Messi And Maud

Visit Films chief Ryan Kampe has reported a strong response from buyers to the AFM slate, led by Toronto entry Messi And Maud, SXSW selection M.F.A., and Sundance hit Columbus.

Chile-set road movie Messi And Maud (pictured) starring Rifka Lodeizen has gone to Shanghai Jushi Films in China and Kampe expects to announce a US deal shortly.

SXSW and Fantasia Fest selection M.F.A. starring Francesca Eastwood has been sold in Japan (Gaga Corporation), German-speaking Europe (Meteor Film), Benelux (Premiere TV), and China (Shanghai Jushi Films).

Sundance and Rotterdam selection and family drama Columbus starring John Cho, Parker Posey and Haley Lu Richardson, and Toronto road movie My Name Is Emily starring Evanna Lynch have been licensed in Latin America to MGM.

Columbus has also gone in Spain (Versus Entertainment), Portugal (Alambique), South Korea (J. BRO, Co. Ltd.), Turkey (Fabula), India (Pictureworks), and CineSky Pictures for airlines.

Meanwhile Mark Webber’s semi-autobiographical SXSW selection Flesh And Blood has sold to Times Vision in China.

Visit’s Irish prison-break thriller Maze starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward and Martin McCann has been sold in Japan (AT Entertainment), France (Koba Films), Turkey (Fabula), and the Middle East (Front Row).