Buenos Aires-based sales and production company FilmSharks International has signed several deals with South Korea, France and Italy in recent days.
South Korean independent film distributor Bluelable Pictures has reclaimed all rights to the erotic thriller “Bandit Love” and is planning a large theatrical release. It also landed the rights to “Ghosting Gloria”, the Uruguayan supernatural erotic comedy, for which FilmSharks grabbed all sales and remake rights in June of last year.
“FilmSharks offers the best South American films in all markets; I will continue to bring such remarkable and dynamic South American films to Korean audiences, ”said Won Young Choi of Bluelable.
Separately, Laon-I Distribution, one of Korea’s most active buyers of Asian and genre titles, won all Korean rights to FilmShark’s Argentinian sci-fi horror title “Virtual Reality” after its release. world premiere at the Puchon Int’l Film Festival (PiFan) and before its European premiere at Spain’s most important fantasy film festival, Sitges, in October. He also landed the rights to another FilmSharks title, the Mexican box office hit “Come Play With Me”, the supernatural horror photo produced by the Mexican films Videocine and Lemon.
Directed by Hernan Findling, “Virtual Reality” features a group of actors and crews as they meet at their director’s house to see a rough cut of the film they just worked on. However, they soon find out that the director has made a Faustian pact with an AI program that will ensure his success but put their lives in grave danger. FilmSharks also just sold it to Cinecolor Films for theatrical release in Colombia in February of next year.
“Several genres are very much alive for global sales, but there is a huge appetite for quality cinema across genres such as horror, suspense and thriller,” said FilmSharks Founder and CEO Guido Rud.
On the Old Continent, Koch Media, Europe’s first fully integrated independent media company, has secured all Italian rights to the documentary on football icon Diego Maradona, “The Death of God,” for which FilmSharks has landed. worldwide sales rights to the Berlinale. Doc traces the impact of the superstar on the legendary player as he evolved into increasingly destructive behavior and fathered up to 10 illegitimate children, some of whom he never recognized.
A pan-Latin American deal for the doc with one of the world’s largest entertainment companies has been reached and will be disclosed soon, said Rud, who added that talks with buyers from the United States and other key territories are also underway.
Meanwhile, Koba Films has taken full rights to French-speaking Europe in Marcos Prado’s “Macabre”, one of the greatest thrillers to be shot in Latin America. It is supported by the producers of “Elite Squad”, Brazilian Zazen Prods, the production company of “Elite Squad” director Jose Padilha and Prado. “Macabre” was co-produced by Disney / Fox Brazil, Globo Filmes and Querosene Films, based in São Paulo. The crime thriller is based on the true story of the Necrophil brothers who killed women in Brazil in the 90s.
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