Ahead of World Premiere at TIFF 2015

TORONTO, ON – September 14, 2015 – Momentum Pictures today announced that it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the feature film Forsaken, a western starring Kiefer Sutherland and Donald Sutherland from Minds Eye Entertainment.  The film will have its world premiere on September 16, 2015 as a Gala Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival.
 
“We have seen great success with westerns in the past and are excited to have a film of this caliber on our release slate,” said Berry Meyerowitz, President, Momentum Pictures.  “It’s the first time this father-son acting duo has starred in a feature film together, so we look forward to bringing the movie to U.S. audiences.”
 
In 1872, JOHN HENRY CLAYTON (Kiefer Sutherland) retires as a gunfighter and returns to his hometown of Fowler, Wyoming in hope of repairing his relationship with his estranged father, REVEREND CLAYTON (Donald Sutherland).  However, he soon learns that the town is in turmoil, as the railroad will be coming through the area and a criminal gang is terrorizing ranchers who refuse to sell their land.  John Henry is the only one who can stop them, but his father does not want his son to return to a life of violence.
 
The film’s supporting cast includes Brian Cox, Michael Wincott, Greg Ellis and Aaron Poole.  Forsaken was written by Brad Mirman and produced by Kevin DeWalt, Josh Miller, Bill Marks, Gary Howsam and Isabella Marchese Ragona.  It was directed by Jon Cassar, who also worked with Kiefer Sutherland on the blockbuster television series 24.
 
Forsaken is a co-production between Panacea Entertainment and Minds Eye Entertainment.  It was shot entirely on location at the CL Ranch near Cochrane, Alberta.
 
About Momentum Pictures, an Entertainment One Company
Momentum Pictures is focused on distributing multiplatform film, television and special interest content in the U.S. and around the world.
 
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