Arclight Films & Untitled Entertainment
to Handle Worldwide Rights for the
Teen Cult Thriller
‘The Color Rose’
Los Angeles, (June 8, 2020) Award-winning writer and director Courtney Paige teams up with seven-time recognized cinematographer Stirling Bancroft (Freaks) to tell the story of The Color Rose, where an A-list girl clique starts a cult where each of them must embody one of the seven deadly sins. They realize there is more to their small religious town after they go missing one by one.
The Color Rose breathes new life into young adult female-driven content. Produced by Siena Oberman (Skin, Mainstream, The Birthday Cake) and Hanna Griffiths (American Cherry, Angels in the Sky, Underbelly), The Color Rose has 2 wins and 15 award nominations including 5 Leo Award nominations from Canada. The film is written by Courtney Paige, Erin Hazlehurst, and Madison Smith and created by a rising female above-the-line team. The Color Rose recently had its world premiere at Mammoth Film Festival.
Laura Rister at Untitled Entertainment has joined forces with Arclight Films led by Chairman Gary Hamilton to start worldwide sales. The deal was negotiated by Laura Rister on behalf of the producers and Michelle Krumm Head of Australian Operations & Worldwide Acquisitions on behalf of Arclight Films.
The feature film boasts an ensemble cast including the fast-rising star Kaitlyn Bernard (The Professor, Netflix’s feature film 1922, The Healer), Brenna Llewellyn (Girl in the Galactic Sun), Brenna Coates (Coroner, Tics), Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, The Killing), Loretta Walsh (“Bates Motel,” Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events”), Aleks Paunovic (Van Helsing, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Michael Eklund (Van Helsing, “Dirk Gently,” Netflix’s “Altered Carbon”), Lochlyn Munro (“Riverdale”), Dylan Playfair (Disney Channel’s “Descendants 2-3,” The Order, Hulu’s “Letterkenny”), Elysia Rotaru (“Arrow”), James Neate (Amazon Studios’ “The Man in the High Castle,” CW’s “The 100,” ABC’s “Pretty Little Liars”), and Maxwell Haynes (Once Upon a Time).
“We are thrilled to bring talented Courtney Paige’s clever and stylish mystery thriller to buyers. I’m so impressed with what the team achieved together, and so happy audiences will get to enjoy The Color Rose soon. Kudos also go to Stirling Bancroft for his beautiful lensing,” said Rister.
“We are excited to add The Color Rose to our Cannes 2020 slate with its award-winning stunning visuals. Stirling brings breathtaking images to the screen that have been recognized by multiple festivals. The cast has been in popular tv shows such as “Riverdale” and feature films like Scary Movie, Man of Steel, and Descendants 2-3, pulling together audiences of a broad range. Courtney Paige has shown tremendous skill and we can’t wait for the world to see her vision come to life,” Hamilton states.
Production company Neon Cinema Films, based out of Kelowna BC, and owned by Courtney Paige and Aftab S Chauhan handled the service production. The film is a Globetrotter Pictures production, in partnership with Steven Richmond, Rylan Oleksyn Nicholas Adam Clark. Additional producers include Alan MacFarlane and executive producers Aleks Paunovic, Aftab S Chauhan, Kyler Fisher, Courtenay Semel, Amar Deep Singh Hari, Justin Hoertling, Gil Demeter, Suzann Toni, Heliya Alam, and Samantha Thomas
Arclight Films’ current slate of available films include The King’s Daughter, starring Pierce Brosnan, Kaya Scodelario, and narration by Julie Andrews, warmhearted comedy Butter, epic female-driven action film Tomiris, haunting thriller Let It Snow, Twist starring Michael Caine, Here Are the Young Men starring Travis Fimmel, Dean-Charles Chapman, Finn Cole, and Anya Taylor-Joy, sci-fi live-action mecha film Heavens: The Boy and His Robot, Sundance’s critically acclaimed sci-fi thriller Possessor starring Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Sean Bean, Jennifer Jason Leigh, directed by Brandon Cronenberg and will be released in the US by NEON, and the true-life prison break story, Escape from Pretoria, starring Daniel Radcliffe.