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EXCLUSIVE: Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, has acquired North American rights to the dramatic thriller Greed, slating it for release across internet and satellite platforms on May 31st.
The film from director Jon-Claire Lee tells the tale of a teenager growing up in an impoverished Indian village. Abused by his father, Young Jay (Ellie Georges) finally escapes into a world of drugs which promises him all the money and luxuries he has ever dreamt about. As his drug boss expands into Australia, his destiny takes him to the glittering night life of Sydney. Here, he rises within the ranks in a white man’s gangland empire and gains the trust of the godfather Enzo (Robin Royce Queree). “Being in favor” comes, however, at a heavy price. Jay is tortured by what is left of his conscience. All he wants is to make enough money to go back to India and rescue his parents from poverty.
Greed also stars Asif Khan, Emma Jensen, Lorry D’Ercole, Daniel Sassen and Jean-Pierre Yerma. Robert Luxford wrote the script, which was based on an original story by Khan, with Lee and Khan producing. Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire the film directly with Mark Shady and Leif Holt of First Focus International. Check out the trailer for Greed below.