'Stone,' 'Satanas' big deals for Little Film Co.


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The Little Film Co. is lining up some big sales on a pair of projects: the supernatural action flick "Stone's War" and the thriller "Satanas."

Finnish writer-director Marko Makilaakso's "War" stars Andrew Tiernan ("300") as the leader of American and Finnish soldiers pushed into Russian territory, where he discovers a secret far more terrifying than their battle. The Lithuania Film Studios feature sold to Scanbox in Scandinavia, Equinoxe in Canada, Media One in Italy, Spentzos Film in Greece and Quality Films in Mexico. Additional territories are expected to close soon.

Andres Baiz's "Santanas" is based on Mario Mendoza's novel, which tells three intwerwoven stories of love, sex, money, power and revenge, and how people's actions inadvertently affect each other. The film is Columbia's official foreign-language Oscar entry. Distribution deals for the Dynamo & Rionegro Producciones film were closed in Spain with Alta Films and in Mexico with Gussi.

Robbie and Ellen Little's Little Film Co. recently executive produced Courtney Solomon's "An American Haunting and Gavin Hood's Oscar-winning "Tsotsi," which it also is selling at AFM.