Cox brings ‘Touch’ to Cinemavault

Helmer will also pen pic while Patterson produces

This article was article on May.19, 2002.

CANNES — Helmer Paul Cox (“Innocence”) is reteaming with Canadian sales and distribution company Cinemavault Releasing for his next pic, “The Human Touch,” which will start shooting on location in Australia and France in October.

Pic, produced by Mark Patterson, is the story of two young lovers whose relationship comes under scrutiny when a wealthy European enters their lives. Cox will also pen the script. Exec producers are William Marshall, Cinemavault Releasing’s Nick Stiliadis and Irene Loewy. Cinemavault will handle worldwide sales on pic.

Toronto-based Cinemavault Releasing also picked up worldwide rights to “Eve,” a hypnotic journey of a young woman searching for her soulmate in a time before time as the first day dawns.

Pic, premiering at the Cannes market in widescreen format, is the directorial debut of writer-director Neil St.-Clair and stars Norwegian born Inger Ebeltoft, a former Miss Norway. St.-Clair, a commercials and TV helmer, directed episodes of “Sesame Street” and commercials for such clients as Pepsi, Sprint and Federal Express.

“Eve” is produced by Tim Dutaud and St.-Clair and exec produced by Richard Cutaia, Jim McGovern, Garfield Mitchell and Fred Dalley.

Company also recently acquired worldwide rights, excluding Canada, to the psychological thriller “Savage Messiah,” starring Polly Walker and Luc Picard.