Saboteur Media to Launch Five Titles at Cannes 2017
Saboteur Media (Saboteur) announced today the launch of a new film production, sales and finance initiative based in New York, coinciding with the announcement that industry veteran, Mark Lindsay has joined the company as President of Distribution and will be presenting five new titles to the market next month in Cannes. Saboteur's current slate consists of three narrative, and two documentary features.
On the narrative side Saboteur is presenting, Love Thy Keepers from director Josh Janowicz, Cleaning House from director Nick Quested, and Seize from director Jimmy Loweree, with Love Thy Keepers going into production in May.
On the documentary front Saboteur has two completed projects, Word is Bond from director Sacha Jenkins (Burn Motherfucker, Burn!, Fresh Dressed), features Nas, J Cole, Run the Jewels, Rakim, The Lox, Rapsody, and Tech N9ne, that tracks the history of hip-hop and explores THE ART OF lyricism; and The Iconoclast, from director King Adz, a documentary crime thriller, that follows the life and exploits of international fugitive, Michel van Rijn, as he reflects on a life as the preeminent art thief and forger in the world.
Saboteur is co-producing and representing all rights on the projects they are bringing to Cannes next month.
Launching operations in 2014, Saboteur has handled the US release, as well as the production duties and international sales, on fifteen titles including Sebastian Junger's Korengal, Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives, Rubble Kings, and Being George Clooney.
Along with Saboteur's push into feature narrative projects, they will continue to produce and distribute 8-10 high-end documentary titles each year with theatrical potential is the US, and which appeal to all-rights distributors in the international marketplace.
Central to Saboteur's mission is empowering New York filmmakers to make New York films, in New York.
Nick Quested, Executive Director of Saboteur, explains, "With Mark joining Saboteur, we are in a position to be a one-stop-shop for filmmakers, bringing projects from development through delivery."
"I am thrilled to join forces with Nick and his talented team at Saboteur," said Lindsay. "We have known each other for many years and both believe New York is the best place for independent filmmakers to thrive and want to help in making that happen."
Goldcrest Post New York (Carol, Billions) under Managing Director Ben Cheah will be providing picture and sound post production services on all of Saboteur's titles.
Most recently, Goldcrest Post New York provided all of the post production services on Nick Quested and Sebastian Junger's Tribeca Film Festival entry, Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, which is set to air later this year on National Geographic Channel.