Sales company Beyond Filmshas acquired the rights to two films currently shooting, Steve Hudson's Dragnet and YousefAli Khan's Almost Adult.

Dragnet stars Robert Carlyle, Gary Lewis, and Martin Compston in the story of a young fisherman who decides tosave the family business by trafficking in illegal immigrants.

Dragnetstarted shooting Monday in Ireland for five weeks, followed by a two-week shoot in Cologne, Germany.

Benjamini Mirnik and Sonja Ewers of Germany's Ariel Films (formerly Rosebud Films), Eddie Dickof Scotland's Makar Productions, andDavid Collins of Ireland's Samson Films are producing.

Dragnet is backed by BBC Films, Filmstiftung NRW, FFA, Eurimages,

TheIrish Film Board, Scottish Screen, ZDF/Arte, PictorionPictures, and Scion Films.

Hudson won the best European short film award for his Goodbye at the 2004 Venice FilmFestival.

Almost Adultis shooting on location in Birminghamand will wrap its five-week shoot on Friday. Sally Hibbin(Blind Flight, Ladybird Ladybird) is producing.

Almost Adultis a UK/German co-production backed by Channel 4, EuroArts,and Screen West Midlands.

Rona Munro wrote thescreenplay about two teenage girls who arrive in the UK as refugees and befriend each other. Newcomers Victoire Milandu and Ann Waranga star.

Khan previously made theshort films Talking WithAngels and Skin Deep.

Hilary Davis, Beyond's head of sales and acquisitions called Almost Adult "an intense emotive filmwhich deals with extremely current issues" and Dragnet "a tense, highly-charged and often thrilling story about the relationshipbetween a father and son in desperatetimes."