By Michael Schilf · October 11, 2012
Veteran Sales Agent Presents Filmmaker’s First Feature to Distributors Following International Premiere at Abu Dhabi
Los Angeles, CA (October 11, 2012) – 3K Pictures announces today that veteran sales agent Mimi Steinbauer and her company Radiant Films International is handling all worldwide rights excluding North America to director Sam Kadi’s debut drama THE CITIZEN. Previously, Steinbauer has handled international sales on titles such as Academy Award winning THE HURT LOCKER, GHOSTRIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3D, BLUE VALENTINE and the box office phenomenon LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. THE CITIZEN was produced by Kadi, Chris Wyatt (NAPOLEON DYNAMITE) and Alan Noel Vega, with Ameer Kabour executive producing. The film is currently scheduled to screen for distributors at the upcoming American Film Market after the international premiere at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival on October 14th.
THE CITIZEN tells the story of an Arab immigrant named Ibrahim (played by celebrated Egyptian actor Khaled Nabawy from FAIR GAME) who wins the American green card lottery, arriving in New York City on September 10th, 2001. In addition to Nabawy, the film's cast includes Agnes Bruckner (BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE, THE WOODS), William Atherton (GHOSTBUSTERS, THE LAST SAMURAI) and Cary Elwes (THE PRINCESS BRIDE, NEW YEAR’S EVE).
Recently, Agnes Bruckner was cast as Anna Nicole Smith in Lifetime’s original movie THE ANNA NICOLE STORY.
Additionally, THE CITIZEN will be an Official Selection at this year’s Hollywood Film Festival, also in October. The festival, which starts October 18th, encompasses five days of screenings at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood and culminates with the prestigious Hollywood Film Awards Gala on October 22nd.
THE CITIZEN recently won the Best Ensemble Cast Award and the Mass Impact Award at the 28th Boston Film Festival. To see the trailer, and for additional information about the film, please visit THE CITIZEN website:
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About Sam Kadi:
Born and raised in Syria, Kadi attended the College of Engineering at the University of Aleppo where he founded the Marya Halab Theater Company. After seven years of theater, he moved to the U.S. in 2000 to pursue a career in the arts and eventually attended the Motion Picture Institute of Michigan, which he graduated from in 2007. Kadi made several short films including the eight-time festival winner RAISED ALONE. THE CITIZEN is Kadi’s feature film debut. Kadi was recently recognized by the prestigious foundation Cinema for Peace for raising awareness for human rights issues through film, and was invited to speak before the International Criminal Court at The Hague, The Netherlands on June 16, 2012. Kadi has been featured on numerous international and national television and radio programs including CNN, ART, and NPR.
About Radiant Films International:
Founded by international sales veteran, Mimi Steinbauer, who is President and CEO, Radiant Films International is a newly launched full service international sales company funded through private equity sources which plans to acquire and distribute between 6-8 theatrical titles per year. Other titles on Radiant’s slate include Andrew Levitas’ drama, LULLABY, MADAME BOVARY starring Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti and Ezra Miller, and ensemble comedy TRUST ME.