“Bunohan” (Return To Murder) TIFF Film gains Traction

Posted: September 11, 2011 by tmepost in Movies
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LA-based sales company Traction Media has boarded Malaysian action drama Bunohan (Return To Murder), which is receiving its world premiere in the Discovery section of 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

Traction will work in tandem with Arclight Films’ Asia-focused division, Easternlight Films, to handle the sale of North American rights on the film.

Easternlight is also handling international rights on the film and has pre-sold it to Universal Pictures for a slew of territories including UK, Germany, France, Australia and New Zealand.

Directed by Dain Said, Bunohan focuses on the dark relationship between three estranged brothers who end up fighting for their lives when they are called back to their village by their dying father.

“We are thrilled to be representing Bunohan, which, beyond the action and suspense that will draw audiences in, is a beautiful piece of filmmaking from a talented director,” said Traction Media’s Maren Olson.

“Its an honor to be working with Maren and Doug from Traction Media on this film as we look forward to their incredible experience of working on helping young filmmakers be discovered by North American buyers.” Said Nandita Solomon who produced the film through her Apparat company in conjunction with Convergence Entertainment’s Tim Kwok who  also serves as Co-Producer. Dain Said, who also wrote Bunohan, is a Kuala Lumpur-based filmmaker who studied film in London.

Traction Media has represented films such as HALF NELSON, HARD CANDY and the recent SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury winner NATURAL SELECTION.

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