Cleopatra Entertainment has secured the North American rights to the David Martín Porras-directed psychological thriller CHAIN OF DEATH.
The film stars John Patrick Amedori (Dear White People, Almost Famous, The Butterfly Effect), Madeline Zima (Twin Peaks, Californication, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle), Jamie Clayton (Sense8, Hung, The Neon Demon), Dey Young (Red Eye, Pretty Woman, Rock ‘N Roll High School) and Neus Asensi (Lost in Galicia, The Girl of Your Dreams, Arachnid) with Golden Globe-nominee Adrienne Barbeau (Escape From New York, Back to School, Swamp Thing) and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, Batman: The Killing Joke, Star Trek: Captain Pike, Robocop) rounding out the cast.
CHAIN OF DEATH, written by Porras (Inside the Box, Ida Y Vuelta) and Andres Rosende (The Bear, Escape, Snapshots) and produced by Elisa Lleras (Bitch, Inside the Box, Frankenstein), follows the story of Dr. Mike Colleman (Amedori), a brilliant young doctor who’s married to the girl of his dreams while enjoying the big city life. The fairy-tale lifestyle comes to a screeching halt as Mike learns that his mother Emma (Barbeau) can no longer take care of his father (Wise) who suffers from a Parkinson’s Disease-like ailment and whose health is in a downward spiral. Soon Mike learns that he too suffers from the exact same neurological illness as his father and decides to voluntarily enter a “Chain” of assisted suicides in an effort to end his own misery. There’s only one catch – if you want to die, you must kill someone first.
The deal was brokered by Cleopatra Founder and CEO Brian Perera, Tim Yasui, VP/GM of Cleopatra Entertainment, and by Sam Eigen and Michelle Welch of Shoreline Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers.
CHAIN OF DEATH will be released on VOD platforms and on DVD on July 30th, 2019.
Cleopatra Entertainment is a Los Angeles based multimedia company founded by Cleopatra Records head Brian Perera. Recent films in release include the action-adventure extravaganza China Salesman starring Mike Tyson and Steven Seagal, the Brit-Pop laced Modern Life is Rubbish, Egypt’s official entry to the 2018 Academy Awards foreign language category Sheikh Jackson, and the critically acclaimed England is Mine, directed by Oscar and BAFTA nominated director Mark Gill.