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Emile Hirsch, Thomas Jane, and Liana Liberato in new Thriller "DIG" - First Look for Cannes


Emile Hirsch and Liana Liberato Join Thomas Jane and Harlow Jane in New Thriller


With Film Mode and Screen Media to Show First-Look Footage in Cannes

LOS ANGELES (June 11, 2021) –Screen Media Ventures, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, has acquired international rights for the new thriller, DIG, starring Thomas Jane and Harlow Jane. Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment will launch international sales for the film at Cannes. The film is made in partnership with Film Mode, BondIt Media Capital, and producer Daniel Cummings and is in post-production. First-look footage of the film is scheduled to be shown during Cannes.
Emile Hirsch (INTO THE WILD, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD) and Liana Liberato (IF I STAY), join Thomas Jane (THE EXPANSE, THE VANISHED) and his daughter, Harlow Jane (I LOVE US, TEXAS RISING) in DIG. The duo play father and daughter in the movie. DIG is directed by K. Asher Levin. The script was penned by brothers Banipal Ablakhad and Benhur Ablakhad.
Contracted for home demolition, a widowed father (Thomas Jane) and his daughter suffering from major hearing loss (Harlow Jane) arrive at the construction site. They are soon taken hostage by a dangerous couple (Hirsch and Liberato), who will stop at nothing to retrieve what lies beneath the property. The father and daughter must work together to outsmart their captors and survive the grueling night.
“Emile and Liana are the perfect additions to round out a great cast in DIG. The film is a powerful thriller with a fresh take on the genre that global audiences are craving. We’re thrilled to be working with Daniel and Asher again, and the teams at Screen Media and BondIt on another exciting film,” said Epstein.   
“It’s been a great partnership working with Bondit, Film Mode and Screen Media to bring Thomas, Liana, Harlow and Emile to the project. The way the everyone embraced the story and the film allowed Asher to focus on getting stellar performances out of both cast and crew,” said Cummings.
“We are excited to have acquired this outstanding thriller and continue our partnership with Clay, Film Mode and BondIt. The footage looks great and will definitely generate a lot of interest at Cannes,” said David Fannon, President of Screen Media.
Hirsch has a dedicated following stemming from his roles in films like INTO THE WILD, TAKING WOODSTOCK, LORDS OF DOGTOWN and SPEEDRACER to more recent projects like THE COMEBACK TRAIL with Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman, AMERICAN NIGHT, alongside Jonathan Rhys Myers and THE LEGITIMATE WISE GUY with Harvey Keitel and Ruby Rose.
Previous collaborations between Screen Media and Film Mode include the William Shatner and Christopher Lloyd comedy SENIOR MOMENT, the Barry Pepper, Colm Feore and Laura Vandervoort action-thriller TRIGGER POINT, and the Bruce Willis sci-fi thriller ANTI-LIFE/BREACH.
BondIt and Film Mode Entertainment have an ongoing partnership and first-look relationship as previously announced and have already successfully collaborated on features like the upcoming SLAYERS, starring Malin Akerman, Abigail Breslin and Thomas Jane, the award-winning, newly released STAGE MOTHER starring Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver, Lucy Liu and Adrian Grenier, CRYPTO starring Kurt Russell, Luke Hemsworth, and Alexis Bledel, and the recently released horror film DREAMKATCHER starring Radha Mitchell and Lynn Shaye.
DIG is produced by Daniel Cummings, along with WLAD’s Rob Goodrich and Jason Armstrong, and Buffalo 8 New Mexico’s Robert Dean. Executive Producers include Clay Epstein, BondIt Media Capital’s Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor and Grady Craig, and Thomas Jane and Courtney Lauren Penn through Renegade Entertainment. Jarnell Stokes and Josh Monkrash are also executive producing.
“So much went into making this film happen. The producers and director performed under pressure, on-schedule, and executed according to plan,” noted Grady Craig. “We’re excited to share our second film with this team.”
Film Mode is handling international sales in partnership with Screen Media Ventures. The film is currently in post-production.
Thomas Jane and Renegade Entertainment are represented by Paradigm.
Harlow Jane is represented by Molly Madden at 3 Arts Entertainment and Liana Diamond at Gersh.
Emile Hirsch is represented by UTA.
Liana Liberato is represented by Innovative Artists / Management 360.
K. Asher Levin is represented by Jason Newman and Brett Etre at Untitled Entertainment.
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, HOOKING UP starring Brittany Snow, Sam Richardson and Vivica A. Fox, STAGE MOTHER starring Academy Award nominee Jacki Weaver, Lucy Liu and Adrian Grenier, and DREAMKATCHER starring Radha Mitchell, Lin Shaye, and Henry Thomas. 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 more than 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.
About Screen Media Ventures, LLC                                                            
Screen Media Ventures, LLC, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, acquires the rights to high quality, independent television series and feature films. Screen Media Ventures acquires worldwide rights for distribution through theatrical, home video, pay-per-view, free, cable and pay television, video-on-demand, and new digital media platforms. The company acquires AVOD rights for third party networks and is the main supplier of content for Crackle Plus and other Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. properties. With a library of over 1,500 television series and motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high-quality tv series and motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit
About BondIt Media Capital
BondIt Media Capital is a media financing company focused on providing funding to filmmakers and creatives for all types of content. Founded in 2013 by Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor, who also founded Buffalo 8 Productions several years prior, BondIt has been a leading competitor in film and media financing, funding films such as COSMIC SIN, BECKY, and THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON. BondIt’s sister company Buffalo 8 recently opened a division in New Mexico lead by producer Robert Dean. The new division of the company aims to serve producers and companies looking to film within the state.
About Buffalo 8
Buffalo 8 is a full-service production company assisting producers and filmmakers in services related to executive production, post-production, and distribution. Since being founded in 2010 by Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor, Buffalo 8 has worked on hundreds of projects. Originals include THE DEAD OF NIGHT, THE FLOOD, and RODNEY KING. Recently, Buffalo 8 has expanded and now consists of a full-service New Mexico division lead by Robert Dean. Buffalo 8 New Mexico serves producers and projects that want to shoot in the state, providing budgeting, production teams, and tax guidance.
About Renegade Entertainment
Thomas Jane and Courtney Lauren Penn’s Renegade Entertainment has been prolifically active since launching late in 2019. The production company recently completed production on “Murder at Emigrant Gulch,” starring Gabriel Byrne, Isaiah Mustafa, and Thomas Jane, and “Dig,” starring Thomas Jane, Harlow Jane, and Emile Hirsch. Also, in the can are “The Last Son,” starring Thomas Jane, Sam Worthington and Colson Baker, and “Slayers,” starring Abigail Breslin, Thomas Jane and Malin Akerman. Renegade will soon start production on the highly anticipated crime drama series ‘Troppo” alongside AGC Television, starring Jane. Among their projects in development, Renegade will continue the “Malone” franchise with a sequel to the cult fan favorite “Give ‘em Hell Malone,” with Jane returning to star as the enigmatic Malone and will produce an adaptation of Stephen King’s “From a Buick 8,” marking the fourth collaboration between Jane and King, following “1922,” “The Mist,” and “Dreamcatcher.”


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