With its debut film Diameter Of TheBomb picked up by THINKFilm for North America andRedbus for the UK, fledgling UK financing and production outfit Rainmaker Filmshas unveiled a fresh slate of projects.
The London-based company, which funds development and,increasingly, production, is backing Chinese Wall, asuspense thriller by US writer Mark Wheaton about conflicts in a New York lawfirm. Rainmaker has also acquired rights to Polish writer Marek Hlasko'snovella Killing The Second Dog, about two failed actors on anelaborate con, and Ben Faccini's novel The Water Breather, about adysfunctional French family.
The company, formed in 2003 with arolling development fund fuelled by private equity, is run by former filmlawyer and TV executive Paul Goldin and producer and head of the developmentfund, Georgina Townsley. In January, Rainmaker was joined by leading film taxspecialist Larry Chrisfield, and recently by development executive Ed Rubin.
Diameter Of The Bomb, which screens atCannes, is a feature documentary about a catastrophic suicide bomb in Jerusalemwhich was produced for the World Documentary Fund's partners, BBC Television,the UK Film Council and the National Film Board of Canada.
"Rainmaker offers creative development, packaging and co-productionfinancing opportunities, including private equity investment," said Goldin. "Welike hard-hitting and thought provoking film and television projects withinternational appeal."