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ISA of the Day: The Exchange brings ‘Accident’ and ‘Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story’ to AFM

ISA of the Day: The Exchange brings 'Accident' and 'Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story' to AFM

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Besides bringing a great selection of films to AFM including Supremacy, The Last 5 Years, Rob the Mob, Ron Howard’s Made in America, and Swelter, The Exchange will also debut sales for their film Accident, an interesting 3D film and Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story.




Accident

Directed by Dan Tondowski, Accident is a 3D thrill ride based on a true story and it includes incredible new SFX effects by Simon Hansen who previously worked on Chronicle, and will be produced by  Ryan Haidarian
(Vehicle 19) and Guillaume Benski (2009 Cannes Director’s Fortnight’s
Navidad). Thomas Mann (Project X) and Ashley Hinshaw (Chronicle) will
star in Accident. The other leads of the film will be announced shortly

The film follows
four teenagers who “borrow” a car for one night of fun and thrills. But
what starts as a wild joy ride turns into a nightmare.
After
a violent crash, they discover that being stuck at the bottom of a
ravine in an overturned car is the least of their problems. The
psychotic owner of the car that they stole has them in his cross-hairs
and he will stop
at nothing to get back the car and its valuable contents. 

 “We
are extremely excited to be involved with Accident and this very
talented team. The demand for high concept, 3D action thrillers that are
unique and marketable is very high. We feel that this film could be a
real breakout success
for our buyers and we are excited to bring it to market,” said O’Shea.

Midnight Rider: The Gregg Allman Story

Based on the New York Times bestselling autobiography of the iconic blues singer, the screenplay was written by Unclaimed Freight Production’s Randall Miller and Jody Savin, and will be directed by Miller himself.

The
film focuses on Allman’s early struggles through the formation of The
Allman Brothers Band and the group’s ultimate explosion on the music
scene.

On the heels of successful music biopics such as Ray and Walk the Line
comes Gregg Allman’s Midnight Rider, a searing and revealing look inside
the man who was at the forefront of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the lead singer
of one of the biggest American bands of all
time.
The
film captures two of the most defining chapters of Gregg’s life, when
The Allman Brothers Band was just getting under way and the earlier
years when Gregg, after years of drugs and
alcohol abuse, cleans himself up.  Chronicling his life on the road and
the pitfalls of super stardom, Midnight Rider ultimately creates an
uplifting tale of a rock icon as he finds his way through the darkness
into the light
.

In order to infuse the film with authenticity, both Savin
and Miller are working closely with Allman and his manager, Michael
Lehman, both of whom will serve as executive producers. The film will
include original Allman Brothers tracks as well as performances by
the actor/musicians.
Open Road will theatrically release the film in the US.

“This powerful story of one man’s journey through his brilliant and tumultuous
rock ‘n’ roll career is extremely compelling and will be of keen interest to our international buyers,” said O’Shea


 About The Exchange:

Collaborative
and transparent, The Exchange is a leading international sales and
finance company committed to creating strong relationships between
filmmakers, film financiers and distributors through the exchange
of product, information and commerce. Created by veteran sales
executive Brian O’Shea, the company specializes in high quality,
commercial films that appeal to North American audiences and the
ever-evolving global film market. For more information, please
visit: HERE

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