Urban drama Borough of Kings, Jury Prize winner at last month's MOXIE!/Santa Monica International Film Festival, has been acquired in an all-rights deal by Lions Gate Entertainment. Directed by Elyse Lewin, the film stars Philip Bosco, Jim Stanek, Joseph Lyle Taylor and Patrick Newall and features Olympia Dukakis.
Another project that got its world premiere at the Santa Monica event, thriller Ordinary Madness, which stars Dean Anello and Paul Keane, has been picked up in an all-rights deal by Arrow Entertainment.
The MOXIE!/Santa Monica International Film Festival is a year-round screening series offering a monthly showcase for alternative and independent films from around the world that have not yet secured distribution. The series culminates in a week-long music and film festival each February.
Besides the two features, 18 short films found distribution during the festival, through deals with companies such as Hypnotic, Ifilm and Atombomb.com.