International sales success for North East debut feature

Posted: 18th November 2013

Bloodlust, the debut feature from Newcastle-based writer/director Richard Johnstone, has been acquired by Canadian Sales Company, Cinemavault. They will be handling International Sales for the horror after securing a deal at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Richard attended the market with the film's Producer, Steve O'Brien of 24:25 Films Ltd, after securing funding from NFM's Market Access Fund.

Richard says: "I was delighted with the response the film had at the market. We were approached by a number of Companies but chose Cinemavault due to their experience, contacts and marketing strategy."

Bloodlust was shot in the North East of England. The horror tells the story of five young couples taking part in a 30-day medical trial at an old castle in an unknown location. Mysterious, unexplained events occur around the castle and strange noises are heard in the middle of the night. Are their reactions being tested, or is something more sinister going on?

Further information, including the film's trailer, is available on Cinemavault's site.

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