Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Exclusive New Images of Broad Green Picture's 'Learning to Drive' Exclusive New Images of Broad Green Picture's 'Learning to Drive' Want to Go to Cuba and Learn About Contemporary Filmmaking in the Island Nation? Want to Go to Cuba and Learn About Contemporary Filmmaking in the Island Nation? 12 Things Joshua Oppenheimer Wants You to Know About 'The Look of Silence' 12 Things Joshua Oppenheimer Wants You to Know About 'The Look of Silence' Call for Entries for Berlinale Talents and Other Programs During the 2016 Festival Call for Entries for Berlinale Talents and Other Programs During the 2016 Festival Sundance Institute Selects Projects and Panelists for Creative Film Producing Labs and Summit Sundance Institute Selects Projects and Panelists for Creative Film Producing Labs and Summit Sundance Offers New Resource Tool for Female Filmmakers Sundance Offers New Resource Tool for Female Filmmakers Wim Wenders' Academy Award-Nominated Doc 'The Salt of the Earth' is Now on Blu-Ray/DVD Wim Wenders' Academy Award-Nominated Doc 'The Salt of the Earth' is Now on Blu-Ray/DVD 7 Reasons Why Roy Andersson's Latest Film is a Must-See Philosophical Wonder 7 Reasons Why Roy Andersson's Latest Film is a Must-See Philosophical Wonder 'Panama Canal Stories’ - A Cannes Market Sleeper 'Panama Canal Stories’ - A Cannes Market Sleeper 'Mother’s Day' Cast: Courteney Cox and Roselyn Sanchez Join the Ensemble  'Mother’s Day' Cast: Courteney Cox and Roselyn Sanchez Join the Ensemble Women Screen Directors Wanted in New Story and Leadership Program Women Screen Directors Wanted in New Story and Leadership Program 10 Rising French Talents to Watch! 10 Rising French Talents to Watch! Geena Davis to Launch Global Symposium on Gender in Media at BFI London Film Festival Geena Davis to Launch Global Symposium on Gender in Media at BFI London Film Festival How Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Used Determinación to Go From a Small Town to NYU to Sundance How Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Used Determinación to Go From a Small Town to NYU to Sundance Deranged Midnight Film 'Dude Bro Party Massacre III' is an Instant Cult Classic, Bruh Deranged Midnight Film 'Dude Bro Party Massacre III' is an Instant Cult Classic, Bruh Inaugural AMBI Benefit Gala to Include Prince Albert II of Monaco, Diana Ross, Anjelica Houston, and James Franco Inaugural AMBI Benefit Gala to Include Prince Albert II of Monaco, Diana Ross, Anjelica Houston, and James Franco Cannes'15: Jane Fonda, Olivia de Havilland and Megan Ellison to Receive 'Women in Motion' Honor Awards Cannes'15: Jane Fonda, Olivia de Havilland and Megan Ellison to Receive 'Women in Motion' Honor Awards LatinoBuzz: EXCLUSIVE! New East Los High Cast Announced! LatinoBuzz: EXCLUSIVE! New East Los High Cast Announced! INTERVIEW: Director of Quiet Riot Documentary Regina Russell & Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot INTERVIEW: Director of Quiet Riot Documentary Regina Russell & Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot LatinoBuzz: 20 Years After Leaving, Two Sisters Return to the Hippie Commune Where They Were Born in 'American Commune' Documentary LatinoBuzz: 20 Years After Leaving, Two Sisters Return to the Hippie Commune Where They Were Born in 'American Commune' Documentary

ISA of the Day: Altitude

Photo of Sydney Levine By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz May 10, 2013 at 3:30PM

Altitude Film Entertainment is a U.K.-based vertically integrated film company launched last year by Will Clarke, founder of leading U.K. independent producer and distributor Optimum Releasing (now Studio Canal), with Andy Mayson as joint CEO and former Pathe sales chief Mike Runagall as Managing Director of the international sales company.
0

Altitude Film Entertainment is a U.K.-based vertically integrated film company launched last year by Will Clarke, founder of leading U.K. independent producer and distributor Optimum Releasing (now Studio Canal), with Andy Mayson as joint CEO and former Pathe sales chief Mike Runagall as Managing Director of the international sales company.

Now Managing Director of Altitude Film Sales he says, “We are thrilled to be adding five distinctive, commercial projects to our debut Cannes slate that show a breadth of genre and filmmaking and with the right elements and quality to achieve international reach, and working to build further on the strong buyer response we received at AFM and Berlin for projects we have already brought to market.”

His partner, industry vet Will Clarke, Chairman and CEO of Altitude Film Entertainment says, “Altitude’s first year has phenomenally exciting as we are working with filmmakers who have highly original and ambitious projects.  Our second film, Jabbar Raisani’s Outpost 37, is about to start filming and we are looking forward to showing distributors first-ever footage on five of our projects.”

Altitude has been focusing on production, financing and international sales with a strong commercial outlook.   

The company’s first creative partnerships are with filmmakers James Watkins (The Woman in Black, Eden Lake) and Simon Duric for The Loch; producer/actor Jason Maza (The Knot, Fish Tank, Welcome to the Punch) and director/actor Nick Nevern (Terry, The Sweeney) on The Hooligan Factory; director Jabbar Raisani for Outpost 37; producer Gregor Cameron  (Goin’ Down to South Park, Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show)and Owen Harris (Holy Flying Circus) for Kill Your Friends; and Ben Craig (Modern Times) writer Matt Charman (A Night at the Dogs) to make Mythica.

Altitude is bringing five new films to Cannes:

SON OF A GUN – an epic crime thriller directed by Julius Avery, best known for the Cannes award-winning shortJerrycan, and starring Ewan McGregor (The Impossible, August: Osage County), Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair, The Fifth Estate, The Seventh Son) and Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, Oculus,). The high-profile film is a visceral, tautly paced heist thriller, centred on a complex relationship between Australia’s public enemy number one and his young protégé. Started shooting on 25 February in Western Australia.  Currently in post-production.

CATCH ME DADDY - a taut and uncompromising thriller inspired by the classic character-driven thrillers of the 1970’s and early 80’s (Badlands, The Getaway, Deliverance, Blood Simple, The Friends Of Eddie Coyle). Award-winning commercials and music video director Daniel Wolfe makes his feature debut with a storyabout a couple on the run from the type of violence and crime that the law cannot reach, and overturns the conventions of the thriller genre, with a female lead stepping up as the heroine of the piece.  Started shooting on 18 March in the UK.  Currently in post-production.

OUTPOST 37 a high concept, sci-fi, action film marking the directorial debut of LA-based director and Visual FX maestro Jabbar Raisani (Game of Thrones, Iron ManPredators). Jason Newmark (TriangleSeverance) and Laurie Cook produce for Bigscope alongside Trevor Engelson for Underground Entertainment (Remember Me). Will Clarke, Andy Mayson and Mike Runagall executive produce for Altitude.  Filming starts on 14 May.  Co-written by Raisani with Blake Clifton, the film centres on a documentary crew as they follow an elite unit of marines, tasked with protecting mankind in the aftermath of a devastating alien invasion. As they reach the world’s most dangerous outpost they make a terrifying discovery; the first invasion was just the beginning.

THE GOOD PEOPLE - the highly anticipated original dark and malevolent fairytale chiller to be directed by Corin Hardy, a Screen International Star of Tomorrow and director of brilliant short films and music videos (The Prodigy, Keane, Paolo Nutini). Scientist, Adam, moves with his family to an ancient Millhouse in the Irish countryside.  But what seems a rural idyll soon becomes a terrifying fight for survival when the couple comes under attack from horrifying and demonic creatures that lurk in the woods, hell bent on destroying them all.    Co-written by Hardy with Olga Barreneche, Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino of Occupant Entertainment (The Wackness and All The Boys Love Mandy Lane) produce.  Altitude is handling international sales and financial packaging on this project.

KILL YOUR FRIENDS - a satirical and hysterically funny evisceration of the music industry set against the iconic backdrop of Cool Britannia and the Britpop era of late 1990’s London, based on John Niven’s cult novel which he is adapting for the screenplay.  BAFTA award-winner Owen Harris (Misfits, Holy Flying Circus) is to direct withRafe Spall (Prometheus,Life of Pi, I Give It A Year) cast in the lead role.  Gregor Cameron is producing alongside Altitude. The film is set to start shooting this summer.


This article is related to: Cannes Film Festival, International Sales Agent, distribution, International Film Market

E-Mail Updates