Cannes, France (PRWEB) May 15, 2014
Deal-making will be the main order of business for ITN Distribution Inc. (ITN) as they prepare for the 2014 Marche du Film and Cannes Film Festival, running from May 14th – 24th. ITN CEO Stuart Alson and VP Nicole Holland will be conducting sales for territories worldwide at Rivera C-11. The line-up includes a mix of star-driven independents in all genres, including: action, horror, thriller, drama, comedy, supernatural, family and Sci-fi. ITN will debut nine brand new titles available in territories worldwide. High profile talent includes, Christopher Meloni, Dean Norris, Bridget Moynahan, Devon Bostick, Edward Furlong, William Sadler, Kevin Sorbo, Vivica A. Fox, Mekhi Phifer, Joaquim de Almeida, Oleg Taktarov, Dallas Roberts, Eric Roberts, Danny Trejo, Bill Oberst Jr., Tony Todd, Bill Mosely, and Danny Glover.
Stuart Alson commented, “Cannes is a very significant event on our calendar. It is the place to connect with the world’s key buyers. With back-to-back meetings and plenty of high-level networking, we expect business to be very brisk.”
ITN CANNES 2014 LINE-UP:
SMALL TIME: 90min. Comedy. Complete. A young guy decides to skip college in favor of joining his father's on the lot of his used-car business. Inspired by a true story and written and directed by TV's 24 co-creator Joel Surnow.
Cast: Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit); Dean Norris (Breaking Bad); Bridget Moynahan (Blue Bloods, I, Robot), Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Xander Berkeley (Salem, Terminator 2, Taken), Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break), Kevin Nealon (Weeds), and Garcelle Beauvais (Flight, The Jamie Foxx Show, NYPD Blue).
KRAMPUS – THE CHRISTMAS DEVIL: 82 min. Christmas Horror. Complete. Jeremy, a local police officer, pieces together the truth and realizes that his childhood kidnapper could be a creature of ancient yuletide lore, Krampus, who is the brother of St. Nick, and punisher of children who perform acts of unspeakable evil without repercussion. Can Jeremy kill Krampus and prevent more missing children?
Cast: Bill Oberst Jr. (Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, The Secret Life of Bees)
DISCIPLES: 90min. Horror. Complete. This apocalyptic shocker tells the story of a group of humans and demons who must band together when a pending end of the world prophecy becomes a terrifying reality.
Cast: Tony Todd (Candyman), Bill Mosely (The Devil's Rejects, Halloween, House of a 1000 Corpses), Camden Toy (Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Demons, Nightmare on Elm Street 4), Debra Lamb (Body Parts, Midnight Cabaret, Point Break), Brinke Stevens (Body Double, The Naked Gun), Angus Scrimm (Phantasm) and Debbie Rochon.
AWAKENED: 111min. Mystery/Thriller. Complete. Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Cast: Edward Furlong (Terminator 2, American History X), Sally Kirkland (JFK), Steven Bauer (Ray Donovan, Scarface), John Savage (The Deer Hunter, The Godfather: Part III), Julianne Michelle (Apartment 1303) and Stelio Savante (My Super Ex-Girlfriend).
SHADOW PEOPLE: 89min. Supernatural Thriller. Complete. Based on true events. A radio talk show host unravels a conspiracy about encounters with mysterious beings known as The Shadow People and their role in the unexplained deaths of several hundred victims in the 1980’s.
Cast: Dallas Roberts (The Walking Dead, The Grey, 3:10 to Yuma, Dallas Buyers Club), Alison Eastwood (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), Anne Dudek (Covert Affairs, White Chicks, Those Who Kill), Mattie Liptak (Quarantine 2), Christopher Berry (12 Years a Slave, Salem) and Mariah Bonner (The Social Network).
616: PARANORMAL INCIDENT: 90min. Horror. Complete. Special Agent Watts has seen it all when it comes to the paranormal. His team, the Special Investigations Unit, gets called to the derelict Woodburrow Prison, and he thinks it's business as usual. But there's nothing usual about Woodburrow. When a mysterious woman is found attempting to flee, things begin to spiral out of control for Agent Watts and his team. As an evil force picks them off one by one, Agent Watts is left alone to face what might be the most powerful evil ever conceived--The Devil.
Cast: Rib Hillis (General Hospital), Eve Mauro (Bullet), Louis Mandylor (My Big Fat Greek Wedding).
SORORITY PARTY MASSACRE: 103min. Horror. Complete. Sexy college girls endure gore galore when a psychotic killer with a taste for sorority sister torture arrives. But when this party gets started, will they receive an advanced degree in extreme horror?
Cast: Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: The Legendary Journey), Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil's Rejects), Eve Mauro (Bullet) and Ed O'Ross (Six Feet Under, Full Metal Jacket).
THREE HOLES, TWO BRADS, AND A SMOKING GUN: 90min. Thriller. Complete. An ex-Hollywood screenwriter now teaching an evening class in New York finds himself in a sinister battle with a devious screenwriter student.
Joaquim de Almeida (Desperado, Fast Five, Clear and Present Danger), Richard Edson (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Do the Right Thing) and Rudolf Martin (Swordfish, All My Children).
BLACK WATER VAMPIRE: 95min. Creature. Complete. A horrifying creature is killing citizens of Black Water.
Cast: Bill Oberst Jr. (The Retrieval, The Secret Life of Bees).
TERRITORY 8: 80min. Sci-Fi. Complete. An eight mile quarantine zone in the Nevada Desert, known as Territory 8, is the site of the world's largest man-made disaster. Shortly after a chemical weapon explosion in the Nevada desert, two scientists find themselves confronting a sinister cover up, and a band of hostile survivors who are looking to escape the quarantined area known as Territory 8.
THE SUSPECT: 90min. Action/Thriller. Complete. A bank robbery takes an unplanned, deadly turn.
Cast: Mekhi Phifer (8 Mile, Dawn of the Dead), William Sadler (Iron Man 3) and Sterling K. Brown (Army Wives).
2035: 90min. Sci-Fi/Apocalyptic. Complete. Jack Slade is a time traveler transported to the year 2035 to stop a mad scientist from turning the world into a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Cast: Kyle Morris (2012: Ice Age, Gingerdead Man 3, Night of the Living Dead 3D: Re-Animation).
HUNTING THE LEGEND: 95min. Thriller/Horror. Complete. A deer hunter was taken by something in the Alabama woods. Only his rifle, blood and a 16" footprint were left behind... Five years later, his son seeks revenge.
AMERICAN WITCH HUNTERS: 90min. Thriller. Complete. Two researchers try to stop a coven of witches that have taken over a small village in New England
Cast: Jonathan Bennett (Pawn, Van Wilder, Mean Girls), Ali Faulkner (Twilight: Breaking Dawn), Stelio Savante (Starship Troopers 3) and Richard Riehle (Office Space, The Man From Earth).
HOUSE ON THE HILL: 85min. Horror/Crime. Complete. Based on a true story, HOUSE ON THE HILL chronicles the outrageous 1980s murder spree of serial killer Leonard Lake, who would target, kidnap, rob and kill people -- and even whole families.
Cast: Elissa Dowling (Black Dahlia) and Shannon Leade (Hall Pass, Black Dahlia).
BETRAYAL: 92min. Action/Thriller. Complete. When the Russian mob came after his family...it became personal.
Cast: Jack Topalian (Argo, Ray Donovan), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, The Expendables) and Oleg Taktarov (Predators, National Treasure, We Own the Night).
PASTOR SHEPHERD: 90min. Family. Complete. The tale of a down-on-his-luck freeze-dried-pet-salesman and his journey to become the first-ever-cyber-evangelist.
Cast: Danny Trejo (Machete), Maria-Elena Laas and Pastor Shepherd.
THE CURSE: 90min. Action. Complete. NYPD cop Ruda is a cop during the day and a religious Santerio (High Ranking Priest) of "Black Magic" by night. A curse is placed on the NYPD by the mother of a boy shot by the cops. Now the NYPD needs Ruda to help break the curse in this action-packed thriller.
Alex Maisonette (Narx), Felipe Luciano (It Could Happen to You, Badge 373) and Michael Wright (The Five Heartbeats).
THE BACKPACKER: 91min. Action/Thriller. Complete. Returned Soldier Ben Cross is a man who will stop at nothing to find his missing sister and save her from a serial killer in the Outback
Cast: Vincent Stone (Superman Returns) and Laura Andersen (Home and Away, CIA: Australia)
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.
To schedule an appointment during Cannes, please email Nicole Holland at meetings(at)itndistribition(dot)com. A full catalog of ITN titles and trailers can be viewed at itndistribution.com.
About ITN Distribution Inc. (ITN)-- Founded by entertainment impresario Stuart Alson in 2001, ITN has positioned itself as a leading independent film distribution company known to buyers worldwide. Over the past 14 years, ITN has established itself as a major player in distribution and specializes in negotiating the best deal possible for filmmakers. With over 100 titles in all genres, ITN’s objective is to become a top source for attracting, acquiring and selling product worldwide. ITN’s international presence at CANNES, NATPE-MIAMI, AFM, MIPTV, HONG KONG-FILMART, TORONTO, NATPE-PRAGUE, MIPCOM, VENTANA SUR-ARGENTINA and EFM-BERLIN has shaped a realistic approach to distributing independent movies at a global level.