Multiple Media Entertainment Acquires Feature Film Broken Kingdom and Companion Doc Kingdom Come
TORONTO, ON – April 17, 2014– Multiple Media Entertainment, a full service media content creation and distribution company, has acquired the exclusive Canadian distribution rights to Daniel Gillies’ directorial debut feature film Broken Kingdomas well as the feature-length documentary Kingdom Come.
Broken Kingdom stars Daniel Gillies (Saving Hope, Vampire Diaries), Rachael Leigh Cook (Perception, She’s All That) Jeraldin Chapeton Estacio and Academy Award nominee Seymour Cassel (Faces, Rushmore). It is written and directed by Daniel Gillies and Executive Produced by Rachael Leigh Cook, Chris Ouwinga and Darryn Welch.
Broken Kingdom has won numerous film festival awards including the Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking Award at the 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival and the Avalon Award Winning Feature at the 2012 Catalina Film Festival.
In Broken Kingdom, two stories weave their way from the harrowing slums of Bogota, Colombia to the Hollywood Hills. A fourteen-year-old street girl (Jeraldin Chapeton Estacio) and an American writer (Daniel Gillies), discover an uncommon union, while a daycare teacher in Los Angeles (Rachael Leigh Cook) does everything she can to fight the weight of a tragic secret.
Kingdom Come follows first-time director Daniel Gillies as he tries to raise the funds to finance his first independently produced feature film. This emotionally charged journey is interwoven with candid interviews from Hollywood stars including Don Cheadle, David Strathairn, Thomas Jane, Illeana Douglas, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Spurlock, Kevin Smith, Ron Perlman and Edward Burns. They discuss the difficulties involved in getting an independently produced feature film made.
Kingdom Come was written and directed by John Lyons Murphy and Paiman Kalayeh, produced by Rachael Leigh Cook, Illeana Douglas, Paiman Kalayeh, John Lyons Murphy and Adrian Selkowitz.
”Witnessing the extreme frustration but sheer determination of a filmmaker who truly believes in a project is heartwarming,” says Jennifer Graham, Senior Vice President of Sales & Acquisitions at Multiple Media Entertainment. “The outcome of all of their hard work is a beautiful film that everyone involved can be extremely proud of.”
"Broken Kingdom and Kingdom Come are the results of years of passionate, dedicated work, and that's why we're so excited to have Jennifer and the talented people at Multiple Media behind the films and bringing them to Canada," stated John Lyons Murphy.
Daniel Gillies is currently starring in the Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals which is shooting in Atlanta. He’s also starring in Saving Hope, which, according to CTV, is the highest-rated original Canadian drama this season averaging 1.6 million viewers.
Broken Kingdom and Kingdom Come are currently airing on Showtime in the United States. Multiple Media Entertainment will be rolling both films out across Canada on VOD, Pay Per View and Pay TV in the coming months.
About Multiple Media Entertainment Inc.
Multiple Media Entertainment is a full service media content creation and distribution company with offices in Toronto and Vancouver. Established in 2010, the company is involved in all aspects of the entertainment content industry including distribution, co-development, co-production, product integration, branded content and barter distribution. Its film distribution division continues to grow, enhance and diversify its listing of new releases, while providing a diverse catalogue of library content including film and television classics. With strong partnerships and a growing presence in the marketplace, the company thrives to offer content that audiences across all platforms will enjoy.