Revolver to release Stone Roses doc in spring; StudioCanal take UK on Kill Your Friends; eOne buys multi-territories on Outpost 37.
Altitude Film Sales has taken on worldwide sales rights ahead of the EFM to Shane Meadows’ documentary The Stone Roses: Made of Stone and thriller Catch Me Daddy from music video director and Screen Star of Tomorrow Daniel Wolfe.
Meadows’ film is a personal documentary following influential British band The Stone Roses as they embark on their anticipated reunion tour.
Life-long Stone Roses fan Meadows, director of This is England, was granted access to the band for almost a year. The film features the only official footage of the Manchester group’s live performances from their worldwide tour.
Mark Herbert produces for Warp Films, DoP is Ben Wheatley regular Laurie Rose. Backers are Film4, Warp and Channel 4’s 4DVD. Revolver will release in the UK in late spring/early summer.
Catch Me Daddy is the feature debut of commercials and music video director Daniel Wolfe, whose credits include promos for Plan B, Take That and Chase & Status as well as The Shoes’ Time to Dance starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
The thriller is due to get underway in March with Robbie Ryan on board as DoP.
The story follows a couple on the run with a female lead stepping up as the heroine of the piece.
Mike Elliott produces for Emu Films, with Film4 and the BFI Film Fund co-developing and co-financing, with additional production finance support from Screen Yorkshire and Lip Sync. StudioCanal has UK rights.
The company also announced 32 international deals it concluded at and around the AFM:
The Good People, to be directed by Corin Hardy, sold to Momentum (UK), Cinemania (former Yugoslavia), Multivision (Singapore, Philippines), Phars (Middle East), Queen (Indonesia) and Suraya (Malaysia).
Kill Your Friends, from director Owen Harris, was picked up by Studiocanal (UK), Cinemania (former Yugoslavia), Cinesky (Airlines) and Phars (Middle East).
Outpost 37, to be directed by Jabbar Raisani, sold to CCC (Japan), Entertainment One (UK, France, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, South Africa, South Korea), Impuls (Switzerland), Multivision (Singapore, Philippines), Phars (Middle East), Premium (CIS) and Queen (Indonesia).
Son of a Gun, written and to be directed by Julius Avery, went to to Ascot Elite (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), California Films (Latin America), Cinemania (former Yugoslavia), Penny Black Media (Airlines), Phars (Middle East) and PT Amero (Indonesia).
London-based Altitude was set up last year by Will Clarke, Andy Mayson and Mike Runagall.