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Nov 3, 2017

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PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY HAS COMMENCED ON AWARD-WINNING WRITER AND DIRECTOR KIM NGUYEN’S FEATURE FILM THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY HAS COMMENCED ON AWARD-WINNING WRITER AND DIRECTOR KIM NGUYEN’S FEATURE FILM THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT

Item 7 today announced principal photography has commenced on acclaimed writer/director Kim Nguyen’s new feature film THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECTstarring Jesse Eisenberg (Café Society, American Ultra, The Social Network), Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies, True Blood, The Aftermath, Tarzan), Michael Mando (Better Call Saul,Spider-man: Homecoming, Orphan Black) and Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner, Frida). The film is currently shooting in Quebec until mid-December.

THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT brings together many of Nguyen’s longtime collaborators including award-winning cinematographer Nicolas Bolduc (Two Lovers and a Bear, War Witch, Enemy), production designer Emmanuel Frechette (Eye on Juliet, Two Lovers and a Bear, War Witch) and award-winning producer Pierre Even (Eye on Juliet, War Witch, C.R.A.Z.Y., Brooklyn). The film is a Belgium-Canada co-production with Belga Productions. Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Loving) and Fred Berger (La La Land) of Automatik serve as executive producers. Elevation Pictures will distribute the film in Canada, with CAA handling US sales and HanWay Films overseeing international sales and distribution.

In this modern epic, Kim Nguyen exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world. Cousins from New York, Vincent (Eisenberg) and Anton (Skarsgård) are players in the high- stakes game of High Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a fibre-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to breaking point on their quixotic adventure. Constantly breathing down their necks is their old boss Eva Torres (Hayek) a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to come between them and beat them at their own game. No matter what the cost, Vincent and Anton are determined to cut through America, only to find redemption at the end of their line, not through money, but through family and reconnecting to the land.