EXCLUSIVE: Canadian, European deals for drama being teased in Toronto.
Futuristic drama Into the Forest, starring and produced by Ellen Page, has sold to Latin America (Black Castle Group), Greece (Odeon) and Turkey (Calinos) for Celsius Entertainment.
Elevation Entertainment snapped up Canadian rights from the film’s producers prior to shoot.
Page stars alongside Evan Rachel Wood, Callum Keith Rennie and Max Minghella in writer-director Patrizia Rozema’s (Mansfield Park) drama set in the not-to-distant future about two sisters who must rely on one another as society crumbles around them and their forest home.
The film recently wrapped on Vancouver Island.
Canada’s Rhombus Media and Bron Studios produce, in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance and participation from Telefilm Canada.
Producers are Niv Fichman, Page, and Aaron L. Gilbert and executive producers are Sriram Das, Haroon Saleem, Steven Shapiro, Kelly Bush Novak, and Jason Cloth.
Celsius will screen selected scenes at Toronto. WME handles US.
Meanwhile, Celcius’ drama Any Day Now, starring Alan Cumming and Garrett Dillahunt, has been a surprise hit in Japan, where it has grossed $1.7m for Bitters End.
Any Day Now was given a local boost when Japanese celebrity LiLiCo cried on TV while talking about the film, which charts a gay couple’s legal battle to keep custody of a disabled teenager.