04 Feb 2016
CONTENT HEADS TO CARNAGE PARK
Los Angeles, CA – February 4, 2016 – Following an electrifying world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last week, Mickey Keating’s “Carnage Park”, which won over audiences and genre critics in the Sundance Midnight section, has been acquired by Content Media, who will handle international sales on the film starting in Berlin next week.
Written and directed by Mickey Keating (“Pod,” “Ritual,” “Darling”), “Carnage Park” is a terrifying new film inspired by a true story. The 1970s set thriller depicts a harrowing fight for survival after a pair of wannabe crooks botch a bank heist and flee into the desert, where they inexplicably stumble upon Carnage Park, a remote stretch of wilderness occupied by a psychotic ex-military sniper.
“Carnage Park” stars Ashley Bell (“The Last Exorcism, “The Last Exorcism 2”, “The Day”), Pat Healy (“Cheap Thrills”, “Captain America: Winter Soldier”, “Magnolia,” “Rescue Dawn”), Alan Ruck (“Ferris Buehler’s Day Off,” “Speed”), Darby Stanchfield (“Scandal,” “Waitress,” “The Sacrifice”), James Landry Hébert (“Gangster Squad,” “Looper,” “Seven Psychopaths”) and Larry Fessenden (“Habit,” “The Last Winter”).
Eric B. Fleischman and Sean Tabibian produced the film through their Diablo Entertainment banner.
Content’s team, led by President of Film, Jamie Carmichael and Head of Sales, Harry White, will introduce “Carnage Park” to international distributors for the first time at the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin. CAA handles North American sales rights for the film.
The acquisition of sales rights to “Carnage Park” builds on Content’s successes with genre films emanating from Sundance Midnight over the last few years including such commercial hits as “The Pact,” “The Nightmare” and “Bound to Vengeance” – all of which performed strongly worldwide.
Content’s Carmichael and White in a joint statement said: “’Carnage Park’ is everything you could hope for in an ultra-cool elevated genre film – full of tension, stylish as hell, and tough as nails. We love it.”
In addition to “Carnage Park,” Content’s impressive international sales slate includes the action-thriller “The Worker,” starring Michael Peña, directed by action director Dan Bradley and produced alongside Jeremy Renner’s company The Combine; the Manolo Blahnik documentary “Manolo”; the Maria Callas biopic “Callas,” starring Noomi Rapace with Niki Caro directing; Lorenzo di Bonaventura’s produced sci-fi “Higher Power”; Joel David Moore’s dramedy “Youth in Oregon” starring Christina Applegate, Josh Lucas, Billy Crudup, Frank Langella and Nicola Peltz; Dennis Hauck’s neo-noir detective thriller “Too Late,” starring Academy Award®-nominee John Hawkes; the supernatural horror “Don’t Knock Twice,” from ‘The Machine’ team starring Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton and Nick Moran; the uplifting emotional drama “Life at these Speeds” starring Billy Crudup, Graham Rogers and Tim Roth; the star-studded romantic drama “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea,” starring Jason Sudeikis, Maisie Williams, Jessica Biel, Orlando Jones, with Paul Reiser and Mary Steenburgen; Amy Berg’s “Janis: Little Girl Blue” selected at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals; and Oscar Wilde's “The Canterville Ghost” voiced by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
About Content Media Corporation
Content Media Corporation Ltd is a London and LA-based private company that owns and distributes a significant library of film, television, and digital assets. The Company’s library of rights includes over 5,000 hours of television programming, 200 hours of digital programming and 275 feature films.
Content Media recently closed a multi-faceted deal with Bruno Wu’s Beijing-based Seven Stars Entertainment and Media, Ltd., in which Content acquired the Alive Group of companies allowing Content to distribute its extensive library of film and television rights through the Alive Group to the Chinese market, as well as a direct equity investment by Seven Stars into Content
The film sales division launched in 2002 and represents high profile, commercial feature films with great artistic and theatrical ambition. In addition to handling worldwide sales, marketing, and publicity, the company assists film producers in securing financing.