FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES (January 17, 2018) – The Sci-Fi Action Thriller, The Humanity Bureau, starring Nicolas Cage, is set to release in standard theatrical theaters, Barco Escape format theaters and Premium Video On Demand (PVOD) on April 6, 2018. The film’s debut will be complimented by the release of a standalone episodic Virtual Reality (VR) series titled “The Humanity Bureau VRevolution,” which will be available for download across all VR platforms on March 2, 2018.
“We shot the film in three different formats, including standard theatrical, 3-screen Barco Escape theatrical, and cinematic virtual reality to provide multiple avenues for audiences to engage with and experience the story’s universe,” said Producer Kevin DeWalt. “We hope to give viewers more options for alternative content within today’s new media.”
The story is set in the near future with global warming wreaking havoc in parts of the American Midwest. In its attempt to take hold of the economic recession, a government agency called The Humanity Bureau exiles members of society deemed unproductive and banishes them to a colony known as New Eden.
Cage plays an ambitious and impartial caseworker who sets out to save the lives of Rachel Weller (Sarah Lind) and her child Lucas (Jakob Davies), while exposing the truth about the bureau’s secrets. Hugh Dillon also stars as a villainous Humanity Bureau Officer.
The Humanity Bureau VRevolution is based on the feature film written by Dave Schultz and Travis Cloyd. Directed by Rob W. King and Josh Courtney, it is a scripted narrative VR experience produced by Cloyd, Courtney and Rob Bryanton. This experience takes the user through alternative storylines that co-exist with the feature film, but can be viewed as standalone episodes. The VR experience will be released one month ahead of the film’s theatrical debut.
Minds Eye International/QME Entertainment Inc. have North American distribution rights to The Humanity Bureau, while VMI Worldwide has international rights. The Humanity Bureau is produced by Kevin DeWalt p.g.a (Forsaken, The Tall Man), Danielle Masters p.g.a. (Forsaken, Wolfcop), and Kelly-Rae Buchan. Co-Producers are Andy Holmes (The Recall) and Benjamin DeWalt (The Recall). Executive Producers are Guy Griffithe (The Recall), Andre Relis (The Perfect Weapon), Wayne Marc Godfrey (Cake), Robert Jones (The Usual Suspects), Frank White (The Tall Man), Doug Falconer (The Warrior’s Way), Jason Brooks (The Recall), Allison Taylor (The Recall), Charlie Saikaley and Tamer Abaza.
The Humanity Bureau is the first picture to be released under the newly formed distribution company, QME Entertainment Inc., a joint venture between Quiver Distribution Inc. and Minds Eye Entertainment.
The Humanity Bureau is produced by Minds Eye Entertainment in association with Bridgegate Pictures, VMI Worldwide, Invico Capital and The Fyzz Facility. The film is produced with the financial participation of the Creative Saskatchewan Sasktel Equity Investment Fund and the Screen-Based Media Production Grant with the participation of the Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit and the Canadian Film Or Video Production Tax Credit. Development funding is provided by the Alberta Media Fund, and produced in association with Super Channel.
For more information about The Humanity Bureau:
ABOUT MINDS EYE ENTERTAINMENT:
Established in 1986, Minds Eye Entertainment is one of Canada’s most prolific independent production and distribution companies. Recent credits include: THE TALL MAN (Jessica Biel), FACES IN THE CROWD (Milla Jovovich), LULLABY FOR PI (Rupert Friend, Clemence Poesy, Forest Whitaker), Stephen King’s DOLAN’S CADILLAC, (Christian Slater), GRACE (Jordan Ladd) which premiered to fainting festival goers at the Sundance Film Festival, FORSAKEN (Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Brian Cox and Demi Moore), THE RECALL (Wesley Snipes) and DISTORTED (Christina Ricci and John Cusack). For more information about Minds Eye Entertainment, please visit www.mindseyepictures.com
ABOUT VMI WORLDWIDE:
VMI Worldwide is a leading independent film distribution, financing and production company based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 2010 by Andre Relis, some of VMI Worldwide’s titles include THE CHINESE WIDOW starring Crystal Liu and Emile Hirsh, THE LAST MAN starring Harvey Keitel and Hayden Christensen, OUTLAWS AND ANGELS starring Luke Wilson (a Sundance 2016 selection) HELLION starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis, WICKED BLOOD, starring Abigail Breslin and Sean Bean, GALLOWWALKERS with Wesley Snipes, and WHY STOP NOW starring Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo and Tracy Morgan. VMI has moved heavily into in-house productions, titles including WAR PIGS starring Dolph Lundgren, THE PERFECT WEAPON starring Steven Seagal, THE RECALL starring Wesley Snipes and RJ Mitte, THE HUMANITY BUREAU starring Nicolas Cage. For more information about VMI Worldwide, please visit http://www.vmiworldwide.com/
ABOUT BRIDGEGATE PICTURES:
Bridgegate Pictures Corp, run by its President Guy Griffithe, operates as an integrated technology, film and entertainment company out of Corona, California. The company engages in the development, financing, production and delivery of media products including feature films for worldwide distribution in the theatrical, broadcast and digital markets. Bridgegate specializes in commercial driven independent films and new technologies that are star driven and have worldwide appeal. For more information about Bridgegate Pictures Corp, please visit http://bridgegatepictures.com/
ABOUT INVICO CAPITAL:
Founded in 2005, Invico Capital Corporation is a Calgary, Alberta based independent alternative investment fund management firm with approximately $200 million of private capital under management. Invico provides alternative capital solutions, including both equity and debt to assist high quality companies and management teams in making strategic acquisitions, financing capital expenditures and/or growth programs and supporting working capital requirements. For more information Invico Capital please visit: http://www.invicocapital.com/