CLEOPATRA ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES ENGLISH SPEAKING RIGHTS TO “ESCAPE FROM AREA 51” FROM GIRLS AND CORPSES FILMS
Sci-Fi Comedy debuts domestically Summer 2021
Cleopatra Entertainment has acquired North American, UK, New Zealand, Australian, and South African distribution rights to ESCAPE FROM AREA 51, a Sci-Fi/Comedy directed by Eric Mittleman. Starring Donna D’Errico (Baywatch), Chris Browning (Sons of Anarchy, Ray Donovan), and Frankie Sixx (daughter of Mötley Crüe founder/bassist Nikki Sixx), the film was produced and financed by Robert Rhine President/CEO of Girls And Corpses Films in association with Sterling Entertainment and TomCat Films.
ESCAPE FROM AREA 51 begins when a group of teenage conspiracy theorists try to raid the infamous military base, Area 51, in the Nevada desert. No one gets in – but someone gets out. Sheera (D’Errico), a sexynbalien warrior, uses a power glitch to escape from captivity at Area 51. Her escape using a portal gun sets off an energy signature which attracts the attention of her arch-rival in space Sklarr (Browning). Sheera must now elude an Area 51 scientist, as well as Sklarr, to rescue her fellow warrior and find her way back to her planet.
The rights deal was brokered by Founder/CEO Brian Perera, VP/GM Tim Yasui of Cleopatra Entertainment and by Ted Chalmers of TomCat Films on behalf of the filmmakers.
The film’s star, Donna D’Errico, who directed her scenes with her daughter Frankie adds, “It was a really fun experience working on this film, but getting to direct my daughter was truly a treat. She finally did stuff I told her to do. But seriously, she’s so great in this!”
“I have always been fascinated by the Sci-fi genre and Escape From Area 51 explores the possibility of an alien escaping from the top secret Nevada facility during an attempted raid by teen conspiracists,” said Producer/Girls And Corpses FILMS President Robert Rhine. “We were very lucky to get actress Donna D’Errico (Baywatch) on board as our lead alien along with Frankie Sixx (D’Errico’s daughter with famed Motley Crue rocker Nikki Sixx) in her first movie role. Fans will have a blast watching this fun sci-fi flick.” “My goal with ESCAPE FROM AREA 51 was to create a fun and different Sci-fi comedy,” said Director Eric
Mittleman. “When they let me cast my longtime friend Donna D’Errico that sealed the deal, because she’s fun and I’m different.”
ESCAPE FROM AREA 51 will be released domestically on VOD Platforms this summer, and also as a Home Entertainment DVD and Blu-Ray package.
About Girls and Corpses Films
Robert Rhine is CEO/President of Girls and Corpses Presents Films and wrote and produced the multi-award winning Cynthia (2018 Lionsgate/Indican) starring Scout Taylor-Compton, Sid Haig and Bill Moseley and Exorcism at 60,000 Feet (2020, Shout Factory) starring Lance Henriksen, Adrienne Barbeau, Bai Ling and Bill Moseley. Rhine also executive produced: Rob Zombie’s 31, Attach on LA/Parasites, Bodies, Predator World, The Chair, Beach Massacre at Kill Devil Hills and Night Caller.
About Cleopatra Entertainment:
Cleopatra Entertainment is a Los Angeles based multimedia company founded by Cleopatra Records head Brian Perera. Recent films in release include Glenn Danzig’s critically-acclaimed horror film VEROTIKA, the UK drama MRS LOWRY & SON starring Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave, the action-adventure extravaganza CHINA SALESMAN starring Mike Tyson and Steven Seagal and Egypt’s official entry to the 2018 Academy Awards foreign language category SHEIKH JACKSON.
CLEOPATRA PICTURES presents
A GIRLS AND CORPSES FILM IN ASSOCIATION WITH STERLING ENTERTAINMENT/TOMCAT FILMS
ESCAPE FROM AREA 51
DONNA D’ERRICO CHRIS BROWNING ANOUK SAMUEL CHLOE AMEN CALEB THOMAS ZEKE JONES
AND INTRODUCING FRANKIE SIXX COMPOSER JOHN BOEGEHOLD DP JOHNNY McCONVILLE
EDITOR ERIC MITTLEMAN VISUAL EFFECTS CLINT CARNEY WRITTEN BY ERIC MITTLEMAN AND CARLOS PEREZ
STORY BY CARLOS PEREZ, TED CHALMERS AND ROBERT RHINE CO-PRODUCER ERIC MITTLEMAN
PRODUCERS ROBERT RHINE AND DAVID STERLING EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS TED CHALMERS and ROBERT RHINE
DIRECTED by ERIC MITTLEMAN