London-based distributor and sales agency High Point Media Group has formed an alliance with Indian production outfit Pritish Nandy Communications (PNC).
The deal will see High Point handling PNC’s titles in markets outside India.
The first film to be included under the new deal is Saeed Akhtar Mirza’s Ek Tho Chance (Last Chance Mumbai), which is set in Mumbai and follows the mixed fortunes of a number of characters in the city.
Producer Pritish Nandy, who heads up PNC, is a poet and artist and a former newspaper editor. He built on the success of his TV chat show in the late 1990s to produce a wide range of Indian films, including Berlin selections, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Bow Barracks Forever. Commenting on the deal, Nandy said, “We are delighted to take our films to a larger global audience than Indian films actually succeed in reaching.”
High Point founder Carey Fitzgerald added: “India, right now, is a very exciting place for film”.
High Point is focused on films with international direction and its slate has included works by directors such as Alejandro Jodorowski, George A Romero, Lenny Abrahamson and Ken Russell.