Amcomri Entertainment Inc (“Amcomri Entertainment”), has entered into an agreement with Studio Atlantic to co-finance and produce the period thriller ‘The Gates’, directed by Stephen Hall and starring John Rhys-Davies, Richard Brake, Elena Delia and Michael Yare.  Filming, with Director of Photography Bruschi Wojnar, commenced in Ireland this month with the completed movie due to be available for delivery in time for the Marché du Film, Cannes 2022. 

“As well as our leading actors, ‘The Gates’ is supported by an all star Irish cast including Peter Coonan, David Pearse, Brian Fortune, Tristan Heanue, Matthew O’Brien & Claire Loy” said producer, Paul Thompstone.

Amcomri Productions Limited, (previously Silentpoint Limited) was recently acquired by Amcomri Entertainment  and will produce and finance the project with Studio Atlantic.

101 Films International has been appointed as global sales agent for the project.


Paul Thompstone who is leading the production for Studio Atlantic along with fellow producers Mike Jones, John Lerchen and accompanied by Garret and Paige Smith of Mad Honey Productions, commented “The Gates was initially brought to us by writer, Tim Reynolds, and producer, Mike Jones, back in 2017.  From reading the initial pass of the screeplay, Stephen and I knew that this had to be produced for a global audience to see.  Following years of development along with the grueling decision-making process of who to partner with,  it is a truly indescribable feeling to finally witness ‘The Gates’ coming to life.  We would like to thank 101 Films International and Mad Honey Productions for helping us every step of the way.”

Andy Lyon, 101 Films International CEO said “I would like to thank Paul for allowing us to be involved with this amazing project. From the moment we were pitched the movie we absolutely loved it.  It is incredibly commercial and joins a significant slate of other movies we are backing this year.  Its also great to be able to support an Irish production given our recent acquisition of Silentpoint and the establishment of Amcomri Productions, our content hub based in Ireland, as we further increase our global footprint.”

The Gates

London, 1890s. William Colcott has been sentenced to death by Electric Chair. Upon his final hours, he curses the prison he resides in along with all that dwell within ‘The Gates’

About Studio Atlantic

Irish film producer Paul Thompstone launched Studio Atlantic in 2021, the latest addition to the international film and television industries sales and finance sector.  Their company’s focus is to acquire disruptive content for the global market while simultaneously providing brokerage services for high-concept content.

Thompstone specialised in production finance having developed a vast network of reliable funding sources which include private equity solutions for high-concept feature films and television. Atlantic have a number of films set to release between 2021 and 2022 including ‘The Gates and Joshua Webber’s ‘Issac’, starring RJ Mitte & Dove Cameron.

About 101 Films International

101 Films International, a division of Amcomri Entertainment inc, is a leading worldwide sales agent and distribution company based in London England. 

101 Films International provides support to independent producers at all stages of the production and sales process.


Amcomri Entertainment Inc (AMEN : NEO) provides a global distribution capability for independent movie, documentary and TV series producers in addition to its own productions. Exploiting a network of distribution channels around the world, Amcomri’s companies deliver a premium, transparent and trustworthy route to market. With decades of experience across all the key media markets, the Amcomri team is fast becoming the go-to team for independent producers seeking the widest possible audience for their productions. Amcomri’s network is built on strong, trustworthy partners. Arranging strong pre-sale partners in the major markets, the teams can often provide the assurance that lenders need in order to provide production finance. Amcomri Entertainment inc includes, 101 Films, 101 Films International, Hollywood Classics International, Amcomri Film Partners, Appreciated Media Global and the documentary, drama and non-fiction series specialist Abacus Media Rights. for more.