Multiple Media Entertainment Secures Canadian Rights To Paul Bettany's "Shelter"
Toronto, ON (February 26, 2015) – Multiple Media Entertainment (MME), a full service media content creation and distribution company, has teamed up with Los Angeles-based Voltage Pictures (Voltage) to handle the exclusive Canadian distribution of their feature film SHELTER written, directed and produced by award winning actor Paul Bettany (A Beautiful Mind, Master and Commander, Iron Man).
SHELTER , an official selection of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, stars Academy Award winning actress Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind, Requiem For A Dream) and Screen Actors Guild nominated actorAnthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker, Captain America). The film follows Hannah (Connelly) and Tahir (Mackie) who come from two very different worlds. Hannah has done terrible things but she hasn't lost hope. Having succumbed to a shattering drug addiction, she now seeks shelter on the streets of New York. Tahir has done terrible things, too, although he is more secretive about his past. They find each other in Manhattan, but this is a different kind of New York love story.
"We are very passionate about this film,” said Jennifer Graham, Senior Vice President of Sales and Acquisitions at MME. “The story, while heart wrenching, is a beautiful love story which is highlighted by mesmerizing performances by this stellar cast.”
“We are pleased to be embarking into this new relationship with MME - whom I have known since their inception in 2010,” said Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard Rose, President International Sales at Voltage, “and we are thrilled that SHELTER will be one of the first titles to springboard the launch of their theatrical arm. We look forward to this moving film being the first of what are hopefully many films on which we will partner together.”
Thefilm will be released throughout French and English speaking Canada in 2015 on a number of platforms including limited theatrical releases, VOD, PPV, Digital distribution and Television.