Leading global distributor Kew Media Distribution has secured international sales rights to a raft of new films that the company will be headlining in Cannes including the stunning and mysterious sci-fi film DEUS, the retrospective documentary CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: REMEMBERING GHOSTBUSTERS, the dystopian sci-fi film 2067, and the thriller ITSY BITSY.
Kew Media Distribution’s EVP of Sales Jonathan Ford anticipates strong interest amongst eager distributors in Cannes, commenting, “Audiences, no matter where they are in the world, demand an array of choices when it comes to films; we are committed to delivering a premium line up of high-quality films that collectively appeal to every audience segment. We’re proud and excited to head to Cannes with such a diverse slate of films at a time when audiences are finding and consuming films in new ways.”
CLEANIN’ UP THE TOWN: REMEMBERING GHOSTBUSTERS is the definitive retrospective documentary, charting the making of “Ghostbusters,” featuring Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Ivan Reitman, and is directed by Anthony Bueno. The film was produced by Claire Bueno (Beware the Moon: Remembering ‘An American Werewolf in London’), Derek Osborn, and co-produced by Hank Starrs (Elstree 1976, Being Frank, The Chris Sievey Story).
The documentary hallmarks the extraordinary achievements made by the filmmakers working in the photo-chemical era. It reveals a story of ingenuity, innovation and emphasizes just how ambitious an undertaking the making of Ghostbusters really was. 46 insightful, entertaining and heartfelt cast and crew interviews accompany a wealth of never-before-seen archived material. The documentary demonstrates how the filmmakers collectively defied adverse time constraints and all manner of technical challenges to make Ghostbusters, the movie that inadvertently changed the film industry forever.
Mysterious sci-fi feature DEUS stars Claudia Black (Stargate SG-1, Pitch Black), David O’Hara (The Departed, Braveheart) and Phil Davis (Poldark, Whitechapel), and is written and directed by Steve Stone (In Extremis, Entity). A Goldfinch Production, and financed in association with Bird Box Finance, the film is produced by Alan Latham (Property of the State, In Extremis), Thomas Mattinson (Macbeth, Dead Man Running), and Kit Monkman.
When a mysterious black sphere is discovered in the orbit of Mars, the Achilles, a large but weathered scientific space vessel, is sent on a mission to investigate. The Achilles’ bedraggled six-person crew awake from eight months in hibernation aboard their ship to find that the strange black sphere is transmitting a single word in every Earth language ever known. The word is Deus – God. Stunned and frightened, the crew face a series of bewildering questions. Will they be the first humans in history to retrieve proof of God’s existence? If so, what does that mean for science, for them, and for humankind.
2067 is a dystopian sci-fi film starring Kodi Smit-McPhee (Alpha, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Road), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, The Hurrican Heist, The Oath), Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires, Offspring), Damian Walshe-Howling (Mystery Road, Janet King), and Leeanna Walsman (Safe Harbour, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones). Seth Larney (Tombiruo: Penunggu Rimba, Hipsters) directed the film and is produced by Lisa Shaunessy (Killing Ground), Kate Croser (The Infinite Man) and Jason Taylor (X-Men: Days of Future Past, H+, Name of the Game). Executive Producers are Michael Rymer (Battlestar Galactica), Alexandra Burke, Craig McMahon, James Boyce, Claire Evans, Will Gammon, Clement Dunn, Bryce Menzies, Adam Scott, and Josh Pomeranz. 2067 is an Arcadia, KOJO, and Futurism Studios production.
In the year 2067, Earth is on the verge of collapse. After years of doing too little to reverse climate change, humans are paying a terrible price – forests, plants and wildlife are gone, and soon humans will be too. In this grey, dying world, the synthetic oxygen people breathe through masks has begun to make them sick. With no cure in sight, the only place humanity can look for help is to the future, in the hope someone is still alive and can tell them how to save the planet. Chronicorp, the world’s leading supplier of oxygen, has spearheaded that project. One day, they receive a message from 400 years in the future: “Send Ethan Whyte”. Ethan is a utility worker at Chronicorp; seemingly a nobody. But the future asked for him, and the people in charge of this project aren’t going to disappoint their saviors. Ethan is defiant at first, but encouragement from Jude, his surrogate big brother, and promises from Chronicorp that they will help Ethan’s sick wife convince him. Ethan barrels into the future as humanity’s last hope. He arrives into a new world – lush, green, and… alone. Ethan was led to believe that the future would give him answers, but there are only more questions, most notably: if he’s the only one here, who sent that message?
From acclaimed filmmaker Micah Gallo (Wick – short) alongside special effects master Dan Rebert (True Blood), ITSY BITSY weaves a character-driven story of responsibility, love and loss set against a terrifying backdrop of chilling scares and monstrous legends.
Coming from Strange Vision Productions and Paradox Film Group, the film stars Bruce Davison (Longtime Companion, X-Men), Elizabeth Roberts (Old Fashioned, CSI), Chloe Perrin (Mary, Single Parents), Arman Darbo (And Then I Go, Kung Fu Hero), Denise Crosby (Pet Sematary, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Eileen Dietz (Abnormal Attraction, Halloween II), Matty Cardarople (Stranger Things, A Series of Unfortunate Events), Treva Etienne (Black Hawk Down) and Doua Moua (Mula, Veep).
When Kara (Elizabeth Ann Roberts, Old Fashioned, CSI), a single mother struggling to raise two children in New York City, receives a job offer to work as a private nurse in the mid-West, it’s an opportunity she can’t refuse. So she uproots her family, moving them to the remote farm owned by Walter (Golden Globe-winner Bruce Davison, Longtime Companion, X-Men), a semi-retired antiquities appraiser who has multiple sclerosis. At first, things seem normal enough. But what Kara doesn’t know is that doom preceded their arrival in the form of a mysterious ancient relic. And, if her family are to survive the horrific nightmare now lurking in the shadows, they will need to confront their deepest fears and personal demons.
Executive Producers are Brandon K. Hogan (Come Hell or High Water), Cory Neal (Hatchet, Frozen), Jonathan Helmuth, Geno Tazioli (Cell, The Quiet Ones), Adam W. Rosen (The Lazarus Project, Rescue Dawn), Tyler Hawes (Cell, Film Fest) and Co-Executive Producers are Chris Charles (Greg’s Leg, Jurassic Wars) and John Bosher (Chicago Overcoat, The Small Assassin) of Throughline Films.
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