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'Four Guys' Team Up for the Big Screen

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By Lawrence Toppman

Movie Critic

Charlotte Observer, Posted: Monday, Sep. 13, 2010

The partners who run Carolina Filmworks have done just about everything backward.

First-time producers are supposed to make a no-name movie to get their feet wet. These guys corralled an Oscar nominee and TV and film veterans for their explosive action drama "Sinners & Saints."

First-timers are supposed to max out their credit cards. This foursome invested in its own debut but raised the bulk of the budget through other folks.

And beginners are supposed to tap into film festivals, then move unobtrusively to a humble DVD release. This quartet has already sold "Sinners" to foreign territories and is negotiating with North American distributors with an eye toward theatrical exposure.

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