MOUNT PLEASANT — When local dental specialist Jim Kreutzer isn’t working on teeth, he’s making films.
Kreutzer’s latest project, “Tommy’s Honour,” won a major British award last month. It will be shown this spring, with commercials for the movie starting to air on Jan. 7.
On Nov. 6, the film won Best Feature Film at the British Academy Scotland awards ceremony; Jack Lowden, one of the film’s stars, was nominated for Best Actor in a Feature Film. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland, BAFTA Scotland, honor the best of film, television and games produced over the past year in Scotland.
In addition to being a filmmaker, Kreutzer has an ongoing endodontic practice at Southeast Wisconsin Endodontics Associates, 1320 S. Green Bay Road, and lived in the Racine area for 13 years, until 2003.
The feature film, based on the book “Tommy’s Honour,” was created and developed by Kreutzer after a visit to St. Andrews, Scotland, with an ill friend in 2010. That led to him reading the book, buying the film rights and producing the film with his business partner, Keith Bank of Highland Park, Ill.
“Tommy’s Honour,” shot wholly in Scotland in the fall of 2015, depicts the lives and careers of, and the complex relationship between, Scottish golfing champions “Old Tom” Morris and his son “Young Tom” Morris.
The father and son are portrayed by Peter Mullan and Lowden. The film is directed by Jason Connery, son of Sir Sean Connery.
The screenplay was developed from Kevin Cook’s 2007 book, “Tommy’s Honor: The Story of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris, Golf’s Founding Father and Son.” Cook’s book was named to the top 50 sports book of all time by The Telegraph in Britain.
The film is scheduled to be released in theaters in the United States on March 24 and internationally in the spring. The Golf Channel will be airing a making-of feature on “Tommy’s Honour” in January before the movie’s theater release.
Kreutzer has produced, developed and consulted on more than 10 feature films including “Just Write,” “Last Great Ride,” “Big Brother Trouble,” “Dexter Dickie” and “Ghost Club.”
In addition to “Tommy’s Honour,” he is also developing King Hawk Multi-Media, a feature film and television company. In anticipation of the launch of the King Hawk production arm, Kreutzer has several projects in various stages of development, ranging from a television series set in Scotland to feature films set internationally in Australia and Canada.
Kreutzer also created and acted as supervising producer for the Chicago Cubs 100 years of history and music compilation CD.
For more information about “Tommy’s Honour,” visit www.tommyshonour.com.