Magazine article Screen International

Lightning Strikes on the Pack

Magazine article Screen International

Lightning Strikes on the Pack

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Lightning Entertainment has come on as financing and production partner on Nick Robertson's Australia horror The Pack and will introduce in Cannes.

Michael Robertson and Kent Smith produce through their new genre label Breakout Movies and The Pack marks the debut theatrical release of Australian post-production and special effects company Kojo and its new distribution arm.

Lightning will handle world sales excluding Australia and New Zealand on the story of an embattled farmer and devoted family man facing financial ruin whose property is beset by feral dogs.

The producers have targeted a late June start outside Adelaide, South Australia, with the support of the South Australian Film Corporation.

"Lightning's production investment in The Pack underscores the company's commitment to the growth of our business and our ability to get involved with the right film projects at their inception," said Lightning general manager and evp Ken Dubow. …

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