Equitas Entertainment Presents “Imprisoned” World Premiere at
Cannes Marché du Film
Imprisoned World Premiere
May 18 (Saturday) – 15:30 @ Olympia 3
May 19 (Sunday) – 18:00 @ Lerins 3
May 20 (Monday) – 11:30 @ Rivera 2
OLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 17, 2019—Equitas Entertainment Partners’ (EEP) powerful drama, Imprisoned, will have its world premiere at the 2019 Marché Du Film, the world’s largest movie marketplace, being held from May 13th to 22nd during the Cannes International Film Festival. Representing Equitas for sales and distribution is Cinema Libre International, the worldwide sales agency of Cinema Libre Studio.
“We are excited to be screening our film Imprisoned at the Cannes Film Market,” said Executive Producer, Holly Levow. “There is no greater opportunity for independent filmmakers than to show our work in front of hundreds of buyers looking to strike a deal.” “And we are pleased that our social impact message aligns with that of Cinema Libre.”
Holly Levow Paul Kampf
Writer/Director Paul Kampf is proud to premiere this powerful and complicated story of hope, redemption, revenge and forgiveness to Cannes’ discerning audience. He says, “Screening this film for the Cannes buyers and audience will begin the buzz for our domestic theatrical release which will begin with our commitment to release in Puerto Rico in early September and work its way across the country in selected cities.”
The Marché du Film, the business wing of the Festival de Cannes, is the key stepping stone in the creation, production and distribution of films around the world. The Marché du Film draws its strength from the diversity of the people it brings together: 12,400 industry professionals including 3900 producers, 3300 buyers and distributors and 1000 festival programmers all gathered in one unique setting to obtain financing, seize opportunities and take the pulse of international film creation and innovation.
Juan Pablo Raba, Laurence Fishburne, Edward James Olmos
Imprisoned, starring Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix, Parabellum) with a powerful Latin cast including: Juan Pablo Raba (Wild District, Peppermint, Netflix’s Narcos), Juana Acosta (Olivier Assayas’ TV miniseries Carlos, Velvet), Jon Huertas (This Is Us, Castle), Esai Morales (Ozark, How to Get Away with Murder), John Heard and Edward James Olmos (Mayans MC, Battlestar Galactica), is scheduled to screen on May 18, 19 and 20th at the Cannes Film Market.
Cinema Libre and Equitas Entertainment will host a panel, MAKING SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FILMS at The American Pavilion on Monday, May 20th at 10:00am where filmmakers, Holly Levow and writer/director Paul Kampf, will share clips from the film, lessons from filming in Puerto Rico and EEP’s focus on making a social impact, moderated by CLS’ Philippe Diaz. A market badge and invitation is required and may be picked up at Cinema Libre booth located at Riviera F3.
Juan Pablo Raba as Dylan Burke
Imprisoned tells the story of Daniel Calvin (Fishburne), a man haunted by a past full of loss, revenge and guilt. He’s living a life far different than the one he had years earlier as the strong-willed prison warden overseeing the lives of hundreds of violent criminals in a Puerto Rican prison. One of those men, Dylan Burke (Raba), had made many mistakes in his life, but he put his dark past behind him when he found his true love, Maria (Acosta). It is the idyllic life they both never dreamed. But when Warden Calvin realizes Dylan is the man that caused his wife’s death twenty years earlier, a darkness grows in him and leads to framing Dylan for a brutal murder that he did not commit. When Dylan is locked away under Warden Calvin’s charge, the hunter becomes the hunted. But Dylan’s will is too strong to let the warden turn him back into the man he once was, as Dylan chooses righteousness over revenge. In the end, the warden is left with the guilt of his actions and only one choice to rectify all the wrong he has done. View Trailer
Equitas Entertainment Partners believes films can have a positive social impact by exploring facets of lives often overlooked and also by the manner in which they make films. Their model endeavors to prove that stories can be entertaining, thought provoking, socially responsible and fiscally profitable. Gender pay equality matched with opportunities for the under-represented in front of and behind the camera makes a more rounded work environment and serves the project at every level.
Equitas Entertainment is based in Los Angeles. For more information about their films, please visit: www.equitasentertainment.com
Detailed information about the film and screening schedules are listed in the Pocket Guide, the Dailies, Cannes Market News and at Cinando.com.
Imprisoned — U.S. and Latin American theatrical release – August, 2019
Equitas Entertainment Partners
Writer / Director: Paul Kampf
Executive Producer: Holly Levow
Producer: Tom Sperry