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Starring cast includes: Ellie Kendrick & David Troughton

Los Angeles, CA (January 9, 2017) monterey media is proud to announce its 14th TIFF Premiere acquisition in 9 years, picking up all U.S. rights to critically acclaimed film The Levelling starring: "Game of Thrones" Ellie Kendrick ("The Diary of Anne Frank", An Education), David Troughton, Jack Holden and Joe Blakemore.

The Levelling Premiered at TIFF in September followed by the prestigious BFI London Film Festival where filmmaker Hope Dickson Leach was awarded the first ever IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award in Association with the BFI, to support exceptional new and emerging UK filmmakers. The deal was negotiated with Mongrel International's Charlotte Mickie and monterey media's Scott Mansfield. The Levelling was produced with the participation of BBC Films, the British Film Institute, Great Point Media and Creative England through iFeatures. The US theatrical release is planned for early spring.

"We are very excited to help introduce Ms. Kendrick's finely layered and truly moving performance in this poignantly lovely film." commented Scott Mansfield, Managing Partner monterey media

About The Levelling
Somerset, England. Trainee veterinarian Clover Catto (ELLIE KENDRICK) returns to the farm where she grew up after hearing news that her brother Harry (JOE BLAKEMORE) has died - what appears to be a suicide. Finding the family home in a state of horrendous disrepair following the 2014 floods that devastated the area, Clover is forced to confront her father Aubrey - about the farm, the livestock and, crucially, the details surrounding Harry's death. Clover's discoveries send her on emotional journey of reckoning - with her family, her childhood and herself.

About Mongrel International
Mongrel International, an operating division of Mongrel Media, acquires and sells films worldwide. In keeping with the parent company's mandate, Mongrel International focuses on the best in Canadian and world cinema. For over 20 years, as a leading independent distributor, Mongrel Media has specialized in bringing carefully curated, culturally relevant and beautifully crafted films to Canadian audiences. Mongrel International is now doing the same for audiences around the world.

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 Independent Spirit Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and NAACP Image Awards, and include 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.

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