UK sales outfit SC Films International has boarded international rights to the North American horror/thriller ALIVE from genre director Rob Grant (Harpoon).
In ALIVE, a severely injured man and woman awake in an abandoned sanitarium only to discover that a sadistic caretaker holds the keys to their freedom and the horrific answers as to their real identity, rising stars Thomas Cocquerel (Table 19, In Like Flynn) and Camille Stopps (TV’s The Strain) play the embattled patients with industry stalwart Angus Macfadyen (SAW III + IV, Braveheart) assuming the mantle of the barbaric captor.
ALIVE’s hyper realistic practical effects come from veteran prosthetic talent David Trainor and the film’s unsettling atmosphere is courtesy of production designer Bobby Vanowen. Both provided their services to the hit Netflix series Black Summer.
Chuck McCue and Jules Vincent penned the screenplay and also produce alongside Lars Lehmann (Knuckleball) and Michael Peterson (Harpoon).
The North American deal will be announced imminently.
Chuck McCue and Jules Vincent comment:
“We’re thrilled to team up for SC Films and couldn’t be happier to launch ALIVE internationally at Cannes. We believe SC Films’ stellar reputation will help drive the films’ international reception.”
Rob Grant, the director, states:
“It’s awesome to be included on SC Films and Blue Finch Films’ upcoming slate. I look forward to hearing more audience reaction to this chilling film.”
Simon Crowe, CEO of SC Films adds:
“Rob Grant is a bold new voice in genre filmmaking and we’re thrilled to be adding ALIVE to our slate for Cannes.”
SC Films’ live-action slate includes the Australian sci-fi THE DUST WALKER which is screening at the Marché du Film. Animation titles include DRAGONKEEPER, NEIGHBORHOOD PET WATCH and WHERE’S SANTA?