VSC AT AFM
Video Services Corp., Picks Up
For Canadian Distribution
Director/Producer Craig Goodwill’s award-winning debut feature, Patch Town, has been picked up for Canadian distribution on all platforms by Video Services Corp (VSC).
Patch Town bowed at the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival and was featured in the Moscow and Shanghai International Film Festivals, among others, and screened as part of the Telefilm Top 10 at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, followed by a Best Feature Film win at the 2014 Canadian Film Festival.
“VSC is a great home for Patch Town, and I know they will do a great job getting it out to audiences across Canada,” declared Goodwill. “Their experience with independent film in Canada demonstrates their dedication to filmmakers.”
The dark-comedy-adventure film stars Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl, Sex After Kids), Rob Ramsay (Blue Mountain State) and Julian Richings (Cube, Wrong Turn), was an audience favorite during its festival run and will have its theatrical premiere across Canada in early 2015.
“We’re looking forward to working with Craig to bring Patch Town to Canadians,” said VSC President Jonathan Gross. “There’s a mix of whimsy and edge in the film that has resonated with festival audiences.”
Carolle Brabant, Telefilm Canada’s Executive Director added: “We encourage a diversity of voices and genres and support emerging talent like debut feature film director Craig Goodwill. We’ve been pleased to promote Patch Town on the international scene, most recently selecting it to be part of our Perspective Canada market screenings during the Marché du Film.
Patch Town is based on the award-winning short film of the same name that premiered at TIFF in 2011, about an abandoned toy (Ramsay) who is reunited with his adoptive mother (Palmer) only to rescue her from an evil child catcher (Richings).
Patch Town was produced by David Sparkes and executive produced by Mark Montefiore. The deal was negotiated by Craig Goodwill and Jonathan Gross.
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About Video Services Corp.
Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Services Corp., (VSC) is a leading independent all-platform film distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. VSC’s DVD catalogue includes “Corner Gas,” Sharknado, “Comedy Now! Starring Russell Peters” and “Spectacle: Elvis Costello With….” Recent theatrical releases include Union Square, with Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino, Alan Partridge, starring Steve Coogan, and the Israeli horror sensation Big Bad Wolves and Cannes Selection Life Itself and Sundance Festival favourite White Bird In A Blizzard. Upcoming titles include TIFF Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award Winner What We Do In The Shadows. www.videoservicescorp.com, facebook.com/videoservicescorp or twitter.com/vidserv.