London-based Film Constellation has picked up international sales rights, excluding North America, to US filmmaker Annie Silverstein’s debut feature Bull ahead of its world premiere in Un Certain Regard at Cannes.
The film stars Rob Morgan and newcomer Amber Havard and is a drama about a troubled 14-year-old who destroys her neighbour’s rundown house in an act of youthful defiance and now faces state prison. She forms a bond with a man working on the rodeo circuit.
North American rights are being handled by US outfit 30West which helped to source financing for the project.
Bull is produced by Monique Walton, Bert Marcus, Heather Rae, Ryan Zacarias and Audrey Rosenberg. Bert Marcus Film produced and financed the project with Invisible Pictures.
Cassandra Thornton, Jess Jacobs, Johnny McAllister are executive producers.
Director Silverstein’s short film, Skunk, won the Cinéfondation jury award at Cannes in 2014.
“The support I experienced at Cannes in 2014 was so important in the effort to make Bull, it has been my dream to return to the festival,” said Silverstein.
Film Constellation’s Cannes slate also includes Werner Herzog’s Japanese-language drama Family Romance playing as a Special Screening, meaning the company has two titles in this year’s Official Selection.
The company’s market slate also features Bowie film Stardust, with Johnny Flynn, Scott Graham’s Scotland-set Run, which premieres at Tribeca this week, and Eran Riklis’ spy thriller Spider In The Web starring Ben Kingsley and Monica Bellucci, which is in post-production.