More2Screen has been appointed as the international theatrical distributor, except in the U.S. and Canada, for Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, a revealing new music documentary commemorating the 20th anniversary of the world’s biggest selling boy band of all time.
The film will be released in cinemas on February 26 with a live performance by the band broadcast by satellite, followed by the worldwide roll out of the recorded release.
An emotionally open and honest film portrait, Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of explores the highs and lows from boyhood to manhood that led the group to a London studio in 2012 to write a new album, make a film and plan their 20th anniversary re-launch. This is a surprising and rewarding journey filmed over two years that delves into the extremes of fame and fortune, betrayal and renewal.
A Pulse Films and K-Bahn film produced by Pulse Films and Missing In Action, Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of is directed by Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man) and stars original group members Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson, all of whom were producers on the film along with Mia Bays of Missing In Action Films.
The multiple award-winning and Grammy-nominated group has sold 130 million records worldwide and is recognized as the best-selling boy band in history. Not only have their first 9 albums all debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Top 100, but they have gone gold and platinum in 46 countries. In the UK the band has sold over 6 million records with 4 platinum records and 16 top 10 singles. The Backstreet Boys continue to be an essential figure in pop culture receiving a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.
Christine Costello, managing director, More2Screen said, "We are thrilled to be appointed as the international theatrical distributor, except in the U.S. and Canada, for this highly anticipated Backstreet Boys film and to celebrate the release with a special live performance by the band. This will have huge appeal for both fans and our cinema partners across the UK and Ireland, giving us a fantastic launch-pad for the worldwide roll-out of the recorded release.”
Producer Mia Bays said, “We designed this film with an eye on event cinema and we – Pulse, the filmmakers and the band – are delighted to have More2Screen on board for internationaltheatrical. As one of the leading event cinema distributors with extensive experience of taking music content out to cinema partners across the globe, they are the ideal partner for the first and definitive Backstreet Boys movie event.”