Altitude Film Sales Boards Martin Wilson’s Aussie Shark Thriller GREAT WHITE For International Sales At Cannes Film Festival
FROM THE PRODUCERS OF THE REEF
Altitude Film Sales has boarded the Aussie shark thriller GREAT WHITE, for international sales and will introduce the new film to buyers at Cannes. Currently in pre-production, filming is set for later this year.
GREAT WHITE will be directed by Martin Wilson, renowned for his feature style high-end commercials for international brands including Toyota and the ground-breaking “Cowards Punch” TVC campaign with world boxing champion Danny Green. His 2004 TV film Roll was funded distributed by ShowTime and SBS Independent. The screenplay is Michael Boughen, co-writer of Dying Breed starring Nathan Phillips and producer Killer Elite starring Jason Statham and Clive Owen, and the TV series Tomorrow, When The War Began and Move It.
What should have been a tourist trip to remember, quickly turns into a living nightmare when five passengers on a seaplane become stranded, miles away from shore. What follows is a desperate bid for survival as the group try to make it to land before they either run out of supplies or are taken by the man-eating sharks lurking just beneath the surface.
GREAT WHITE is produced by Michael Robertson and Neal Kingston, the team behind Black Water: The Abyss which Altitude is also representing for international sales, The Reef and Black Water. Michael Robertson’s credits include Black Water, The Reef, Road Kill and The Pack which has been described by the LA Times as “one of the rare thrillers to recognize how scary dogs can be”. Neal Kingston’s credits include Nerve, as well as producer on Australia’s longest running television series Neighbours. Joining the Great White producing team is Chris Veerhuis who was most recently co-producer on the Simon Baker debut feature Breath. Robert Slaviero will serve as an Executive Producer.
“We’re excited to be able to bring this suspenseful survival tale to life and work with the brilliant team at Altitude to add Great White to our growing slate of Aussie genre films” said Mike Robertson and Neal Kingston.
Mike Runagall from Altitude says, “Great White is a gripping concept-driven survival thriller from a team with proven track record in high-end suspense filmmaking that pitches a full-on battle with nature and the most terrifying predator known to man.”
ALTITUDE FILM ENTERTAINMENT
The Altitude Film Entertainment group comprises Altitude Film Production led by Will Clarke chairman and joint-CEO with Andy Mayson; Altitude Film Sales with Managing Director Mike Runagall; and Altitude Film Distribution with Head of Distribution Hamish Moseley.
The Altitude sales slate includes Whitney from Academy Award®-winning director Kevin Macdonald and Academy Award®-winning producer Simon Chinn which receives its world premiere in Cannes’ official Midnight selection; Tina Turner (working title) directed Academy® and Emmy® Award-winning filmmakers Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin (LA 92, Undefeated) and produced by Academy Award®-winning producer Simon Chinn (Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man, Whitney) and Emmy® award-winning producer Jonathan Chinn (LA 92, Fantastic Lies, Whitney); Hallelujah! directed by Chris Addison and starring Ralph Fiennes; Calm with Horses directed by Nick Rowland and starring Cosmo Jarvis, Barry Keoghan and Niamh Algar; Chaplin from BAFTA-nominated filmmakers Peter Middleton and James Spinney; Liam Gallagher: As it Was directed by Charlie Lightening and produced by Steven Lappin (Springsteen and I, George Michael: Freedom, A Night With Beyonce); Guns Akimbo written and directed by Jason Lei Howden and starring Daniel Radcliffe and Samara Weaving; Billie directed award-winning filmmaker James Erskine and produced by Victoria Gregory and Barry Clark-Ewers; Black 47, directed by Lance Daly and starring Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, James Frecheville, Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox, Barry Keoghan, Moe Dunford and Sarah Greene, which received its World Premiere Out of Competition at the Berlin International Film Festival 2018; Beats, directed by Brian Welsh and executive produced by Academy Award®-winning director Steven Soderbergh; Maradona from the Academy Award®-winning team behind Amy and Senna; Ghost Stories, directed by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman based on their international smash hit starring Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther and Paul Whitehouse, which will be released wide in the UK on April 13 by Lionsgate; and Black Water: Abyss directed by Andrew Traucki..
Altitude Film Distribution has expanded its slate extensively over the five years since its launch. In 2017 it released the Academy Award® Best Picture winning feature Moonlight, the Academy Award® documentary nominated I Am Not Your Negro, and was responsible for the release of Academy Award® and BAFTA-winning Amy in 2015 and 20 Feet From Stardom. Other releases include BAFTA nominees Lady Macbeth by William Oldroyd; The Florida Projectfrom Sean Baker; Beast written and directed by Michael Pearce; Hugh Welchman and Dorota Kobiela’s Loving Vincent; Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie; Ira Sachs’ Love is Strange and Little Men; Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow; Bharat Nalluri’s Spooks: The Greater Good; Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room; Lili Fini Zanuck’s documentary Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars; and Andrey Zvyagintsev's award-winning Loveless. Forthcoming releases include Kevin Macdonald’s Whitney; Hallelujah! directed by Chris Addison and starring Ralph Fiennes; Peter Middleton and James Spinney’s Chaplin; Nick Rowland’s Calm with Horses; Studio Ponoc’s Mary and The Witch’s Flower; Asif Kapadia’s Maradona; Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s A Prayer Before Dawn; Marc Meyers’ My Friend Dahmer; Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazz Sicilian Ghost Story; Chloé Zhao’s The Rider; and Brian Welsh’s Beats.