101 Films, an Amcomri Media Group company, has confirmed all rights acquisitions of a significant slate of movies for release in the UK in 2022.
First Date (2021) is a ‘It all happened on one night’ comedy thriller that had a fantastic reception at Sundance 2021. Starring newcomer Tyson Brown and produced by Lucky McKee (The Woman, The Man Who Killed Hitler then The Bigfoot, Tales of Halloween). Shy high-schooler Mike finally summons the courage to ask out his badass neighbor Kelsey, only to realize he’s missing a key element for a successful date - the car. Panicked and low on cash, he’s conned into buying a beat up ‘65 Chrysler. Mike's plan to win over Kelsey soon turns into a surreal misadventure when they are inexplicably targeted by a pair of cops, a criminal gang, and a vengeful cat lady.
A night fuelled by desire, bullets, and burning rubber makes any other first date seem like a walk in the park. In this perfectly executed throwback thrill ride, directing duo Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp deftly weave together elements of dark comedy, teen romance, shoot 'em up action and classic coming-of-age story, creating a truly entertaining ride that never misses a beat. This refreshing mix of tones, coupled with a break-out performance from Tyson Brown as Mike, make FIRST DATE a truly outstanding first feature. The deal was agreed between Ryan Kampe for Visit Films and Steve Davey for 101.
Dashcam (2021) is a modern-day interpretation of classic Coppola/Hackman conspiracy thriller “The Conversation”; Jake is a timid video editor at a local news channel, who fantasizes about becoming a reporter. While editing a piece on a routine traffic stop that resulted in the death of a police officer and a major political official, Jake is inadvertently sent dashcam video evidence that tells a completely different story. Working alone from his small apartment in NYC, Jake uses his skills as an editor to analyse the footage and figure out the truth behind what actually happened. Has Jake uncovered a conspiracy that he can break on the morning news? Or is he seeing things that aren't really there? The deal was agreed between Andi Jackson for Octane Entertainment and Steve Davey for 101 Films.
Two Buddies and A Badger 1&2 (2015 & 2020) are fantastic, high quality, family animations from Norway;
No.1: A zany, musical road movie about two old friends and a badger who embark on an excessively grand adventure. Starring the musical duo Knutsen & Ludvigsen, world famous in Norway.
No.2: Life in the tunnel is going well for Tootson, Ludiwood and Badger-oh! A life of singing, eating jam and friendly teasing. But one day they are visited by a Train Conductor. She is very stern and she has an eviction letter! Tunnels are for trains, not people, and they must all get out. Immediately! The deal was agreed between Solveig Langeland for Sola Media and Steve Davey for 101 Films
Ghoster (2022) is a pre-buy deal which continues our fantastic relationship with Ace Entertainment; a prolific production company with a superb slate of family-friendly content. An inquisitive girl and her father must unravel the secrets of Echoville Manor which has held the world's cutest spirit Ghoster captive for 50 years, before Yuto the ghost dragon wipes them all out in his quest for immortality. The deal was agreed between Marielle Zuccarelli for Ace Entertainment and Steve Davey for 101 Films.
ABOUT 101 FILMS
101 Films is one of the largest independent distributors of film in the UK. Founded in 2011, it remains one of the UK’s fastest growing independent entertainment brands having acquired over 1,000 movies in its short life and following its acquisition by Amcomri Media Group in 2016 acquired the assets of Metrodome Distribution Group adding that library along with Palisades Tartan to its roster of commercial movies. In addition to its slate of new and modern movies for all rights, 101 Films’ Black and Red physical imprint continues to reinvent, restore and re-release cult and classic films on Blu Ray. 101 Films distributes across all forms of media: physical, digital, TV, SVOD and AVOD.
ABOUT AMCOMRI MEDIA GROUP
Amcomri Media Group provides a global distribution capability for independent movie, documentary and TV series producers. Exploiting a network of distribution channels around the world, Amcomri’s companies deliver a premium, transparent and trustworthy route to market. With decades of experience across all the key media markets, the Amcomri team is fast becoming the go-to team for independent producers seeking the widest possible audience for their productions. Amcomri’s network is built on strong, trustworthy partners. Arranging strong pre-sale partners in the major markets, the teams can often provide the assurance that lenders need in order to provide production finance. Amcomri Media Group includes, 101 Films, 101 Films International, Hollywood Classics International, Amcomri Film Partners, Appreciated Media Global and the newly formed documentary, drama and non-fiction series specialist Abacus Media Rights.
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