EXCLUSIVE: Robbie Little’s The Little Film Company swings into the AFM looking to find a US buyer and close outstanding territories on UK art house smash Northern Soul.

Elaine Constantine directed the story about the 1970s US music craze that swept large parts of northern England.

The film has grossed more than £400,000 since opening in theatres on October 17 through Universal Pictures sub-licensee Monroe.

In its first seven days Northern Soul grossed an average of £908 per show from no more than 80 cinemas.

According to Little and other participants on the film, the figure ranks ahead of comparable grosses for Gone Girl and The Judge.

The film opened across digital platforms on October 20 and remains in theatres.

“We’ve had people dancing in the aisles and people queuing up round the block,” said Constantine, currently in the US doing a project for the New York Times.

The Little Film Company got involved at script stage and also served as executive producer.

Little and producer Debbie Gray of Genesius are continuing their collaboration with two news films that Little will present to AFM buyers.

Ladykiller is based on Martina Cole’s detective story about the manhunt for a sadistic killer, while The More You Ignore Me is based on Jo Brand’s novel about an unusual family in rural England.