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ANNOUNCING 3 NEW FILMS AT AFM:

TEEN MUSICAL

ANIMATED FAMILY

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER

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DRAMA DRAMA !

Genre: TEEN MUSICAL

 

Cast: Cheri Oteri (Liar Liar, Inspector Gadget, Scary Movie, Southland Tales) 

Ana Golja (Full Out, The Fanatic, Degrassi: The Next Class)

Cinta Laura Kiehl (After the Dark, The Ninth Passenger)

 

Director: MARTIN GUIGUI (Cattle Call, Swing

 

 

The most unlikely pairing of teen-age girls end up bonding to form the pop group Drama Drama, and make a stand against bullying in their high school.

 

TRAILER / PW: 11124

 
 

 

 

MARIONETTE (SNEAK PEEK - IN POST)

Genre: Psychological Thriller: Living in an alternate reality, a new take on THE SIXTH SENSE and JACOB'S LADDER.

 

Cast: THEKLA REUTGEN (In Bruges, Red Sparrow)

ELIJAH WOLF (T2, Trainspotting)

BILL PATTERSON (The Witches, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, Kingdom of Heaven) 

PETER MULLAN (Children of Men, War Horse) 

 

Director: ELBERT VAN STRIEN (Two Eyes Staring / Winner 

Fantasporto, Forbidden Eyes / BIFFF Winner) 

 

 

Marionette tells the story of a therapist, who loses her grip on reality when a ten-year-old boy claims he can control her future.  

Language:English / Country of Origin: Netherlands

 

TRAILER / PW: 11124

 
 

 

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BRIGHTHEART

Genre: Family Animation

 

Language: English & Chinese versions

 

Director: Weifeng Deng

 

 

Brightheart the firefly is the hero of her village. But her celebrity is challenged when a robot Aurora visits the village. Will Brightheart learn to get along with this stranger or will they be bitter enemies?

 

TRAILER COMING SOON

 
 

 

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MY LAST FRIEND

Genre: DRAMA

 

Cast: WILLEM DAFOE (Murder On The Orient Express, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Spider-Man)

SELTON MELLO (The Clown, Lisbela and the Prisoner, The Mechanism)

MARIA FERNANDA CANDIDO (Edge of Desire, Terra Nostra)

REYNALDO GIANECCHINI (Belissima, Shades of Sin)

 

Director: HECTOR BABENCO (Pixote, Carandiru, Kiss Of The Spider Woman)

 

 

Hector Babenco's final film, finished before his death. This film recounts his experiences in his last year of life.

 

VIEW TRAILER / PW: 11124

 
 

 

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ADVENTURES OF A BOY GENIUS

Genre: FAMILY

 

Cast: Miles Brown (Black-Ish)

Rita Wilson (Sleepless in Seattle, Jingle All The Way, Girls)

Nora Dunn (SNL 1985-1990, Bruce Almighty, Pineapple Express

Zach Gilford (The Purge: Anarchy)

Tracy Thoms (Rent)

 

Director: Bridget Stokes (Think Fast)

 

 

A 12 year-old boy genius teams up with a quirky teacher to solve a crime and save his family from splitting up, all while trying to win over his first crush.

 

VIEW TRAILER / PW: 11124

 
 

 

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8: A SOUTH AFRICAN HORROR STORY

Genre: SUPERNATURAL HORROR

 

Cast: Inge Beckmann (Escape Room)

Garth Breytenbach (Troy: Fall of a City)

Chris April (Zulu)

Tshamano Sebe (Of Good Report)

 

 

An old man, fated to collect souls for eternity, seeks atonement after trading his daughter's soul.

 



 

VIEW TRAILER / PW: 11124

 
 

 

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CASE 347

Genre: SCI FI THRILLER

 

Cast: Maya Stojan (Marvel’s- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Newness) 

Krista Allen (Anger Management, The Final Destination, Baywatch) 

Richard Gilliland (Airplane II: The Sequel, Designing Women)

 

Director:  Chris Wax

 

Psychologist and UFO skeptic Dr. Mia Jansen joins forces with two documentary filmmakers who set out to prove alien abduction claims are a form of “mass hysteria”, but during their research, unexplainable events begin and the entire crew goes missing.

 

VIEW TRAILER / PW: 11124

 
 

 

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WOW SIGNAL

Genre: Science Documentary

 

Cast: Jerry Ehman (Astronomer at the University of Michigan) 

Karen O'Neil (Site Director: Nat'l Radio Astronomy Observatory) 

Seth Shostak (Former director of SETI - Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Former Dir.Nat'l Radio Astronomy Observatory)

 

Director:   Bob Dawson

 

In 1977 Ohio radio astronomers discovered a strong, interstellar signal that is believed by many to be the best evidence of communication from an extraterrestrial civilization; famously known as the 'Wow. Signal'.

 

VIEW TRAILER / PW: 11124

 
 

 

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GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD

Genre: TEEN GHOST MYSTERY

 

Cast: Kelli Berglund (Now Apocalypse)

Jake Busey (Stranger Things, The Predator)

Olivia Larsen (The Last Halloween)

Royce Johnson (Let’s Be Cops)

 

 

The town of Mt. Moriah comes under the thumb of Martha, a ghost who comes back to haunt the teens who witnessed her death as children, during a game of “Ghost in the Graveyard.”

 

VIEW TRAILER / PW: 11124

 
 

 

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WOODSTOCK OR BUST

Genre: GIRLS ROAD TRIP

 

Cast:Willow Shields (The Hunger Games series)

Meg Delacey (The Fosters, Chicago P.D.)

Teddy Van Ee (Captain Fantastic, Z Nation, The Virgins)

Corey Brunish (Coup de Cinema, The Fix, Body of Evidence)

 

 

It was 1969,The Summer of love. The Woodstock Music Festival was a beacon for a generation looking for a world of peace, love and music. For two 17-year-old singer-songwriters, it’s the once-in-a-lifetime dream to travel cross-country and perform at the festival, and they make a life-changing road-trip of self discovery, love, music and friendship.

 

VIEW TRAILER / PW: 11124

 
 

 

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BOMBSHELLS AND DOLLIES

Genre: Documentary

 

Cast: Contestants from cities worldwide

 

Director: Dan Halperin

 

Bombshells & Dollies examines the lives of contemporary women who emulate the style and fashion of the 40’s & 50’s, while competing in the most heralded Pinup contest in the world, championing self-expression, self-confidence and

body acceptance. The DOC follows 12 contestants from all over the world as they journey to Las Vegas seeking to win the title of “Miss Viva Las Vegas.”

 

VIEW TRAILER / PW: 11124

 
 

 

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IT ALL BEGINS WITH A SONG

Genre: MUSIC Documentary

 

Cast: Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Brad Paisley

Kacey Musgraves

Also Featuring:

Aerosmith 

Elvis

 

Director: Chusy

 

A story about of one of music’s most important forces: The Nashville songwriter. Packed full of raw and stripped-down performances, this film will give you a new appreciation of how we all connect through songs and why they are more important than ever.

 

VIEW TRAILER / PW: 11124

 
 

 

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BLOOD HUNTERS: RISE OF THE HYBRIDS

Genre: ACTION

 

Cast: Mayling Ng (Wonderwoman, Lady Bloodfight) 

Sarah Chang (The Trigonal: Fight for Justice)

Monsour Del Rosario(Dian zi ge men zhan shi, Lethal Combat)

Ian Ignacio (BuyBust, Showdown in Manila, The Scorpion King: Book of Souls)

 

Director:  Vincent Soberano (The Trigonal: Fight for Justice)

 

Gabriella is on a trail of vengeance after a monster killed her family. On her journey, she teams up with a group of monster hunters called the Slayers. Together they hope to save the world from the Monster Queen.

 

VIEW TRAILER / PW: 11124

 
 

 

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LONE STAR DECEPTION

Genre: POLITICAL THRILLER

 

Cast: Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, Head Full of Honey) 

Anthony Ray Parker (The Marine, The Matrix) 

Eliza Roberts (National Lampoon’s Animal House, Dr. Who TV Movie, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman)

 

Director:  Don Okolo (The Land) 

Robert Peters (30 Days in Atlanta, A Trip to Jamaica)

 

Stuart Sagle is leading in the race for Governor of Texas, but a fling with a prostitute threatens to derail his campaign. Thrust into circumstances he neither understands nor controls, he weaves his way past assassination attempts and faces his own demons as he has to decide to quit the race, ride a wave to the statehouse, or die trying.

 

TRAILER coming soon!

 
 

 

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MASERATI

Genre: DOCUMENTARY

 

Cast: Alfieri Maserati (Son of Co-Founder Ernesto Maserati) 

Carlo Maserati (Son of Co-Founder Ettore Maserati)

Hatold J Wester (C.E.O, Maserati S.P.A)

Adolfo Orsi JR (Grandson of Italian industrialist Aldolfo Orsi) 

Nick Mason (Drummer Pink Floyd)

 

Director: Philip Selkirk

 

This fast-paced documentary chronicles the origins, history, and unique evolution of the Maserati automobile brand over the past century, from a small garage in Italy, to prestigious car shows and races around the world.

 

VIEW TRAILER / PW: 11124

 
 

 

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ANIMATION

On a thrilling chase around the earth an alien castaway and the earth kids who rescue him, discover that life, love, and adventure are the same throughout the galaxy.

 

Sean Bean

Lord Of The Rings, Game Of Thrones, GoldenEye

Gemma Arterton

Prince of Persia, Clash Of The Titans

Sam Claflin 

Hunger Games , Snow White And The Huntsman 

Laura Haddock

Guardians Of the Galaxy , Transformers 

Asa Butterfield

Enders Game, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

 

 

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FUTURISTIC THRILLER

A City of the Future raised from the East China Sea. A loveless world on the cusp of immortality and extinction. Two hardened souls search for what it once meant to be human, and the hard truths they uncover threaten their whole existence.

 

Director/Writer: 

Ivan Sen ( Toomelah/Cannes-Un Certain Regard, Goldstone/TIFF)

 

CAST:

Hugo Weaving (Lord of the Rings Franchise, Matrix Franchise)

Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Dead Silence, Hurricane Heist)

Jillian Nguyen (The True History of The Kelly Gang)



 

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LGBT DRAMA

When a young man is executed for a hate crime, two sets of parents struggle to deal with the consequences of fear and repression.

 

DIRECTOR: Steven Esteb

CAST:

John Schneider, Amy Redford

Kevin Bernhardt, Laura Cayouette

 

This is a film that challenges you and pushes you to feel things you don't always want to feel. It's well worth watching and it's clear why it's won so many awards.”

Meg Davis - Founder of The Stories Project

 

 

 

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FANTASY / DARK COMEDY

What is going on behind the closed doors of the women-only secret club? 1st Rule: The lady with the best looking date wins. 2nd Rule: 100 wins turns a lady into a lordess. 3rd Rule: love is prohibited. So when Sophie falls in love with a mysterious man, she must choose between her last chance for true love or her one shot at fame and glory within this macabre high society of lordesses.

 

Nominated for 6 Ophir Awards and Selected for: Fantastic Fest, Montreal World Film Festival, Portugal Dias De Cinema, and many many more.

 

"A Tim Burton-style dark comedy"-Screen Anarchy

 

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MARTIAL ARTS

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FEMALE ACTION

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FEMALE ACTION

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GOSPEL MUSICAL

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FAMILY

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FAMILY

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FOOD

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HORROR THRILLER

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ACTION

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HORROR

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AWARD-WINNING

DOCUMENTARY

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About American Film Market Dailies

WOLF Jonathan
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The AFM is not a festival - it is the largest motion picture market in the world. 8,000 industry attendees, including producers, distributors, directors, agents, writers, lawyers & bankers. Over 540 films screened, most world or U.S. premieres.

$US3 Billion spent annually by participants to produce films
8,000+ industry professionals
2,000+ new films and projects
1,000+ production companies
400+ distributors
540+ films screened
100+ world premiers 
70+ countries represented
50+ thought leaders speaking
7 days of networking activities
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Our AFM Newsletters run each day with three bumper pre roll editions and a wrap edition:  

2019 Complete Coverage

2018 FULL HIT STORY TOLD IN 8 EPISODES

Pre roll newsletter N° 1 
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Opening Newsletter N°3 
N°4 (November 2) 
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N°6 (November 4)  
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