Cannes Film Festival 2024: Film Seekers picks up global rights to View35's "The Draw"

The Sci-Fi-Thriller stars The Hobbit’s Ryan Gage and War of the Worlds’ Lara Lemon, was written and Directed by Tom Ruddock, and produced by Shelley Ruddock.

17 MAY 2024

"The Draw"

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Sales company Film Seekers has acquired international rights to VIEW35 Films debut Sci-Fi-Thriller "The Draw" and is promoting it at Marché du Film. The film was written and Directed by Tom Ruddock, and produced by Shelley Ruddock, the filmmaking duo co-founders of VIEW35 Films. The story is by Tom Ruddock and Dr Matthew Mills.

The film stars Ryan Gage ("The Hobbit Franchise") and Lara Lemon ("War of the Worlds: The Attack"), who lead alongside Sanjeev Kohli (BBC’s "Still Game"), Samuel Clemens ("Slammer"), Marie Everett ("What Happened To Monday") and Rozelle Gemma ("Dark Game").

Billed as 1984 meets Equilibrium (2002), the film is set in an overpopulated world which is becoming more and more digitised, with all analogue imagery restricted and replaced with a new technology called ‘The Eyelight’. Two uncompromising characters try to navigate the system in a game that fights back.

A View35 Films Production, the film is in association with West One Entertainment, Brick and Mortar, Really Bright Media and Restless Natives Studios. Glen Kirby ("The Pugilist") and James Heath ("The Fitzoy"), Dr Matthew Mills, Alan Marks and Pauline Marks serve as executive producers.

Caroline Couret-Delègue, Managing Director of Film Seekers, says, “We are delighted to be able to present 'The Draw' to buyers at the Marché du Film. The exciting debut of promising filmmaker Tom Ruddock is a poignant and thrillingly smart look at the continual integration of technology into all facets of our lives and feels all too close to the current trajectory of our future.”

Shelley Ruddock, producer, adds, “We wanted to create an energizing and thought-provoking film that explores the rise of technology and how it connects us so quickly, yet we somehow seem more and more dissociated with each other. The film is a conversation on human connection and relationship with the thrilling challenge of what the future might hold, in our rapidly fast paced society. We’re really excited to launch 'The Draw' into the Cannes Market.”