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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Daniel Dae Kim Rounds Out Stellar Cast Of Joe Penna's Sci-Fi Thriller "STOWAWAY"




Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette and Shamier Anderson also star;

Principal Photography will commence 11th June 2019

Los Angeles, CA (May 22, 2019) – XYZ Films announce Actor/Producer Daniel Dae Kim (3AD Productions “The Good Doctor,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Lost,” upcoming Always Be My Maybe) will join Academy Award® nominees Anna Kendrick (A Simple Favor, Pitch Perfect) and Toni Collette (Velvet Buzzsaw, Hereditary), along with Shamier Anderson (Race, Destroyer) in director Joe Penna’s sci-fi thriller Stowaway, which marks the second feature from Penna and Ryan Morrison, the duo behind the Cannes Official Selection Arctic, which released earlier this year.

Stowaway will be directed by Joe Penna and co-written by Penna & Ryan Morrison, who will also serve as executive producer and editor. XYZ Films will produce alongside augenschein Filmproduktion, RISE PICTURES, and RainMaker Films in association with Yale Productions, with RISE Visual Effects Studios providing VFX. XYZ and CAA Media Finance are arranging financing for the film and handling worldwide sales which continue during Cannes.

On a mission headed to Mars, an unintended stowaway (Anderson) accidentally causes severe damage to the spaceship's life support systems. Facing dwindling resources and a potentially grim outcome, a medical researcher (Kendrick) emerges as the only dissenting voice against the clinical logic of both her commander (Collette) and the ship's biologist (Kim).

Daniel Dae Kim starred in ABC’s iconic series “Lost,” and CBS’s reboot “Hawaii Five-0,” as well as films including Hellboy, The Cave, Insurgent, Mirai, Ms. Purple. He will next be seen in Netflix’s upcoming Always Be My Maybe alongside Ali Wong, Randall Park and Keanu Reeves.

Principal photography for Stowaway is set to commence on June 11th in Germany.  Filming will take place at Bavaria Studios in Munich and MMC in Cologne, with funding support from the FilmFernsehFunds Bavaria, Filmstiftung North-Rhine Westfalia and the DFFF.

XYZ Films is in Cannes with an additional slate of films that include Lorcan Finnegan’s Vivarium starring Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots, which premiered in competition at Critics’ Week on Saturday. XYZ is also handling sales on Benson & Moorhead’s Synchronic starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan, Richard Stanley’s Color Out Of Space starring Nicolas Cage, and Jim Taihuttu’s The East with Marwan Kenzari and Martijn Lakemeier.

Kim is represented by UTA; Brillstein Entertainment Partners; Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman, Inc.; Anderson is represented by CAA and Mosaic; Collette is represented by CAA, United Management and Finley Management; Kendrick is represented by CAA; and Penna and Morrison are represented by CAA and Management 360.

About XYZ Films:
XYZ Films is an integrated content company whose mission is to empower visionary storytellers from every corner of the planet. As an independent production company and worldwide sales agency, the company is uniquely suited to identify talented filmmakers and bring their stories to life. XYZ was founded in 2008 by Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer, and Aram Tertzakian. XYZ recently won the 2017 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Macon Blair’s I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore.

About augenschein Filmproduktion :

augenschein Filmproduktion was founded in 2008 by Jonas Katzenstein and Maximilian Leo and is based in Cologne and Hamburg. The company has produced more than 20 feature length films and its focus lies on director driven movies with global appeal.

augenschein is currently presenting at the Cannes Filmmarket 7500 written and directed by Oscar nominated Patrick Vollrath and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which was acquired by Amazon Studios in a global deal negotiated by FilmNation alongside Endeavor Content. augenschein’s latest titles include Ana, Mon Amour which was awarded with a Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at Berlinale, Hunting Season, winner of the Venice Critic’s week, My Happy Family, which debuted in Sundance and was sold to Netflix, and Los Perros which premiered in-competition at Cannes Critic’s Week.

About Rise Pictures:
RISE PICTURES acts as the film and television production arm under the RISE banner and co-produces, finances and produces a diverse slate of films and television programs with storytelling and visual effects demands – creating exciting and immersive new worlds for global audiences implemented by RISE | Visual Effects Studios. RISE PICTURES stands for a wide spectrum of both commercial and innovative cinema and television. The company is spearheaded by Ulrich Schwarz, alongside Sven Pannicke and Robert Pinnow. Currently RISE is co-producing Constantin Film’s major international animation production Dragon Rider, based on award-winning author Cornelia Funke's children's fantasy novel.

About RISE | Visual Effects Studios:
RISE | Visual Effects Studios was founded in 2007 by Sven Pannicke, Robert Pinnow, Markus Degen and Florian Gellinger in Berlin, Germany. The award-winning company has roughly 100 permanent staff members in addition to 100 freelance artists in Stuttgart, Munich, Cologne and Berlin, making it one of the biggest VFX studios in central Europe. RISE has become "partner in crime" for directors like Tom Tykwer (Babylon Berlin, A Hologram for the King, Cloud Atlas), Guy Ritchie (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), Gore Verbinski (A Cure for Wellness), and studios including Marvel (Captain America 1-3, Iron Man 3, Doctor Strange, and Guardians of the Galaxy), Netflix (Dark), Sony Pictures (The Dark Tower), and Europacorp (Renegades). Its sister production company RISE PICTURES develops its own original content and co-produces films and series for international audiences.


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