AFM: "Swelter" Sells Out With The Exchange


Last Updated: November 22, 2013 1:58 am GMT
(Los Angeles, California--November 22, 2013) Brian O'Shea, The Exchange C.E.O., announced today that JCVD's SWELTER has been effectively sold out during AFM'13.

A North-American deal is in negotiation, and will be announced shortly.

SWELTER talent includes Jean-Claude Van Damme (Expendables 2, JCVD), Alfred Molina (CHOCOLAT, SPIDERMAN 2), Lennie James (SNATCH, COLOMBIANA), Catalina Sandino Moreno (MARIA FULL OF GRACE, MAGIC MAGIC), Freya Tingley (JERSEY BOYS). Production credits are mostly Don Simpson from Grand Peaks and Nat McCormick, Laura Ivey and Brian O'Shea from The Exchange as executive producers, Alan Simpson from Grand Peaks and Chris Ranta from The Exchange as producers. The ensemble is directed by Keith Parmer (MOB RULES).

SWELTER is the first completed movie financed by Exchange Peaks Film Capital, a fund created as a full-service specialty film fund financed by Grand Peaks and run by The Exchange.

The Exchange Peaks Film Capital participates in all forms of production financing, including minimum guarantees, gap, super gap, tax credits, foreign sales collateral, bridge lending and equity.

"We are thrilled to have our first completed film in partnership with The Exchange. The success achieved with SWELTER at AFM is a real affirmation that Grand Peaks and The Exchange have much more business together ahead," said Alan Simpson from Grand Peaks Entertainment.

SWELTER has been sold to Planet Media GMBH for Germany/Switzerland, Revolutionary Releasingfor CIS/ Baltics/Poland, Swen for Latin America, Happy Audience for France, Anchor Bay for UK, Culture Convenience Club for Japan, Padora for Bulgaria/Hungary/Czech/SlovakRepublics/Romania, Transmission Films for Australia/NZ, A Film for Benelux, Eagle Films for the Middle East, Tot Media for Spain, Mars Sinema for Turkey, Sonamu Pictures for South Korea, Sahamongkolfilm for Thailand, Jaguar for airlines, Okhma for South Africa, PT Prima for Indonesia, Fox International for Pan Asia PTV, Well Go for Taiwan, Pictureworks for India, DDDream for Hong-Kong/Macao, MG Film for Former Yugoslavia, Pioneer Films for the Philippines, Lusomundo for Portugal, Hollywood Entertainment for Greece, Shaw Organization for Singapore.

SWELTER is the story of the most notorious robbery in Las Vegas history. Five men, nicknamed the Rat Pack, hit the Luxor Casino for over one hundred million dollars. Four of the men are soon captured, while one barely escapes. Ten years later, after blasting their way out of a maximum-security prison, the four jailed members of the Rat Pack are hot on the trail of their former accomplice and the remaining ten million in stolen cash. The trail leads them to a dying desert town less than a hundred miles from the scene of the crime where they find their former partner is not the man he once was...he's become a law-abiding sheriff without any memory of his past. The sheriff must now remember his violent history in order to protect all that he holds dear.

About The Exchange:
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