SOURCE: Leonidas Films, Inc.

May 12, 2008 09:30 ET

World Premiere of Leonidas Films Feature Film "Blood River" at 2008 Cannes Film Festival

HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2008) - Leonidas Films, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: LFMI) announced today that its most recently completed film "Blood River" will premiere at this year's Cannes Film Market in France, screening for international distributors from around the world.

Cannes, the official name of which is Festival de Cannes, is one of the longest-running and most prestigious events in the film industry -- the festival begins on May 14th and runs though May 25th, 2008.

"Blood River" is an intense psychological thriller which explores the destruction of a young couple's seemingly perfect marriage. Film blogger/critic Todd Brown wrote, "A simmering study of Old Testament style sin and retribution, 'Blood River' plays like a slow burning Faulkner by way of 'Deliverance.'"

"'Blood River' is the Christian market's version of 'Saw,'" described Timothy Cavanaugh, President of Leonidas Films. The hit movie 'Saw' inspired a successful film franchise and has grossed over $550 million worldwide.

Leonidas Executive Producer James Mancuso adds, "The Christian market is a multi-Billion dollar business and this film delivers to an enthusiastic Christian audience eager for quality projects with strong faith-based messages."

Adam Mason and Simon Boyes (who previously collaborated on the films "Devil's Chair" and "Broken") wrote the script and Mason also directed the picture.

The film has already created a buzz among international distributors, with distribution deals having just recently been closed for a number of territories including Germany, Greece, South Africa, Poland, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Patrick Ewald of Epic Pictures Group is handling international distribution on behalf of Leonidas.

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