Asian Contents & Film Market 2022 Catalog

The Conversation

Based on a true story of a meeting on 4 June 1945 between two powerful men with very opposite philosophies and perspectives on the future of their country; the newly appointed political Leader of Yugoslavia, Marshal Tito and the head of the Catholic Church of Croatia, Archbishop Aloysius Stepinac. Both controversial figures. It is a dangerous time as the Partisans had won the war against the Nazis and taken over the country, with the Red Army of the Soviet Union close at hand to ensure dominance and influence over Eastern Europe.
The basis of the film and words spoken come from an unearthed alleged transcript of the meeting which lasted just one and a half hours.

Director: Dominik Sedlar
Cast: Caspar Phillipson (Jackie, Mission Impossible Fallout), Dylan Turner (Mamma Mia)

Genre: History, True Story
Duration: 109 mins
Country: Croatia
Language: English
Release: 2022

Residents of Arcadia

Steve and Anika are two social media Influencers and entrepreneurs, living an accomplished and ideal life. One night, a man breaks into their backyard, disrupting the peaceful life they had created. The ensuing fear culminates with the appearance of a mysterious countdown on screens and mirrors throughout their home. As the countdown approaches zero, it reveals the true nature of what is hiding behind their perfect lives.

Director: Dom Cutrupi
Cast: Nick Preston, Ishaval Gill, Kamantha Naidoo

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Duration: 83 mins
Country: Canada
Language: English
Release: 2022

Snow White Dies at the End

Award winning film of the intersecting stories of seven people on the edge of society as narrated by a fly – yes a FLY called Milica.

The intertwining quirky tales of love, friendship and commitment involve a gynecologist trying to keep the junkie son of a dead friend out of trouble; three buddies who hang out at a video store with hopes and dreams of a brighter future; and a radio host with Asperger’s who falls for a young woman who makes clothes for trees.

Make a wish and take a bite out of the apple.

Director: Kristijan Risteski
Cast: Verica Nedeska, Natasha Petrovic, Sasko Kocev, Deniz Abdula

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Duration: 105 mins
Country: North Macedonia
Language: Macedonian
Release: 2022

The Great Salento War

As the world slowly licks the wounds of World War II, in Salento another war is continuing between the inhabitants of two villages, Supersano and Ruffano.
The rivalry between the football teams is the rivalry between two men, the Presidents of the teams.

While the war rages, love blossoms off-field.

Director: Marco Pollini
Cast: Marco Leonardi (Cinema Paradiso, Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Maradona)

Genre: True Story, Romance, Post WW2
Duration: 96 mins
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Release: 2022

Fallen

Father Abraham was ready to save the world from an evil menace using exorcism—until tragedy struck. Years later, he lives on a remote farm with his daughter, haunted by the faces of those he saved and those he could not. After finding a pale humanoid creature lurking in the woods one night, he shoots and cremates the monster. But all too soon he discovers that the beast was not alone, and that his troubles have only just begun. This frightening supernatural horror tale will chill you to your soul.

Director: Nicolo Fumero
Cast: Andrea Zirio, Ortensia Fioravanti, Daniel McVicar

Genre: Horror
Duration: 84 mins
Country: USA
Language: English
Release: 2022

The Man Who Drew God

Inspired by a true story, the rise and fall of a blind artist who has the extraordinary gift of making true-to-life portraits just by listening to the human voice, who becomes a TV talent star in the process. A fable on the need to rediscover the miraculous power of dignity in a world where media’s noise has solved the problem of man’s imperfection simply by removing the problem itself.

Director: Franco Nero
Cast: Franco Nero (Golden Globe Nominee), Kevin Spacey (Academy Award Winner – American Beauty), Faye Dunaway (Academy Award Winner – Network), Robert Davi (License To Kill, Die Hard)

Genre: Crime, Drama
Duration: 113 mins
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Release: 2022

4 Days To Eternity

This is the incredible and tragic legend of Idilia Dubb. It is 1851 and Idilia is visiting the German Rhineland Valley. Whilst exploring in an old abandoned castle, she falls through the rotten floors. But when she discovers to her horror that there is no escaping the towering castle walls, she begins a grueling fight for survival. Only her sketch book can help her decipher the past. As no one answers her cries for help, Idilia contemplates her fate in a written record that blurs the lines between reality and fiction.

Based on the mysterious legend of Idilia Dubb – the Rhine legend from the 19th century tells that the young Miss disappeared on an excursion in the forest and never has been seen again. Twelve years later, her skeleton and her diary were found in the Lahneck Castle ruins.

Paris International Film Festival 2022 – Official Selection

Director: Konstantin Korenchuk, Simon Pilarski
Cast: Lea van Acken (Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank, Dark), Eric Kabongo (Willkommen bei den Hartmanns (Welcome To Germany)), André Hennicke (Der Untergang (Downfall))

Genre: Drama, History, True Story
Duration: 102 mins
Country: Germany
Language: German
Release: Theatrical Release: Q3 2022

The Way To Paradise

Najib is a young Moroccan, born and living in The Netherlands. He has just graduated from Law School and aspires to get his master’s degree. But when his older brother is arrested for criminal activities, Najib must take the lead and take care of his family immediately. Events in his life are speeding out of control. He abandons his studies and fails to cope with meeting the needs of his family all on his own. On the edge of despair, he is approached by a young Radical called Brahim who offers to help him. But the real reason is to exploit Najib’s vulnerability and convince him to join the fight of the “Holy War”, to sacrifice himself in a bomb attack in Amsterdam.

Director: Wahid Sanouji
Cast: Aziz Akazim, Chemseddine Amar, Titia Hoogendoorn, Fredrik de Groot

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Duration: 100 mins
Country: The Netherlands
Language: Dutch, Arabic
Release: Theatrical Release: October 2022 at the Dutch International Film Festival, Utrecht

Colonials

Silas, a space colonist from Mars, embarks on a reconnaissance mission to Earth to figure out what happened to the ‘humans of old’. The Exiles, an evil and advanced Moon-based-civilization, intercepts Silas’s squad and destroys their ship just outside Earth’s atmosphere sending Silas crashing to Earth alone. Having lost his memory upon landing, Silas must figure out who he is and what his purpose on Earth is before the Exiles locate and destroy him.

Director: Joe Bland, Andrew Balek
Cast: Greg Kriek (Maze Runner) Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive, Final Destination) Sean Kanan (The Bold & The Beautiful, Survive The Game) Louise Barnes (Black Sails)

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Duration: 80 mins
Country: USA
Language: English
Release: Post-Production, 2023

Love In Kilnerry

The multi award winning comedy about the residents of a small remote and quiet town panic after the Environmental Protection Agency announces that government mandated changes to their chemical plant which makes ingredients for dog shampoo could create a bi-product that would dramatically increase their sexual libido. The sheriff struggles to maintain order and decency as mayhem ensues.

Winner of 46 film festival awards

Release: 17 weeks on theatrical release. Top 150 Theatrical releases of 2022

Director: Daniel Keith
Cast: Kathy Searle, Daniel Keith (Luke Cage), Sybil Lines (Mickey Blue Eyes)

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Duration: 109 mins
Country: USA
Language: English
Release: US Theatrical Release April 22, 2022

Five Cities Four Women

An uplifting and mesmerizing anthology of stories set during Covid Lockdown. Four voices of female escorts from different cities – New York, Jerusalem, Moscow and Zagreb – and one pimp walk through their experiences and responses to human interaction during the Pandemic.

The extraordinary production was filmed in five languages with five production crews during the Covid Lockdown.

Director: Jakov Sedlar
Cast: FraFranco Nero (Golden Globe Nominee – John Wick 2, Django Unchained), Armand Assante (4 time Golden Globe Nominee – American Gangster, Gotti), Al Sapienza (The Sopranos, Godzilla)

Genre: Drama
Duration: 90 mins
Country: USA, Croatia, Ukraine, Italy, Israel
Language: English, Italian, Russian, Hebrew, Croatian
Release: In Production 2022

The Match

Inspired by true events which transpired in the Spring of 1944. To commemorate Adolf Hitler’s birthday, the Nazis organized a Football Match between an elite Nazi team and a squad of Inmates from the Camps made up of ex-footballers and political prisoners. Led by the charismatic former National Football Captain, the team of Prisoners despite the obstacles confronting them, are determined to win no matter what happens.

 

Director: Jakov Sedlar, Dominik Sedlar
Cast: Franco Nero (Golden Globe Nominee – John Wick 2, Django Unchained), Armand Assante (4 time Golden Globe Nominee – American Gangster, Gotti), Caspar Phillipson (Mission Impossible Fallout)

Genre: Action, Drama, History, Sport, True Story
Duration: 120 mins
Country: Croatia
Language: English
Release: US Theatrical Release November 2021, Sold into more than 70 countries

World Ends At Camp Z

Camp La Tuque is closed for the season due to the pandemic, waiting for the potential buyer who secretly plans to convert the camp into a graphite mine.

Julian is asked to help Vanessa prepare for the arrival of the new buyer, but one of the owners of the camp is onto the buyer and puts his plan into action, to scare Aaron and his friends enough that they won’t go through with the purchase. At the same time, as night falls on the campground, mysterious creatures appear, the townspeople of La Tuque have mutated into zombies. The night becomes one of survival and terror for everyone, who must now join forces for the sake of getting out alive.

 

Director: Ding Wang
Cast: Anne-Carolyne Binette (The Nights Before Christmas) Dean Persons (Twin Tied) Michael Czemerys (Monster Hunter)

Genre: Horror
Duration: 90 mins
Country: Canada
Language: English
Release: 2022

Equal Standard

New York City police officers lives collide in interweaving stories of race, rank, loss, and betrayal.
A plainclothes black NYPD Detective is shot by one of his own white police officers, he returns fire and kills the officer. Communities are ignited to march for justice. Gangs put their differences aside for a united fight and an equal opportunity. Tensions rise as the City is impacted by events and time is running out for a change to happen before it explodes on the streets.

Producer / Writer / Actor: Taheim Bryan ✝ (Murdered in New York – August 2021)

Director: Brendan Kyle Cochran
Cast: Ice-T (Law & Order), Maurice Benard (Joy, General Hospital), Tobias Truvillion (Seberg, Empire), Robert Clohessy (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Genre: Crime, Thriller
Duration: 101 mins
Country: USA
Language: English
Release: US Theatrical Release: 2021

Twenty-Nine

Two twenty-somethings, who thus far have been coasting through life, meet and start to fall in love just in time for life to threaten to take them in separate directions.

Garden Gate Film Festival 2022 – Official Selection
London Film Awards 2022 – Winner Best Indie Feature Film
Paris Film Awards 2022 – Official Selection

 

Director: Rob Ciano
Cast: Phillip Andre Botello (Mermaid Down, The Art of Self Defense) , Ava Serene Portman (Cuddly Toys), Brian Anthony Wilson (The Postman, The Wire)

Genre: Romance
Duration: 82 mins
Country: USA
Language: English
Release: 2022

Shimmer

Dr. Thea Kait is a forensic scientist with the Seneca Police Department. She is called to the scene of a crime. There’s been a murder… or has there? The body isn’t like anything either of them have seen, and the widow of the deceased issues a warning: “It’s in the light.”
Soon, the bodies start racking up – and the remains are just as baffling. The more evidence they find, the less it seems like a human killer. But what could be behind these deaths? How can they stop it? And what, if anything, is in the light?

Director: Rob Ciano
Cast: Nichole Galicia (Django Unchained), Brian Anthony Wilson (Limitless), Kazy Tauginas (Dolemite Is My Name)

Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Duration: 75 mins
Country: USA
Language: English
Release: US Release: September 2021

The Last Inn

After losing her memory, Laura finds herself victim to disastrous events in an unfamiliar island town. Seeking refuge in a vacant Inn, she enters a game invoked by an ancient ritual – releasing evil spirits and jeopardizing any opportunity to leave.

Director: David Kuan
Cast: Emily Hall, Walker Barnes, Tristan Cunningham, Jamel King

Genre: Horror
Duration: 97 mins
Country: USA
Language: English
Release: US Release: Oct 2021

Witness Infection

Sometimes the past comes back to bite you. Two rival mob families are transferred from the Witness Protection Agency by mistake to the same California city. In an effort to make the peace, the son of one family must marry the daughter of the other. That is if the zombie apocalypse doesn’t get in the way.
‘Shaun of the Dead’ meets ‘Goodfellas’

Director: Andy Palmer
Cast: Robert Belushi (How I Met Your Mother), Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911, Futurama), Erinn Hayes (Bill & Ted Face The Music), Jill-Michele Melean (Richard Jewel, Reno 911)

Genre: Comedy, Horror
Duration: 98 mins
Country: USA
Language: English
Release: US Release: April 2021

Apparitions

With only nightmares for childhood memories, Lily Stone returns to her family home to find out what happened to her parents. Despite the locals’ warnings about an evil presence cursing the house, Lily crosses the threshold and discovers not all the ghosts that haunt us are dead.

Director: Perri Cummings, Paul Anthony Nelson
Cast: Stefan Dennis (Neighbours, Flying Doctors), Cate O’Connor, Perri Cummings (Neighbours)

Genre: Horror
Duration: 85 mins
Country: Australia
Language: English
Release: US Release: February 2022

The Midwife

Lissie is living her best life with her loving husband Charlie – they have a beautiful home and a new baby on the way.
However, when a sudden miscarriage sets off a series of supernatural occurrences, Lissie struggles to make sense of the chaos turning her happy home into a house of horrors.
Is she losing her mind? Can she still trust her husband? Is the spirit of baby Michael stalking the attic? Deliverance has a due date when the midwife makes a house call…

Director: Ryan Gage, Marta Baidek
Cast: ra Goodison (Bundy and the Green River Killer), Jeremy Joyce (Skins), Tiffany Ceri (The Jonestown Haunting)

Genre: Horror, Thriller
Duration: 80 mins
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Release: US Release: May 2021

The Village in the Woods

Deep in forgotten woods, lies a village, at the center of which stands the Old Harbour Inn. This rotten pub is the target of an inheritance fraud by young couple Jason and Nicky. Tempted by promises of easy money, Nicky pretends to be the Inn’s sole heiress. On arrival, they find the villagers welcoming and friendly…a little too much so. Always there. Always smiling. Always watching. The couple do their best to continue the scam but things start to go very wrong. Their paranoia slowly builds to terror as unsettling and grim events unfold. The Village in the Woods is not all it seems…

Director: Raine McCormack
Cast: Richard Hope (Poldark, The French Lieutenant’s Woman), Therese Bradley (Outlander, Peaky Blinders), Robert Vernon (Censor)

Genre: Horror, Thriller
Duration: 90 mins
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Release: US Release: January 2021

Sawah

After winning a local contest, a talented DJ makes his way to a global competition to be held in Brussels, Belgium. It’s the gig of a lifetime as he lands in a country he has never heard of. Everything goes out of hand when he loses his passport and is mistaken for an illegal refugee. He is detailed in this case of mistaken identity and is forced to go on the run, navigating an absurd tangle of eccentric characters and crazy events in an unfamiliar country.

Director: Adolf El Assal
Cast: Karim Kassem, Jean-Luc Couchard (Taxi 4), Eric Kabongo (4 Days To Eternity, Welcome To Germany), Stéphane Bissot (Je ne rêve que de vous, La bonne épouse)

Genre: Comedy
Duration: 86 mins
Country: Luxembourg
Language: English, French, Arabic
Release: US Release: December 2020

Whitetail

A broken family consisting of a father, an uncle and the son embark on a weekend hunting trip out in West Texas. The mother has recently died of an overdose and the trio hope to get away from it all by being out in nature and hunting. Instead they find a mysterious man shot in the stomach and clutching onto a backpack full of money.
Who shot the man? Where did the money come from, and how long will they survive while criminals are all out looking for the cash?

An astonishing thriller / survival film that takes place over one day and one night in the brush land of Texas.

Director: Derek Presley
Cast: Jason Douglas (The Walking Dead, No Country For Old Men), Billy Blair (Alita: Battle Angel)

Genre: Crime, Thriller
Duration: 100 mins
Country: USA
Language: English
Release: US Theatrical Release: August 2021

The Heiress

Clare and Anna are devoted sisters who live together. Clare suffers from fits and Anna cares for Clare between time at work and seeing her boyfriend. However when Clare begins to see ghostly visions within the house Anna has difficulty believing her. As the visions worsen they test Clare’s sanity, until one night she mistakenly attacks Anna – believing her to be one of the ghosts. Clare is hospitalised but the visions continue to haunt her. But Clare was never the true target, the spectres were after Anna and her unborn child all along. Now Clare must find out how to protect her sister, while locked up in a secure psychiatric facility.

Director: Chris Bell
Cast: Candis Nergaard (White Chamber), Jayne Wisener (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), David Schaal (Keeping Mum, A Call To Spy)

Genre: Horror
Duration: 90 mins
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Release: US Release: March 2021

The Green Sea

Simone lives a chosen solitary life deep in the Irish countryside far away a hellish heavy-metal band past.
Elsewhere in a small city a lone young girl known as The Kid lives on the streets surviving on what she can steal, beg or borrow. A group of men try to abduct her and she manages to escape but is accidentally knocked over by Simone, who brings The Kid home.
A sudden change for the worse when The Kid is visited by a strange man known as the Collector who is hunting her down as she is no ordinary child.
A mystery evolves into a story of love, hardship and liberation of the soul.

Director: Randal Plunkett
Cast: Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps, Bad Times At The El Royale), Hazel Doupe (Calm With Horses, You Are Not My Mother)

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Duration: 105 mins
Country: Ireland
Language: English
Release: US Release: April 2021

Broken Halos

After surviving a massacre shooting at a local bar, Police Officer Matthew is haunted by the death of his partner and experiences terrifying visions and voices. He leaves the Police but finds help from an unexpected group of people. But the murderer is still on the loose and his family are now in real danger.

Director: Michael Kampa
Cast: Linda Purl (Mighty Joe Young), Harry Van Gorkum (Gone In 60 Seconds), Brad Benedict (The Oval)

Genre: Inspirational, Thriller
Duration: 91 mins
Country: USA
Language: English
Release: US Release: September 2020

My Day

Sixteen-year-old runaway, Ally escaped an abusive home life and now lives on the streets of London.
She believes she has friends and makes small deliveries for a family of local drug dealers.
But things spiral out of control when Ally offers to take a bigger delivery, during the delivery she is drugged and then attacked, Ally fights back and escapes, but loses the drugs and the money.

Ally is now taken hostage by the gang and only an old man she befriended tries to help her escape and takes matters into his own hands, determined that he will get her to safety.

Director: Ibrahim Miiro
Cast: Hannah Laresa Smith (Glamour), Mike Kinsey (It Ain’t Half Hot Mom), Karl Jackson (Game of Thrones), Gediminas Adomaitis (No Time To Die, Spectre)

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Duration: 90 mins
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Release: US Release: December 2020

The Killing House

By a weird twist of fate, three strangers end up imprisoned in a mansion and thrown into a game that none of them wanted to play. They must keep killing each other until the winner has amassed enough kills to leave the grounds of the house. As these three people of different cultural backgrounds are killed and resurrected and killed again and again, they grow tired of the game and look to stop the killing. But soon they run out of food and water, and all three participants will die regardless. Will they come to some sort of compromise or will they finish out the twisted game?

Director: Ding Wang
Cast: Chloe Mercedes, Duojie Suonan, Picardy Jean-Pierre

Genre: Horror
Duration: 80 mins
Country: USA
Language: English
Release: US Release: 2019

Camp Fire Stories

Deep in the dark woods, campers exchange chilling tales of the Grim Reaper or the haunting story of the mysterious but beautiful hitchhiker. As they shiver in fear hearing these supernatural accounts, they realize too late that in reality a dark and true evil is watching them. The beast is growing angry and demands they pay for their mockery in blood.

Director: Roman Sidorenko
Cast: Bibigul Aktan, Ali Okapov, Roman Zhukov, Daria Alexandrova

Genre: Horror
Duration: 84 mins
Country: Kazakhstan
Language: Russian
Release: November 2018

I Want To Live

Set during the early years of Lithuanian independence from the Soviet Union. A rebellious, weak-hearted, but strong-willed boy, Saulius, arrives at a youth sanatorium where he meets a group of charismatic teenagers. They suffer from heart disease hoping for a miracle, as some await a donor…
One teenager, Saulius, a promising sprinter is brought to recuperate. Finding it difficult to adjust living there, he falls for Milda, who is awaiting a donor heart. The casual teenage infatuation gradually develops into true first love. A love that overcomes every obstacle, does not listen to the voice of reason and is stronger than death.

Director: Justinas Krisiunas
Cast: Motiejus Ivanauskas, Roberta Sirgedaite, Rolandas Kazlas, Liubomiras Laucevicius

Genre: Romance
Duration: 110 mins
Country: Lithuania
Language: Lithuanian
Release: November 2018

I Can't See Her

Alyssa, a successful photographer, wakes one morning to find her apartment ransacked and her husband mysteriously missing. The trauma has erased her husband’s face from her memory and left without even a photograph to offer the police, she turns to a work colleague she meets called Eve. Eve helps her understand Kevin’s battle with depression, even suggesting that she grieves the loss of Kevin and accept his absence.
And as Alyssa begins to move on with her life, she starts to discover a love for Eve that she fears exploring further. The reality of who Eve really is, ultimately becomes clear to her.
A film that reflects the reality of processing a partner’s transition.

Director: Savannah Bloch
Cast: Tonia Nolan (Underworld, Home and Away), Karan Soni (Deadpool), Mary Holland (Golden Arm)

Genre: Drama, LGBTQI+, Romance
Duration: 96 mins
Country: USA
Language: English
Release: US Release: March 2019