American Film Market buzz titles

As international sales companies arrive in Santa Monica, Screen correspondents profile a selection of key titles, at various stages of production, available in the market.

US SELLERS

Lionsgate will kick off pre-sales on Deepwater Horizon, JC Chandor’s follow-up to his imminent AFI Fest world premiere A Most Violent Year. Mark Wahlberg battles to rescue co-workers on a stricken oil rig. Shooting starts in March 2015 and Lionsgate will release in the US on September 30, 2016. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is among the producers.

Good Universe should cause a stir with its supernatural thriller The Forest, set in Japan’s haunted Aokigahara Forest where a young American searches for her twin sister. Jason Zada directs from an idea by David S Goyer. Lava Bear’s David Linde and Tory Metzger produce with Goyer. Focus Features will distribute in the US on January 8, 2016.

IM Global heads to the market with international rights toThree Generations, a comedic drama starring Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning. ICM Partners represents US rights to the project from Big Beach and InFilm Productions. Gaby Dellal will direct.

Sierra/Affinity swings into town with The Godmother to star Catherine Zeta-Jones as Griselda Blanco, the first and only female Colombian drug cartel boss who was a key player in the Miami drug wars. Catalina Sandino Moreno and Fury’s Jon Bernthal join the cast and shooting is scheduled for spring 2015.

Annapurna International will be touting a new, as yet untitled Richard Linklater project. Megan Ellison is producing the 1980s-set story of college life. Shooting has begun in Austin, Texas. Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell and Zoey Deutch star.

Voltage Pictures handles the high-tech thriller I.T., starring the in-demand Pierce Brosnan. Production is set to begin on January 12 in Vancouver on the tale of an entrepreneur who falls foul of his IT consultant. John Moore directs and the producers are David T Friendly, Beau St Clair and Craig Flores.

Lotus Entertainment has thrown a Keanu Reeves project into the mix with Replicas, a sci-fi thriller about a neuroscientist who attempts to bring his family back to life following a car accident. Tanya Wexler directs and Lorenzo di Bonaventura is among the producers.

The Weinstein Company commences sales proper on See-Saw Films, Aquarius Films and Sunstar Entertainment’sLion, a title it acquired in Cannes for most of the world, excluding Australia and New Zealand. Production is set to kick off in January on the story of an Indian boy who is adopted by an Australian couple but sets out some 25 years later to find his birth family. Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman are attached to star. TWC is also expected to start sales on Quentin Tarantino’s Western The Hateful Eight, with the man himself rumoured to be heading to Santa Monica to meet with select buyers.

Séville International will be touting international rights to the drama Len And Company starring Rhys Ifans, Juno Temple, Jack Kilmer, Keir Gilchrist and Kathryn Hahn. Tim Godsall directs the story of a miserable record producer who begins to grow up after he flees New York City to his upstate residence. There he faces his estranged son and a monstrous pop diva client. Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin finances and serves as executive producer with Kate Buckley.

Visit Films is getting into the Lucy Liu business and will introduce buyers to Snakehead. Liu stars as a smuggled Chinese woman who finds herself the target of the FBI and New York gangs after she too becomes a human trafficker. The crime thriller is expected to be delivered in January 2016.

Fortitude International arrives in Santa Monica with Urgestarring Pierce Brosnan and Ashley Greene. The thriller, shooting now, is about friends on an island who try out a dangerous new designer drug. Aaron Kaufman directs andCrank’s Skip Williamson and Mark Neveldine produce. CAA represents US rights.

Myriad Pictures holds worldwide rights on Das Films’ Heart Beats 3D from director Duane Adler, writer on the Step Upfranchise. Aimee Teegarden plays a feisty US hip-hop dancer who travels to India for a wedding. There she falls in love with a new style of dance and the man who introduces it to her. Sriram Das and Guneet Monga (The Lunchbox) produce.

Content Media brings Feelgood Fiction and the BBC’s The Eichmann Show starring Martin Freeman and Anthony LaPaglia as a blacklisted TV director and innovative producer assigned to capture the trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann on the small screen. The project recreates the 1961 trial and will use original footage.

XYZ Films holds worldwide rights to 6 Days, the story of the SAS raid that ended the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege in London. Toa Fraser, who collaborated with XYZ on Toronto premiere The Dead Lands, will direct. General Film Corporation and partners finance the project and shooting is scheduled for the second quarter of 2015.

Electric Entertainment’s Go With Me from hot Scandinavian director Daniel Alfredson stars Anthony Hopkins and Ray Liotta in the story of a woman who enlists the aid of a former logger to stand up against a local crime lord. UTA Independent Film Group handles US rights.

The Exchange arrives with Justin Kelly’s controversial drama Michael starring James Franco, Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts. Gus Van Sant and Lauren Selig are executive producers on the tale of a man who survives a health scare, finds god and renounces his gay lifestyle. Franco produces with Vince Jolivette and Michael Mendelsohn.

Hot on the heels of the independent Step Up series comes Cinema Management Group’s Born To Dance, featuring newcomer Tia Maipi, a member of The Royal Family hip-hop crew. Production has begun in Auckland on the story of an aspiring hip-hop dancer invited to audition for the best crew in the country. Vendetta Films distributes in Australia and New Zealand.

Bleiberg Entertainment has Club Life starring Jerry Ferrara and Jessica Szohr. The film comes from the executive producers of Spring Breakers and charts the rise of a Manhattan club promoter.

The Little Film Company will be selling thriller The Barber, starring Scott Glenn, Chris Coy, Stephen Tobolowsky, Olivia Taylor Dudley and Kristen Hager. The Chapman Filmed Entertainment and Travis Knox story centres on a father and son whose lives are irrevocably affected by a monstrous man.

AMBI Distribution will be talking up All Roads Lead To Rome, a rom-com starring Sarah Jessica Parker as an uptight woman on a road trip with her former lover in pursuit of her rebellious daughter. Claudia Cardinale, Raoul Bova, Paz Vega and Rosie Day round out the cast. Ella Lemhagen directs and Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi and Silvio Muraglia produce.

Red Sea Media arrives with Beyond Skyline, about a tough detective on a relentless quest to free his son from a nightmarish alien warship. Liam O’Donnell wrote and directs and the producers are Greg and Colin Strause of effects house Hydraulx, Matthew Chausse and Roman Kopelevich of Red Sea Media.

Lightning Entertainment will start sales on the recent Toronto world premiere comedy Preggoland starring James Caan and Sonja Bennett.

FilmSharks International will be presenting El Americano The Movie 3D. Rico Rodriguez, Edward James Olmos, Lisa Kudrow and Kate del Castillo are among the voice cast on the Animex and Olmos Productions story about a young Mexican parrot who learns the true nature of courage.

Pure Flix will be touting Do You Believe?, a narrative drama about the power of the cross starring Mira Sorvino, Cybill Shepherd, Sean Astin, Lee Majors, Alexa PenaVega, Ted McGinley and Delroy Lindo. Jonathan M Gunn will direct from the $110m global smash God’s Not Deadwriting team of Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon.

Epic Pictures is looking to give buyers some white hairs with Tales Of Halloween. Eleven directors contribute to the anthology including The Descent’s Neil Marshall and Saw II, III and IV director Darren Lynn Bousman.

Shoreline Entertainment has the family film Symphony Of The Wild, marrying wildlife imagery with great works of classical music.

Double Dutch International has Byrd And The Bees starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Tracy Spiridakos in the story of a struggling author on a trip to Scotland who lives out the most romantic story she has never written.

UK SELLERS

Embankment Films hits AFM with James Franco’s comedy-drama Zeroville, which is now shooting in California. Franco directs and stars alongside Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox and Will Ferrell. Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar’s outfit will also be showing footage of Kate Winslet-starrer The Dressmaker.

eOne International will have promos of Mat Ross’s dramaCaptain Fantastic as well as footage of Jay Roach’s Trumboand Gavin Hood’s Eye In The Sky. The company is also handling sales on Spotlight, Thomas McCarthy’s all-star story about The Boston Globe’s exposé on the cover-up of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams,  Aaron Eckhart, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci star in the Participant Media and Anonymous Content thriller.

Thorsten Schumacher and the HanWay team will be tempting buyers with teaser footage of Ben Wheatley’sHigh-Rise and Thai boxing script A Prayer Before Dawn(starring Charlie Hunnam) as well as first footage of Julian Jarrold’s Girls’ Night Out and Gerardo Naranjo’s untitled drama starring Dakota Fanning.

Protagonist comes to Santa Monica with anticipated new Ben Wheatley action film Free Fire, and promos for Nick Love film American Hero and Adam Smith crime-dramaTrespass Against Us, starring Michael Fassbender. The critically lauded Testament Of Youth has a first market screening.

WestEnd’s slate includes Jeremy Saulnier thriller Green Room, starring Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Patrick Stewart; Isabel Coixet’s Learning To Drive; and By Way Of Helena, starring Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth. There will be a promo of A Perfect Day starring Benicio Del Toro.

David Garrett’s Mister Smith is in Santa Monica with Dev Patel drama The Man Who Knew Infinity, about maths prodigy Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar, and will have footage of Drake Doremus’s anticipated Equals, starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult.

Bankside comes to market with new images of Julianne Moore and Ellen Page drama Freeheld; and promos ofAshby, starring Mickey Rourke as a retired CIA assassin; and Adrien Brody drama Backtrack.

K5 is in Santa Monica with Chet Baker biopic Born To Be Blue, starring Ethan Hawke; Christopher Walken and Amber Heard-starrer When I Live My Life Over Again; Brit List thriller The Survivalist; Caryn Waechter’s The Sisterhood Of Night; German horror film Der Nachtmahrand Armie Hammer thriller Mine.

Goldcrest will be looking to cut deals on Liz Garbus-Galt Niederhoffer comedy Taxonomy and will also be introducing Slumber, a supernatural thriller from The Tea Shop & Film Company, and US navy airmen adventureAgainst The Sun, starring Tom Felton.

Independent’s AFM lineup is headlined by live-action family film A Bollywoof Tale, which was picked up before the market by Icon for UK distribution. The company also has footage from Jim Jarmusch’s much-talked-about documentary about The Stooges and will shop Carol Morley’s The Falling.

UMedia will be in Santa Monica with London-set drama A Hundred Streets, which has an ensemble cast including Idris Elba and Gemma Arterton; zombie thriller Generation Z; and completed comedy drama Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks, starring Gena Rowlands, Cheyenne Jackson and Jacki Weaver.

Altitude hits AFM with post-apocalyptic zombie filmWyrmwood; thriller Tiger House, starring Kaya Scodelario, Ed Skrein and Dougray Scott; and revenge horror The Last Word.

Salt comes to market with Catherine Hardwicke comedy drama Miss You Already, starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette and will continue to shop Viking epicNorthmen – A Viking Saga.

New to Metro International’s slate is The Hurricanes, a female buddy movie directed by Jonathan Lynn starring Christina Hendricks. The film is due to shoot early next year. Also on the slate are Afghan war film Kajaki and action thriller Destroyer.

SC Films will have a market premiere for animationYellowbird and will continue to push Animal Crackerz with John Cleese; Charming 3D from John Williams; and Wishfrom Cory Edwards and Prana Animation.

The Works will launch Bret Marcus’s boxing documentaryChamps, featuring Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins; and will continue to sell Set Fire To The Stars and There Are Monsters.

Celsius will be screening a promo of futuristic survival drama Into The Forest, starring Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood and Max Minghella, and will also introduce a murder-mystery comedy from director John Duigan, which is due to shoot next year.

Metrodome International’s slate includes a market debut screening of documentary Future Shock! The Story Of 2000AD, about the birth and development of the popular comic-book franchise that spawned the likes of Judge Dredd.

GFM will be talking to buyers about Simon Pegg starrerAbsolutely Anything, animation Blazing Samurai and heist thriller Severance.

Jinga’s genre lineup includes Ivan Kavanagh horror The Canal, Jeremy Wooding’s Blood Moon and Alejandro Hidalgo’s The House At The End Of Time.

Moviehouse will introduce drama The Secret Sharer, inspired by a Joseph Conrad novella; crime thriller The Contract, written by David Marconi; and 3D sci-fi adventure Shockwave Darkside.

Genesis offers Jon Drever’s SuperBob, produced by Robert Jones and Wayne Marc Godfrey; Friday Download: The Movie; and Reg Traviss drama Anti-Social.

Parkland Pictures will be pushing marijuana documentaryCalifornia High, as well as action film Allies and Keeping Rosy.

Animation specialist Timeless will be showing a promo reel with new footage of Robodog.

Carnaby’s line-up includes espionage thriller Damascus Cover, set to star Jonathan Rhys Meyers; rom-com Casual Encounters; and crime drama A Love Of Money.

Kaleidoscope’s AFM premieres include Digging Up The Marrow, from Hatchet director Adam Green; thriller The Last Survivors; and sports documentary Life In Extremes.

7 & 7 Producers’ Sales Service has picked up Movie Mogul’s Frightfest chiller The Sleeping Room and will shop war romance A Nightingale Falling while Devilworks will be looking to do deals on horror The Perfect Husband from first-time director Lucas Pavetto.

Manifest Film Sales will be introducing supernatural action-thriller Red Billabong, which is now in production in Australia; and continue to discuss The Laureate.

Park Entertainment’s slate includes horror comedy The Editor, which premiered in Toronto’s Midnight Madness section; UK thriller Peterman; and darkly comic road moviePetroleum Spirit.

FRENCH SELLERS

Wild Bunch kicks off sales on period drama Sunstroke from Russia’s Nikita Mikhalkov. New French titles include Patrice Leconte’s comedy Do Not Disturb; Rabid Dogs, a remake of Mario Bava’s 1970s cult classic; and Julie Delpy’s Paris-set romantic comedy Lolo. The company has a co-sales mandate on Jacques Audiard’s next untitled film with Celluloid Dreams and Nicolas Winding Refn’s recently announced The Neon Demon with Gaumont.

StudioCanal launches Ben Stassen and Vincent Kesteloot’s 3D animated family adventure Robinson Crusoe, which is in production; as well as Michael Winterbottom’s financial crisis documentary The Emperor’s New Clothes fronted by controversial comedian Russell Brand. Other titles includeBastille Day and Tobias Lindholm’s A War.

Celluloid launches sales on Jacques Audiard’s untitled film, as mentioned above, which is in production. The company wants to close final territories on S Craig Zahler’s cannibal action picture Bone Tomahawk, which finished shooting at the end of October. The company is also reporting strong interest for Bruce Beresford’s Tuscany-set romantic comedy Cooking With Fernet Branca, which is in pre-production.

Indie Sales has added horror thriller What We Becomefrom Denmark’s Bo Mikkelsen, set in an upscale neighbourhood cordoned off following the outbreak of a deadly strain of flu. Antichrist and A Royal Affair producer Meta Louise Foldager of Meta Film is producing with Sara Namer as lead producer.

MK2 will screen promo reels for Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’sThe Decameron adaptation Wondrous Boccaccio; enigmatic love story Journey To The Shore by Japan’s Kiyoshi Kurosawa; and Elodie Namer’s chess comedy The Tournament.

TF1 International will launch Alexandre Aja’s psychological thriller Wedding Gown and Anne Giafferi’s romantic comedy Love At First Child and continue sales on Angelin Preljocaj’s ballet drama Polina.

Memento Films International will unveil first images from the shoot of Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs and Xavier Giannoli’s Marguerite, loosely inspired by the story of the world’s worst soprano Florence Foster Jenkins.

Versatile will continue sales on Santiago Mitre’s social thriller La Patota, about an idealistic lawyer who is attacked by a gang while doing charity work in an impoverished border-town, and Jérome Bonnell’s love triangle comedy A Trois, On Y Va. Both films are in post-production.

Genre specialist WTF will continue sales on Xmoor, which premiered at the UK’s FrightFest in August, and will also show first footage of comedy Zoom, starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Alison Pill. WTF will also market premiere Gates Of The Son, an action film starring Mike Tyson.

As well as co-selling The Neon Demon, Gaumont commences sales on Jean-Patrick Benes’ Ares, about a man battling to save his family in apocalyptic Paris, and All Three Of Us, the debut feature from French-Iranian entertainer Kheiron about an Iranian exile making his way in France. Leïla Bekhti, Zabou Breitman and Gérard Darmon star.

EuropaCorp will offer the market premiere of Pascal Morelli’s animation 108 Demon-Kings, an adaptation of a Chinese classic co-produced with Shanghai-based Fundamental Films and will also screen France’s foreign-language Oscar submission Saint Laurent. It will also start sales on an untitled project by Gabriele Muccino about a father who devises a plan to save his gravely ill daughter that will cost him his life, and Daniel Barber’sUnderground, about a group of subterranean outcasts, based on an idea by Luc Besson.

Wide Management, meanwhile, handles foreign-language Oscar submissions Cowboys, The Circle and The Gambler, as well as recent Toronto pick-up Margarita, With A Strawand Sans Sebastian prize-winner The Lesson.

Urban Distribution International will screen a promo-reel for Rémi Chayé’s $10m animation Long Way North, about a Russian aristocrat who sets off for the North Pole in search of her grandfather. Urban will continue sales on Maxime Giroux’s Felix And Meira, a love story between an eccentric man and a married Hasidic woman, which won best Canadian feature at Toronto.

Bac Films will launch sales on thriller Taj Mahal, inspired by the Mumbai terrorist attacks and starring Stacy Martin. The film started shooting in mid-October. The company will also hold a work-in-progress screening of Raul Garcia’s Edgar Allan Poe adaptation Extraordinary Tales and continue sales on The President.

Films Distribution will market premiere StĂ©phane Demoustier’s sports drama 40-Love about a father and son determined to succeed – in different ways – in business and tennis. Olivier Gourmet, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Charles MĂ©rienne star.

Elle Driver will begin sales on journalist Cyril Dion and actress Mélanie Laurent’s documentary Tomorrow looking at ways to tackle the ecological crisis. Other hot titles on its slate include Isabel Coixet’s arctic love triangle Nobody Wants The Night, starring Juliette Binoche, Rinko Kikuchi and Gabriel Byrne; and Benoit Jacquot’s Diary Of A Chambermaid starring Léa Seydoux, both of which are in post-production.

Le Pacte will kick off sales on Guillaume Nicloux’s Valley Of Love, starring Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert as a divorced couple who are summoned to Death Valley by their son some six months after he supposedly died, and Jaco Van Dormael’s The Brand New Testament starring Benoit Poelvoorde as a Brussels-based God. It will also screen Cédric Kahn’s Wild Life starring Mathieu Kassovitz as a father who goes on the run with his son after he loses a custody battle.

Other Angle Pictures is set to unveil details of John Hay’sNight And Fog, an adaptation of Sarah Helm’s A Life In Secrets about Second World War secret agent Vera Atkins, to be played by Uma Thurman; and French comedy West Coast about urban teenagers on holiday in the Brittany countryside.

SND will continue sales on The Squad, the French remake of The Sweeney starring Jean Reno, which started shooting in Paris last month. The company will also offer the market premiere of feature-length animation Asterix: The Mansion Of The Gods, ahead of its French release on November 26. The company will also screen La Famille Bélier, about a girl growing up in a family of deaf people.

Pathé International will launch sales on Stephen Frears’Florence about the real-life heiress and wannabe opera diva Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep in the central role opposite Hugh Grant as her manager husband. Other hot titles on its slate include Ava DuVernay’s Martin Luther King project Selma, which will see first-look footage unveiled at AFI Fest on November 11.

Genre specialist Reel Suspects will continue to pre-sellGerman Angst, which is in post-production ahead of a December release.

OTHER EUROPEAN SELLERS

One of German powerhouse Beta Cinema’s buzz titles at AFM is 13 Minutes (working title, and also known as Georg Elser) by Oliver Hirschbiegel. The film, an emotional portrait of the resistance fighter who tried to assassinate Hitler in 1939, reunites Beta with Hirschbiegel 10 years after their success with Downfall. The company will screen a first promo at AFM. Also generating buzz is Walter, which has been picked up by eOne for North America. AFM will be the first official market showcase for the comedy drama, directed by Anna Mastro (Gossip Girl) and starring William H Macy.

German outfit ARRI Worldsales will be holding informal discussions with buyers about its slate of low budget, high concept English language horror thrillers from the new ARRI Production unit. The first of these will be presented formally to buyers early next year. ARRI will also be screening several new titles, among them Vampire Sisters 2 – Bats In The Belly (billed by director of sales Moritz Hemminger as “Twilight for kids”) East German breakdance movie Dessau Dancers and Tomasz E Rudzik’s new drama Agnieszka, starring Karolina Gorczyca.

Fellow German company Global Screen is giving a market premiere to Ooops, Noah Is Gone, its animated movie from the producers of the Niko films. The company is also introducing buyers to Mark Monheim’s About A Girl, following a teenage girl who finds love after a failed suicide attempt. AFM is the first market at which Global will be selling To Life, starring Max Riemelt and Hannelore Elsner. Also new to its AFM slate is Lisa Mulcahy’s English-language kids quest movie, The Legend Of Longwood, starring Lucy Morton, Miriam Margolyes and Thekla Reuten.

M-Appeal is beginning sales on Cuba-set drama Benjamin Or The Planetarium and, under its Raspberry&Cream label, on Like Cattle Towards Glow.

Ida Martins’ Media Luna will be screening Dave McKean’s Toronto premiere Luna, new Argentinian drama Aire Libre, and Dutch thriller The Wolf’s Game. Meanwhile, Sola Media is giving a market premiere to kids’ pirate yarn Captain Sabertooth And The Treasure Of Lama Rama.

Scandinavian sales outfit TrustNordisk will begin pre-sales on disaster movie The Wave in Santa Monica. “It is the first time you see a disaster movie on that kind of level coming out of the Nordic countries,” CEO Rikke Ennis says of the film by Norwegian director Roar Uthaug and produced by FanteFilm. TrustNordisk will be showing early footage to buyers, and all rights are available excluding the Nordic countries, where it will be released in August 2015 by Nordisk.

TrustNordisk will also be continuing with pre-sales on Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune, currently in pre-production, and pre-selling Nils Gaup’s The Last King. The company is also beginning sales on Swedish comedy drama A Man Called Ove and screening crime thriller The Absent One from director Mikkel Norgaard on the back of its huge box-office success in Denmark.

Swedish outfit The Yellow Affair has a new Aussie comedy,Relative Happiness, starring Melissa Bergland. Yellow Affair will also be selling animated feature Pele Penguin Comes To Town, aimed at pre-school kids, and Ronnie Sandahl’s debut feature Underdog, already a festival favourite having picked up awards in Zurich and Chicago.

In the run up to AFM, Svensk has been showing buyers links to Ole Bornedal’s epic 1864 – a TV series of eight 58-minute episodes with an accompanying feature film version that should be completed by late December – and is likely to be a candidate  for festivals in early 2015. Svensk will be screening Nordic car racing comedy Borning, which has racked up 350,000 admissions locally.

Also from Scandinavia, Eyewell will be serving up its first helping of American Burger, a new comedy-horror trilogy from production company LittleBig about the grisly misadventures of a group of US high-school jocks, cheerleaders and nerds on a trip through Europe.

LevelK is giving a market premiere to sci-fi horror filmEncounters, a grisly yarn about four young film-makers lost in the woods; and will be screening material from Anders Thomas Jensen’s dark comedy Men & Chickenstarring Mads Mikkelsen; and from Australian comedySucker starring Timothy Spall.

Hungarian National Film Fund is using AFM to give a market premiere to Mirage by Szabolcs Hajdu, starring Isaach de Bankolé; and is also screening Virag Zomboracz’s Afterlife, a recent winner of the Best Feature Award at Valladolid.

Spanish outfit DeAPlaneta is introducing buyers to Off Course, a new romantic comedy starring Yon Gonzalez and Blanca Suarez. A trailer is available and the completed film will be screened at Berlin’s EFM early next year.

6 Sales is screening Ride, directed by and starring Helen Hunt; and Mexican-Spanish horror hit Darker Than Night 3D. The company is also screening Christian Keller’s musical biopic, Gloria! The Price Of Fame, already snapped up by Picturehouse for the US.

Latido is introducing buyers to revenge drama Fire from Tornasol and to Argentina-Belgium coproduction La Tierra Rioja, a Western set in the rainforest. The company is also screening thriller The Ignorance Of Blood starring Paz Vega and Cuban Oscar entry Behaviour.

Vicente Canales’ Film Factory is giving market premieres to Alex de la Iglesia’s football doc Messi, which screened in Venice Days; erotic thriller Death In Buenos Aires; and Basque suspense drama Flowers (Loreak). Other titles include Palm Trees In The Snow; Retribution starring Luis Tosar; and Spy Time, and the company will also be presenting the English promo reel of its new animated feature Mortadelo & Filemon: Mission Implausible.