Here’s a first look at Moe Dunford (Vikings) and Kate Dickie (The Witch) in James Kermack’s action thriller Knuckledust. Kermack (Hi-Lo Joe) wrote the screenplay and is reuniting with producers Julien Loeffler and Fabrice Smadja at Featuristic Films. WTFilms is handling sales. 

‘Knuckledust’: First Look At Moe Dunford & Kate Dickie In Thriller

 9th November 2019


We are very proud to announce that The Sonata has just won BEST DIRECTOR (Andrew Desmond) and BEST SCORE (Alexis Maingaud) at FilmQuest 2019! Congratulations to the whole team and thank you FilmQuest '19 for having us!

‘The Sonata’ wins Best Director & Best Score at FilmQuest '19

17th September 2019


VARIETY: Screen Media has picked up all North American rights to “The Sonata”. The film has already sold key foreign territories and played as part of Lincoln Center’s “Scary Movies” summer series and at the Popcorn Frights Film Festival. Seth Needle, senior VP of worldwide acquisitions at Screen Media, negotiated the deal with Moritz Hemminger at ARRI Media on behalf of the producers.

Screen Media Nabs ‘The Sonata’ Thriller With Rutger Hauer

6th September 2019


DEADLINE: This year’s FrightFest, the annual UK genre festival, has unveiled a line-up that includes the UK premiere of Freya Tingley-starrer "The Sonata".

UK Premiere for "The Sonata" at FrightFest 2019  

             4th July 2019


'The Sonata' by Andrew Desmond will have its Asian Premiere at the prestigious Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea!

'The Sonata' Asian premiere at BIFAN in South Korea

             1st June 2019


'The Sonata' have its Italian Premiere on April 16th at  LUCCA Film Festival on april 16th! The director Andrew Desmond will attend alongside actor Rutger Hauer who is receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award

'The Sonata' to screen at LUCCA Film Festival 2019

             9th April 2019


Thomas Mustin won a Magritte Award of the Most Promising Actor last night in Belgium for our feature film 'The Royal Exchange'. Congratulations Thomas!

Thomas Mustin wins Magritte award for 'The Royal Exchange'

     2nd February 2019


DEADLINE: Here’s some good-looking first footage I can reveal of mystery-horror The Sonata, starring Freya Tingley (Hemlock Grove), Simon Akbarian (Casino Royale), James Faulkner (Atomic Blonde) and Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner). Andrew Desmond makes his feature directorial debut and co-wrote the script with Arthur Morin. ARRI Media handles sales. Producers are France’s The Project and the UK’s Featuristic Films.

'The Sonata': First Footage Of European Co-Pro Horror

  14th November 2018


'The Royal Exchange' ('L'Echange des Princesses') is officially selected to Munich Film Festival in the 'Spotlight' category. Congrats to Marc Dugain and the team!

'The Royal Exchange' selected to Munich Film Festival 2018

           20th June 2018


SCREEN INTERNATIONAL: Screen can unveil an exclusive first look at Chubby Funny director Harry Michell’s upcoming comedy Ilkley. The film, about an attempted assassination of a controversial secularist at a literary festival, stars Roger Allam (The Lady In The Van) Derek Jacobi (Tolkien) and Anna Maxwell-Martin (Philomena), alongside Harry Melling (The Lost City Of Z) and Tom Brooke (The Death Of Stalin). 

First look at Harry Michell's dark comedy 'Ilkley'

             15th May 2018


ACCEC Critics Award & Festival Castell De Peralada Award for best soundtrack! Congrats to director Marc Dugain, composer Marc Tomasi and all team!

'The Royal Exchange' wins 2 awards at BCN Film Festival

            27th April 2018


VARIETY: Variety has been given the first-look image for mystery thriller “The Sonata,” starring Rutger Hauer, Freya Tingley and Simon Abkarian. ARRI Media will introduce the film to buyers and show first footage at Berlin’s European Film Market.

ARRI Media to handle worldsales for 'The Sonata'

     12th February 2018


'Hi-Lo Joe' by James Kermack has been made an official selection at Snowdance Independent Film Festival in Germany!

'Hi-Lo Joe' selected to 

Snowdance 2018 in Germany

      15th January 2018


SCREEN ANARCHY: Check out the first images from Andrew Desmond's debut feature The Sonata, a supernatural thriller revolving around a young classical music prodigy. 

First look pictures for 'The Sonata' in Screen Anarchy

  6th November 2017


James Kermack debut feature 'Hi-Lo Joe' will hit UK theatres on 24th November. The film is distributed by The Film Label.

UK theatrical release announced for 'Hi-Lo Joe'

 28th September 2017


SCREEN INTERNATIONAL: Shoot is set for October 5 in Latvia on supernatural-thriller The Sonata, which will star Freya Tingley (Hemlock Grove), Simon Akbarian (Casino Royale) and Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner). The France-UK-Latvia-Russia co-production is produced by The Project, Featuristic Films, Tasse Films and CTB Film Company.

'The Sonata' confirms cast and shooting dates

  21st September 2017


US sales company boards "Hi-Lo Joe" for international sales. Lead by Robbie Little, the company represented titles such as Oscar-winner "Tsotsi", "Ethel & Ernest", "The Fencer" and "The Last Station".

The Little Film Company boards 'Hi-Lo Joe' for sales

        11th October 2016


James Kermack's debut feature “Hi-Lo Joe” will premiere at Dinard Film Festival in September 2016. The jury will be presided by Claude Lelouch and includes James D'Arcy, Victoria Bedos, Phil Davis, Jalil Lespert, Julie Ferrier and Anne Parillaud. 

'Hi-Lo Joe' to premiere at Dinard Film Festival

  13th September 2016


SCREEN INTERNATIONAL: 'Mongol' Oscar-nominated director Sergei Bodrov will serve as executive producer and consultant on English-language UK action-thriller 'Knuckledust'. The UK-France co-production comes from Featuristic Films and The Project. Bodrov said: “Knuckledust is a smart and gritty film that has the potential to become an iconic reference of the action-thriller genre."

Oscar-nominated director Sergei Bodrov boards 'Knuckledust'

              12th May 2016


We are proud to announce that "The Sonata" by Andrew Desmond has been selected to Film London's Production Finance Market 2015. Julien Loeffler will attend along with Rodolphe Sanzé, our co-production partner from The Project.

'The Sonata' selected at Film London's PFM 2015

  8th September 2015


Sebastien Raybaud’s production, finance and sales house Anton has picked up worldwide sales rights to music documentary “Laurent Garnier: Off the Record,” and is presenting the project to buyers at the American Film Market.

Anton Boards Documentary on Pioneering DJ Laurent Garnier

 6th November 2019

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On the heels of its North American deal to Screen Media, the film has sold to France with Condor Distribution. Pic is slated for a 2020 release with a premium digital strategy. Sales firm Arri has also newly sold the film to Suraya for Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Myanmar. Previous deals include Japan (Klockworx), Russia (Nashe Kino), Middle East (Salim Ramia) and South Korea (Company L).

Thriller ‘The Sonata’ sells to France & Asian markets

10th September 2019


BROADWAY WORLD: Casting has been confirmed for Park Theatre's World Premiere dark drama, The Weatherman. Written by Eugene O'Hare, the production will star Mark Hadfield, Niamh James, Alec Newman, Cyril Nri and David Schaal..

"The Weatherman" confirms cast for World Premiere

             11th July 2019


Featuristic Films announces today the launch of documentary film Laurent Garnier: Off The Record by director Gabin Rivoire with an unusual Kickstarter campaign!

Featuristic Films announces  "Laurent Garnier: Off the Record

             18th June 2019

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From 15 August, Alice Hamilton will direct Eugene O'Hare's 'The Weatherman' which follows Beezer and O'Rourke who live on the fringes of society in a dingy London flat, struggling to make ends meet. Mark Hadfield will feature as part of the cast. This is the first play produced by Featuristic Stage with Park Theatre, Anthology Theatre and Eilene Davidson.

'The Weatherman' to premiere at the Park Theatre

             9th April 2019


We're thrilled to announce that 'The Sonata' will screen in Official Competition at the 37th edition of BIFFF - Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. Thanks to the festival team! We're coming back where we started with Frontières!

'The Sonata' selected to BIFFF 2019 in Official Competition

          21st March 2019


'The Sonata' has been selected to the 39th edition of FANTASPORTO for its World Premiere! The festival will run from February 22nd till March 2nd 2019. Congrats to the team and thanks to the Festival for its support!

'The Sonata' World Premiere at Fantasporto 2019

  14th December 2018


SCREEN INTERNATIONAL: ARRI Media is giving a world premiere to horror movie 'The Sonata' starring Freya Tingley and Rutger Hauer.

'The Sonata' part of the buzz titles from Europe at AFM 2018

    1st November 2018


We are excited to announce that 'The Royal Exchange' ('L'Echange des Princesses') is selected to Shanghai International Film Festival in the Official Competition!

'The Royal Exchange' selected to Shanghai Film Festival 2018

            12th June 2018


DEADLINE: The Cannes Film Festival lineup may be short on Brit movies but for the second year the UK’s three leading financiers, the BFI, BBC Films and Film4, in collaboration with the British Council and the UK government’s ‘Great’ campaign, will be showcasing up-and-coming UK talent with projects in the market. These are projects in post-production which have a strong chance at critical and/or commercial success.

'Ilkley' part of the 'Great 8' showcase in Cannes

              4th May 2018


SCREEN INTERNATIONAL: Roger Allam, Derek Jacobi and Anna Maxwell-Martin will lead the cast of black comedy Ilkley, which Independent is introducing to buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin. It is the second feature from Screen Star of Tomorrow Harry Michell, whose debut Chubby Funny saw the director nominated for the Most Promising Newcomer BIFA in 2016.

Featuristic Films boards black comedy 'Ilkley' by Harry Michell

     16th February 2018


VARIETY: "L'Echange des Princesses" ("The Royal Exchange") has been nominated for a Cesar Award in Best Foreign Film category. Other nominations went to Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk,” Tarik Saleh’s “The Nile Hilton Incident,” Andrei Zviaguintsev’s “Loveless,” Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land,” Stephan Streker’s “Noces” and Ruben Ostlund’s Palme d’Or winning “The Square.”

'The Royal Exchange' nominated for a Cesar Award

       31st January 2018


'Hi-Lo Joe' continues its festival round in Netherlands with the Eindhoven Film Festival. The film is nominated for 2 Golden Wings Awards in Audience Prize and Jury Price categories.

'Hi-Lo Joe' selected to Eindhoven Film Festival

  4th December 2017


Director Marc Dugain and lead actress Anamaria Vartolomei were presenting 'The Royal Exchange' (L’Echange des Princesses) at Saint-Jean-de-Luz Film Festival 2017 where the film received a very positive feedback for its French premiere.

'The Royal Echange' selected to Saint-Jean-de-Luz Film Festival

       4th October 2017


Congratulations to Igor Van Dessel who won the Best actor award at Waterloo Historical Film Festival in Belgium for his lead part in 'The Royal Exchange' ('L'Echange des Princesses').

Igor Van Dessel wins award at Waterloo Historical Film Festival

2 7th September 2017


SCREEN INTERNATIONAL: Films Distribution has acquired world sales on The Royal Exchange, inspired by a plan to marry off France’s Louis XV to the oldest daughter of the King of Spain, Maria Anna Victoria, who was four-years-old at the time. It is the latest film by historical writer and director Marc Dugain – best known for An Ordinary Execution and The Curse of Edgar. 

Films Distribution takes sales on Dugain’s 'The Royal Exchange'

    3rd November 2016


Featuristic Films is proud and honoured to welcome James Kermack as Head of Creative Development. James will be responsible for identifying distinctive and ambitious stories as well as overseeing the creative development of the company. Congrats and welcome, James!

James Kermack hired as Head of Creative Development

        7th October 2016


SCREEN INTERNATIONAL: Film London has announced the first new titles secured for the 13th London Screenings. The UK film export market will run June 20-23 at London’s BFI Southbank and invites hundreds of international and domestic buyers to see a range of new British films and meet UK companies.

'Hi-Lo Joe' selected at the London Screenings 2016

            2nd June 2016


SCREEN INTERNATIONAL: 'Hemlock Grove' actress Freya Tingley (Jersey Boys) is attached to star in Andrew Desmond’s supernatural thriller The Sonata, a UK-France-Latvia-Russia co-production, which is due to shoot in Latvia and London at the end of 2016.

'Hemlock Grove' series actress Freya Tingley joins 'The Sonata'

     14th February 2016


We are pleased to announce that 'The Sonata' by Andrew Desmond has been selected to Frontières International Co-Production Market 2015 in Brussels.

'The Sonata' selected at Frontieres co-pro market 2015

         16th March 2015


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