Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2012
The Acquisitions team at ITN Distribution Inc. (ITN) has gone into overdrive as they announce their slate of feature films for the 2012 American Film Market (AFM), taking place Oct. 31-Nov.7 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach hotel.This year's films are a mix of high-concept independents in a variety of genres, including, horror, thriller, drama, romance, war, action, family, Sci-fi and animation.
Noteworthy talent, includes: Danny Glover, Piper Perabo, Stacy Keach, Martin Landau, Tom Sizemore, Peter Greene, Kevin Corrigan, Theresa Russell, Natasha Lyonne, Bai Ling, Billy Zane, Ed Asner, Terrence Howard, Kevin P. Farley, John Heard, Hector Jimenz, Federico Castelluccio, Thomas Dekker, Ashley Fink, Heather Burns, Hallie Kate Eisenberg and Robert Prentiss.
ITN will be conducting sales for territories worldwide in Loews 705. ITN Distribution, Inc. is a leading independent film distribution company that specializes in high quality, star driven independent films for the international and domestic TV, VOD, DVD and theatrical markets. 2011 marked the launch of ITN Film Distribution Domestic. ITN releases 24 films per year with ITN's direct connection to all major retailers and rentals in North America, such as Redbox, NetFlix, Wal-Mart, Blockbuster, Target and Video-On-Demand (VOD). ITN produces, distributes and acquires films worldwide.
ITN President Stuart Alson said, "I am always thrilled to have a presence at AFM and expect business to be very brisk at our office. With independent film soaring to new levels, the demand for our film library is significantly higher this year. As always our team’s objective is to negotiate and close the best possible deals with key buyers from around the world."
ITN AFM HIGHLIGHTS
AGNUS DEI: 110min. War. Complete. 35mm.
Set in Kosovo War, a man struggles to come to grips with his violent deeds and his forbidden love. Agnus Dei will have its World Premiere at International Film Festival of India-GOA.
RAPE AND REVENGE: 89min. Thriller. Complete.
Warning: You were warned by The Texas Chainsaw Massacre!
Rape and Revenge chronicles the scandalous true event that took place in a small town along the Texas/Mexico border. Innocent young women are being kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery and prostitution.
Cast: Louis Herthum (The Last Exorcism, The Last Exorcism 2, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Steven Chester Prince (A Scanner Darkly, Scary Movie) and Robert Prentiss (Boys Don't Cry, Dark Angel, Stone Cold).
SINS (aka Sins Expiation): 90min. Action/Thriller. Complete.
Two ex-gangsters meet on a high-speed train to Sicily. SINS features an all-star international cast including Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon, The Color Purple) and was shot entirely on location in Italy. Cast: Danny Glover, John Savage, Steven Bauer, Anne Jeffreys, Hal Yamanouchi.
ALL ABOUT EVIL: 98min. Horror. Complete.
Desperate to save her late father's failing movie theater, nerdy librarian Deborah Tennis (Natasha Lyonne) debuts a series of gruesome short films, each gorier than the one before. The audience eats them up, unaware that they document Deborah's own murder spree. Official Selection: Toronto After Dark, LA Film Festival, Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival, San Francisco Film Festival, Fantastique du Semaine Cinema, Fantaspoa International Film Festival-Brazil.
Cast: Natasha Lyonne (American Pie 1, 2, 3, But I'm A Cheerleader), Thomas Dekker (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Terminator), Ashley Fink (Glee), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Mink Stole (Pink Flamingos,Lost Highway), Noah Segan (Looper), Jack Donner (J.Edgar, Stigmata) and Jade and Nikita Ramsey (Gamer, X-Men 2).
ASHES: 90min. Drama. Complete.
Ashes is the story of a young man who struggles in the inner city of New York to support himself and his mentally ill older brother. When a group of small time gangsters offer Ashes an easy road to wealth, he pursues them with vigor. With his brother's health on the decline and Ashes on a steady path towards hardcore crime, Ashes must try to choose the correct path.
Cast: Piper Perabo (star of Covert Affairs, Looper, The Prestige), Ajay Naidu (NBC's Lateline, Office Space, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler), Heather Burns (HBO's Bored to Death, NBC's Twenty Good Years, Miss Congeniality), Faran Tahir (Iron Man, Star Trek, Charlie Wilson's War, The Tomb, Elysium) and Melissa De Sousa (BET's Reed Between the Lines).
POPULATION 2: 90min. Sci-Fi. Complete.
Set against the backdrop of a post-Apocalypse Earth, Population 2 is about a relationship that ends in tragedy forcing a woman to struggle in the aftermath.
THE LEGENDS OF NETHIAH: 93min. Sci Fi/Action/Fantasy. Complete.
A grandfather introduces his grandson to a fantasy world of creatures and science-fiction.
Cast: John Heard (Home Alone, Home Alone 2, Prison Break), Theresa Russell (Spider Man 3, Eureka, The Last Tycoon), Robert Picardo (Star Trek, Total Recall, Stargate: Atlantis) and Julie Michaels (Titanic, Batman Forever).
CELLMATES: 85min. Comedy Drama. Complete.
Leroy Lowe (Tom Sizemore), grand dragon of the Texas Ku Klux Klan confronts everything he's been taught to hate when he's sentenced to three years of hard labor on a prison work farm, where Warden Merville (Stacy Keach), dead set on rehabilitating Leroy, chooses Emilio (Hector Jimenez), a Hispanic field worker imprisoned for fighting for labor rights, to be his cell-mate.
Cast: Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy), Hector Jimenez (Nacho Libre), Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Heat, Black Hawn Down) and Kevin P. Farley (Farley Brothers, The Waterboy).
A PORN STAR IS BORN: 100min. Romance/Drama. Complete.
A beautiful young woman moves to Hollywood to become a star. Her dreams are shattered, and financial distress forces her into a secret life performing in adult films.
Cast: Peter Greene (Pulp Fiction, The Mask), Ron Jeremy (Boondock Saints, Crank: High Voltage), Aliana Love, Jada Fire and Herschel Savage.
IDENTICAL: 90min. Thriller. Complete.
Identical twins are born, one is good and one is evil. They need each other to exist, but they deeply resent the others existence. They both fall in love with the same woman. A love triangle forms which leads to murder.
Cast: Ed Asner, Jonathan Togo (Star of CSI: Miami) and Emily Foxler (The Lost Tribe, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past).
BRASIL ANIMADO 3D: 80min. Animation. Stereoscopic 3-D Feature. Complete.
Stress is a businessman who is always looking for a new investment opportunity. Relax is a filmmaker who has been trying to get Stress to invest in his projects. One day, Relax sets up for a meeting under the great pink jequitibá, the oldest tree in Brazil. Stress likes the idea, especially because he sees how profitable it could be if he charged visitors to see the tree. The problem is that neither knows where it is. Therefore they embark in a journey throughout Brazil searching for it.
ELEPHANT SIGHS: 90min. Family. Complete.
Offbeat comedy based on the hit play about the healing power of friendship.
Cast: Ed Asner, John Cariani (Law & Order), Jack Kehler (The Big Lebowski, Murder One), Mark Fite and David Wells (Basic Instinct).
P.J.: 91min.Thriller. Complete.
A doctor tries to solve the mystery of a man with no name, multiple personalities and burns on his hands. Who is he and what happened to him?
Cast: John Heard (Home Alone, Prison Break), Hallie Kate Eisenberg (The Goodbye Girl, Holy Rollers, Bicentennial Man), Vincent Pastore (Sopranos, Goodfellas), Robert Picardo (Star Trek, Totall Recall, Stargate: Atlantis) and Glynnis O'Connor (The Boy in the Plastic Bubble).
LOVE BEAT THE HELL OUTTA ME: 89min. Urban. Complete.
Hailed as a 'macho' "Waiting to Exhale," Four African-American men learn some unexpected lessons about love, lust, and loyalty.
Cast: Terrence Howard (Red Tails, Iron Man, Crash), Glenn Plummer (Saw II, Speed, Ca$h) and Clyde Jones (Coming to America).
RULE OF LAW: 89min. Action. Complete.
A new age of terrorism is taking place in the United States. FBI Director, Frank Fitzgerald, is helping an Iranian terrorist group frame innocent American citizens rendering them guilty for terrorist acts they did not commit. The seventh victim, Tom Cali, is on the run trying to prove his innocence.
GANGS OF BROOKLYN: 90min. Action. Complete.
Starring Peter Greene (Pulp Fiction) in a story that follows the plight of four friends who pay the ultimate price when they seek revenge against a low-level gangster.
Cast: Peter Greene (Pulp Fiction), Kevin Corrigan (Pineapple Express, The Black Donnellys, The Departed), Federico Castelluccio (Sopranos), Arthur J. Nascarella (Sopranos), David Dastmalchian (Dark Knight).
KNOCKDOWN (BANGKOK BOUND): 93min. Action. Complete.
A former American boxer now exiled in Bangkok, is forced to confront his violent past after meeting a mysterious fight fan from his hometown.
Cast: Bai Ling, Tom Arnold, Casey Evan and Josh Randall.
MYSTERIA: 90min. Thriller. Complete.
A once famous and now a washed-up Hollywood screenwriter fights to finish his latest script with an unrealistic deadline. He finds himself in the center of a murder investigation involving a prominent politician's wife.
Cast: Danny Glover, Billy Zane, Martin Landau, Michael Rooker, Robert Miano, Meadow Williams and Peter Mark Richman.
To schedule an appointment during AFM, please email VP Nicole Holland at meetings(at)itndistribution(dot)com. A full catalog of ITN titles and trailers can be viewed at itndistribution.com. For all media requests, please email Briege McGarrity at bmcgarritypr(at)gmail(dot)com.
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About ITN Distribution Inc. - Founded by entertainment impresario Stuart Alson in 2001, ITN distribution has become a leading independent film distribution company, known to buyers worldwide. Over the past 11 years, it has established itself as a major player in the world of distribution and specializes in negotiating the best deal possible for their clients. With over 200 titles in all popular genres, ITN’s objective is to become a top source for attracting, acquiring, understanding and selling product. Their international presence at MIPCOM, MIPTV, Cannes, Berlin (EFM), NATPE Miami, NATPE Budapest, Hong Kong FILMART, Toronto and AFM has shaped a realistic approach to distributing independent movies.