UK sales outfit Reason8 has scored a raft of deals on three of the films on its AFM slate.


Source: Reason8

‘Humor Me’

Humor Me, the comedy starring Jemaine Clement (Flight Of The Conchords) and Elliott Gould (Ocean’s Eleven), has now sold to Australia/New Zealand (Madman), Scandinavia (Smile Ent), Central and Eastern Europe premium pay (HBO CEE), and the Middle East (Front Row Entertainment).

Written and directed by Sam Hoffman, the film premiered at last year’s Los Angeles Film Festival and played Edinburgh in the UK this year. Shout! Factory handled the US release.

Reason8 has also inked new deals on upcoming suspense thriller Stray. The film is based on an original story by Anna Starobinets and is about a couple who adopt an orphan. Olga Gorodetskaya is directing.

It has sold to Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore (Suraya Filem) and AV Jet (Taiwan). 20th Century Fox will release in Russia in March 2019. Reason8 is market screening select footage in AFM.

Finally, the company has also scored deals on fantasy thriller A Rough Draft, which has gone to China (Red Apollo), Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore airlines (AV Jet), and central and Eastern Europe premium pay license (HBO CEE).

The film played at Fantasia and Sitges this year. Sony/Columbia released in Russia in May 2018.