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One Village Entertainment Takes N. American Rights To Mekhi Phifer Thriller 'The Suspect'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act November 11, 2013 at 11:13AM

One Village Entertainment Takes N. American Rights To Mekhi Phifer Thriller 'The Suspect'
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The Suspect

One Village Entertainment, an RLJ Entertainment company, has acquired all North American rights to the psychological thriller The Suspect, directed by Stuart Connelly, and stars Mekhi Phifer, William Sadler, Sterling K. Brown, James McCaffery and Rebecca Creskoff

The film centers around a small town that encounters its first armed bank robbery at the exact moment a mysterious stranger appears. With no ID and a combative attitude, the local police struggle to tie the crime to their uncooperative suspect, but the truth is far more complicated.

The Suspect features a score by Stephen Coates of The Real Tuesday Weld, and is produced by Mary Jo Barthmaier, Robyn K. Bennett, Scott Aronson and director Connelly.

The deal was negotiated by Brett Dismuke and Michael Bayer on behalf of One Village Entertainment and Scott Aronson and Mary Jo Barthmaier on behalf of Modoc Spring

ITN Distribution is handling international sales and will present the thriller at the American Film Market.

One Village will release the film during the second quarter of 2014.

The Suspect first premiered at the American Black Film Festival and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor for Mehki Phifer and Sterling K. Brown. The film proceeded to screen at festivals around the world including the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, AL, St. Louis Black Film Festival, the Montreal International Black Film Festival, Third World International Film Festival in San Francisco, the Louisville International Film Festival, the Twin Cities Black Film Festival, the Englewood International Film Festival and the Philadelphia Film Festival.

The Suspect also had the special honor to screen at The Brookings Institution, where director Stuart Connelly participated in a panel discussion on the film alongside Jonathan Capehart (Washington Post, MSNBC) and Celeste Headlee (NPR host). This marked the first time The Brookings Institution utilized a narrative feature film in one of their events.

Upcoming projects for Modoc Spring include the supernatural thriller Haven House, based on Connelly’s novel of the same name.

This article is related to: Mekhi Phifer


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