MISSION PICTURES INTERNATIONAL
TO UNVEIL EXTENSIVE LINEUP OF
UPLIFTING AND COMPELLING FILMS DURING MIPCOM
(Los Angeles, Calif.) September 23, 2013— With MIPCOM fast-approaching, Mission Pictures International (MPI) announces the international distribution of six new titles. MPI, a foreign sales, finance, and distribution company specializing in high quality family based entertainment, will be in attendance at MIPCOM from Oct. 7-10. This extensive new line-up includes an array of genres including family, drama and comedy. MPI hopes to further broaden the global audiences by exposing them to the newest slate of exciting projects.
“Our upcoming roster of films really touch on love, life and the struggles people face,” says MPI President Chevonne O’Shaughnessey. “We are enthusiastic and look forward to expanding them to our global audience.”
Highlights from the new line up include the following dramas, “The Ultimate Life,” “Christmas For A Dollar,” “I’m In Love With A Church Girl,” and “Cartas A Elena.” “The Ultimate Life,” slated for a limited release on Sept. 6, follows the story Jason Stevens, a young billionaire with questionable priorities who re-examines his life after discovering his grandfather’s journal.
Set in America during the midst of the Depression, “Christmas For A Dollar” follows the Kamp family who have struggled since Mrs. Kamps untimely death. The older children do their best to take care of the family, but the younger children, Cassidy, Norman, and straight talking little Ruthie struggle with a bleak looking future. Now, with their father facing mounting debts resulting from Norman’s battle with polio, the siblings expect a Christmas without presents. But when their father scrapes together a dollar to use for gifts, things change. As each child comes up with a special gift to give another member of the family, they soon begin to see many of their wishes come true.
With a limited US release on Oct. 18, “I’m In Love With a Church Girl” is a drama about a retired drug trafficker, Miles Montego (Ja Rule), who is now completely legitimate. Even though Miles has turned over a new leaf, the DEA can’t seem to let him out of their sights. Struggling to keep on the right side of the law, Miles meets the one girl of his dreams but she’s not the usual type of girl that he’s used to dating. Vanessa (Adrienne Bailon) is a church girl in every sense of the word. They are tested to their last ounce of faith and strength in God and each other.
In “Cartas A Elena,” a young boy, Emilio is adopted by the mailman, Teo. As part of their daily tasks, they not only deliver the mail but read letters to the villagers, as well as take dictation, since most are illiterate. One day Teo becomes disabled and Emilio takes over the mail route and with great imagination, he changes the letters to happy and optimistic stories. He transforms a village raising everyone’s spirits. But the enjoyment is short lived, as they realize that all the wonderful stories are the same, a product of Emilio’s imagination. During this time, Emilio also becomes friends and eventually falls in love with a girl named Elena.
“Not That Funny” is a romantic comedy with a simple story of how far a serious man will go for love. Stefan Lane claims he is “alone but not lonely” – until the day Hayley Richmonde returns to the little town of Sierra Madre, California. Weary of her self-absorbed boss-boyfriend, Hayley says all she wants is someone who makes her laugh. Stefan, a man who is not funny, tries to learn to be the man Hayley says she wants. In the process, they each find an unexpected transformation.
Currently in production is “Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Ohio” starring Sarah Lancaster, Tom Everett Scott and Kelly McGillis. Based on the Guidepost Publishers “Love Finds You” series novels, the story is about policewoman Rachel Troyer who loves peaceful Sugarcreek, where her elderly Amish aunts run the famous farmhouse inn. But when stranger Joe Matthews lands on her aunts’ doorstep begging for shelter for himself and his son, it’s clear to Rachel that he’s no tourist. Who is he—and will she be able to keep her heart in check? Guidepost recently partnered with MPI has nearly six million monthly readers for this particular book series.
MIPCOM, taking place in Cannes, France on Oct. 7-10, is the most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms. Each autumn, the industry’s international heavy hitters from film and TV travel to this one-stop marketplace to screen, source, and acquire the freshest new shows, formats and trans media productions.
For more information on Mission Pictures International, please visit www.missionpicsintl.com.
About Mission Pictures International
Mission Pictures International is a foreign sales, finance, production and distribution company that specializes in high quality family entertainment for mainstream audiences worldwide.
Founded in 2008 by Cindy Bond and Chevonne O’Shaughnessy, MPI’s primary focus and commitment is to create and build a trusted and vibrant brand of entertaining and life-affirming feature film and television programming. With their unique vision, passion and expertise they are able to strategically and effectively maximize their brand within the global marketplace.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, MPI annually exhibits at the following Film and TV Markets: NATPE, Berlin, MIP-TV, Cannes, DISCOP, MIPCOM and AFM.
Mission Pictures’ slate include features such as: Seven Days in Utopia starring Academy Award® Winner Robert Duvall (Tender Mercies), Academy Award® Winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and Lucas Black (Jarhead); The Fifth Quarter starring Emmy Award® Nominee Aidan Quinn (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee), Golden Globe® Nominee Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3); Like Dandelion Dust which stars Academy Award® Winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite), Golden Globe® Nominee Barry Pepper (Seven Pounds, 25th Hour), Cole Hauser (Good Will Hunting) and Maxwell Perry Cotton; Letters to God starring Robyn Lively and Bailee Madison (Brothers); The Way Home starring Dean Cain (Out of Time); To Save a Life; Bella; as well as the animated series Buzz and Poppy and Animated Kids Bible.