Falcon Films is an entertainment production and distribution company specialized in theatrical, Video and Television distributions in the Middle East and North Africa.
The company’s operating strategy is to create a business entity that authors the activities of distributing high quality motion pictures and maintaining a large and expanding library.
As of 2005, Falcon Films had started to build a new strategy regarding TV programs. The objective of the company is acquiring various kind of programs in order to have diverse alternatives. Falcon Films has started to acquire in addition to Feature Films (Theatrical movies) and TV movies, Animation Programs (Feature Films and TV series). A new plan of diversification to the documentary and the wider range of TV Series is currently under consideration.
|May 24, 2012|||||Oscar winners Cotillard and Farhardi unite on Paris-set feature!|
Falcon Films has acquired the rights for upcoming Oscar Winner Director Asghar Farhadi’s movie starring Marion Cotillard.
The shoot of the €11 million picture will take place in Paris this autumn. It is the first time Farhadi has shot outside of his native Iran.
|May 11, 2012|||||K5 to sell parody The Starving Games|
K5 International will handle international sales on spoof The Starving Games. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (Date Movie, Meet The Spartans, Vampires Suck) are writing and directing.
The film has already sold to Wild Bunch for Germany and Falcon for the Middle East.
The parody will not only skewer The Hunger Games but also recent films such as The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter.
Los Angeles-based Peter Safran will produce, and the film is set to shoot starting in October.
Safran said: “These movies cross all kinds of boundaries, both ethical and geographical. We can’t wait to offer up this hilarious take on the Suzanne Collins phenomenon to international buyers.”
Carl Clifton, Head of Sales and Marketing at K5 added: “The box office results on these spoofs speak for themselves. It’s a formula that works every time and one that Jason, Aaron and Peter have down to a fine art.”
By Wendy Mitchell
|Aug 02, 2011|||||Vehicle 19|
PAUL WALKER STARRER VEHICLE 19 COMMENCES PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN SOUTH AFRICA
K5’s action thriller places Walker in the wrong car at the wrong time with a hostage on the run from corrupt cops
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA. Tuesday 2 August 2011 – Paul Walker, star of the world-wide smash hit Fast and Furious franchise has begun shooting hot new South African director Mukunda Dewil’s high-octane thriller VEHICLE 19 for the makers of Ryan Reynolds starrer Buried in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Paul Walker (Fast and the Furious, Takers), hot off the resoundingly successful international launch of Fast Five, stars in and executive produces the all-action feature film. The cast includes Owen Sejake (Tsotsi, Shake Hands with the Devil), Naima McLean (BBC’s Wild at Heart) and Tshepo Maseko (More Than Just a Game). Producer Peter Safran (Buried - starring Ryan Reynolds) and Ryan Haidarian, former head of production and development at the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), are producing through Safran Company and Forefront Media respectively. Gary King of Picture Tree Films (which represents Dewils commercial work) is co-producing. Miles Goodall (Amelia, Retribution) is Director of Photography. The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of South Africa is financing the film.
Directed by Mukunda Dewil (Retribution), VEHICLE 19 sees Walker’s character ‘Michael’ unwittingly pick up the wrong rental vehicle, having just got off a long haul flight. He soon realises that he is the target of an entire police force that will use any means necessary to stop him and the tied-up female “passenger” he discovers in the trunk, from getting to the courthouse to testify against a corrupt cop.
Dewil joined the ranks of South African’s Niel Bloomkamp, Sharlto Copley and Gavin Hood when “Vehicle 19” made it on to Hollywood’s prestigious 2010 Black List for the year’s “best original screenplay.”
K5 International has already closed a raft of deals including the UK (Optimum/StudioCanal), Germany (Kinowelt/StudioCanal), Australia (Madman) and the Middle East (Falcon). K5 acquired international rights through a combination of its own funds, Kevin Frakes' financing entity PalmStar Media Capital, and EFish Entertainment, an LA based production company. Rena Ronson at UTA is handling North American rights. VEHICLE 19 will shoot in and around Johannesburg for five weeks.