Screen Media has acquired all North American DVD, TV and digital rights to Peter Bratt’s La Mission starring Benjamin Bratt.
The 5 Stick Films and TomKat Films production tells of a reformed inmate and San Francisco bus driver whose path to redemption is tested when he learns his only child is gay.
Peter Bratt wrote the screenplay and produced with Benjamin Bratt and Alpita Patel. Tom Steyer, Kat Taylor and Dan Nelson served as executive producers.
Screen Media’s Robert Baruc and David Fannon negotiated the deal with Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment and Kevin Iwashina of Hunting Lane Films, who continue to represent international sales.
Privately backed Global Cinema Distribution (GDC) was set up to finance the p&a commitment and will release in theatres on April 9 on 25 screens in ten markets including New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The marketing team is led by Dennis O’Connor and the p&a deal was negotiated by Patel and attorneys Les Abel and Robert Myman of Myman, Abel, Fineman & Greenspan.
La Missionpremiered at Sundance and received its New York premiere at The Smithsonian National Museum Of The American Indian on April 6.
Erika Alexander, Jeremy Ray Valdez, Jesse Borrego and Talisa Soto Bratt round out the primary cast.
“This film has been a labour of love for everyone involved, and we’re looking forward to having it seen by the widest audience possible,” Benjamin Bratt said.