“STARTLING.” Steven Zeitchik, Washington Post.
“GRIPPING.” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times.
“A MUST SEE.” Manohla Dargis, New York Times.
The Brink Film is in select theaters March 29.
“STARTLING.” Steven Zeitchik, Washington Post.
We mourn the passing of Bella Stermer, wife of Sam Stermer, whose family’s story was told in No Place On Earth. Bella, was like Sam, a Holocaust survivor.
Bella lost first her father, than her mother, and then her three brothers during the Holocaust. Only she and her sister survived. In spite of surviving horrors that most of us can’t fathom, she was the definition of kind and gentle. She and Sam also had a profound love story. To her family, our team sends our deepest condolences. May her memory be a blessing. Her kindness and gentleness will remain with me forever. Janet Tobias, director No Place On Earth
Divide And Conquer: The Story Of Roger Ailes follows the rise & fall of Roger Ailes, controversial Fox News mogul & Republican king-maker. One of the most powerful & divisive figures in media, Ailes would go down in flames amid scandal, paranoia, & multiple sexual harassment allegations. In Theaters & on Demand Dec. 7th. #DIVIDEANDCONQUER
Over 100 years after a devastating earthquake rocked Norway’s capital, a seismic event threatens the citizens of Oslo in this thrilling action spectacular. From the producers of THE WAVE. In Theaters & on Demand Dec. 14th
Wishing everyone a wonderful and sweet new year.
An incredible story of strength and survival. No Place on Earth is streaming on Magnolia Selects – http://bit.ly/MagSelectsFB
Happy New Year
We all need to stand up for what is right. Sometime an individual can you remind you what is possible.
It is with great sadness that I report the death of Saul Stermer, the second of the Stermer brothers. With his passing all three Stermer brothers and all three Stermer sisters, the children of the remarkable Esther and Zaide Stermer, are now gone. Their nieces, Sonia and Sima, are the sole surviving members of the Stermer family group that lived through the war in Priest’s Grotto.
Saul was my hero. Today, as I remember him, I hear his laughter and his joy in telling the family story. I feel the incredible love he had for his family, his beloved wife Charna, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I particularly see, the joy and pride on his face as he watched his granddaughter Erin and his grandnephew Cliff ascend out of “his cave,” when we returned to Ukraine.
It has been one of the great joys of my life to call Saul my friend, and for our team to tell his and the rest of the family’s story. I will carry you with me always Saul.
An incredible true story of strength and survival.
Witness No Place on Earth on Magnolia Selects now!
PHOENIX, AZ FILM SCREENING: On May 7th, 2017 there will be a 2:00 pm screening of No Place On Earth at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center as part of the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival. Following the film Chris Nicola will be participating in a Q&A session and book signing for his book The Secrets of Priest’s Grotto. Please note that the event is currently sold out, but it might be possible to be placed on a standby list in the event of cancelations.
Our most recent film Unseen Enemy is airing tonight on CNN at 9pm eastern time/6pm pt in the US and Canada. We were so privileged to tell the story: No Place On Earth. Now we are also privileged to tell the stories in Unseen Enemy.
We wish everyone a Happy New Year!
We are proud to announce and celebrate two of our No Place On Earth actors: Dani Hedgedus who did a fantastic job playing Sol Wexler and his sister Dori Hedgedus who was one of the children extras. Each of them just became a Hungarian canoe racing national champion:
Dani – K1 U15-U16. 3×200m, Dóri – K1 U15-U16 3×200m.
Hungary is one of the world powers in the sport. You will see a variety of Hungarians competing in the sport in the Olympics shortly.
GO DANI and DORI. Awesome.
It is with a heavy heart that I report the death of Sam Stermer, one of the Stermer brothers of No Place On Earth. Sam was the youngest Stermer child, the youngest brother. As a young teenager in the cave Sam always worked hard to keep up with his older brothers. He remained a fighter to the end.
Sam survived the unspeakable and still held on to joy and kindness. His love for his family infused him: his parents, his siblings, his wife, his children and grandchildren. I will forever hear his laugh and remember the eagerness with which he moved through Verteba Cave. May his memory be a blessing. Our thoughts are with the extended Stermer family, Sam’s widow Bella, his children Lila and Irwin, their spouses, and Sam’s beloved grandchildren.
Happy Holidays, and a Joyous New Year from the No Place On Earth team.
I saw Saul and Sam Stermer, and Sima Dodyk Blizter in Montreal this weekend, three of the survivors from Priest’s Grotto. It is such a a privilege and joy to know them. And seeing pictures of their children and grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in their homes, I am reminded of the incredible human legacy of their fight to survive.
Chris Nicola and Elijah Lawson at the Friday Harbor Film Festival where No Place on Earth run the audience award this weekend.
Last night No Place On Earth won the Audience Choice Best Film Award at the Friday Harbor Film Festival on San Juan Island off the coast of Washington state. Chris Nicola and soundman Elijah Lawson both attended the festival to talk about and represent the film.