Cannes (May 13, 2011) – Clay Epstein, VP of Sales & Acquisitions at
The Little Film Company announced today that the Dennis Quaid thriller BENEATH
THE DARKNESS has pre-sold to California Films in Latin America.The deal was brokered by Epstein on behalf of
The Little Film Company and Balan Melarkode for California Films.
California Films have bought the film for all Latin America films and
for all rights.
Quaid leads the cast
as a mysterious mortician and friendly neighbor in a small Texas town where a
group of teens (led by Tony Oller and Aimee Teegarden) fight to expose the
dark, grim secrets of Ely's (Dennis Quaid) old house. In the same vein as the
highly successful "Disturbia" this thriller features a hot new
cast and veteran actor Quaid in a surprising new role for him.
Martin Guigui directs
and Ronnie Clemmer ("A League of Their Own") is producing from a
screenplay by Bruce Wilkinson, who exec produces with Scott Mednick
("Where the Wild Things Are").
We are very
selective with the films that we are acquiring right now and after reading the
script and knowing the cast, we couldn’t wait to get onboard. We’re convinced of the commercial value and
look forward to releasing the film, said Balan Melarkoda of California Films.
We’re so pleased to
be working with California Films, they believe in the film and the wide
demographic it is going to appeal to. Just
wait until everyone sees Quaid in this role, his performance is going to make a
huge impact on the thriller genre, included Clay Epstein Vice President of
Sales and Acquisitions for The Little Film Company.
The film is currently in post-production and The Little Film Company
will continue to pre-sell during the Cannes Market and will be showing a
ABOUT THE LITTLE FILM COMPANY
The Little Film Company is a worldwide motion picture sales
and marketing company based in Los Angeles that also finances, executive
produces, and distributes independent feature films and documentaries. Recent
successes include the critically acclaimed documentary IT MIGHT GET LOUD,
directed by Davis Guggenheim; the adaptation of Michael Hoffman’s THE LAST
STATION, which earned Academy Award nominations for its stars Helen Mirren and
Christopher Plummer; and the Academy Award-winning film TSOTSI, written and
directed by Gavin Hood. Projects currently in post-production include Fred
Schepisi’s EYE OF THE STORM starring current Academy-Award nominee Geoffrey
Rush, Judy Davis and Charlotte Rampling; and the thriller BENEATH THE DARKNESS
starring Dennis Quaid.