Film Movement has acquired US rights to Barmak Akram’s An Afghan Love Story (Aka Wajma), Afghanistan’s official foreign-language Oscar submission.
The sophomore feature from the director of Kabuli Kid received the Sundance 2013 Screenwriting Award and tells of a brief love affair that results in an unexpected pregnancy in a society where both are frowned upon.
Film Movement president Adley Gartenstein brokered the deal with Daniela Elstner, managing director of Doc & Film International.
- Fledgling distributor Mance Media has set its first release and will open the found footage horror Loss Of Life on VOD, digital and DVD on October 25. David Damiata and Michael Matteo Rossi directed the story of high school friends plagued by a Halloween party killer. Seda Melkoni and Britton Hein of Journey Pictures produced Loss Of Life. Mance Media is based at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood and focuses on worldwide television distribution as well as film. CEO Matthew Mancinelli is an international television executive who formed the company in early 2012.