London-based sales andproduction company High Point Films has taken world rights (excluding Benelux)for Bride Flight and Dennis P.
The company is also now handling sales for Frank Van Mechelen's Belgium drama Tangier,about two Belgian bus drivers that are arrested in Morocco for trafficking drugs.
Pre-production has just startedon Bride Flight, which is directed by Twin Sisters director Ben Sombogaart. The shoot is likely tostart in July with delivery in early 2007. The epic is based on the true storyof the Last Great Air Race from London to Christchurch in October 1953. The KLMflight, nicknamed the "bride flight," won the race carried mostlyDutch women immigrants on their way to New Zealand to live with their fiancesalready settled in their new country. Hanneke Niens and Anton Smit for IdtVFilm are producing and the screenplay was written by Marieke van der Pol.
"In the hands of thisaward-winning team, Bride Flightpromises to deliver the same high level of production value and directorialflair as the hugely successful Twin Sisters," said High Point's Carey Fitzgerald. "Weare delighted to be collaborating with IdtV Film on this project and lookforward to a repeat of its predecessor's international success."
High Point has also acquiredworld rights to Dennis P, whichis in post-production after a shoot in Spain, Holland, Germany and Belgium.Delivery is set for December 2006. Based on the true story of a diamond thiefwho made off with millions from his employers. Pieter Kuijpers, who previouslymade Godforsaken and OffScreen, will direct.
High Point said there ispre-sales interest on the titles from a number of territories.