Antonia Campbell-Hughes’ thriller lands a sale deal
EXCLUSIVE: For the virtual Cannes market, Great Point has boosted global thriller sales Black medicine starring Antonia Campbell-Hughes (3096 days), Orla Brady (American horror story), Amybeth McNulty (Anne with an E.) and John Connors (Cardboard gangsters). Signature Entertainment recently acquired the distribution rights for the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, with the UK release scheduled for July 12. The first feature film by Colum Eastwood, who wrote and directed, the film follows a disgraced doctor who performs clandestine surgeries for the criminal underworld. When you unknowingly help a young woman escape a ruthless gang, she must choose between breaking her medical oath or taunting her ruthless employers. Pic was funded by Northern Ireland Screen and Yellowmoon, Janine Cobain produced for 23Ten; executive producers are Martin Brennan and Tim Palmer.
Grandave collects The history of Atlantic City
EXCLUSIVE: Tamara Nagahiro, President of Grandave International, oversees Cannes virtual market sales on completed film The history of Atlantic City. The film, about an unhappily married woman who runs away from home to Atlantic City, where she meets and befriends a young gamer, stars actress Jessica Hecht (Amazon Original Boys) and Mike Faist (Amazon Original Panic). Original screenplay by first-time writer, director, and producer Henry Butash, the film is also produced by Javier González (Tesla) and Christian Sosa (Alaska’s Great Race) with David von Rhoem serving as executive producer. Faist will soon be seen in Steven Spielberg West Side Story.