Buffalo 8 has acquired worldwide rights on the just-wrapped Cannes digital market to Givers of Death, an apocalyptic sci-fi thriller written and directed by and starring Addison Henderson. The pic, which is coming off its world premiere on the American Black Film Festival, will hit U.S. theaters and Premium VOD someday in 2022.
The movie, which is ready in a world obliterated by a lethal virus that has killed a 3rd of the inhabitants, facilities on a the hunt for peace for a hitman (Henderson) in a post-apocalyptic world the place those that are too afraid to finish their very own lives from the painful virus rent hitmen to do it for them. Jonathan Sterritt, Lou Lombardi, JJ Alfieri, Jason Delane Lee and Yvonne Huff Lee additionally star.
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Henderson stated his movie “was born from my own personal tragedies and was inspired by the citizens of Otsuchi, Japan who lost loved ones to a horrific tsunami. Loss, redemption and hope are experiences we can all relate to, so we look forward to people across the globe being able to connect to this film.”
“Addison Henderson’s talent and vision, both in-front of and behind the camera, is undeniable,” Buffalo 8’s head of distribution Nikki Stier Justice stated. “His star is quickly rising, and we are thrilled to be a part of that journey by bringing G.O.D. to audiences worldwide.”
Alfieri, Trent Boling, Michael Cappuccino, Leah Cohen-Mays and Henderson are producers. Executive producers embody Yvonne Huff Lee, Jason Delane Lee, Matthew Soraci, Sterritt, Nicole Beckett, and Messiah Jacobs, in addition to Buffalo 8’s Matthew Helderman, Grady Justice, Nikki Stier Justice and Luke Taylor.
The deal was negotiated by Buffalo 8’s Nikki Stier Justice and Grady Justice, together with Messiah Jacobs of Four Screens on behalf of the filmmaker.
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Also on the Cannes market, Mutiny Pictures acquired worldwide rights to the slasher horror movie Last of the Grads, from first-time writer-directors Jay Jenkins and Collin Kliewe. It will hit theaters for a restricted run on November 5 and be on the American Film Market in Santa Monica later that month. A VOD and residential video launch will observe in December.
Jessica Lang, Jennings Brower, Sara Eklund, and YouTuber Charles White Jr. (aka Cr1TiKaL) star within the pic, a couple of class of graduating highschool seniors celebrating their final night time collectively on the annual faculty lock-in. Who would have guessed which can be about to come across the legendary “Coast to Coast Killer”?
Jenkins and Kliewe additionally produced.
Here’s the trailer:
GLAAD and The Black List have opened submissions to for The 2021 GLAAD List, the third curated record of essentially the most promising unmade LGBTQ-inclusive scripts in Hollywood. For the primary time, this 12 months each function movie and unique pilot submissions can be thought-about.
As a part of this 12 months’s drive to find underrepresented LGBTQ-inclusive storytellers, the organizations stated this week they fashioned The GLAAD List “Founder’s Circle,” which incorporates Berlanti Productions, Hello Sunshine, MGM/Orion Pictures, Netflix, Ryan Murphy Productions and Village Roadshow Entertainment Group. All have made donations to help The GLAAD List and host submission and analysis charge waivers on The Black List web site and can present enter on which scripts are most promising and most inclusive. Executives from every firm will meet one-on-one with no less than 10 GLAAD List finalists and can have the chance to supply script offers.
Past titles on The GLAAD List embody What If?, which is ready up at Orion Pictures with Billy Porter directing, and The Enclosed, written by Chris Basler, which simply wrapped manufacturing in Dublin with Annabelle Wallis and Raffey Cassidy starring and Floria Sigismondi directing.
Submissions at the moment are open by way of September 20, 2021. More information here.
Vertical Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Buckley’s Chance, an Australian household drama that stars Bill Nighy, Victoria Hill, Kelton Peel and Milan Burch. The firm is planning an August 13 day-and-date launch.
Co-written and directed by Tim J. Brown, the movie facilities on 12-year-old Ridley (Burch), who a 12 months after the lack of his father strikes along with his mother (Hill) from New York City to Western Australian to stay with Ridley’s estranged grandfather (Nighy). Ridley finally ends up misplaced deep within the Outback and varieties an sudden bond with a dingo he saves from sure demise, and the 2 embark on an epic journey to seek out their means house.
“We are excited to take viewers on this journey through the Australian outback to share the story of loss and how the strong bonds of family can overcome anything,” stated Rich Goldberg, co-president of Vertical Entertainment. “Bill Nighy is unimaginable on this movie and new to the scene Milan Burch steals the movie as his grandson.
Brown wrote the script with Willem Wennekers and produced with Scott Clayton, Andrew Mann and Gilbert Adler. The movie was produced by Screen Australia, Joker Films, Dingo Productions and BC Film Holdings PTY LTD in affiliation with Productivity Media. William G. Santor, Andrew Chang-Sang, John Hills, Annie Storey and Paul O’Kane are govt producers..
Peter Jarowey and Josh Spector negotiated the deal for Vertical with Brown of Joker Films on behalf of the filmmakers.
Topic has acquired North American rights to Los Últimos Frikis, the documentary directed by Nicholas Brennan that had its premiere at DOC NYC. It will now get a September 16 launch on the First Look Media-run streaming service after a two-week run on Vimeo on Demand.
Filmed in Cuba over 10 years, Los Últimos Frikis tells the story of iconic Cuban heavy metallic band Zeus, which fashioned within the Eighties when rock music was unlawful in Fidel Castro’s island nation and rockers have been referred to as los frikis, “the freaks.” Eventually, Zeus’ lead singer Dionisio “Diony” Arce would spend six years in jail on the peak of his profession within the counterculture. Today, the band is an official group throughout the Ministry of Culture’s Agency of Cuban Rock.
Alex Gibney, W. Wilder Knight, Joey Carey, Andrew Beck and Dave Lombardo, the founding drummer of heavy metallic band Slayer, are govt producers. Lombardo, born in Havana, composed the movie’s rating. Topic’s Jennifer Liang negotiated the take care of W. Wilder Knight on behalf of the movie.