Acting as Estonian counsel through Lee & Thompson (one of the UK’s leading law firms for the media, technology and creative industries), we advised Head Gear Films in connection with financing the movie ”Last Sentinel”.

Last Sentinel movie

The drama/sci-fi/thriller tells the story of a squad of soldiers stranded on an abandoned military base on a near-future Earth, waiting for relief or the enemy, whichever comes first. ”Last Sentinel” is written by Malachi Smyth and directed by Tanel Toom. The movie stars Kate Bosworth, Lucien Laviscount, Martin McCann and Thomas Kretschmann and is co-produced by Ivo Felt from Allfilm.

After premiering in Estonian cinemas on March 17, the sci-fi thriller quickly became the most successful movie of the weekend, collecting over 5,000 visits in cinemas on its opening days.

A trailer for the movie is available here.

One of the most prolific providers

Head Gear Films is widely recognised as one of the most prolific providers of production services and debt finance to independent media projects, with an ever-expanding portfolio of over 300 films, TV shows, and video games.

As a boutique production service provider, Head Gear offers a wide range of bespoke film production services and financing solutions that cover the spectrum from tax credit lending and gap financing to executive production and packaging services.

Our services and client team

We advised the client in all Estonian law matters related to the financing of the movie Last Sentinel, including about the loan agreement and Estonian law collateral package to the loan, including pledge to the economic copyrights of the movie, as well as in state aid matters for helping the client secure eligibility for the local film cash-rebate scheme.

Counsel Jane Eespõld led our client team. The team also included partner Paul Künnap, senior associate Mirell Prosa, associate Mirjam Metsik and assistant lawyer Karl Oskar Pungas.