Lord Montagu a documentary feature by Luke Korem from Gravitas Ventures will be available for VOD on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
The folks at Gravitas say:
The fascinating inside story of one of Britain’s most controversial and iconic aristocrats of the twentieth century – Lord Edward Montagu of Beaulieu.
As the youngest member in parliament and sole heir to his family’s 7,000-acre English estate, Lord Edward Montagu’s life was rich and privileged. However, in 1954, Edward Montagu, then aged 25, became England’s most infamous aristocrat when he was arrested for homosexual offenses and became the focus of a landmark trial known as “The Montagu Case.” His guilty verdict sent off shock waves and became the catalyst to overturn a centuries old law, but Montagu’s once pristine reputation and career were all but ruined. After serving a year in prison, Montagu rose back into the spotlight when he boldly transformed his private estate and family home into a public tourist attraction. He created spectacles at his home, most notably Britain’s first motor museum, and thus invented a new form of tourism known as “the stately home business.” His showmanship and success inspired a new breed of aristocrats to open their doors and transformed Edward Montagu into a prominent and esteemed national figure.
Delving deep into both the controversial and glamorous life of the infamous aristocrat, director Luke Korem takes audiences on an historic journey in his directorial debut. The film uses never-before-seen footage from the Montagu archives and includes commentary from family and friends, including Prince Michael of Kent and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd.
LORD MONTAGU is written, directed, and produced by Luke Korem. Executive producer is Graham Weston and producer is Russell Wayne Groves. Written by Bradley Jackson with cinematography by Jacob Hamilton and Ricardo Diaz. Story consultant is Doug Blush. Original music by Balmorhea. The film is narrated by UK actor Oliver Tobias.
After its premiere at London’s prestigious BAFTA and playing film festivals around the world, LORD MONTAGU will be available on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 on the following VOD platforms: AT&T, Verizon, Cox, Charter, Dish, Suddenlink, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube Movies, Xbox, Sony Playstation and many more.
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