international rights to Stephane Gauger's Owl And The Sparrow, which
won the Los Angeles Film festival's audience award for best narrative
feature at the weekend.
Shot in more than 30 locations in and around Saigon, Vietnam, Owl And
The Sparrow intertwines the stories of three strangers who find a
'We were very moved by the film's emotional story of a 10-year-old
orphan girl trying to survive on the streets of Saigon by selling
roses all the while serving as matchmaker among a beautiful flight
attendant looking for love and a lonely zookeeper,' Noeltner said.
'Once the lights came up after the film's first LAFF screening and the
audience roared with approval, we felt we had a real audience art
house pleaser with the film.
'Effectively, we quickly moved to secure the international rights to
the film and will be unfurling it both to international buyers and the
Hollywood Foreign Press Association here in LA at the end of August,
and in Toronto as a special invitation-only screening during the
festival in September.'
Producers rep Nguyen 'Wyn' Tran and Noeltner negotiated the deal.
CMG's international sales slates includes the documentary I Have Never
Forgotten You - The Life And Legacy Of Simon Wiesenthal, and the drama
Heaven And Earth, which will be directed by Marleen Gorris.