Aimee Lagos wrote and directed the film, based on true events involving a day in the life of four people caught up in a carjacking.

Brittany Snow, Evan Ross, Christian Serratos, Jonathan Michael Trautmann and David Oyelowo star. Ross earned the jury award for breakthrough performance at SXSW last month. Paradigm represents North American rights.

First Point Entertainment’s Lee Clay, Perfect Weekend’s Justin Moore-Lewy and Charlie Mason and Katonah Pictures’ Dan Abrams produced with Paul Gilreath.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Content Media,” Justin Moore-Lewy, co-founder of Venice-based Perfect Weekend, said. “96 Minutes is a labour of love for us – a coming-of-age story that tackles tough issues of class divide and themes that audiences around the world can relate to.

“We have every confidence that Jamie and his team will bring unique opportunities based on their excellent relationships in the international film markets.”

Content president Jamie Carmichael added: “We were really taken by Aimee’s compelling direction and the outstanding performances of her young cast – and we’re delighted to be working with Lee, Justin, Charlie, Dan, and Paul on such a high quality project.”