Double Dutch International has acquired worldwide distribution rights excluding Canada to Peter Stebbings’ addiction drama Empire Of Dirt and worldwide rights to Terry Miles’ family drama Cinemanovels. Both titles premiere in Toronto on Friday [6].

Empire Of Dirt (pictured at left) stars TIFF 2013 Rising Star Cara Gee as a former addict and single mother trying to make ends meet in Toronto. Mongrel Media holds Canadian rights.

Cinemanovels tells the story of a daughter trying to mount a film retrospective of her estranged father’s work. APA represents US rights.

“Both films deal with familial themes that are timely, poignant, and universal,” said Double Dutch president Jason Möring. “We are thrilled to be able to bring these stories to the domestic and international market.”