Buffalo 8 has acquired worldwide rights at the just-wrapped Cannes virtual market to Givers of Death, an apocalyptic sci-fi thriller written and directed by and starring Addison Henderson. The pic,…
, an apocalyptic sci-fi thriller written and directed by and starring Addison Henderson. The pic, which is coming off its world premiere at the American Black Film Festival, will hit U.S. theaters and Premium VOD sometime in 2022.The film, which is set in a world obliterated by a deadly virus that has killed a third of the population, centers on a the quest for peace for a hitman (Henderson) in a post-apocalyptic world where those who are too afraid to end their own lives from the painful virus hire hitmen to do it for them. Jonathan Sterritt, Lou Lombardi, JJ Alfieri, Jason Delane Lee and Yvonne Huff Lee also star.
Related StoryAndrea Arnold's Buzzy Cannes Doc 'Cow' Sells Globally For Mk2 FilmsHenderson said his film “was born from my own personal tragedies and was inspired by the citizens of Otsuchi, Japan who lost loved ones to a horrific tsunami. Loss, redemption and hope are experiences we can all relate to, so we look forward to people across the globe being able to connect to this film.”
Watch on Deadline“Addison Henderson’s talent and vision, both in-front of and behind the camera, is undeniable,” Buffalo 8’s head of distribution Nikki Stier Justice said. “His star is quickly rising, and we are thrilled to be a part of that journey by bringing headtopics.com
G.O.D.to audiences worldwide.”Alfieri, Trent Boling, Michael Cappuccino, Leah Cohen-Mays and Henderson are producers. Executive producers include Yvonne Huff Lee, Jason Delane Lee, Matthew Soraci, Sterritt, Nicole Beckett, and Messiah Jacobs, as well as Buffalo 8’s Matthew Helderman, Grady Justice, Nikki Stier Justice and Luke Taylor.
The deal was negotiated by Buffalo 8’s Nikki Stier Justice and Grady Justice, along with Messiah Jacobs of Four Screens on behalf of the filmmaker. Read more: Deadline Hollywood »
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