- Monday, Apr. 16, 2018
- LOS ANGELES
Union Entertainment Group will have two films screening at this year’s Festival de Cannes: Arctic, the feature film directed by Joe Pena and starring Mads Mikkelsen, will be part of the Midnight Screening section, while Home Shopper, a short directed by Oscar nominee Dev Patel and starring Sophie Kargman, Thomas Sadoski and Armie Hammer--which was nominated for the Grand Jury Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival--will be included in the Cannes Festival Corner.
Arctic was produced by Noah C Haeussner of Union Entertainment Group, Chris Lemole and Tim Zajaros of Armory Films, and executive produced by Martha De Laurentiis, who last worked with Mikkelsen on the Hannibal TV series, and Union partner/editor Einar Thorsteinsson. The story surrounds a man (Mikkelsen) stranded in the Arctic, who is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through the unknown for potential salvation.
Directed by Patel and written by Ryan Farhoudi, Home Shopper follows a woman (Kargman) in a loveless marriage, who finds solace in the hypnotic escape of the home shopping channel. When things take an unexpected turn with her husband (Sadoski), the channel proves to be her saving grace...or was it the problem all along? The film was co-produced by Union Entertainment Group. UEG’s head of production Haeussner and its president, Michael Raimondi, are co-producers on the film, for which Union Editorial handled postproduction. Home Shopper was edited by Nicholas Wayman-Harris and mixed by Milos Zivkovic, with color by Carolyn Woods. The post supervisor was Logan Aries.
UEG’s next two films will delve into the heart of Ireland, tackling complex true stories set within a unique time period in that country’s history.
The Festival de Cannes runs May 8-18, 2018.