Swelter marks the first completed film backed by Exchange Peaks Film Capital, the fund established by Grand Peaks and run by The Exchange. Talks are ongoing for a North American deal.
Deals have closed in Germany/Switzerland (Planet Media), France (Happy Audience), the UK (Anchor Bay), Australia / New Zealand (Transmission), CIS/ Baltics/Poland (Revolutionary Releasing), Latin America (Swen), Japan (Convenience Club), Spain (Tot Media), Portugal (Lusomundo), Bulgaria/Hungary/Czech Republic/Slovakia/Romania (Padora) and Benelux (A Film) and former Yugoslavia (MG Film)
Rights also went in Middle East (Eagle), Spain (Tot Media), Turkey (Mars Sinema), Greece (Hollywood Entertainment), South Africa (Okhma), South Korea (Sonamu Pictures), Thailand (Sahamongkolfilm), Singapore (Shaw Organization), Indonesia (PT Prima), Taiwan (Well Go), India (Pictureworks), Hong Kong / Macao (DDDream), Philippines (Pioneer Films) and Pan-Asia PTV (Fox International). Jaguar took airlines.
Keith Parmer directed the story about a former bank robber turned sheriff with no memory of his past who must face down his four former associates recently broken out of prison. The cast includes Alfred Molina, Lennie James, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Freya Tingley
Alan Simpson of Grand Peaks and Chris Ranta of The Exchange served as producers. Don Simpson of Grand Peaks and Nat McCormick, Laura Ivey and O’Shea of The Exchange served as executive producers.
“We are thrilled to have our first completed film in partnership with The Exchange,” said Simpson. “The success achieved with Swelter at AFM is a real affirmation that Grand Peaks and The Exchange have much more business together ahead.”