MPI Picks Up North American & International Rights To Pandemic Thriller ‘Before The Fire’, First Trailer — Cannes

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EXCLUSIVE: Dark Sky Films has acquired all North American distribution rights to timely pandemic thriller Before The Fire, from female duo Charlie Buhler, who made her directorial debut, and Jenna …

The feature had its world premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival in March, immediately preceding the national lockdown in the U.S., which brought the film’s festival run to a halt.

Nicola Goelzhaeuser, MPI/Dark Sky’s VP of Sales & Acquisitions, negotiated the deal for the Madfire Pictures production with John W. Bosher and Chris Charles of Throughline Films and Michelle Chang of Ramo Law on behalf of the filmmakers, including producer Kristen Murtha. Buhler said, “We fought to make this movie because we felt that there was a very specific expectation about the types of stories women were able to tell. Jenna and I both love action and sci-fi, so we wanted to make a female protagonist that we women could really rally behind.”

Screenwriter and star Jenna Lyng Adams added, “Audiences are thirsty for unconventional, layered and imperfect women on-screen. Dark Sky Films has been known to support female driven films and we are happy to have found the right partnership for this movie.” arrives as the world is caught in an existential crisis, but it is really a timeless achievement that reveals how far people will go to survive. We look forward to bringing this female driven film to audiences everywhere.

Adams is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment and BRS/Gage Talent Agency. Director Charlie Buhler is repped by attorney Lev Ginsburg.

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