EXCLUSIVE: Film and TV distribution company Mance Media has unveiled a first look at Dragons: Real Myths And Unreal Creatures, a CG-heavy large-format fantasy release starring Max Von Sydow. He stars as dream therapist Dr. Alistair Conis, who helps a young woman (Laurence Leboeuf) who’s been plagued by dreams of dragons. The pic, shot in native 4K by writer-director Marc Fafard, takes a docudrama approach to exploring the historical mythologies of dragons across multiple cultures and will make its U.S. debut on 20+ large format screens in 3D and 4K on August 1.

LA-based 4K distributor Mance picked up worldwide nontheatrical rights to the large-format film aiming to draft off the Oscar-nominated thesp’s recent casting in Star Wars: Episode VII. Mance also is expanding into feature theatrical distribution, eyeing a slate of 5 to 10 releases per year followed by multiplatform digital and home video rollouts. Their first theatrically released feature will be drama A Leading Man starring Jack Yang, Heather Mazur, Kate Miner, and Tsai Chin. Check out the trailer for Dragons, shot along with the Mance logo bumper in native 4K: