Elephant Eye Films has sold distribution rights to France (ARP), Spain (Filmax) and Greece(Videorama)for Lee Daniels’ Sundance winner Push
Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire tells the story of Precious Jones, a teenage girl in Harlem who struggles against her background to discover her own voice. The film received three prizes at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, including the Jury and Audience Awards.
Elephant Eye has expressed its confidence that the deals done will serve the film well in the three territories. The companies themselves have backed this with their enthusiasm for the Sundance favourite.
ARP’s Michèle Halberstadt commented: ‘Precious is an unforgettable emotional journey, beautifully acted, and masterfully directed.
‘We have a real passion for the film, and are proud to become part of such a ‘precious’ family. We’re looking forward to bringing the film to French audiences.’ said Halberstadt.
Carlos Rojano, managing director of business at Filmax expressed his confidence in how well the film would perform in Spain: ‘Precious is a uniquely powerful film and we are very happy to have the rights for Spain. Without doubt, we have one of 2009’s sleepers because of the impact this film will surely make this year’.
Elephant Eye will begin production on the feature film Fratgirl, written and directed by Nate Meyer, in early summer 2009. Other projects in development include The World to Come,The Harvest, and Country Song.