Epic Pictures Group today announced that it has added two acclaimed films to its slate for the European Film Market: the award winning comedy UNCLE KENT 2 and the sci-fi thriller HALF LIFE. The announcement was made today by Epic’s CEO Patrick Ewald and Co-Founder Shaked Berenson.
“UNCLE KENT 2 and HALF LIFE epitomize the breadth of films that fit perfectly within the Epic Pictures esthetic,” commented Berenson. “We are thrilled to present these films to a worldwide audience at the European Film Market,” he concluded.
UNCLE KENT 2 is the surreal and ambitious follow up to Joe Swanberg’s original UNCLE KENT. Reuniting the cast of Kent Osborne (Uncle Kent), Swanberg (Drinking Buddies, V/H/S) and Tom Fitzpatrick (Insidious 2), the sequel was the audience award winner at the 2015 SXSW and garnered strong critical acclaim in its limited film festival run. Written by Osborne and animated by Pendleton Ward, the film follows Kent Osborne as he embarks on an odyssey to the San Diego Comic Con where he must confront the end of the world while possibly losing his mind.
Produced by Life Boat Productions, HALF LIFE stars Dominic Monaghan (Lost, Lord of the Rings), Sarah Habel (Whip It, Fox TV’s Rush), Tom Sizemore (Twin Peaks, Saving Private Ryan, Heat), and is directed by Dagen Merrill (Beneath, Broken Hill). The film takes place in the near future and focuses on a safety inspector on a dangerous mission to a remote nuclear power plant that suddenly goes offline. The film is currently in post-production. “We are so excited to be working with Epic Pictures,” commented Life Boat Producer Vahan Paretchan. “Their vision for distribution and their creative team behind it represent a special opportunity for this project,” he concluded.
The deals for both films were negotiated by Epic’s Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson. The HALF LIFE deal was negotiated by Jeremy Tenser of Tenser Law, Vahan Paretchan of Lifeboat Productions and APA’s William Lowery, with Georg Kallert negotiating on behalf of the Lodger Films production UNCLE KENT 2.