BERLIN BRACES FOR “PANDEMIC”
Content Media Acquires International Sales Rights to John Suits’ Sci-Fi Action/Thriller “Pandemic” Starring Rachel Nichols, Mekhi Phifer, Missi Pyle, Alfie Allen, Danielle Rose Russell, Paul Guilfoyle and Pat Healy
Film Set For Market Debut at EFM in Berlin
January 27, 2015 – Content Media announced today that it has acquired international sales rights to the boundary crashing sci-fi action/thriller “Pandemic” starring Rachel Nichols (“Star Trek,” “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” “Continuum”), Mekhi Phifer (“Insurgent,” “Divergent,” “8 Mile”), Missi Pyle (“The Artist,” “Gone Girl,” “Big Fish”), Alfie Allen (“John Wick,” “Atonement,” “Game of Thrones”), Danielle Rose Russell (“A Walk Among the Tombstones”), Paul Guilfoyle (“L.A. Confidential,” “Air Force One,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”) and Pat Healy (“Rescue Dawn,” “Magnolia”).
Directed by John Suits (“The Scribbler”), “Pandemic” is an intense and unique film that features non-stop action from a first person shooter perspective (FPS), putting the audience in the middle of every fight whilst feeling in control of every punch thrown and shot fired. It’s a new model of action thriller for the video game generation.
Gabriel Cowan (“400 Days,” “Bad Milo”) produced the film with Suits through their New Artists Alliance (NAA) banner with XLrator Media, which will also distribute the film in North America as the second film in its three-picture deal with NAA. Executive producers are Danny Roth and Damiano Tucci of Parkside Pictures, Michael Tadross Jr. of Tadross Media Group and Content’s Film President Jamie Carmichael.
Buyers will get their first glimpse of “Pandemic” in Berlin where exclusive, first time footage will be shown by the Content team.
Jamie Carmichael said, “‘Pandemic’ is a potential game changer. The FPS component immerses the viewer right into heart the film – in a hybrid gamer style. We’re incredibly impressed with John and Gabriel’s inventive work.”
“Pandemic” is set in the near future, where a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren (Rachel Nichols) is a doctor, who, after the fall of New York, comes to Los Angeles to lead the charge in the hunt for uninfected civilian survivors.
Lauren’s objective is simple – lead her team into the field and rescue survivors. Lauren and her team: Gunner (tactical command), Denise (navigation), and Wheeler (driver), put on their anti-contamination suits, complete with cameras so their experiences can be used for research, and leave the compound. But nothing could have prepared them for the mayhem they are about to walk into.
In addition to “Pandemic,” Content’s international sales slate heading into Berlin includes Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney’s much anticipated Scientology documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison of Belief”; the romantic comedy “Comet” starring Justin Long and Emmy Rossum; the intense horror ‘The Diabolical’ starring Ali Larter; the intense drama The Eichmann Show starring Martin Freeman and Anthony LaPaglia; ‘Ocsar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost‘ voiced by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie; the uplifting emotional drama ‘Life at these Speeds’ starring Billy Crudup, Graham Rogers and Sam Rockwell; ‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’ directed by Academy® Award nominated Amy Berg; the spy thriller ‘Newcomer’ starring James Floyd and Anthony LaPaglia; Academy® Award winning director Mike van Diem returns with the romantic comedy ‘The Surprise’; Caradog James’ directing the supernatural thriller ‘Don’t Knock Twice’; the supernatural heist thriller ‘The Trust’; the extraordinary, moving and white-knuckle drive with one of the greatest movie stars of all time documentary ‘Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans‘.
About Content Media Corporation
Content Media Corporation Ltd is a London and LA based private company that owns and distributes a significant library of film, television, and digital assets.
The Company’s library of rights includes over 4,000 hours of television programming, 200 hours of digital programming and 275 feature films.
Content Media recently closed a multi-faceted deal with Bruno Wu’s Beijing-based Seven Stars Entertainment and Media, Ltd., in which Content acquired the Alive Group of companies allowing Content to distribute its extensive library of film and television rights through the Alive Group to the Chinese market, as well as a direct equity investment by Seven Stars into Content
The Film sales division launched in 2002 and represents high profile, commercial feature films with great artistic and theatrical ambition. In addition to handling worldwide sales, marketing, and publicity, the company assists film producers in securing financing.
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