Screen Daily’s Jeremy Kay reports on our latest acquisitions, soon premiering at TIFF. Read on for the good stuff….
7 September, 2011 | By Jeremy Kay
Ryan Kampe’s New York-based sales company has boarded international rights to teen murder mystery The Odds from writer-director Simon Davidson and drama Fable Of The Fish from Adolfo Borinaga Alix Jr. Both films will receive their world premieres at Toronto, which kicks off on Thursday (8) and Kampe will begin sales.
The Odds (pictured) is set against the world of underground teenage gambling as a high school student must find his best friend’s killer before the game is exposed. Tyler Johnston, Jaren Brandt-Bartlett, Calum Worthy and Julia Maxwell star. Davidson makes his feature directorial debut feature and Kirsten Newlands and Oliver Linsley produced.
Fable Of The Fish is about an aging woman whose dreams of becoming a mother are answered, albeit in a bizarre way when she gives birth to a fish. Cherry Pie Picache, Bembol Roco, Anita Linda, Rosanna Roces and Evelyn Vargas star. Alix Jr, Jonas Antonio Gaffud and Elizabeth Juan produced the surreal drama.
‘We are happy to team up with Adolfo for a third feature,’ Kampe said. ‘Fable Of The Fish is his strongest film yet working with both fantasy and allegory. Additionally, Simon has made a film that will appeal to buyers looking for an accessible title that has great elements of murder intrigue, mystery and the adrenaline of a high stakes card game. We hope that this will be the beginning of a long term partnership with this strong writer-director as well.’
The Odds producer Newlands added: ‘We are thrilled to be working with Visit Films. Their commitment to support the creative and to represent films that we all want to see is unparalleled. We look forward to this new partnership.’
Visit’s sales slate includes Bellflower, Cave Of Forgotten Dreams, The Myth Of The American Sleepover,The Green Wave, and Après Le Sud (Heat Wave).