FALL 2018 LINEUP

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THE BILLION DOLLAR GAME
The definitive feature documentary on the bestselling, record-breaking video game franchise Grand Theft Auto.
  • GTA V grossed $6 billion since its release making it the  most successful entertainment product in history
  • 250 million copies shipped world wide
  •  Gross revenues from GTA V surpassed those of Star Wars or Harry Potter movie franchises
  • Creators rank amongst Obama and Oprah on Time Magazine’s most influential peoples list
Director Rob Ryan (Breaking Habits)
Producers:
 
Annabel Wigoder
Nick Taussig (Mcqueen, Churchill)
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OUT OF BLUE
PLATFORM OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
When New Orleans homicide detective Mike Hoolihan investigates the shooting of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert Jennifer Rockwell her quest for the truth destabilises her view of the universe, and herself.
Writer & Director Carol Morley (The Falling, Dreams of a Life)
Starring:

 
Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects, The Party, Shutter Island) Jacki Weaver (Widows, Animal Kingdom) James Caan (Misery, The Godfather) Toby Jones (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Berberian Sound Studio)
Producers:
 
Luc Roeg (We Need To Talk About Kevin, Mr Nice, Spider) Cairo Cannon (The Falling, Dreams of a Life) Maggie Monteith (Searching for Sugarman)
Music: Clint Mansell (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan, Moon)
World Premiere TIFF Platform Selection 2018
'maverick, boundary-smudging work'
Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter
 
'A beguilingly loopy adaptation of Martin Amis’ 1997 novel, ‘Night Train.'
Justing Chang, LA Times 
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A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.
Writers / Directors Chris Caldwell, Zeek Earl
Cast Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Wonder Woman II) 
  Sophie Thatcher  (Debut)
  Jay Duplass (Transparent, Beatriz at Dinner, Outside)
‘Atmospheric sci-fi debut conjures an intriguing, as-yet unexplored corner of space … recalls the opening of the original Star Wars movie’
Peter Debruge, Variety
 
‘I can’t remember being so taken by a sci-fi newcomer since MOON’
Christopher Webster, Screenanarchy
 
‘Impressively made – the extraterrestrial terror is beautifully visualised’
Keith Uhlich, The Hollywood Reporter
 
‘Thatcher and Pascal offer performances so lived-in that they’re walking portraits of a weary world with a rich history’
Jacob Hall, Slashfilm.com
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ARCHIVE
2049. Two and a half years into a three year research contract, George Almore is on the verge of a breakthrough. Stationed halfway up a snow-capped mountain near Kyoto at a secret facility codenamed ‘The Garden’, he has been working on a model that is a true human-equivalent android. His prototype is almost complete. But this most sensitive phase of his work is also the riskiest. Especially as George has an ulterior motive for his work that must be hidden at all costs: Being re-united with his dead wife, Jules.
Start of Principal Photography - November 2018
Writer & Director: Gavin Rothery (Directorial debut / concept design/ VFX on Moon)
Starring: Theo James (Divergent Series, Underworld: Blood Wars) and TBA
Producers: Luc Roeg & Philip Herd (The Falling, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Mr Nice)
Composer: Stephen Price (Gravity, Baby Driver)
Cinematographer: Laurie Rose (High-Rise, Stan & Ollie)
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VS.
A troubled foster kid uses his scathing word skills to become an unlikely rap battle champion. But when he doorsteps his biological mother after ten years in care, he is forced to face his toughest opponent yet: His past.
8 MILE meets BOY A, VS. is an inspirational rites of passage drama set in the exciting UK rap battling scene.

UK Theatrical release by Altitude - Click HERE to watch the trailer 
Writer & Director: Ed Lily (debut)
Starring:
 
Connor Swindells (Keepers, Jamestown)
Fola Evans-Akingbola (Game Of Thrones)
Producers: Bennett Mcghee (Brooklyn, A Long Way Down, An Education)
Sountrack featuring Stormzy, Skepta and Tinie Tempah
 
“Connor Swindells gives a knock-out performance”
“…exceptionally delicate and nuanced drama delivered with fierce lyrical force”
4 Stars - Zehra Phelan – Hey U Guys
 
“VS. is an admirably, innovative, vivacious and poignant piece”  -
“Swindells creates Adam with textured emotion and breathtaking believability.”
4 Stars Catherine Sedgwick The Upcoming
 
“Ed Lilly’s debut proves to be a surprisingly authentic and punchy watch”
4 Stars  Larushka Ivan-zadeh Metro
 
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LITTLE WOODS
Nora Ephron Prize Winner 2018
For years, Ollie has helped the struggling residents of Little Woods, North Dakota, gain access to Canadian healthcare: smuggling in their medications, sneaking people across the border for procedures and profiting from drug trafficking on the side. After she’s caught and put on probation, she plans to go legitimate but is driven back into the underbelly of their oil boomtown by her sister, Deb.

North America release by NEON in partnership with Refinery29 in 2019.
Writer & Director: Nia DaCosta (debut)
Starring:

 
Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, Annihilation, Creed) Lily James (Darkest Hour, Baby Driver, Cinderella) Luke Kirby (Rectify) James Badge Dale (13 Hours) Lance Reddick (John Wick)
Producers:
 
Rachael Fung (The Get Down), Gabrielle Nadig (King Jack) Tim Headington (Hugo)
“’a promising feature debut … like a 21st century update of THERE WILL BE BLOOD”
David D’Arcy, Screen

“...one of the sharpest and most promising first films I’ve seen in some time.”
Natalie Winkelmann, Film Thread

“’The life-on-the-margins drama makes a fine, tense vehicle for Tessa Thompson, who in the last few years has stood out in a variety of genres”
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
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DIRTY GOD
Jade is a young mother recovering from an acid attack that has left her with severe facial burns. Her face has been reconstructed, but her beauty is gone.
Distanced from her daughter, Jade finds solace in the hidden world of online liaisons where she uncovers the passion and connection she’s craved. But when her life is turned upside down once more, those around can do little to halt her decent. As her family life and friendships start to crumble, Jade takes drastic action, finally finding the path back to her daughter and herself.
Director: Sacha Polak (Hemel, Zurich)
Writer:  Sacha Polak, Susanne Farrell
Producers: Marleen Slot (Zurich, Neon Bull) Mike Elliott (Jawbone, Catch Me Daddy, The Goob)
Cast: Vicky Knight (debut) Katherine Kelly (The Night Manager)
DoP: Rubens Impens (Raw, The Broken Circle Breakdown)
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DARK LIES THE ISLAND
If you’re going to get involved with men in the town of Dromord, they might as well be Mannions – and Sara is involved with them up to her neck.
Director: Ian Fitzgibbon (Death of a Superhero, A Film With Me In It, Moone Boy)
Starring: Peter Coonan (Penance, The Drummer and the Keeper) Pat Shortt (Garage, Queen & Country) Moe Dunford (Handsome Devil, Black ‘47) Charlie Murphy (The Foreigner, Philomena) Tommy Tiernan (Derry Girls, Dave Allen at Peace) Jana Mohieden
Writer: Kevin Barry (City of Bohane)
Producer: Michael Garland (The Legend of Longwood, Death of a Superhero)
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A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND
A recently widowed young mother will go to any length in order to protect her children and uncover the truth behind her husband’s murder.
Director: Abner Pastoll (Road Games)
Starring: Sarah Bolger (Once Upon A Time, Into the Badlands, The Spiderwick Chronicles), Edward Hogg (Taboo, The Program) Andrew Simpson (Notes On A Scandal, Road Games)
Writer: Ronan Blaney (BAFTA winner & Academy Award nominee Booglaoo And Graham)
Producers: Junyoung Jang (The Host, Road Games) Guillaume Benski (Road Games) Jean-Yves Roubin (Raw)
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ILKLEY
Two hapless evangelicals tasked with killing the world's most famous secularist at a literary festival, classic case of mistaken identity, they find themselves having murdered the wrong man.
Director: Harry Michell (Chubby Funny)
Starring: Roger Allam (Lady In The Van, The Thick Of It, Mr Holmes) Derek Jacobi (Tolkien, Cinderella, Gladiator) Anna Maxwell Martin (Philomena, Becoming Jane) Harry Melling (The Lost City Of Z, The Harry Potter Series) Tom Brooke (The Death Of Stalin, Preacher)
Writer: Jamie Fraser, Harry Michell
Producer: Helen Simmons (Chubby Funny)
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