XLRATOR MEDIA DEVOURS “FEED THE GODS” FOR MACABRE LABEL AS AFM KICKS OFF
Bleiberg's Compound B Handling International Sales at AFM
LOS ANGELES (October 30, 2013) – In advance of the American Film Market, XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. rights to the horror-thriller FEED THE GODS for its “Macabre” horror label from Bleiberg Entertainment’s genre label Compound B.
The film, which stars Shawn Roberts (Resident Evil: Afterlife, Diary of the Dead), Tyler Johnston (“The Killing,” “Supernatural”), Emily Tennant (Jennifer’s Body) and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War), follows the journey of two brothers in search of their long lost parents. Their quest leads them to Tendale, a small mountain town that is home to mythical Bigfoot-like creature with a “taste for tourists.”
Production wrapped last month in Vancouver and surrounding areas. Braden Croft directed from his own script and Random Bench’s Liz Levine and Adrian Salpeter produced, all of whom worked together on last year’s cult hit Hemorrhage. Bleiberg Entertainment’s Ehud Bleiberg and Nicholas Donnermeyer executive produced with Shawn Roberts and Eduard Witzke.
Compound B is the worldwide sales rep and will be selling remaining territories at the upcoming AFM.
“After our success with Bleiberg on Under The Bed, we are excited to add their newest production FEED THE GODS to our “Macabre” label slate of elevated genre movies,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.
Gordon and Mike Radiloff negotiated for XLrator Media; Bleiberg negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.
ABOUT XLRATOR MEDIA, LLC
XLrator Media, LLC (XLratorMedia.com) is a multi-platform releasing company founded by industry veteran Barry Gordon. It is focused on acquiring feature films, event programming and libraries, in addition to producing programming for enthusiast genres and categories that are under-served by the major studios and most independents. Recent XLrator Media releases include Ironclad, John Carpenter’s The Ward, Bunraku, Killing Bono, Knuckle, We The Party, 96 Minutes, Assassin’s Bullet, Blood Money, Brawler, Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes, Outpost: Black Sun, The Thompsons, Allegiance, Thale, American Mary, Under The Bed, Storm Surfers 3D, CBGB and the upcoming Banshee Chapter.
ABOUT BLEIBERG ENTERTAINMENT
Beverly Hills-based Bleiberg Entertainment (Bleibergent.com), founded by acclaimed producer Ehud Bleiberg, develops, funds and produces a diverse array of feature films. The company most recently produced McCanick starring David Morse and Cory Monteith, which was acquired at last month’s Toronto International Film Festival. Bleiberg also produced The Iceman starring Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta and James Franco. Other recent projects include Hunting Elephants, a comedic crime film with Sir Patrick Stewart that was nominated for Best Picture at the Israeli Film Academy Awards; as well as Cannes Film Festival award winner The Band’s Visit; Paul Schrader’s Adam Resurrected starring Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe; and the Olga Kurylenko dramatic thriller The Assassin Next Door. Bleiberg is currently is post-production on i-Lived, a technological thriller from Franck Khalfoun, director of the 2012 Cannes hit Maniac.
ABOUT RANDOM BENCH PRODUCTIONS
Founded by indie producers Adrian Salpeter & Liz Levine, Random Bench is a rapidly expanding film and television production company and creative agency with offices in both Los Angeles and Vancouver. Already establishing themselves as indie genre powerhouses their recent film productions have received acclaim during successful film festival launches and cross all platforms as they reach audiences worldwide. Random Bench’s Toad Road, from director Jason Banker, premieres in theaters in New York and Los Angeles in October. Toad Road is executive produced by Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller and Elijah Wood of SpectreVision. Toad Road screens at the Arena Cinema in LA until Oct 24 and then at Cinema Village. The company’s first feature film, Hemorrhage, opened to rave reviews at Fantasia International Film Festival and goes wide on VOD this fall. For more information on upcoming productions go to www.randombench.com