The Orchard has picked up North American rights to the recent Berlin European premiere Nasty Baby, while in a separate deal The Film Arcade will distribute People, Places, Things in the US. Both films premiered in Park City.
Sebastian Silva directed and stars in Nasty Baby (pictured at left) with Kristen Wiig, Tunde Adebimpe, Reg E Cathey and Alia Shawkat.
The film received its world premiere in Sundance and tells of a gay couple who enlist their best friend’s help to make a baby.
Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Charlie Dibe, David Hinojosa and Julia Oh produced and Silva served as and executive producer alongside Christine Vachon, Peter Danner, Pape Boye and Violaine Pichon.
The Orchard will release the film later this year and brokered the deal with UTA Independent Film Group in association with the film’s international sales agent partners Versatile and Funny Balloons.
The Film Arcade has se a summer release for Jim Strouse’s People, Places, Things (pictured at right) starring Jemaine Clement of Flight Of The Conchords.
Alex Turtletaub and Michael B Clark of Beachside produced and Summer Shelton served an executive producer.
Clement plays a recently divorced father in New York City who re-enters the dating pool. Regina Hall, Jessica Williams, Michael Chernus and Stephanie Allynne round out the key cast.
The Film Arcade negotiated the deal with ICM Partners and Cinetic Media on behalf of the film-makers. Visit Films handles international sales.