EXCLUSIVE: US sales outfit boards rights to UK thriller.

Vision Films has boarded rights to UK thriller Containment, the debut feature from London-based director Neil Mcenery West.

Lee Ross, Louise Brealey, Sheila Reid, Andrew Leung and rising theatre stars Pippa Nixon and Andrew Postlethwaite star in the story of an artist who wakes one morning to discover that the doors and windows of his apartment have been sealed shut with sinister figures lurking outside and a killer virus from within.

The deal was brokered between Lise Romanoff at Vision Films and Simon Sole at Bandoola Productions, the financing and production outfit behind the film.

Producers are Christine Hartland of Patchwork Productions and Casey Herbert and Pete Smyth of Bright Cold Day Films.

Vision Films managing director and CEO Lise Romanoff said: “This is a film about ordinary people like us, people who think they’re at a distance from a world pandemic crisis. It’s a film that makes us question how we would behave ourselves, an independent disaster movie that hits close to home.”