Berlin: Well Go USA Takes Erik Matti's 'Buybust' (Exclusive)
The indie action and genre distributor will bow the Filipino action thriller from the director of 'Honor Thy Father' in North America later this year.
Well Go USA has nabbed North American rights to Buybust, the new action thriller from Filipino filmmaker Erik Matti (On the Job, Honor Thy Father).
The indie action and genre distributor will do a platform theatrical release for the film later his year, followed by a digital and home video rollout.
Australian actress Anne Curtis stars in the pic as a rookie cop who joins an elite anti-narcotics squad. Rushed into a poorly planned buy-bust mission, her squad finds themselves trapped in the most dangerous slum in Manila and have to fight their way out. MMA star Brandon Vera co-stars. The project is billed as one of the most ambitious Philippine productions to date.
"Erik Matti is always top of class when it comes to Filipino genre films, but with Buybust, he has truly outdone himself,” said Well Go USA's Dylan Marchetti. “If you lose your mind for an amazing action film, the last hour of Buybust is going to blow your head clean off.”
The deal was negotiated by Dylan Marchetti of Well Go USA and Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films, which is selling Buybust worldwide.