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ATLAS INDEPENDENT & UNBROKEN PICTURES LAUNCH CANNES SALES WITH THERE ARE MONSTERS


 

ATLAS INDEPENDENT AND UNBROKEN PICTURES LAUNCH CANNES SALES WITH U.S. DISTRIBUTION FOR BRYAN BERTINO’S “THERE ARE MONSTERS”

 

Bertino's Strangers follow up will star Zoe Kazan and be released by A24

 

LOS ANGELES, CA, MAY 12, 2015 – Atlas Independent, the affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment, and Unbroken Pictures announced today A24 will distribute Bryan Bertino’s upcoming horror film, There Are Monsters, domestically. The film stars Zoe Kazan (Olive Kitteridge, Ruby Sparks, happythankyoumoreplease), in the lead role of what is Bertino’s newest emotionally gripping and visceral script. Embankment Films is selling the feature to international territories at the Cannes Film Festival.

 

There Are Monsters focuses on a mother (Kazan) and her terrified young daughter Lizzie who are trapped and tormented by a merciless creature. In the end, only a mother’s protective love, her most primal instinct, can save them. Bertino previously wrote and directed the $85 million grossing film, The Strangers.

 

William Green and Aaron Ginsburg of Atlas Independent will produce with Adrienne Biddle of Unbroken Pictures. Atlas Entertainment’s Richard Suckle will be executive producing alongside Sonny Mallhi. UTA Independent Film Group brokered the A24 and Embankments deal on behalf of the producers.

 

Production will start this summer in Ottawa, Canada.

   

Bertino is represented by UTA. Kazan is represented by UTA and Washington Square Films.

ABOUT ATLAS INDEPENDENT

ATLAS INDEPENDENT is comprised of a hands-on team of producers working under the umbrella of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment.  Led by William Green, Atlas Independent produces movies with budgets of $10 million or less, betting on the potential high profit margins of smaller films with commercial appeal.  The company works in tandem with filmmakers to help package and secure financing for their modestly sized projects and provides a top-notch creative experience from script to screen. 

Atlas Independent has produced five movies since its inception in 2012. Most recently, Atlas Independent premiered Oscar winning writer William Monahan’s film Mojave at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. The film, which stars Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac, sold to A24 for domestic distribution. Completing post-production is Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego’s The Hollow Point, a crime thriller starring Patrick Wilson, Ian McShane & John Leguizamo. Atlas Independent’s previous films include, Revenge For Jolly! (2012), starring Kristen Wiig, Oscar Isaac and Ryan Phillippe which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was acquired by Sony Pictures World Wide Acquisitions, the British crime caper Get Lucky (2013) released by Universal in the UK, and Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego’s Open Grave (2014) starring Sharlto Copley and Thomas Kretschmann, released domestically by Tribeca Films and theatrically around the world.

ABOUT UNBROKEN PICTURES

Unbroken Pictures is a partnership between Bryan Bertino and Adrienne Biddle. The company was formed to focus on quality and original storytelling inside the horror genre.  They've produced several movies since the company's inception, including Stephanie, currently in production, starring Frank Grillo and Anna Torv, directed by Akiva Goldsman and written by Benjamin Collins and Luke Piotrowski; and February, currently in post-production, starring Emma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka and Lucy Boynton, written and directed by Osgood Perkins.