Mark Damon's production, financing and sales company Foresight Unlimited has reported a strong Cannes on a diverse slate, headed by sales on the $15m Jean-Claude Van Damme mixed martial arts film Smashing Machine.

Sony picked up the UK, Australia, France, Japan, and Italy to Smashing Machine, which also sold to Germany (Square One), Spain (Negro Y Azul), Latin America (Polarstar), Benelux (Paradiso), Eastern Europe (SPI), and Turkey (PRA/Fida).

Meanwhile the $10 drama The Ledge went to Spain (New World), Russia (West Video), Eastern Europe (Vision), Greece (Audiovisual), Portugal (Lusomundo), Turkey (Chantier), the former Yugoslavia (Provision), and the Middle East (Italia Film).

The $11m horror remake It's Alive sold to Spain (Tri Pictures), Russia (West Video), Latin America (Gussi), Brazil (Focus Filmes), Portugal (Lusomundo), Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and India (PT Parkit), Benelux (A-Film), Eastern Europe (Vision), and the Middle East (Italia Film).

Rights to the $15-20m serial killer thriller Hangman went to Germany (Square One), Latin America (Gussi), South Korea (Eureka), Brazil (Focus Filmes), Portugal (Lusomundo), and Eastern Europe (Vision).

'We had a wide range of product from genre to comedy to very artistic films,' Damon said. 'We found that the market responded very favourably to all these different projects, proving that in the end it's the quality of the project that dictates.'