“Some Time Later”
Buenos Aires-based sales agency, FilmSharks is attending Marché du Film in Cannes and has inked a series of significant deals on key titles from its slate. The streaming rights of Spanish sci-fi dystopian comedy “Some Time Later” (“Tiempo Despues”) were acquired by U.S. Spanish-language OTT platform Pantaya, HBO Max Central Europe and Amazon Spain. "Talks are underway with a pan-regional Latin American buyer," said Film Sharks CEO Guido Rud, who has managed to set up a stand at Cannes’ Marché du Film.
The Argentinian sales agency also sold the upcoming animated pic “Dalia and the Red Book” to Disney for all of Latin America. The company plans to release the film, which mixes CGI, stop-motion and 2D animation, in late 2022 or early 2023. FilmSharks Intl. is producing and handling the world sales for “Dalia and the Red Book,” which is currently in discussions for other major territories at Cannes. In addition to Latin America, the film has also been picked up by Rocket Releasing in Russia and the Baltics, AV-Jet in Taiwan, Muse Ent in Singapore, and Nos Lusomundo in Portugal.
Also in Cannes, Filmsharks announced early sales on Mexican supernatural horror and Cannes Marché sales' title "Play With Me" ("Juega Conmigo") directed by Mexico-based genre ace Adrian Garcia Bogliano. It has sold to Rocket Releasing for Russia/CIS, where it just opened, as well as to AV Jet for Taiwan, and Mocking Bird for Vietnam. Negotiations are ongoing for South Korea, Japan, Spain, France, and German-speaking Europe.
On the other hand, the distributor has sold the U.S. rights of "Ghosting Gloria" ("Muerto Con Gloria"), to Pantaya. The Spain-language film was also sold to Spain’s largest Telcom group, Movistar+, which took all digital rights. AV-Jet has taken Taiwanese rights. FilmSharks has also entered discussions for various remakes on the pic including in the English-language. The film is set to have its world premiere at Fantasia next month. It follows Gloria, a 30-year-old single woman who has never had an orgasm. She finally finds her ideal lover, but the only caveat is that “he” does not inhabit the world of the living.
Separately, the company has sold Bandit Love to AT-Entertainment in Japan. The film is a slow-burn erotic thriller starring Renato Quattordio. “The Cannes market has changed again and today’s buyers are more focused on quality storytelling cinema than before,” says Rud. “Now is not only about marketing highlights alone, or talent and director, now it’s about an innovative story well produced and narrated.”