Paris and Hong Kong-based sales agent All Rights Entertainment (ARE) is handling international sales outside Asia on Doomsday Party, which has been selected for this year’s HAF.

Hong Kong’s Why Entertainment is handling Asian territories on the film, while ARE will handle festival exposure worldwide.

The feature debut of Hong Kong commercials and short film director Ho Hong, the film revolves around five strangers who are thrown together when they get caught up in a bank heist where the robbers are armed with bombs.

The film is produced by veteran filmmakers Teddy Robin Kwan and Roddy Wong. Kwan, who is renowned for his work with first-time directors, also stars in the film along with Paul Wong, Kay Tse and Kelvin Kwan.

ARE has also picked up mainland Chinese crime drama Witness, directed by Gao Zehao and starring Taiwanese actor Jack Kao, and Herman Yau’s 3D horror The Second Coming, starring Joey Leong and Kenny Wong.

Released in China last December, Witness tells the story of a man who resorts to blackmail to clear his debts.