A selection of titles looking for distribution at the American Film Market.
Ashes in the Snow (pictured)
Director: Marius Markevicius
Producers: Marius Markevicius, Chris Coen, Zilvinas Naujokas
Key cast: Bel Powley, Jonah Hauer-King, Martin Wallstrom
Logline: In 1941, an aspiring artist and her family are deported to Siberia amidst Stalin’s brutal dismantling of the Baltic region. In a seemingly hopeless place, love is the only means of survival. Based on Ruta Sepetys’ New York Times best-selling novel “Between Shades of Gray.”
Intl. sales: Radiant Films Intl.
Director: Dean Devlin
Producers: Dean Devlin, Marc Roskin, Rachel Olschan
Key cast: David Tennant, Robert Sheehan
Logline: Two young car valets use their business as a front to burglarize houses of their unsuspecting patrons, until they target the wrong house.
Intl. sales: Electric Entertainment
Director: Paul Weitz
Producers: Caroline Baron, Anthony Weintraub, Paul Weitz, Andrew Miano
Key cast: Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe, Demian Bichir
Logline: Based on the bestselling novel by Ann Patchett.
Intl. Sales: Bloom
U.S. sales: WME
Four Kids and It
Director: Andy De Emmony
Producers: Julie Baines, Anne Brogan
Key cast: Michael Caine, Bill Nighy, Matthew Goode, Paula Patton
Logline: Four kids accidentally find a magical creature who can grant them one wish a day only to see the wish cancelled as soon as the sun sets. The kids must learn to work together and choose their wishes wisely as a villain tries his best to steal It.
Intl. Sales: 13 Films
Director: John Turturro
Producers: Sidney Kimmel, John Penotti, Robert Salerno, Fernando Sulichin, Paul-Dominique Vacharasinthu
Key cast: John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou, Susan Sarandon
Logline: When a trio of misfits make enemies with a gun-toting hairdresser, their journey becomes one of constant escape from the law, society, and the hairdresser.
Sales: Cornerstone Films
I Kill Giants
Director: Anders Walters
Producers: Chris Columbus, Kim Magnusson, Kyle Franke, Man of Action Entertainment, Umedia, XYZ Films
Key cast: Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots
Logline: Based on the Joe Kelly graphic novel.
Intl. sales: XYZ Films
Director: Craig Gillespie
Producers: Bryan Unkeless, Tom Ackerley, Steven Rogers, Margot Robbie
Key cast: Margot Robbie
Logline: The behind-the-scenes story of ice skater Tonya Harding’s sensationalized involvement in the 1994 attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.
Intl. Sales: Sierra/Affinity
U.S. sales: UTA Independent Film Group and CAA
Director: Jesse Peretz
Producers: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Jeffrey Soros
Logline: Based on Nick Hornby’s best-selling novel.
Intl. Sales: Rocket Science; U.S. sales: UTA Independent Film Group and CAA
The Lady and the Panda
Director: Justin Chadwick
Producers: Laura Bickford, Michelle Qi
Key cast: Rebecca Ferguson
Logline: The true story of a 1930s New York socialite who treks the Himalayas to become the first person ever to bring a live giant panda out of China.
Intl. sales: The Exchange
U.S. sales: CAA
Director: Paul Franklin
Producers: Paul Hanson, Todd Garner
Logline: A scientist and an engineer are trapped 35,000 feet underwater after an earthquake.
Intl. Sales: Covert Media
Director: John Leonetti
Producer: Sherryl Clark
Key cast: Joey King, Shannon Purser
Logline: A 16-year-old finds a magic box that promises a life she’s always wanted only to discover that each wish demands a deadly payment. Broad Green Pictures distributes in the U.S.
Intl. Sales: Mister Smith Entertainment
You, Me and Him
Director: Daisy Aitkens
Producers: Phin Glynn, Harriet Hammond, Georgia Tennant
Key cast: David Tennant, Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay
Logline: A career woman and her younger lover both become pregnant, creating conflicts that cause each to reexamine outlooks on life.
Intl. sales: DDI
Director: Drake Doremus
PRODUCERS: Michael Pruss, Drake Doremus, Robert George
Key cast: Charlie Hunnam, Léa Seydoux
Logline: At a lab that designs technology to perfect romantic relationships, discoveries become more profound than workers could have imagined.
Intl. sales: IM Global
U.S. SALES: UTA