ContentFilm International Acquires New Gabriel Range Film and Welcome to the Rileys

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Wed, 02/24/2010 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

ContentFilm International has acquired worldwide rights to Gabriel Range’s new film which also reunites Jeremy Brock and Andrea Calderwood writer and producer of The Last King of Scotland. The currently untitled project inspired by extraordinary real life events is a controversial thriller about London’s outrageous slave trade and one woman’s fight for freedom. This film is shocking to the core and simultaneously one of the most inspiring stories of our time. The film is now in production in Kenya after wrapping the UK portion of the shoot in January and is scheduled for completion in May 2010.
 Gabriel Range won the International Critic’s Prize in Toronto 2006 for his brilliant directorial debut Death of a President. 
 ContentFilm International president Jamie Carmichael says “I was really taken by the way Jake had crafted this emotional and often funny story about two unlikely and somewhat lost souls meeting – and then against all odds saving each other.  And of course the performances are stand out and I’m sure they will be recognized along the way.  We know we have something very special in our hands with this film and we’re delighted to be working with Jake Scott Free and Argonaut Pictures.” The cast includes Wunmi Mosaku Isaach De Bankolé Igal Naor Nonso Anozie and Nasser Memarzia. 
The film was produced by Andrea Calderwood and executive produced by Gail Egan and written by Jeremy Brock. The film is financed by the UK Film Council C4 Film Agency for Wales Limelight and Molinare.
 Producer Calderwood says “Gabriel is one of the UK’s most exciting new directing talents and has already made a big impact internationally. Working with writer Jeremy Brock he is crafting a powerfully universal film in an epic setting which will resonate strongly with audiences around the world.”
 Executive producer Katherine Butler says “This is an extraordinary and poignant story and in the hands of a world class award winning production team this stunning film will have universal appeal.” 
  ContentFilm’s president Carmichael says “We’re extremely proud to be working with such an accomplished production team. Jeremy’s powerful script has really captured everyone’s imagination and we believe that Gabriel’s film has every chance to be one of the most important UK projects of 2010.”
 ContentFilm International has also acquired international rights to Welcome to the Rileys directed by Jake Scott. North American rights are being handled by UTA’S Independent Film Group. Welcome to the Rileys premiered in competition in Sundance last week and will have its international premiere at the Berlinale in Panorama. The film stars James Gandolfini Kristen Stewart and Melissa Leo.
The film was produced by Michael Costigan Scott Bloom Giovanni Agnelli Ridley Scott and 
Tony Scott.
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