Content Film Acquires the Rights to 96 Minutes

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Thu, 04/28/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Content has acquired international rights to SXSW’s critically acclaimed 96 Minutes. Inspired by true events the intense drama is written and directed by Aimee Lagos winner of many awards including a BAFTA Award for Excellence for her short film Underground.   The film stars a young cast including Brittany Snow (Prom Night Hairspray) Evan Ross (90210 ATL) Christian Serratos (Twilight Series) Jonathan Michael Trautmann and David Oyelowo (Derailed Last King of Scotland). Ross won the Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance at the South By Southwest Film Festival last month.   Produced by First Point Entertainment’s Lee Clay Perfect Weekend’s Justin Moore-Lewy and Charlie Mason Katonah Pictures’ Dan Abrams and Paul Gilreath the thriller is about a day in the life of four young people caught up in a terrifying carjacking.   “We’re thrilled to be working with Content Media ” Justin Moore-Lewy co-founder at Venice-based Perfect Weekend said. ’96 Minutes is a labor of love for us – a coming-of-age story that tackles tough issues of class divide and themes that audiences around the world can relate to. We have every confidence that Jamie and his team will bring unique opportunities based on their excellent relationships in the international film markets.”   Content president Carmichael said “We were really taken by Aimee’s compelling direction and the outstanding performances of her young cast – and we’re delighted to be working with Lee Justin Charlie Dan and Paul on such a high quality project.”