Film Mode Entertainment’s
Buyers have invaded Cannes
Sequel to the Successful Sci-Fi Action Epic Adventure Starring
KEN JEONG, TEMUERA MORRISON and DANIEL GILLIES
Makes Cannes International Market Premiere
with first-look footage, stills and a slew of sales
Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment announces the Cannes International Market Premiere of first-look footage and stills of the sci-fi action film OCCUPATION: RAINFALL, the sequel to the highly successful OCCUPATION.
Clay Epstein of Film Mode Entertainment, who also sold the first film into the international market says – “We are extremely excited about the follow up to what has already proven to be a huge success all over the world. This is a testament not only to Luke’s talent as a filmmaker but also to audiences’ hunger for entertaining and well-produced films. With even bigger F/X and more at stake on the screen, Occupation: Rainfall is conquering the marketplace.”
Sales on OCCUPATION: RAINFALL thus far include Smile for Scandinavia, Paradise for CIS, Fox Network for Pan Asian Pay Television, Scene & Sound for South Korea, Eagle Films for Middle East, and Moviecloud for Taiwan.
OCCUPATION was the Australian Screen Industry Network’s Best Feature Film winner, and OCCUPATION: RAINFALL promises even more visual effects and extraordinary postproduction than the first film. World-renowned VFX artists, whose credits include Godzilla, The Martian and Game of Thrones, are at the helm of the Sci-Fi action adventure sequel.
Currently in production, director LUKE SPARKE returns to take the sequel to the next level.
“This film will be exponentially larger in scale and ambition than the original,” said SPARKE, who promises over 1,500 visual effects shots to entice fans across the globe.
In addition to OCCUPATION’s gifted ensemble cast, KEN JEONG (CRAZY RICH ASIANS, THE HANGOVER) has come onboard to play a character who holds the key to the mystery of the rainfall.
JEONG and DANIEL GILLIES (The Originals, Vampire Diaries) join OCCUPATION’s TEMUERA MORRISON (AQUAMAN), DAN EWING, AARON JEFFERY (X-MEN ORIGIN: WOLVERINE), ZAC GARRED, CHARLES MESURE (Desperate Housewives), and TRYSTAN GO.
OCCUPATION: RAINFALL occurs two years into an intergalactic invasion of earth, while survivors fight back in a desperate ground war. As casualties mount by the day, the resistance and their unexpected allies uncover a plot that could see the war come to a decisive end. With the alien invaders hell-bent on making Earth their new home, the race is on to save mankind.
The film is produced by Carly & Carmel Imrie (OCCUPATION, RED BILLABONG) and American co-executive producer Todd Williams (THE NUN, ALEX AND ME) with Monster Pictures distributing across Australia and New Zealand.
“The project is massive both in storytelling terms and behind the scenes. We’re planting the flag squarely in a sci/fi adventure setting, an Australian Star Wars,” said Carly and Carmel Imrie.
Film Mode Entertainment is representing worldwide rights on OCCUPATION: RAINFALL excluding Australia and New Zealand.
Film Mode Entertainment is a leading worldwide sales agent, production entity and distribution company, focusing on commercially driven feature films of all genres and budget sizes. Film Mode represents projects at all stages of the filmmaking process, often as Executive Producer, with the aim of helping producers and distributors achieve maximum exposure for their films. Film Mode’s recent titles include CRYPTO starring Kurt Russell, Luke Hemsworth and Alexis Bledel, BAILEY AND DARLA starring Brittany Snow, Sam Richardson and Vivica A. Fox, STAGE MOTHER starring Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver, Lucy Liu and Adrian Grenier, BURN starring Josh Hutcherson and Suki Waterhouse, and RABID, a reimagining of David Cronenberg’s 1977 cult horror classic, directed by the Soska Sisters. Previous releases include SUGAR MOUNTAIN starring Jason Momoa, and THE GOOD NEIGHBOR starring Academy Award nominee James Caan. In 2019, Film Mode accelerated its growth and expanded its capabilities by entering into a partnership with SCREEN MEDIA, representing their catalogue of over 600 titles, including WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE starring Leonardo DiCaprio, who was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for his performance, and MONSTER, starring Charlize Theron who won an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress for the film. The company also has its own distribution arm, as well as a documentary label, DocMode. Film Mode is based in Beverly Hills, CA.