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Los Angeles, CA (May 7, 2015) - monterey media is proud to announce the acquisition of all U.S. rights to the Crime/Thriller "Cut Snake" starring Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of an Empire, Animal Kingdom, Gangster Squad), Alex Russell (Unbroken, Chronicle, The Host) and Jessica De Gouw ("Dracula", "Arrow") from Entertainment One's boutique sales outfit Seville International. The deal was negotiated by Seville International's Anick Poirier and Lisa Cabral with monterey media's Scott Mansfield. "Cut Snake" Premiered at TIFF which makes this monterey media's 11th TIFF Premiere acquisition. The US theatrical launch is planned for late summer .

"It is rare that I have experienced a film with such a sense of overriding danger, like an impending human explosion," commented Scott Mansfield, Managing Partner monterey media.

About "Cut Snake"
Cut Snake is a tense, psychologically driven crime thriller in which one man discovers his biggest enemy to putting the past behind him may be himself. Set in Melbourne in the mid-1970s, Cut Snake tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell), an ex-convict who is trying to make a life for himself in a new city. He has found honest work and becomes engaged but the prospect of his new life is challenged when his foreboding charismatic cell mate Pommie (Sullivan Stapleton) tracks him down. Sparra finds himself drawn back toward a world and a man that he thought he had wanted to leave behind.

About monterey media Inc.
monterey media is celebrating over 30 years as an exclusive distributor of quality independent films.

It is a privately owned entertainment industry company specializing in uniquely curated distribution and marketing for independent films. monterey media films have been nominated or won the Independent Spirit Award, Golden Globe Award, and NAACP Image Award, and includes film premieres at Sundance, TIFF, SXSW, and the Tribeca Film Festivals, as well as being included on (the late) Roger Ebert's 10 Best Independent Films list.

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content.

Seville International is the company's Montreal-based international film distribution boutique specializing in strong independent films with crossover potential and arthouse films with award pedigree from Quebec, Canada and around the world. Driven by a passion for each film, Seville International partners with the best filmmakers and works closely with them to deliver their great films to top distributors worldwide.

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