Early September release confirmed for The Reckoning

The latest feature from Perth film-making partners, John V. Soto and Deidre Kitcher, will screen at select Australian cinemas in September 2014.

Filmscope Entertainment (Filmscope) is pleased to announce that their highly anticipated crime thriller, THE RECKONING, starring Jonathan LaPaglia and Luke Hemsworth, has been sold in multiple international territories by sales agents Lightning Entertainment.

Lightning Entertainment have sold rights to the film to a number of international distributors, notching up deals for Scandinavia (Atlantic Films), the Middle East (Eagle Entertainment), Portugal (Media Page), South Africa (Ster Kinekor), Korea (SB), Turkey (Movie Box) and Thailand (IPA).

Filmscope have sold all rights for Australian and New Zealand to Melbourne-based distributor, SC Movies. The limited theatrical release for the film will hit select screens in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in early September.

Selina Chong from SC Movies commented “We’re thrilled to be handling the Australian release of the film ‘The Reckoning’. It’s a terrific movie with outstanding performances from the cast, in particular Jonathan LaPaglia, Hanna Mangan Lawrence and Luke Hemsworth. The film is a fresh and unique thriller that combines footage shot by two teens on the run with the traditional cinematography of a police investigation. The director, John V. Soto, has done a fabulous job seamlessly interweaving the two stories and timelines together. We can’t wait to share this film with Australian audiences!”

The teaser trailer was released on YouTube December 2013 and has already passed 250,000 views, with the full length theatrical trailer being recently released and clocking past 50,000 views.

THE RECKONING is a fast paced crime thriller and stars an impressive lineup of Aussie acting talent including Jonathan LaPaglia (LOVE CHILD), Luke Hemsworth (THE ANAMOLY, KILL ME THREE TIMES), Hanna Mangan Lawrence (THE REACH), Viva Bianca (SPARTACUS) and Alex Williams (UNDERGROUND: THE JULIAN ASSANGE STORY, PAPER PLANES).

THE RECKONING was recently selected for the lineup at The British Independent Film Festival where it won Best Music for Composer Thomas Rouch and Best Director for John V. Soto.

THE RECKONING is about a detective who must track down two runaway teenagers whose video footage contains the identity of a killer.

THE RECKONING was produced and developed with the assistance of ScreenWest and LotteryWest.

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