CineTel Films has acquired international sales rights to action/thriller The Cure, written produced and directed by visual effects veteran David Gould.
CineTel CEO Paul Hertzberg said: “We were blown away by The Cure, both in terms of the strong acting and also the production values. We are very excited to be selling the film and the response from the marketplace has been overwhelmingly positive with several sales already underway. We’re very optimistic that the film will perform beyond everyone’s expectations.”
Antonia Prebble stars as a scientist who discovers that the pharmaceutical company she works for had developed a cure for cancer years earlier. She attempts to release it to the world, unaware that the company will stop at nothing to prevent her. Daniel Lissing also stars.
Gould handled visual effects at WETA Digital on such films as The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and Return of the King, King Kong, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and TinTin: The Secret of The Unicorn.
“We were in a very fortunate position that several sales agents wanted to represent the film, but ultimately we chose CineTel because of their depth and breadth of experience,” Gould said. “They not only have a great reputation in the marketplace, but are also active film producers themselves, so they have their finger on the pulse as to what the market wants. We look forward to a fruitful relationship for not only this film, but future projects.”