Singaporean indie Hotel De Sade goes international

Originally titled Hotel 69 – which will be the Singapore release title – Hotel De Sade is a psycho sexual thriller about a psychopath pimp who takes revenge on a man by luring him into a depraved brothel, where a sexual paradise hides his worst nightmare. Directed by Oman Dhas; written by Goh Ming Siu; produced by Jeffrey Ong, Knot Hamidee and Hisham A. Karim; and presented by Pearry Teo, the film stars Fish Chaar, Debra Teng, William Lawandi and Joanne Marie Sim.

Red Sea Media was founded in November 2011 by Roman Kopelevich and his partner, Roman Viaris. Its initial slate of films for Berlin and Filmart includes Pawn (starring Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta & Nikki Reed), Officer Down (starring Stephen Dorff & James Woods), White Trash Christmas, West Texas Lullaby (Val Kilmer), The Frozen, The Stoning of Soraya M (Jim Caviezel) and Snowmen (starring Ray Liotta). The company will be involved in the foreign sales of commercially viable feature films; including theatrical pre-sales.

Kopelevich has over 20 years of experience in the international sales business. Prior to the founding of Red Sea Media, Kopelevich worked at Bleiberg Entertainment, where he sold the rights to the worldwide sensation The Bands Visit, Adam Resurrected, starring Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe. Previously, he at Morgan Creek, he sold the foreign rights to The Good Shepherd starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and Robert De Niro as well as Two For the Money starring Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey. Prior to that, he was at Media 8 Entertainment, where he handled foreign rights sales for films including Oscar winner, Monster starring Charlize Theron; Upside of Anger starring Kevin Costner; Havoc starring Anne Hathaway; Man About Town starring Ben Affleck and Running Scared starring Paul Walker.

Viaris was formerly with Comerica Bank, as well as Nu Image Entertainment and served as the CFO of Voltage Pictures.

Executive Producer Jeffrey Ong is already in Europe and making his way to Cannes Film Festival.