uk distributor Protagonist Pictures signs major international regional deal for survival thriller drive.
Starring Sophie Law (middle ages) and Louisa Claus (Billions), directed by Maximilian Ahrenwein, who co-wrote the screenplay with Joachim Hedden.
Sold to Australia and New Zealand (Reset Collective), Latin America (CDC), Spain (A Contracorriente Films), Benelux (Just Entertainment), Scandinavia (Mislabel), Portugal (Nos Lusomundo), Baltics (Acme), Middle East . (Front Row), Turkey (Bir Film), Airlines (Skeye Inflight Entertainment).
Other new sales are India (Asia Pictureworks), Indonesia (PT Omega), Singapore (Pioneer) and South Korea (Doki Entertainment).
As previously announced, Wild Bunch acquired rights in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France during pre-production of the project.
drive is the first project of a global sales partnership between hero and augenschein Sales (announced last year), the two companies jointly represent a selection of films from augenschein’s list of English-speaking films.
Arlenwein’s previous work includes the Berlin Panorama premiere in 2014. stereo.
drive It follows two sisters who go diving in a beautiful, remote location. One of the sisters hit a rock and got trapped deep in the ocean. Oxygen levels are dangerously low and temperatures are cold, so it’s up to my sister to fight for her life.
Produced by Augenschein’s Maximilian Leo and Jonas Katzenstein, co-produced by Falkun Films’ Pierre Ellul and Anika Psaila Savona and German broadcaster ZDF.
Augenschein financed the production with the support of Film und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and MFG Film Fund.
Cinematographer: Frank GrieveCloud Atlas, Perfume, Run Lola Run), score by Oscar-nominated composer Volker Bertelmann (Western front, lions, ammonites all quiet) and Rafael Seyfried.
George Hamilton, chief commercial officer of Protagonist, said: