New UK-based sales company Goalpost Films has its first full slate at Cannes.

Tristan Whalley (Goalpost and Majestic veteran) and Nicki Parfitt (Portman, Lee & Thompson) started the company last year and are continuing sales on Sundance hit Clubland and Ruper Wyatt's thriller The Escapist (now in post), starring Brian Cox and Joseph Fiennes.

Goalpost also has four films at the financing/pre-production stage: James Bogle's Elise starring singer Natalie Imbruglia; China-set family drama Happy Ever After; Little Britain director Matt Lipsey's feature debut, comedy The Climb; and Sex and Dogs, casting now in Toronto.

'What we're going to concentrate on is being a bespoke company for sales, marketing and financing, working with about five films a year, of budgets $10m and under,' said Whalley. 'What we've both got experience working on is the high-end crossover film.'