Buffalo 8 has acquired worldwide rights in the recently concluded Cannes virtual market for Givers of death, an apocalyptic sci-fi thriller written, directed, and starring Addison Henderson. The film, which will premiere worldwide at the American Black Film Festival, will hit US theaters and Premium VOD sometime in 2022.
The film, which takes place in a world ravaged by a deadly virus that has killed a third of the population, focuses on the search for peace for a hitman (Henderson) in a post-apocalyptic world where those who have Too afraid of ending their own lives from the painful virus they hire hitmen to do it for them. Jonathan Sterritt, Lou Lombardi, JJ Alfieri, Jason Delane Lee, and Yvonne Huff Lee also star.
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Henderson said his film “was born out of my own personal tragedies and was inspired by the citizens of Otsuchi, Japan, who lost loved ones in a terrible tsunami. Loss, redemption and hope are experiences that we can all relate to, so we hope that people around the world can connect to this movie. “
“Addison Henderson’s talent and vision, both in front of and behind the camera, is undeniable,” said Buffalo 8 head of distribution Nikki Stier Justice. “Your star is rising rapidly and we are delighted to be a part of that journey by bringing GOD to audiences around the world. “
Alfieri, Trent Boling, Michael Cappuccino, Leah Cohen-Mays and Henderson are producers. Executive producers include Yvonne Huff Lee, Jason Delane Lee, Matthew Soraci, Sterritt, Nicole Beckett, and Messiah Jacobs, as well as 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, along with Four Screens’ Messiah Jacobs on behalf of the filmmaker.
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Also on the Cannes market, Mutiny Pictures acquired the worldwide rights to the slasher horror film. Last of the gradesby first-time writers and directors Jay Jenkins and Collin Kliewe. It hits theaters for a limited time on November 5 and will be at the American Film Market in Santa Monica later that month. A VOD and home video will be released in December.
Jessica Lang, Jennings Brower, Sara Eklund, and YouTuber Charles White Jr. (aka Cr1TiKaL) star in the photo, about a class of graduating high school seniors celebrating their last night together at the annual school lockdown. Who would have guessed that they are about to run into the legendary “Coast to Coast Killer”?
Jenkins and Kliewe also produced.
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GLAAD and The Black List have opened submissions for The 2021 GLAAD List, Hollywood’s third most promising unmade LGBTQ inclusive scripts curated list. For the first time this year, both feature film and original pilot submissions will be considered.
As part of this year’s campaign to uncover underrepresented LGBTQ storytellers, the organizations said this week that they formed The GLAAD List “Founder’s Circle,” which includes Berlanti Productions, Hello Sunshine, MGM / Orion Pictures, Netflix, Ryan Murphy. Productions and Village Roadshow. Entertainment group. All have donated to support The GLAAD List and feature filing and review fee waivers on The Black List website and will provide insight into which scripts are most promising and inclusive. Executives from each company will meet face-to-face with at least 10 GLAAD List finalists and have the opportunity to offer script offers.
Previous titles on The GLAAD List include What if?, which is set at Orion Pictures with Billy Porter directing, and The closed, written by Chris Basler, who has just finished production in Dublin starring Annabelle Wallis and Raffey Cassidy and Floria Sigismondi directing.
Submissions are now open until September 20, 2021. More information here.
Vertical Entertainment has acquired the North American rights to Buckley’s opportunity, an Australian family drama starring Bill Nighy, Victoria Hill, Kelton Peel and Milan Burch. The company is planning a date and day launch for August 13.
Co-written and directed by Tim J. Brown, the film centers on 12-year-old Ridley (Burch), who a year after the loss of his father moves with his mother (Hill) from New York City to Western Australia. to live. with Ridley’s estranged grandfather (Nighy). Ridley ends up lost deep within and forms an unexpected bond with a dingo he saves from certain death, and the two embark on an epic journey to find their way home.
“We are excited to take viewers on this journey through the Australian outback to share the story of loss and how strong family ties can overcome anything,” said Rich Goldberg, Co-President of Vertical Entertainment. “Bill Nighy is amazing in 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 film was produced by Screen Australia, Joker Films, Dingo Productions and BC Film Holdings PTY LTD in association with Productivity Media. William G. Santor, Andrew Chang-Sang, John Hills, Annie Storey and Paul O’Kane serve as executive producers.
Peter Jarowey and Josh Spector negotiated the Vertical deal with Joker Films’ Brown on behalf of the filmmakers.
Topic has acquired the North American rights to The Last Geeks, the documentary directed by Nicholas Brennan that had its premiere at DOC NYC. It will now receive a release on September 16 on First Look Media’s streaming service managed after a two-week run on Vimeo on Demand.
Filmed in Cuba more than 10 years ago, The Last Geeks tells the story of the iconic Cuban heavy metal band Zeus, which was formed in the 1980s when rock music was illegal in the island nation of Fidel Castro and called rockers the geeks, “The monsters”. Finally, Zeus’ lead singer, Dionisio “Diony” Arce, would spend six years in prison at the height of his counterculture career. Today, the band is an official group within the Cuban Rock Agency of the Ministry of Culture.
Alex Gibney, W. Wilder Knight, Joey Carey, Andrew Beck and Dave Lombardo, the founding drummer of the heavy metal band Slayer, serve as executive producers. Lombardo, born in Havana, composed the film’s soundtrack. Topic’s Jennifer Liang negotiated the deal with W. Wilder Knight on behalf of the film.