Toronto-based Cinemavault Releasing International has acquired sales rights to Monty Miranda's comedy Skills Like This.

The story of a failed writer who turns his talents to thievery was named Best of the Fest at the 2007 Edinburgh International Film Festival and won the Audience Award at last year's SXSW Film Festival.

Spencer Berger and Gabriel Tigerman wrote the screenplay and also star. Paul Aaron, Donna Dewey, Timothy Gray, Rock Obenchain and Brian D Phelan produced.

Cinemavault's vice president of acquisitions Michael Paszt negotiated the deal with Christine Kim of Cinetic Media.