Apocalyptic thriller Survive, introduced at AFM (the American Film Market) earlier this month, has already resulted in numerous deals worldwide. It is the first film to be released by the newly created Federation’s studios label Ginger& Fed, dedicated to international theatrical film sales. WTFilms is co-handling international sales and was in charge of presenting the film at AFM.
Deals have been closed in the UK, Australia, and New Zeeland (Signature Entertainment), Germany (Capelight), Italy (Eagle Pictures), Spain (A Contracorriente Films), CIS (exl Ukraine), Baltic States (UVR), Ukraine (Top Film Distribution), Poland (M2 Films), Hungary (Vertigo Media), Benelux (Vertigo Films Distribution), the Middle East (Salim Ramia), Latin America (Gussi), South Korea (Scene and sound), Turkey (Chantier), The Philippines (808 Films), Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Survive is the new movie from the producers of global hit Revenge. It is produced by Monkey Pack (part of Robin&Co, a Federation company) and M.E.S Productions. The film, featuring Émilie Dequenne (Love Affair(s), Rosetta) and Andreas Pietschmann (Dark) is directed by Frédéric Jardin (Sleepless night). KMBO will release it theatrically in France.
Synopsis : Julia and her loving husband celebrate her son’s birthday on their boat in the middle of the ocean. When a violent storm nearly capsizes them, the family awakes in a desert land. Earth has undergone a tragic polarity reversal, draining water from the oceans. After her husband’s death, Julia must save her children in a world where hungry creatures from the abyss hunt for fresh flesh!
About Ginger & Fed:
Ginger & Fed is a label dedicated to international theatrical film sales created in September 2023 by Federation Studios (the group created by Pascal Breton, and co-led by Lionel Uzan and Marco Chimenz) and Sabine Chemaly, former Head of International Sales at TF1 Studio.
Ginger & Fed sprung from Sabine Chemaly and Federation Studio’s shared belief that the future holds strong potential for the cinema experience. In charge of both film acquisitions and international sales, Sabine Chemaly spearhead Ginger & Fed, whilst working closely with Federation’s sales team as well as with the Business Affairs, the Servicing and Marketing teams.
The first film to be introduced by Ginger & Fed are SURVIVE, a post-apocalyptic thriller produced by Monkey Pack (Robin&Co, a Federation company) and M.E.S Productions, with international sales co-handled by WTFilm, Rachel’s Game, a police comedy directed by Thierry Klifa featuring Fanny Ardant , Mathieu Kassovitz , Nicolas Duvauchelle, and Laetitia Dosch and produced by Nolita and Oldies but Goodies, a comedy directed by Claude Zidi Jr (Tenor) and featuring Kev Adams (The New Adventures of Aladdin) alongside Jean Reno (Leon, Da Vinci Code, The Squad).
WTFilms (which stands for “What The Films”) is a sales, production and financing company created in 2012 by Gregory Chambet and Dimitri Stephanides. After an initial focus on genre for which it acquired a strong expertise, WTFilms has now diversified to all types of movies: mainstream, arthouse, comedies, action, thriller, horror, and documentaries.
About Federation Studios:
Led by Pascal Breton, CEO, and Lionel Uzan, MD, Federation Studios (previously Federation Entertainment) heralds a new breed of independent European studios, focusing on the creation, production, financing and distribution of high-quality original productions for the global marketplace. Federation Studios works with the best worldwide talents and partners in the industry to create a strong distribution portfolio as well as an array of premium international productions. Only ten years after its creation, the production and distribution studio is based in Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Madrid, London, Berlin, Cologne and Tel-Aviv with companies Robin & Co, Bonne Pioche, Cottonwood Media, Cheyenne Federation, Mercer Productions, Empreinte Digitale, Picture Perfect Federation, Animal Federation, Fabula Pictures, Federation Spain, Glisk, Federation Stories, Vertigo Films, Drama Team, Lapinxa Production… The group boasts 250 full time employees, a number which continues to grow monthly.
Active in the drama, kids & family and documentary, Federation works with all platforms and major broadcasters in the market. Its rich portfolio includes major award-winning and international successes such as the cult spy series The Bureau (5 seasons), recently released hit series Bardot, the Netflix original hit series Baby (3 seasons), the premium live action hit for teens Find Me In Paris (3 seasons), In Treatment, the adaptation of cult format BeTipul by Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, Around the World in 80 Days starring David Tennant, as well as Nadia nominated for the Int. Emmy Awards, to name a few. Frequently awarded for its renowned productions, Federation won Best International Series Award at CanneSeries three times in a row for Partisan (2020