EXCLUSIVE: UK production outfit finds sellers, festivals for busy slate.
UK production outfit Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) has inked a deal for Stealth Media International to handle sales on Amsterdam Express, the first ever co-production between Albania and the UK.
Fatmir Koci’s film, about a young Albanian emigrant in Amsterdam who falls victim to drug and sex slave traffickers, will have its festival launch at Vienna’s Let’s CEE Festival.
F&ME’s busy production slate is finding favour with summer and autumn festivals.
Stealth are also handling Matthew Macfadyen vehicle Lost in Karastan, from British director Ben Hopkins, and Ida writer/director Pawel Pawlikowski, which gets its world premiere this week in competition at the Montreal World Film Festival.
The UK sales outfit pre-sold the film to Piffl in Germany.
Georgia-set The President, directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf and co-produced with Berlin-based Herzog und Bruemmer, is set to open the Orizzonti section of the Venice film Festival with Bac handling sales, while Julien Temple’s Rio 50 Degrees, the feature documentary about the political, social and musical history of Rio de Janeiro, will get its international premiere at the Rio Film Festival.
Deals on the film for Metro Films International include Axiom Films in the UK.
Monument to Michael Jackson, on which F&ME’s Mike Downey was an executive producer, had its world premiere at Karlovy Vary and more recently won the Best Film Award at the Montenegro Film Festival in Herceg Nov.
Upcoming on F&ME’s slate are Konstantin Bojanov’s India set adaptation of William Dalrymple’s Nine Lives, entitled In Search of a Miracle, and Streetkids United II-The Girls From Rio.