B.C. with a crew of 1,100 and a 93-day shoot in Budapest.”

Max Nichols, the son of Mike Nichols, shot “Two Night Stand” in his feature debut a year ago. The film was lensed in 19 days in Brooklyn and centered on a couple going through a regrettable one-night stand and waking up trapped together in a tiny apartment in a New York City blizzard.

“Two-Night Stand” stars Miles Teller and Analeigh Tipton.

“We shot it a year ago during Hurricane Sandy, which really played into the movie,” Flynn said. “It was a Black List script and we were able to turn it around really quickly. We had a great feeling on the set.”

It’s not the first indie for Flynn. He also produced “Choke,” based on the Chuck Palahniuk novel, in 2008.

“ ‘Choke’ came together in a very similar way as ‘Two-Night Stand,’ ” he said. “I think it’s good as a producer to do a $100 million film and then a micro.”

“Max really stepped up, shooting six pages a day,” Flynn said. “On a 19-day shoot, it’s pure survival; you can only shoot a couple of takes. It really has that fresh feel.”

Flynn’s credits include “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” “The Rite,” “Red Dawn” and the upcoming Colin Farrell thriller “Solace.”

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