Deals: Film Mode, Secret Location, Thunderbird

Wild Media's Project Ithaca lands international sales at EFM, Thunderbird's U.K. sales arm lands Sundance gem and Secret Location takes flight.
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Secret Location

Toronto VR company Secret Location is soaring to new heights in a collaboration with Inflight VR and SkyLights. The deal allows the Toronto-based company to bring cinematic experience The Great C to VR-ready airport lounges at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris Fiumicino Airport and Rome, with additional locations to be announced. The Great C is currently the only longform cinematic experience available through Inflight VR and SkyLights.

Film Mode

California-based sales agent Film Mode Entertainment has inked a raft of deals for Canadian sci-fi feature Project Ithaca. Produced by Wild Media Entertainment in association with Hawkeye Pictures, Nortario Films and 2ofaMind Productions, the film follows strangers who wake up on an alien aircraft. The project written by Anthony Artibello and Kevin C. Bjerkness has been sold to Broadmedia Studios in Japan, Eagle Films in the Middle East, Fox Asia in Pan Asia and JoyNCinema in South Korea. Film Mode, which represents the film worldwide (excluding Canada) announced the deal at the European Film Market. Project Ithaca was made with the participation of NBCUniversal, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) and Ontario Creates. The feature stars James Gallanders, Deragh Campbell, Daniel Fathers and Alex Woods.

Thunderbird Entertainment

Thunderbird Releasing, the U.K-based distribution arm of Toronto’s Thunderbird Entertainment, has acquired the U.K. and Ireland rights to recent Sundance Film Festival award-winner Queen of Hearts. The Mal el-Toukhy-directed Denmark/Sweden copro picked up the Audience award at Sundance while competing in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. It tells the story of a woman who irrevocably changes her life when she seduces her teenage stepson. The film is slated for a U.K. and Irish release in Summer 2019. Among Thunderbird Releasing’s other high-profile acquisitions is the acclaimed Shoplifters from Japan.