Animated feature Dalia And The Red Book, being sold here by Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks, has received support from Epic MegaGrants, the $100m fund from Epic Games, creators of the online video game phenomenon Fortnite.
The fund supports creators who work with Epic’s open-source video game and animation Unreal Engine 3D tool.
Argentinian filmmaker David Bisbano directs Dalia, which is inspired by The NeverEnding Story and Corpse Bride and follows the adventures of a girl who finishes the book started by her late author father. FilmSharks is handling sales in the Cannes Marché.
Disney will distribute theatrically in Latin America via Star Distribution.
FilmSharks CEO Guido Rud said: “It’s an honour to see Epic Games supporting Dalia And The Red Book through the Epic MegaGrants programme. Although animation has done an excellent job of entertaining through comedy and colourful creatures, there is also a huge appetite and opportunity to share unseen epic stories like this one that allow us to tell larger-than-life cinema experiences.”
FilmSharks handled sales on the animation Rodencia And The Princess Tooth, Lino 3D and El Americano.
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