By: John M Jerva
In my never ending battle to help promote indie action filmmakers and their projects, I have some great news in that the new fisticuffs filler action-thriller Contracts has been officially acquired by Indiecan and APL Films for distribution. The film which hails from stunt maestro Alex Chung who wrote, produced, directed and served as action coordinator recently debuted at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival to some pretty decent reviews and now we will all partake in the awesomeness of non stop and brutally packed fight sequences from some of the industries top action talent. Take a look at the press release courtesy of Screen Anarchy who broke the news this past weekend!
Fresh from it’s ‘Best Action Film’ and ‘Best Fight Scene’ award-winning World Premiere at Toronto After Dark, Alex Chung’s scrappy DIY martial arts indie Contracts has been acquired for representation in USA and Canada by Indiecan Entertainment, and international sales by APL Film.
In Contracts, a team of assassins led by an extremist become victims of a superior killer. It’s killer vs killer, where none may survive.
The deals were negotiated between Indiecan CEO Avi Federgreen, Warren Nimchuk and Brian Sweet of APL Film, and Unstable Ground’s Justin McConnell (on behalf of director/producer Alex Chung).
“I’m really excited to work with these two companies to get this out to the world, as the film was a real labour of love for me,” stated director Alex Chung of the sale. “The action in Contractshits really hard, and I look forward to helping bring that to action fans across North America,” stated Indiecan’s Avi Federgreen. Brian Sweet of APL added: “Given the success Alex has already experienced, we are anticipating even more accolades for the film, and for him, coupled with strong foreign interest as we begin introducing the rest of the world to Alex Chung’s filmmaking.”
I love when indie filmmakers get their work out to a larger audience and that’s why I really started my website to begin with. Alex Chung is a great talent and it shows from the insane fight action footage in the trailer.
I recently shared the festival trailer while promoting it for the ADFF so please watch it again below and see what all the hype is about!