Vertical Entertainment acquires North American rights for “THE LAST BOY”
Toronto. September 19th, 2018 – Vertical Entertainment has acquired all North American Rights from Spotlight Pictures for the Luke Goss Action/Sci-Fi THE LAST BOY.
The film Written, Directed and Produced by Perry Bhandal follows the journey of Sira, a young boy who at the end of the world is forced on a journey to the “Place that grants Wishes”. With the help of a lone soldier and a scientist, Sira will soon realize this journey has a deeper meaning and a revelation that will change forever the course of his life and humanity.
The film stars Luke Goss (Interview with a Hitman), Flynn Allen (7 Days in Entebbe), Peter Guinness (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) and Anna Wilson-Jones (Billionare Ransom).
VERTICAL SAYS: VERTICAL’s Josh Spector commented. “Perry has created a fantastic film that takes viewers on a thrilling journey and Luke Goss gives an amazing performance. Vertical is thrilled to be bringing The Last Boy to audiences nationwide.”
PRODUCER SAYS: Producer Perry Bhandal said about the deal “I’m delighted to be working with Josh and his team at Vertical. Science Fiction is a genre I’m very passionate about. It allows filmmakers to go beyond conventional themes of right and wrong, love and loss and bring to the screen a world turned on its head. And that is what we’ve achieved with the The Last Boy; a unique adventure story, bold and uplifting, exciting and original that will definitely leave audiences wanting more.”
The deal was negotiated during TIFF 2018 between Spotlight Pictures Director of Sales Alfredo Lara Orbezo and Vertical’s Josh Spector.
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Vertical Entertainment is a global independent distributor that offers a unique combination of full-service marketing and sales services. Dedicated to providing highly-effective and collaborative solutions, Vertical leverages unparalleled relationships to maximize revenue across all streams. With a collective 60 years of distribution, the marketing and sales expertise from Vertical’s seasoned team gives content partners a wealth of experience minus the studio costs.
Last year Vertical won a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for Molly Shannon’s role in “Other People” and the film won a GLAAD Award for “Outstanding Film Limited Release” as well. Vertical also had four other Indie Spirit nominations last year – three more for “Other People” (Best Lead Actor for Jesse Plemons, and Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay for filmmaker Chris Kelly) and one for Best International Film for Babak Anvari’s “Under the Shadow,” which was also the official UK submission for the 2017 Oscars, in addition to winning one BAFTA Award and three British Independent Film Awards as well.
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