MIPCOM Spotlight: American Cinema International & Mission Pictures International


CANNES: Brett Davern, known from MTV’s Awkward, stars in the action movie Fast Track, which tops the list of highlights from American Cinema International (ACI).

In it, he plays Danny Krueger, who wins a scholarship to the Fast Lane Racing Academy but will have to team up with his worst enemy if he wants to be the fastest. ACI is also introducing the coming-of-age drama Kiss Me, which stars John Corbett (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Jenna Fischer (The Office) and Rita Wilson (Runaway Bride). “We are very proud of and excited about Fast Track and Kiss Me, and hope that both films find buyers that believe in them as much as we do,” says Chevonne O’Shaughnessy, the president of ACI, which is also presenting Raptor Ranch.

The TV-movie drama The Ultimate Life, a sequel to the highly acclaimed and popular The Ultimate Gift, premiered on the Hallmark Channel and is also getting a theatrical release in the U.S. Mission Pictures International, which specializes in family and faith-based films, believes the title will perform strongly in the international market as well. “Given the audience reaction and buyer demand following The Ultimate Gift, we are confident The Ultimate Life is going to be a big hit that almost sells itself,” says O’Shaughnessy, the president of Mission Pictures.

O’Shaughnessy has equally high hopes for Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio, which she says has “a great script and is part of a book series with huge potential.” The holiday film Christmas for a Dollar is also leading the slate.