Golden Ratio Films Increases Its Presence Globally with its first Hollywood Production
by Shrutee K/DNS
Mumbai: Golden Ratio Films, a Vistas Media Capital subsidiary based out of Singapore and a significant production and distribution entity in Bollywood and in the Indian Content Space, is making its first foray in Hollywood as a co-producer on Son, co-funding the film with established UK-based company Quickfire Films.
Son is being co-produced by Annemarie Naughton for Park Films (The Canal), Louis Tisné for Elastic Film (Border) and René Bastian for Belladonna Productions (Cold In July), with funding from Golden Ratio Films, Quickfire Films, Three Point Capital, with the support of the Irish Film Tax Credit incentive, and with Altitude Film Sales acting as Sales Agent. Shudder has picked all rights in North America, the UK and Ireland, with RLJE Films taking North American theatrical, VOD, Digital and Home Video rights.
The movie is currently under production and is being directed by Ivan Kavanagh (‘Canal’) and stars Andi Matichak (Halloween, Halloween Kills ), Emile Hirsch ( The Autopsy of Jane Doe, Never Grow Old ) and Luke David Blumm ( The Sinner ). The plot is that of a mother (Matichak), who as a child, escaped from a cult and must now face her past when its sinister members break into her home and attempt to steal her eight-year-old son (Blumm). Now the two are on the run pursued by a detective (Hirsch) committed to saving them both—only the boy has fallen ill to a mysterious illness. Something has changed in him since his aborted kidnapping.
Mr. Abhayanand Singh, CEO, Golden Ratio Films said, “The movie is another feather in our hat marking our entry in to Hollywood. We are thrilled to partner with some key players in Hollywood and this is the first of the many such announcements that the company has geared itself for this year”
About Vistas Media Capital (VMC): Since its inception, VISTAS MEDIA CAPITAL (VMC) has gained momentum as a renowned Singapore-based Fully Integrated Content Media and Entertainment Investment Holding Company. VMC offers a platform for Sophisticated High Net-Worth Investors and Institutional Clients to invest in this thriving Content Media space across Asia with Indian, Hollywood and Chinese Content being at its core. VMC has tapped various areas of the industry such as Film Content Development, Production, Promotion, Distribution, Digital Marketing, Film Festivals and Events. It operates through all its subsidiaries and brands, across Singapore and India, successfully leveraging off its extensive Industry Network, Strategic Alliances, and Partnerships. Each subsidiary specializes in a specific vertical and together, they complement each other to maximize the return and growth potential creating long-term value for its investors. VMC directly holds a stake in the Critics Choice Short Film Awards (CCSFA), Critics Choice Film Awards (CCFA) and South Asian Film Market (SAFM). Further, VMC is also developing an online equity crowdfunding global platform for films and web series which will be launched globally in 2020.
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ABOUT RLJE FILMS: RLJE Films’ recent features include the critically acclaimed hit Mandy from writer/director Panos Cosmatos and starring Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough and Linus Roache; The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot written and directed by Robert Krzykowski and starring Academy Award nominee Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner and Ron Livingston; the 2019 Toronto Film Festival hit Color Out of Space , based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft story, starring Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson and written and directed by Richard Stanley; and the festival favorite VFW from director Joe Begos and starring Stephen Lang, William Sadler, Martin Kove and Fred Williamson. us.rljentertainment.com
ABOUT QUICKFIRE: Quickfire is a film sales company in that it acquires sales agency rights. Quickfire then works with a number of sales agents both in the UK and worldwide to exploit its films. Quickfire’s management has acquired rights to over 30 films, winning a number of awards worldwide, including an Oscar, an Oscar nomination, 126 further awards and 167 further award nominations. Recently, Quickfire has been involved in Sir Trevor Nunn’s Red Joan starring Dame Judi Dench, as well as forthcoming Summerland by Jessica Swale and Days of the Bagnold Summer, Simon Bird’s debut feature based on the celebrated graphic novel.
ABOUT ALTITUDE MEDIA GROUP: Altitude Media Group is the independent vertically integrated studio comprising ofAltitude Film Production led by Will Clarke chairman and joint-CEO with Andy Mayson; Altitude Film Sales with Managing Director Mike Runagall; and Altitude Film Distribution with Managing Director Hamish Moseley. Altitude Film Sales’ slate includes: Son , Ivan Kavanagh’s horror starting Andi Matichak and Emile Hirsch; Beards , directed by David Freyne and starring Fionn O’Shea, Lola Petticrew, Barry Ward and Sharon Horgan; The Power by BAFTA-nominated writer-director Corinna Faith and starring Rose Williams; Black Water Abyss directed by Andrew Traucki; Guns Akimbo directed by Jason Lei Howden and starring Daniel Radcliffe and Samara Weaving which had its World premiere at Toronto; Billie directed by award-winning filmmaker James Erskine and produced by Victoria Gregory and Barry Clark-Ewers; SAS: RED NOTICE directed by Magnus Marten and starring Sam Heughan, Ruby Rose, Andy Serkis, Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper, Noel Clarke and Tom Wilkinson; Rocks , directed by Sarah Gavron which received its World Premiere as the opening gala for Toronto’s director driven Platform selection; Calm With Horses directed by Nick Rowland and starring Cosmo Jarvis; Barry Keoghan, Ned Dennehy and Niamh Algar; Simon Bird’s directorial debut Days of the Bagnold Summer starring Monica Dolan, Earl Cave, Rob Brydon, Alice Lowe and Tamsin Greig; Sulphur and White directed by BAFTA-nominated Julian Jarrold and starring Mark Stanley, Emily Beecham, Anna Friel and Dougray Scott; Chasing Chaplin from BAFTA and Sundance nominated filmmakers Peter Middleton and James Spinney; and Great White directed by Martin Wilson.
ABOUT PARK FILMS: Dublin based Park Films was founded in 2007 with a view to creating thrilling and daring new content. Along with Company partners Ana Habajec and Ivan Kavanagh, Park Films are developing a number of Film & TV projects including the Crime / Mystery drama series THE VANISHING TRIANGLE with MGM.
ABOUT ELASTIC FILM: Elastic is the London and Berlin-based production company founded by Louis Tisné in 2015 to develop and produce international director-driven films and TV. Focusing on production that provoke and delight the audience in equal measure such as the Cannes winning and Oscar nominated BORDER by Ali Abbasi and the Venice awarded HUNGRY HEARTS, Elastic is currently in development on films with Ali Abbasi, Saverio Costanzo, Jonas Govaerts, Felix Van Groeningen and Corinna McFarlane.
ABOUT BELLADONNA PRODUCTIONS: Belladonna Productions is an award-winning feature film and TV production-company with a particular focus on international co-productions. Belladonna’s films have won awards at the Sundance, Berlin, Venice and Toronto film festivals and have garnered Golden Globe, SAG, Grammy and Academy Award nominations. Most recently Belladonna produced three seasons of the six-part mini-series Hap & Leonard based on the books by Joe Lansdale for the Sundance Channel/AMC and In the Shadow of the Moon for Netflix.