Altitude Film Distribution has acquired U.K. and Ireland rights to Simon Dixon’s “Tiger Raid,” following its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last month. Bankside Films is handling international rights.
Bankside describes the film, which will receive its U.K. premiere next month at the Edinburgh Film Festival, as a “tense and visceral thriller.” It tells the story of Joe and Paddy, members of a private security crew working in the Middle East.
“They have been assigned to kidnap the daughter of a powerful man as part of a major robbery — a Tiger Raid,” Bankside says. “Joe, the older of the two, carries a brutal and unrepentant view of the world, defined by fear and adoration of their invisible but omnipresent boss. Paddy is younger and recklessly ambitious, hungry to progress through the ranks of the crew.
“Neither man trusts the other as they tell half-truths and stories of previous victories in a battle to determine who controls this increasingly volatile situation. As the raid progresses, deeply hidden truths about both men’s pasts are revealed, fracturing their already fragile relationship and forcing them to face up to who they really are in order to survive its violent and shocking conclusion.”
The movie is a Dixon Baxi Evans production, directed by Simon Dixon and produced by Gareth Coulam Evans with the participation of the Irish Film Board in association with Samson Films. Adapted from the stage play “Radio Luxembourg” by Mick Donnellan, the film was written by Donnellan, Dixon and Coulam Evans. Martina Niland and David Collins co-produce for Samson Films in Ireland.
Brian Gleeson (“Assassin’s Creed,” “Snow White and the Huntsman”), Damien Molony (“Kill Your Friends”) and Sofia Boutella (“Kingsman: Secret Service,” “Star Trek Beyond”) star in leading roles.
The deal was negotiated by Altitude Film Distribution’s Ellie Gibbons, with Bankside representing the filmmakers.