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Prod co: Durango Pictures. Dir and scr: Renaud Gauthier. Prod: MarieClaire Lalonde, Renaud Gauthier. Cast: Jeremie Earp-Lavergne, Katherine Cleland, Francois Aubin. French and English. $1m. Completed. First market screening. A retro mad-slasher picture about a man who’s just crazy for dance music. TIME LAPSE (US) Sci-fi. 104mins. Prod co: Uncooperative Pictures, Royal Pictures. Dir: Bradley King. Prod: Brian P Cooper, Rick Montgomery. Scr: Bradley King, Brian P Cooper. Cast: Danielle Panabaker, George Finn, Matt O’Leary. $1m. Completed. First market screening. Three friends discover a mysterious machine that takes pictures 24 hours into the future. THE MAID’S ROOM (US) Thriller. 100mins. Prod co: Pango Films. Dir and scr: Michael Walker. Prod: Dolly Hall. Cast: Paula Garces, Annabella Sciorra, Phillip Ettinger. $2m. Completed. First market screening. Explores the complex relationships between truth and justice, hubris and power, wealth and fear. THE STORM WITHIN (Canada) Thriller. 95mins. Prod co: Cine Tele Action. Dir and scr: Martin Doepner. Prod: Alessandro Luca, Claudio Luca. Cast: Isabelle Guerard, Lothaire Bluteau, Anthony Lemke. French and English. $3m. Completed. First market screening. On New Year’s Eve, 1799, horrific acts are committed and blood is spilled in the name of revenge. THE VINEYARD (Chile) Fantasy, romance. 106mins. Prod co: Southern Lights Entertainment. Dir, prod and scr: James Katz. Cast: Aislinn Derbez, Francisco Pizarro Saenz de Utury, Aurelien Wiik. Spanish and English. $2m. Completed. First market screening. Love and death collide, and the mystery is darker than anyone could possibly imagine. OTHER TITLES AVAILABLE DEVIL MAY CALL (US) Thriller. 82mins. Prod co: Angel & Bear Productions. Dir and scr: Jason Cuadrado. Prod: Urs Brunner, Camilla Monet. Cast: Tyler Mane, Corri English, Traci Lords. $1m. Completed.

Diamond Pictures

Executives attending: Daniel Diamond 1623 Tower Grove Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, US Tel: (1) 310 866 5101 E-mail:

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MARKET DEBUTS CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES (US) Thriller. 94mins. Dir: Jackie Earle Haley. Prod: Wayne Rice, Howard Burd, Micah Sparks, Daniel Diamond, Mark Johnson, Warren Ostergard. Scr: Robert Lowell. Cast: John Travolta, Michael Pitt, Dan Stevens. Less than $10m. In production. Delivery date: March 2015. Follows four young men who form an unlikely alliance of greed but get trapped in a harrowing plot of blackmail and deceit.

Distribution Workshop

Stand/room number: Cormoran II, 3rd Floor, Grand Residences, 45 La Croisette Tel: 04 93 68 53 00 Executives attending: chairman Nansun Shi, CEO Jeffrey Chan, head of sales Virginia Leung, senior distribution executive Christy Choi #215, 2nd Floor, Innocentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2768 8678 Fax: (852) 2712 8200 E-mail: MARKET DEBUTS I AM SOMEBODY (Hong Kong, China) Drama. Dir: Derek Lee. Post-production. Well known as the “Hollywood of the East”, Hengdian is a town in the middle of China, where many movie extras are chasing their dreams. SWORD MASTER (3D) (Hong Kong, China) Action, period drama. Dir: Derek Lee. Cast: Gengxin Lin, Peter Ho. Pre-production. TRAP STREET (China) Drama. Dir: Vivian Qu. Cast: Lu Yulai, He Wenchao. Completed. THE WHITE HAIRED WITCH OF LUNAR KINGDOM (3D) Period drama, Action. Dir: Jacob Cheung, Chi-Leung. Prod: Dong Yu, Yu Bu, Jeffrey Chan. Cast: Bing Bing Fan, Xiaoming Huang. Postproduction. OTHER TITLES AVAILABLE INSANITY (Hong Kong) Thriller. Dir: David Lee. Prod: Derek Yee, Mandy Law, Chi Leung Lo. Cast: Ching Wan Lau, Xiaoming Huang, Fiona Sit, Alex Fong. OVERHEARD 3 (Hong Kong) Thriller. Dir: Alan Mak, Felix Chong. Cast: Ching Wan Lau, Louis Koo, Daniel Wu. Postproduction. THE TAKING OF TIGER MOUNTAIN (3D) (Hong Kong, China) Dir: Hark Tsui. Prod: Jian-xin Huang. Cast: Han-yu Zhang, Tony Ka-fai Leung, Geng-xin Lin. In production.

Doc & Film International

Also buying all rights worldwide Stand/room number: Riviera H2 Executives attending: CEO Daniela Elstner, sales manager Alice Damiani, festival manager Hannah Horner, sales and festival assistant Arthur Escalier 13 rue Portefoin, Paris, 75003, France Tel: (33) 1 42 77 56 87 Fax: (33) 1 42 77 36 56 E-mail: Web: MARKET DEBUTS PHANTOM BOY (France, Belgium) Animation. 90mins. Prod co: Lumiere Publishing. Dir: Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicie. French with English subtitles. In production. RULES OF THE GAME (France) Documentary. 106mins. Prod co: Agat Films & Cie, Les Films du Parotier. Dir: Claudine Bories, Patrice Chagnard. Prod: Patrick Sobelman. French with English subtitles. Completed. Over six months, the coaches of an employment consultancy firm are going to teach three 20-year-olds the attitudes and language required to get a job in today’s market. SILVERED WATER, SYRIA SELFPORTRAIT (France) Documentary. 90mins. Prod co: Les Film d’Ici, Proaction Film. Dir: Ossama Bawardi, Wiam Simav Bedirxan. Arabic with English subtitles. Completed. OTHER TITLES AVAILABLE ALL MY MOTHER’S GOATS (France) Documentary. 90mins. Prod co: Mille et Une Productions. Dir: Sophie Audier. Prod: Edouard Mauriat. French with English subtitles. Completed. ICE FOREST (Italy) Drama. 100mins. Prod co: Ascent Film. Dir: Claudio Noce. Prod: Andrea Paris. Italian, Serbian and Slovenian with English subtitles. Completed. MELODY (France, Belgium, Luxembourg) Drama. Prod co: Liaison Cinematographique. Dir: Bernard Bellefroid. French with English subtitles. In production. NATIONAL GALLERY (France) Documentary. 120mins. Prod co: Ideale Audience, Zipporah Films. Dir: Frederick Wiseman. Prod: Pierre Olivier Bardet. English. Completed.


Also buying all rights worldwide Stand/room number: Marina Showroom, Riviera G17 Tel: mobile (44) 7506 104 903 Executives attending: theatrical sales Ana Vicente

#102, Hatton Square Business Centre, 16 Baldwins Gardens, London, EC1N 7RJ, UK Tel: (44) 20 7831 7252 E-mail: Web: MARKET DEBUTS ADVANCED STYLE (US) Documentary. 72mins. Prod co: Teenage Peanut. Dir: Lina Plioplyte. Prod: Ari Seth Cohen. Completed. First market screening. Delivery date: immediate. Based on the famed blog of the same name, this film paints intimate portraits of stylish women aged 62 to 95 who are challenging conventional ideas about beauty, ageing and Western culture’s increasing obsession with youth. THE CASE AGAINST 8 (US) Documentary. 112mins. Prod co: HBO Documentaries. Dir and prod: Ben Cotner, Ryan White. Completed. Delivery date: immediate. An inside look into the case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage, following an unlikely team taking the lawsuit to the US Supreme Court. FINDING FELA (US) Documentary. 120mins. Prod co: Fela Films. Dir: Alex Gibney. Prod: Alex Gibney, Jack Gulick. Completed. Delivery date: immediate. No individual better embodies African music of the 1970s and ’80s than Fela Kuti. SOUR GRAPES (UK) Documentary. 90mins. Prod co: Met Film, Faites un Voeu. Dir: Jerry Rothwell. Prod: Al Morrow. In production. Delivery date: autumn 2014. A young Indonesian immigrant fooled the US wine world, making millions of dollars from fake vintage Burgundy created in his Los Angeles suburban home. OTHER TITLES AVAILABLE CHAMELEON (Canada) Documentary. 90mins. Prod co: EyeSteelFilm. Dir and scr: Ryan Mullins. Prod: Bob Moore, Mila Aung-Thwin. English. Post-production. DINOSAUR 13 (US) Documentary. 95mins. Prod co: Statement Pictures. Dir and prod: Todd Douglas Miller. Completed. Delivery date: immediate. SUPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND OF SHEP GORDON (US) Documentary. 84mins. Prod co: Nomoneyfun Films, A&E IndieFilms. Dir and scr: Mike Myers. Prod: Mike Myers, Beth Aala. Cast: Shep Gordon, Alice Cooper, Michael Douglas. Completed. Delivery date: immediate. WEB JUNKIE (Israel, US) Documentary. 74mins. Prod co: Know Productions, Shosh Shlam Productions. Dir and scr:

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