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Princ Films Boards Sales on Crime Drama Thriller “Sleeping in Plastic” – Cannes
Van Ditthavong’s directorial debut stars Alex MacNicoll and Addison Timlin
May 13, 2019
Princ Films will handle worldwide sales on award-winning photographer and filmmaker Van Ditthavong’s feature directorial debut “Sleeping in Plastic” at the Cannes Marché which starts this week. The film stars Alex MacNicoll (“Vice”, “The Society”), Addison Timlin (“Like Me”, “Little Sister”), Corin Nemec (“Marriage of Lies”), Nick Chinlund (“Training Day”) and Dash Mihok (“Silver Linings Playbook”, “Ray Donovan”). The film is produced by Red Sanders and Derek D. Brown of Red Entertainment along with Ditthavong of goPOP FILMS, and executive produced by Igor Princ of Princ Films.
“Sleeping in Plastic” is a southern gothic story set in a rural Texas town that is awakened when a high school wrestler gets entangled with a drifter and her psychopathic lover. Lives intertwine and spiral violently out of control when he becomes her escort driver and risks everything to save her.
“’Sleeping in Plastic’ is such an original story brought to life with Van’s unique skill to create suspenseful situations in environments least expected and direct astounding performances from the talented cast,” Igor Princ, President of Princ Films said. “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with this film and the team from Red Entertainment.”
Director, writer, producer Van Ditthavong’s short films have screened at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, The Independent Filmmakers Showcase, The Atlanta Shortsfest, and The Pasadena International Film Festival. Red Entertainment has produced SXSW award winner “A Bad Idea Gone Wrong” and Tribeca award winner “One Percent More Humid”. The film was negotiated by Igor Princ and Judd Taylor, Acquisitions, of Princ Films with producers Red Sanders, Derek D. Brown and Van Ditthavong.
“Sleeping in Plastic” is complete and will be introduced to buyers at the Cannes market. Princ Films’ additional Cannes slate includes Jackson F. Wade’s western drama “Breaker” with a standout performance by newcomer Chantz Marcus and stars Peter O’ Brien (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Ivan Botha’s South African adventure “A River Within”, and Attila Szasz Hungarian war drama “Eternal Winter” starring Sergej Onopko (“Red Sparrow”). Along with Igor, Princ Films’ Cannes sales team includes sales executives Ralitsa Trifonova, Katja Neufingerl and Stefan Knobloch. 2
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About Red Entertainment
Red Entertainment is a full service film and production company that has produced many award winning films including SXSW Film Festival award winner “A Bad Idea Gone Wrong” and Tribeca Film Festival award winner “One Percent More Humid”.
About goPOP FILMS
Van Ditthavong was born in Vientiane, Laos and immigrated to the United States when he was 4-years-old. He began his career as an award-winning still photographer before transitioning to filmmaking. His short films have been screened at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, The Independent Filmmakers Showcase, The Atlanta Shortsfest, and The Pasadena International Film Festival. His work has been commissioned by Nokia, Men’s Health, Newsweek, AARP, Guitar World, Texas Monthly, Smart Money, TV Guide, Psychology Today, American Way and other national magazines. Van has taught at the New York Film Academy (Los Angeles) and UCLA Extension – where he received the 2015 Outstanding Instructor of the Year honor for the Visual Arts Department.
About Princ Films
Princ Films is a dynamic international sales and distribution company that acquires, produces, finances, markets and distributes films worldwide. Launched in 2006, Princ Films has distributed over 200 films and attends the major markets every year including AFM, Cannes, EFM (Berlin), Toronto, Hong Kong Filmart, MIPCOM, NAPTE and more. They have offices in four countries: two in the US including Los Angeles; an office in London; Munich, Germany; and Singapore to maximize their films’ potential.
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