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Los Angeles, CA (February 4, 2014) - monterey media is proud to announce the acquisition of all U.S. rights to Aaron Wilson's Canopy which had its World Premiere as an Official Selection at TIFF garnering critical praise for the film and its young stars. The deal for this breathtakingly beautiful thriller set during the Japanese invasion of Singapore in 1942 was put together between Odin's Eye Entertainment's Michael Favelle and monterey's Scott Mansfield with a late Spring/early Summer theatrical release planned.

"In this time of turmoil in the world it is imperative that people can glimpse the compassionate side of human nature and dignity especially in a beautifully cinematic film such as this. mmi is proud to be the resource to bring this story to the US audiences.", commented Mansfield.

"Canopy is a very special film to us and we are delighted that the experienced hands of monterey media will be bringing this unique experience Canopy to American audiences", added Favelle

"A remarkably immersive experience. Chittenden is riveting"
- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

"Absorbing... a remarkable realism... gorgeous, almost unearthly cinematography"
- The Hollywood Reporter

"Rich, complex and terrifying. Ravishingly shot."
- Variety

"A tense, tightly wound art movie that can simultaneously scare you and mesmerize you."
- The Wrap

"A triumph of visual storytelling... A riveting adventure story... A unique cinematic experience"
- Indiewire

About Canopy
Singapore, February 9, 1942. The Japanese invasion is underway. Jim (Khan Chittenden), an Australian fighter pilot, wakes up dangling from a tree by his parachute strings somewhere in the middle of a vast jungle overrun by hostile forces. As night devours day, he forges into the danger he must navigate in search of sanctuary when he encounters a Singapore-Chinese resistance fighter, Seng (Mo Tzu-Yi), who, injured and frightened, also seeks to survive their tenuous surroundings and common enemy. The men realize that their only hope of persevering lies with each other each other as their journey begins the exploration of the collision of war, nature and its impact on humanity.

About monterey media inc.
monterey media ( is celebrating 30+ years as an exclusive distributor of quality films. It is a privately owned entertainment industry company specializing in uniquely tailored distribution and marketing for independent films. monterey media films have been nominated for Golden Globe Award, Independent Spirit Award, and NAACP Image Awards and include films having premiered at Sundance, TIFF, SXSW, and the Tribeca Film Festivals, as well as a film on Roger Ebert's 10 Best Independent Films list.

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