Vertical Entertainment Ends Bidding Pandemonium Over The Veil, Acquiring North American Distribution Rights For The Sci-Fi Title
By Scott Green
November 19, 2016
The Distribution Giant Partners With Veteran Producer Brent Ryan Green For His Anticipated Directorial Debut
Following a frenzied vie for rights at this year’s AFM, High Octane Pictures announced that it has sold the North American rights for the sci-fi feature “The Veil” to Vertical Entertainment, who will release the film theatrically in Q2 of 2017.
“We are excited to be in business with High Octane Pictures, Toy Gun Films, and the rest of the team behind this unique sci-fi vision,” said Vertical Entertainment co-president Rich Goldberg.
Starring Latin sensation William Levy (“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter”), the cast also includes William Moseley (“Chronicles of Narnia”), Serinda Swan (“Graceland”), Nick Tarabay (“Spartacus”), Adam Gregory (“90210”) and newcomer Christopher Levy (Levy’s son). The film was written by Jeff Goldberg and directed by Brent Ryan Green.
“‘The Veil’ has been an ambitious labor of love over the last three years, so to partner with a leading distributor like Vertical Entertainment for my feature directorial debut is a dream come true,” said Green. Adding, “The cast and crew worked tirelessly on bringing a very personal vision to life, and I am looking forward to sharing it with audiences worldwide.”
Set in a war-town land where tribal factions live in a perpetual state of fear, the film tells the story of a warrior spearheading a destructive war campaign. When he is betrayed by his own and left for dead, a mysterious princess of an unknown tribe finds and heals him, and sets out to persuade him to wage one final battle.
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Green makes his directorial debut with “The Veil” on the heels of his latest project producing Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” which has garnered early awards chatter and festival circuit praise.
Premiere Entertainment is handling all international sales for the title. For more information on “The Veil,” please visit www.theveilfilm.com, www.facebook.com/TheVeilFilm and www.twitter.com/theveilfilm.
About Brent Ryan Green:
Brent Ryan Green is a feature film director and producer whose projects have cumulatively won over 40 prestigious film awards both domestically and internationally. Currently serving as a producer on Martin Scorsese’s anticipated motion picture “Silence” (Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield) and feature length documentary “Janey Makes A Play,” Green also produced his feature film directorial debut “The Veil” (William Levy, William Moseley, Serinda Swan), with his Los Angeles and Oklahoma City-based production company Toy Gun Films. Considered the industry’s next big blockbuster filmmaker on the rise, Green’s previous work include the Hulu exclusive Colombian coming-of-age title “En Tus Manos,” “Paper Flower” (Japan), “Half Good Killer” (South Africa), and “Running Deer” filmed entirely in Green’s home state of Oklahoma. For more on Green and Toy Gun Films, visit www.BrentRyanGreen.com and www.ToyGunFilms.com and follow @brentryangreen on all major social platforms.
About Vertical Entertainment:
Vertical Entertainment is a global independent distributor that offers a unique combination of full-service marketing and sales services. Dedicated to providing highly-effective and collaborative solutions, Vertical leverages unparalleled relationships to maximize revenue across all streams. A collective 60 years of distribution, marketing and sales expertise from Vertical’s seasoned team gives content partners a wealth of experience minus the studio costs. Recent titles include “Other People,” starring Jesse Plemons and Molly Shannon; the 2016 UK Foreign Language Oscar submission “Under the Shadow” from director Babak Anvari starring Narges Radhidi; “Trash Fire,” starring Adrian Grenier, Angela Trimbur, Fionnula Flanagan, and AnnaLynne McCord; “Fathers and Daughters,” starring Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul and Diane Kruger; “He Never Died,” starring Henry Rollins. Upcoming releases include festival sensation and “The Hollow Point,” starring Ian McShane, Lynn Collins, John Leguizamo, Jim Belushi and Patrick Wilson. For more information, please visit www.vert-ent.com and www.facebook.com/VertEnt.
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