FROM THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS OF THE 2022 SUNDANCE U.S. GRAND JURY PRIZE WINNER, “NANNY” COMES THE FULL-LENGTH FEATURE FILM “THE DEAL” DEBUTING EXCLUSIVELY ON THE ROKU CHANNEL
Dystopian Drama Set in World
After an Unprecedented Pandemic Ravages the Planet
Los Angeles, CA. 09/28/22 — Fans of films such as “Divergent,” “The Hunger
Games” and “Children of Men” will be eager to watch the latest sci-fi feature film,
“The Deal,” now available exclusively to stream on The Roku Channel. The film, set in
a bleak dystopian world where resources are so scarce one must pay for them with their
life, was created and stars Sumalee Montano (“Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol,” “Ghost of Tsushima”), inspired by Sumalee’s real-life relationship with her mother and the sacrifices she made to give Sumalee a better life. “The Deal” has a running time of 95 Minutes.
Also starring Emma Fischer (“Counterpart”), Alastair Mackenzie (“The Crown”), Taz Skylar (“The Kill
Team”), Lisa Brenner (“The Patriot,” “Say My Name”) and Pearl Mackie (“Doctor Who”), “The Deal,” presents a world where overpopulation and global warming have put an impossible strain on world resources. To combat the global crisis, the totalitarian governing body known as The
Bureau establishes The Deal. Accept The Deal by your 20th birthday, and you’ll receive a job, housing, and medical care that will keep you safe and healthy for twenty more years, after which point you are required to voluntarily take your own life.
Tala Bayani (Montano) took The Deal when she was twenty, pregnant, and alone.
She spent the next nineteen years raising her daughter Analyn (Fischer) and saving
everything she had so her daughter wouldn’t have to take The Deal. Just five days before
Tala’s due to die, Analyn gets an unexpected medical diagnosis. Now the adventure
begins, as Tala fights to get her daughter beyond the reach of The Bureau before her
time is up. However, once you take The Deal, there’s no turning back. The Bureau makes
sure of this.
The film is directed by Orsi Nagypál (“In Treatment,” “The Outpost”), produced by Dean
Devlin (“Independence Day,” “Stargate,” and “Godzilla”), Lisa Brenner, Grace Lay and
Sumalee Montano. It is presented by Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, in association with LinLay Productions, most well-known for the production of the full- length feature film “Nanny,” which won the 2022 Sundance U.S. Grand Jury Prize.
About LinLay Productions
LinLay Productions is led by Grace Lay and actress Sumalee Montano. The two Asian-
American women support intergenerational stories that center multicultural talent in
front of and behind the camera. LinLay strives to amplify voices that deserve the chance
to leave a visible and lasting mark in the history of storytelling, with projects inclusive
of The Deal and Nanny, which won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize at the 2022 Sundance
Film Festival. LinLay has also supported Rebecca Hall’s Passing as well as Riotsville,
U.S.A. and Aftershock, two feature-length documentary films that also premiered at
About Electric Entertainment
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Electric Entertainment is an independent
studio headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with his partners Marc Roskin
and Rachel Olschan-Wilson. Electric Entertainment also houses acquisitions and sales
divisions, with domestic sales headed up by Steve Saltman and the international
division headed by Sonia Mehandjiyska. Electric also has a satellite office located in
Among Electric’s hit television series are “The Librarians” and “Leverage,” which
ran for four and five seasons respectively on TNT, “The Outpost,” which premiered its
4th season on The CW in 2021, and is now streaming on Amazon Freevee, and “Almost
Paradise,” which is currently streaming on Amazon Freevee after having premiered on
WGN America. Season 2 of “Almost Paradise” is currently in production. Electric’s
new series “The Ark” is currently in post-production for the SYFY Channel. Electric’s
spin-off continuation of “Leverage,” “Leverage: Redemption,” is currently
streaming in the U.S. and the U.K. on Amazon Freevee, as one of the platforms first
original programs. Season 2 of “Leverage: Redemption” is currently in post-
Electric’s Feature Films have included “Bad Samaritan” starring David Tennant
and Robert Sheehan, the award-winning film “Say My Name” starring Lisa Brenner
and Nick Blood, the critically acclaimed documentary “Who Killed the Electric
Car?”, and most recently “The Deal” starring Sumalee Montano and Emma Fischer.
Electric also acquires, distributes and sells worldwide rights to Electric’s produced
and acquired content, as well as theatrical films from around the world, including
“Blood On The Crown,” starring Harvey Keitel and Malcolm McDowell, “Heavy,”
starring Sophie Turner and Daniel Zovatto, Rob Reiner’s historical biopic “LBJ,”
starring Woody Harrelson, and “Book Of Love,” starring Jessica Biel and Jason
Sudeikis. The company’s domestic distribution division, headed by Steve Saltman, is a
full-service operation serving all significant outlets with various rights to films and
series including: TVOD, EST, AVOD, SVOD, PTV, Linear Basic Cable and Broadcast.
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