Los Angeles-based Media 8 Entertainment has acquired allinternational rights to Alexandra Lipsitz' documentary Air Guitar Nation. Media 8 will introduce the project tobuyers at next month's AFM.
Docurama Films will release it domestically in spring 2007in association with Shadow Distribution and with marketing support from VH1.
Air Guitar Nation charts the fortunes of a handful of contestants as they head forthe World Air Guitar Championship, where rock fans mime along to celebratedheavy guitar riffs.
The picture will play at AFI FEST and recently won theAudience Awards at the SXSW Film Festival and Michael Moore's Traverse CityFilm Festival.
Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz of Magical Elves and Anna Barberproduced, and Cedric Devitt and Kriston Rucker served as executive producers.Barber is one of the founders of the US Air Guitar Championships.
"This film is incredibly funny, entertaining, and smart Ðit's one of those rare films that appeals across all ages, tastes, andcultures," Media 8 president Stewart Hall said.
Media 8's sales slate includes: the comedy The Ramen Girl starring Brittany Murphy; theinvestigative drama Challenger to star David Strathairn; The Girls' Guide To Hunting AndFishing starring SarahMichelle Gellar and Alec Baldwin; and the zombie horror-comedy Wanted:Undead Or Alive starringChris Kattan and James Denton.
Media 8 brokered the dealwith Cinetic Media on behalf of the filmmakers.