Charlotte Mickie has returned to Celluloid Dreams and will serve as vice-president heading into Toronto with a sales slate that includes Discovery selection 1%.
In June Mickie departed as president of international sales at Mongrel International, which she launched in 2014.
She previously served as executive vice-president of eOne Films International when the company acquired Maximum Films in 2008, where she had served as managing director.
Prior to that she was managing director at Celluloid Dreams, where she sold films by the Dardenne brothers, Michael Haneke and François Ozon. Mickie also oversaw sales at Alliance Atlantis and founded the Alliance Independent division
Celluloid Dreams founder and president Hengameh Panahi said: “I’m thrilled to welcome back Charlotte Mickie at a key strategic moment in the development of my company. I very much valued our years together and I appreciate her shrewd business sense, and her flair for identifying the sales potential in works by new filmmakers such as Jennifer Kent (Babadook), Benh Zeiltin (Beasts Of The Southern Wild), Julia leigh (Sleeping Beauty), and David Michôd (Animal Kingdom). Above all, we have so much fun working together, caring for our movies and our talented artists.”
“I am simply delighted to be professionally reunited with my very dear personal friend Hengameh Panahi,” Mickie said. “She is an extraordinary visionary and a consummate taste-maker. Celluloid Dreams is embarking on a very ambitious course and I’m very proud to be on that journey with the team and Hengameh.”
Mickie’s first acquisition for sales on behalf of Celluloid is the Australian crime thriller 1%. Celluloid Dreams handles international rights and co-represents US rights with UTA Independent Film Group.
1% is a tale of brotherhood, loyalty and betrayal set in the world of outlaw motorcycle gangs. Stephen McCallum directed from a script by Matt Nable, while Jamie Hilton and Michael Pontin of See Pictures served as producers.
Ryan Corr, Abbey Lee, Simone Kessell, Josh McConville, Matt Nable, and Aaron Pederson star. 1% was financed by Ticket to Ride, Screenwest, Lottery West, and Screen Australia in association with Spectrum Films, Head Gear Films and Red Apple Camera Rentals. The film received West Coast Visions funding.
Mickie added: “We are delighted to be representing 1%. The movie is Shakespearean in its themes and structure, presenting a supremely compelling picture of a culture existing outside the boundaries of conventional society – these people are the 1%, the outliers with their own often deadly code. Stephen McCallum and Matt Nable have given these vivid characters their full humanity, creating an extraordinary world.”
“1% has the potential to be a real surprise for audiences and buyers. It’s a strong genre piece driven by bold characters and grounded performances,” See Pictures president Jamie Hilton said, adding he was happy to be working with Mickie and Celluloid Dreams.