CASH ONLY: Film Buff Steals Away Worldwide Rights For Crime Drama
Tremendous news out of New York today. FilmBuff has announced that they have picked up the worldwide rights to Malik Bader's raw and thrilling Detroit-based crime drama, Cash Only.
There will be no shortage of ways to catch the film in the U.S. this spring. They are planning a theatrical release, coinciding with a release on VOD on the same day. Keep an eye out for it and other ways to catch the film in your corner of the globe.
Nickola Shreli (ABDUCTION), who also wrote the film's screenplay, plays Elvis Martini, a struggling landlord at the end of his rope. Days away from losing his building to bank foreclosure, he can't pay back thousands in cash borrowed from dangerous the Albanian underworld. His building is in shambles, and he's stuck with a prostitute tenant months behind on rent and a paranoid marijuana grower who isn't coughing up what he's promised. His other tenants are just as bad, with promises to pay what they can when they can. The only bright light in Elvis' dark world is his nine-year-old daughter Lena - the only person who can help him hold onto his sanity and look forward to his tomorrows.
Cash Only made its debut in Montreal at Fantasia last Summer and was a favorite among the ScreenAnarchy crew who saw it last year.Elvis' already uneasy world is thrown into further chaos when he commits a crime of opportunity and his daughter is abducted. Elvis must confront his inner demons to find the cash needed to save his daughter only to find that a darker more dangerous fate lay ahead.
"FilmBuff prides itself on releasing powerful, boundary-pushing cinema, and is honored to be sharing Malik Bader's unique, brilliant film with U.S. audiences this spring," says FilmBuff Content Coordinator Jake Hanly. "CASH ONLY showcases a bold new storytelling talent, and its dark vision of modern Detroit is not easily forgotten."
Congrats to the Cash Only team!Says Bader of the acquisition: "We're very excited to be partnering with the team at FilmBuff for the release of CASH ONLY. We believe their distinct approach and insight into the genre and thriller market makes them the perfect partners to introduce our film to cinema audiences across America."