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4 items from 2016


Kaleidoscope, Head Gear ink multi-movie deal with Jonathan English

28 October 2016 6:06 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK seller/distributor teams with financier to back director’s company Balkanic.

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (Kfd) has signed a multi-picture deal with financier, Head Gear Films, and director, Jonathan English’s (Ironclad) new production outfit, Balkanic.

Under the deal, Kfd will handle all-rights worldwide, with features being released in the UK by Kaleidoscope Entertainment.

Head Gear will fully finance the films. English will write and produce, and also direct the first feature, Drago: a car chase thriller set across the Balkans. Paul Hyett (Howl) is attached to direct the second project, Blood Feud.

Kaleidoscope’s Spencer Pollard and Michael Chapman, together with Head Gear’s Phil Hunt and Compton Ross, will serve as executive producers.

Drago is due to go into production in 2017 and is scheduled for release in 2018. 

Head Gear recently helped close finance on Amma Asante’s Where Hands Touch, and has previously backed movies including Black Mass, War On Everyone and [link »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Japan's Gaga mounts Jonathan English’s 'Dias'

17 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Mfi clocks new sales on Greece-set thriller.

Gaga Corporation has taken Japanese rights to UK director Jonathan English’s Athens-set action-thriller Dias, following its launch at the market.

The film, which is due to shoot in Athens this September, revolves around Athen’s elite police motorbike force, the Dias.

As previously announced, Paris-based Memento Film International (Mfi) also sold the production to Koch at the beginning of the market.

The film revolves around the city’s elite police motorbike force, the Dias, consisting of four-person squads travelling two-by-two on high-powered vehicles. The force was created in 2010 in response to a rise in petty and organised crime after the debt crisis threw the country into chaos.

The story will follow energetic young recruit Theo, who quickly becomes a pivotal member of the force as it presses on with its work of eradicating the city of violent crime gangs but in the end becomes their target too.[p »

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Koch takes Jonathan English's 'Dias'

12 May 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Athens-set thriller will shoot in September.

Koch Films Gmbh takes German-speaking rights on UK director Jonathan English’s [pictured] Athens-set action-thriller Dias, which is due to shoot in the Greek capital in September.

Paris-based Memento Film International (Mfi) is handling sales on the picture about Athen’s elite police motorbike force, the Dias, which was created in 2012 in response to a rise in petty and organised crime after the debt crisis threw the country into chaos.

“There are lots of reasons to be intrigued by Dias: First and foremost, it’s a fast paced, straightforward action film with cops on motorbikes, chasing their enemies in the streets of Athens,” said Koch Films director of acquisitions Moritz Peters.

The production marks a change of scene for English whose last two films Ironclad and sequel Ironclad: Battle For Blood, were set against the backdrop of medieval England.

It is a $4.5m (€4m) co-production between Athens-based View Master Films and Germany »

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Cannes: Memento boards Jonathan English action-thriller 'Dias'

26 April 2016 2:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Deal marks company’s first foray into the action genre; film set to shoot in Athens in September.

Paris-based Memento Film International (Mfi) will kick-start sales at Cannes on UK director Jonathan English’s Athens-set action-thriller Dias, which is due to shoot in the Greek capital in September.

The film revolves around the city’s elite police motorbike force, the Dias, consisting of four-person squads travelling two-by-two on high-powered vehicles. The force was created in 2010 in response to a rise in petty and organised crime after the debt crisis threw the country into chaos.

The story will follow energetic young recruit Theo, who quickly becomes a pivotal member of the force as it presses on with its work of eradicating the city of violent crime gangs but in the end becomes their target too.

“I was in Athens in 2013 and I saw the Dias units fly through the city,” said English »

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