Automatik acquires ‘Ends of the Earth’

Distrib grabs worldwide rights to action-thriller

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to “Ends of the Earth,” a found footage action-thriller co-directed by first-time feature helmers Derek Lee and Clif Prowse.

Plot details are being kept under wraps. Pic will shoot all around Europe as it aims to blur the lines between documentary and narrative film.

Chris Ferguson and Zach Lipovsky are producing “Ends of the Earth,” which is backed by Telefilm Canada. Automatik swooped in to acquire the project after seeing a promo circulated by the filmmakers’ reps at Verve, which will handle domestic sales with Automatik. Alliance Films will distribute the pic in the U.K., Canada and Spain, while Stuart Ford’s IM Global will handle all other international territories.

“This is an exciting international project from Derek and Clif and I’m glad to add this innovative film to the Automatik slate,” said Kavanaugh-Jones.

“We’re very excited about working with Automatik, Verve and IM Global. We couldn’t have asked for a better team and are looking forward to a long partnership,” added Ferguson.

Automatik, which is a production and film financing joint venture backed by Alliance Films and IM Global, recently debuted Scott Derrickson’s horror pic “Sinister” and Jay Chandrasekhar’s comedy “The Babymakers” at SXSW.

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