Continental Media adds four for Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based boutique sales agency run by partners James Andrew Felts, Matthew Shreder and Neil Harrington heads to the Croisette with Coldwater, God’s Slave, Solo and Duke.
Vincent Grashaw’s SXSW Narrative Spotlight entry Coldwater [pictured] is an escape thriller about teenagers at a juvenile prison who struggle to survive a brutal regime.
Terrorist thriller God’s Slave centres on a radical Islamist who embarks on a mission and must evade an Israeli operative.
Solo stars Annie Clark from Nickelodeon’s longest running teen hit Degrassi in the story of a teenage girl who fights for survival after she prepares to spend two nights alone on an island as part of a camp counsellor initiation.
Police thriller Duke stars Carmine Giovinazzo in the tale of a vigilante who moonlights as a detective in West Los Angeles.
Continental Media’s slate includes the music/dance documentary Shake The Dust from award-winning photographer Adam Sjoberg that is wrapping production. The plan is to screen the film at Toronto later this year.
Continental Media aims to actively acquire 10-15 films for sales and produce one to two independent feature films per year. The partners recently secured private equity financing to fund an expansion of Los Angeles-based operations.
Shreder formerly worked at IM Global and Preferred Content and has experience in studio production, while Felts cut his teeth in production at NBC Universal and worked for CBS Television Distribution. Harrington is an investor partner.