Vertical Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Rushed, an indie thriller directed by Vibeke Muasya that stars Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Robert Patrick, Jake Weary and Peri Gilpin. A theatrical launch is deliberate.
Hogan penned the screenplay and stars as Barbara O’Brien, an upstate New York Irish Catholic mom who says her rosary day by day, then swears profusely as she drives her children to high school. Her life is ruined when her son Jimmy (Jay Jay Warren), a school freshman, is concerned in a fraternity hazing incident. Barbara resorts to excessive measures when she encounters empty guarantees in Washington, D.C.
Hogan additionally produced with Peter Hogan, Patrick Clifton, Erin Fraser and Patrick; Peter Munson Hogan, Marie Gade and Jo Haskin are co-producers. The movie is a co-production of Emerald Caz Productions and Zentropa Films.
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“I wrote the film because as a mother of three, I understand that Hell hath no fury like a mother scorned. After I completed the script, I sent it to Zentropa Films as I have worked as an actress with Lars Von Trier for over 25 years in his films Dancer in The Dark, Dogville and The House That Jack Built. They immediately called me and agreed to co-produce the film which was fantastic.”
The deal was negotiated by Vertical’s Josh Spector and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.
CBSN has acquired Bring Your Own Brigade, concerning the rising risk of wildfires within the wake of California’s catastrophic Camp Fire, written and directed by Oscar-nominated Lucy Walker and hailing from Topic Studios. The pic, which bowed on the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, will debut in theaters this summer season adopted by a launch on CBSN and Paramount+.
Cinetic Media negotiated the sale on behalf of the producers.
“We believe the multiplatform distribution across theaters, Paramount+ and CBSN will ensure the maximum audience for this important film that clearly outlines why wildfires have become more deadly and the very real ways we can protect our communities,” mentioned Susanne Mei, SVP of CBS News Digital.
In October, CBSN premiered its first characteristic documentary, Welcome to Pine Lake, a collaboration with producers Elisa Gambino and Neal Broffman.
The pic, based mostly on a narrative by Merrill & Ethan Landry, follows Bryan Zellerman (Landry), an American on the run in modern-day Zhejiang province after he’s framed for the chapter of his shady Shanghai real-estate firm after his third day on the job. With authorities closing in, he flees and makes his method deep into the countryside, passing via unusual pockets and darkish corners of growing China. Seeing the havoc slowly wrought over lengthy years by his former firm’s greed and deceit, he now searches to seek out extra concrete hyperlinks as to who was behind his betrayal. Estrella Loo, Kevin Tian and Brian Wang additionally star.
Freestyle Digital Media’s Chris Charalambous negotiated the take care of Merrill.
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Strike Back Studios has acquired U.S. rights to Overrun, a Turbo Panda Productions motion thriller directed by stuntman Josh Tessier. A digital and DVD launch is ready for August 17 for the movie starring Omid Zader and Johnny Messner together with Bruce Dern, William Katt and Nicholas Turturro amongst others. Bleiberg Entertainment’s style label Compound B repped worldwide gross sales at this yr’s Cannes digital market.
Co-written by Tessier, Roberto Ahumada, Victoria Gonzalez and Craig R. Key, Overrun facilities on former navy extraction specialist Marcus Lombardi (Zader), whose solely likelihood of saving his informant sister and their household is to trace down a mysterious briefcase. Jack Griffo, Christopher Troy, Haley Strode and Chelsey Goldsmith additionally star.
Producers are Zader and Tessier through their Turbo Panda together with Ahumada and Justin L. Anderson.
Strike Back Studios, a three way partnership between Realization Films, Public House Films and Hideout Pictures and run bypresident Noor Ahmed, just lately launched The Dark Divide starring David Cross and Debra Messing.
Wake Up On Mars, Dea Gjinovci’s documentary that premiered at this yr’s Tribeca Film Festival, has been acquired by Passion River Films, which is able to launch it in North American theaters and digital platforms in fall 2021.
The movie follows 10-year-old Furkan, a Roma boy dwelling in Sweden, as he desires of constructing a spaceship to flee the tensions surrounding his household’s pending asylum request, and the mysterious coma-like sickness that has befallen his two sisters. The boy’s tight-knit household is making an attempt to rebuild a standard life removed from their native Kosovo the place they had been victims of persecution.
Executive producers embrace Heidi Fleisher (Don’t Breathe) and premium nonfiction studio XTR’s Bryn Mooser, Kathryn Everett and Justin Lacob.
United States vs. Reality Winner director Sonia Kennebeck received the 2021 Adrienne Shelly Foundation Excellence in Filmmaking Award on the Nantucket Film Festival, which is extending its at-home screening program via July 5.
Kennebeck’s documentary follows the story of 25-year-old NSA contractor Reality Winner, who disclosed one doc about Russian election interference to the media and have become a goal of the Trump administration. She was launched from jail earlier this month and is serving the rest of her sentence in a midway home.
The Shelly award bestows a $5,000 grant to an rising feminine filmmaker in honor of writer-director-actor Adrienne Shelly and her contributions to movie.
Storm Lake, directed by Jerry Risius and Beth Levison, received the Audience Award for Best Feature at AFI Docs 2021, whereas Smriti Mundhra’s Shelter received the Audience Award for Best Short. The nineteenth version offered 78 movies from 23 nations, with 52% of the movies within the lineup directed by girls, 40% by BIPOC administrators and 18% by LGBTQ administrators.