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Sunday, May 19, 2019

"BLOOD VESSEL" Scares Up Cannes Premiere - Action, Adventure and HORROR!

Film Mode Entertainment

Scares Up A Cannes World Market Premiere for


Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment features a remarkable cast, state-of-the-art visual effects and raises the genre bar for action adventure horror films

CANNES (May 19, 2019) -- Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment is thrilled to announce the World Market Premiere of BLOOD VESSEL. The new action adventure horror film stars NATHAN PHILLIPS (THESE FINAL HOURS), CHRISTOPHER KIRBY (STAR WARS: EPISODE III, THE MATRIX RELOADED), ROBERT TAYLOR (THE MATRIX), ALYSSA SUTHERLAND (Vikings) and JOHN LLOYD FILLINGHAM (EXAM, RUSH).

The cast boasts combined box office earnings in the hundreds of millions of dollars (US).

Screenings in Cannes take place on May 14 at 11:30 a.m. in Palais B and again on May 17 at 10:00 a.m. in Gray 3.

"We're extremely excited to show BLOOD VESSEL for the first time to buyers in Cannes,” said Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment.

“The stunning visual effects are so impressive, interwoven with an exhilarating storyline; our clients are in for the ride of their lives.”

BLOOD VESSEL is directed by JUSTIN DIX, an award-winning director and special effects supervisor who played an integral role in the special effects team behind THE BABADOOK, the multi-award winning psychological horror feature. DIX heads up Wicked of Oz studios, which caters to the ever expanding film industry in Australia and has played a part in practically every Australian genre film to come down the pike in recent years.

Having worked with such iconic directors as George Lucas and Roger Donaldson, DIX’S first feature film, CRAWLSPACE, nabbed numerous awards, including best special effects, best music, best sound design and best picture at top film festivals around the world.

Co-written by JUSTIN DIX and JORDAN PROSSER, BLOOD VESSEL takes place somewhere in the North Atlantic, in 1945. Barely surviving on a life raft in the middle of the Atlantic they are forced to seek rescue from a passing Nazi ship. Once aboard, they discover the ship to be abandoned, with signs of a bloody struggle. As they investigate further, they discover pillaged Romanian artifacts and an enemy far deadlier than those they faced on the battlefront.

“The team we assembled was top notch and it shows in the special effects. We’re thrilled Film Mode is bringing BLOOD VESSEL to market. They’re a great fit for this uniquely thrilling, and captivating film,” said Dix.

No stranger to sci-fi thrillers, producers STEVEN MATUSKO (THE OSIRIS CHILD, BETTER WATCH OUT, TERMINIS), STEVEN MCKINNON (BUOYANCY) and BRETT THORNQUEST (THE OSIRIS CHILD, BETTER WATCH OUT, TERMINIS) are at the helm of the action adventure horror film.

Film Mode Entertainment is representing the world excluding Australia and New Zealand.

About Film Mode Entertainment
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. Film Mode accelerated their growth and expanded their 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.


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