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Lorenzo di Bonaventura’s ‘Higher Power’ Backed by Content, Defy

LONDON — Content Media and Defy Media, a leading producer and programmer of digital content, have inked a deal to finance “Higher Power,” a sci-fi movie from producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who is best known for the “Transformer” and “G.I. Joe” franchises.

The movie tells the story of an ordinary guy who risks his life to save his daughter, and ends up with powers beyond his wildest imagination.

International distributors will get their first glimpse of “Higher Power” at next week’s American Film Market in Santa Monica, where Content’s film president, Jamie Carmichael, and its head of sales, Harry White, will debut the first footage. CAA co-represents U.S. distribution rights with Content.

The film is directed by Matthew Santoro, the visual effects artist for “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “300,” from a script by Julia Fair (“Alien Raiders”). It stars Ron Eldard (“Sleepers,” “Black Hawk Down,” Super 8”), Colm Feore (“The Chronicles of Riddick,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), Jordan Hinson (“Kevin From Work,” “Eureka,” “Hank”), Austin Stowell (“Whiplash,” “Dolphin Tale,” “Love and Honor”) and Jade Tailor (“Karma”).

The pic’s producers are Di Bonaventura, Greg Siegel, Evan Cholfin and Ross M. Dinerstein of Campfire. Carmichael is an executive producer.

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