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By Michael Schilf · September 7, 2012
Indican Pictures announced today that it has acquired exclusive North American rights to the Van Vlahakis biopic, A Green Story. Indican plans to release the film theatrically in April, 2013 . Through the deal, Indican also holds all video, television, ancillary and VOD rights in North America.
From Paramyth Films, A Green Story stars Ed O’Ross, Shannon Elizabeth, Annabella Sciorra, George Finn, Malcolm McDowell, Billy Zane and chronicles the life of Van Vlahakis, a Greek immigrant who arrived in America with only $22 in his pocket and eventually founded the multi-million dollar Green company, Earth Friendly Products.
The movie was written and directed by Paramyth’s Nika Agiashvili and filmed in Los Angeles, Chicago and on location in Greece. Agiashvili produced alongside John Edward Lee, Dimitri Birbilis, Deanna Plascencia and Chadwick Struck. Paramyth’s David Agiashvili served as executive producer.
Nika Agiashvili said, “We are very pleased to be working with Indican on A Green Story. They understand the message of the movie and have a great vision for releasing the film and showcasing it to audiences.”
VP of Indican Pictures, Randolph Kent said, “Indican Pictures is proud to release ‘A Green Story’. A timely film in a decade when corporate greed runs rampant and the concerns of consumers are cast aside. It’s fascinating to see Van Vlahakis stand up for what he believes, take on the powers that be and create safer products for consumers – all the while showing the ‘rags to riches’ tale can be done with honor and dignity.”
The deal was brokered by Glen Reynolds and Zac Reeder from Circus Road Films.
Located in Beverly Hills, Paramyth Films is a fully financed development and production company that produces story driven content for theatrical release and straight-to-DVD markets with budgets of $2M to $3M.
Indican Pictures acquires and distributes feature films to a broad range of entertainment outlet by providing a diverse selection of independent films (action, comedy, documentary, drama, family, foreign, horror, sci-fi, thriller and urban) across theatrical, home video, TV, VOD, PPV and streaming platforms. Additionally, Indican has expanded into foreign market and territories, licensing their content worldwide. Indican features are represented and sold AFM, Berlin, Cannes, DISCOP, HKFilmart, MIPCOM, MIPTV, NAPTE and Toronto.