Patrick Ewald of Epic Pictures Group has closed a three-picture co-production and co-financing deal with Thai based entity, Film Frame Productions, run by managing director and film director Thanapon Maliwan.
The three films from Epic Pictures Group Film Frame Productions and will all be action-driven, English language projects with a recognized male lead. Films are currently being developed with an eye toward shooting the first one starting in late 2010. Film Frame and Epic will produce the movies with Epic Pictures Group handling worldwide sales outside of Thailand.
“We are going to produce a series of action films that will blow people away. These films are going to take a Western story sensibility and combine it with Thai action skills and production value that will deliver on all levels.” says Patrick Ewald of Epic Pictures Group
States Maliwan of Film Frame: “For these movies, we need a good US company who takes care of the sales and marketing for the worldwide market. Epic Pictures Group’s knowledge and experience will help us add a Western cultural element to make these films appeal to an even wider audience. We have assembled the right people at the right time especially our action team and stuntmen. The action in these movies will show how the Aikido fighting and Muay Thai styles can compete against any other kind of martial arts in the world. They will be great martial art fight movies from the East meet West combination. “
Epic Pictures will also be handling worldwide sales on four classic Tony Jaa action films: SPIRITED KILLER, HARD GUN, FIGHTER’S BLOOD, and BATTLE WARRIOR. Previously unreleased in most of the world, the films are widely know in Thailand as the films that gave Tony Jaa his start in the business but have rarely been seen by an audience in the international community.
States Maliwan of Film Frame: “Everyone is looking for a good action film especially from Thailand. So that’s why I want to present to the world market what I call “TONY JAA’s Classic titles” It’s showing to the audience that to become an action super star today is not just a lucky or easy path. You need to work hard, train hard and collect a lot of experience so this is what we see in these titles. It’s worth watching it to see how one person’s commitment will make him better and better in every day life. The answer is Tony Jaa.”
About Epic Pictures Group
Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California, Epic Pictures Group is a worldwide film, television and home video/VOD/digital sales organization specializing in the financing, production, and distribution of unique, award winning and innovative feature films from independent filmmakers from around the world.
Under the guidance of CEO Patrick Ewald and COO Shaked Berenson, Epic Pictures Group represents worldwide sales for both its own slate of films and third party content. Epic Pictures Group releases 10 to 20 films annually.
The company was established by CEO Patrick Ewald and COO Shaked Berenson in the fall of 2007 by with the official launch of the company at The American Film Market in Santa Monica, California.
Epic Picture Group’s foreign sales team seeks out relationships with creative and exceptional producers and talent in order to secure A-level, quality projects. Epic Pictures Group actively develops a full range of new relationships and strategic alliances with financiers, independent production companies, producers and studios.
Epic Pictures Group is committed to establishing a rising presence in the domestic and international film community through the worldwide release of high profile and diverse films.
Epic Pictures Group has a recognized presence at all major motion picture and television festivals and markets including Cannes, The American Film Market (AFM), Berlin, The Hong Kong Filmart, The Sundance Film Festival, The Toronto Film Festival, as well as MIPCOM and MIP-TV.
Most recently, Patrick Ewald, Shaked Berenson and the Epic Pictures Group has executive produced or produced SPACE DOGS in 3D, LUSTER starring TWILGIHT’S BILLY BURKE and Andrew Howard, and THE POSSESSION OF DAVID O’REILLY. Patrick Ewald, Shaked Berenson and Epic Pictures Group has also just acquired the sales licensing rights to DEADLINE starring the late Brittany Murphy, THE MALAY CHRONICLES: BLOODLINES, GENGHIS KHAN, HOUSEBROKEN starring Danny Devito, and FINDING AMANDA starring Matthew Broderick and Brittany Murphy.
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