Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project is racking up the international sales for HanWay Films following its premiere as a Special Presentation in Toronto.
Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård and Salma Hayek star in the film about two men who take a chance in the world of high frequency trading in order to build a fibre-optic cable straight between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions.
It has now sold to UK (Vertigo Releasing), Germany and Austria (Concorde Film / TMG), Australia and New Zealand (Madman), Spain (DeAPlaneta), Japan (Hakuhodo DY MaP), Middle East (Front Row), China (Leomus), Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania (Prorom), Baltics (HEA FILM), former Yugoslavia (Discovery), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), Israel (Shoval), CIS (Luxor), Portugal (NOS), Turkey (Sinema), Greece (Odeon), Airlines (Cinesky), South East Asia TV (FOX Networks Group Asia), Taiwan (Shenghua Entertainment), Thailand (M Pictures), and Singapore (Shaw).
Those deals join USA (The Orchard), Canada (Elevation), and Benelux (Belga).
Pierre Even of Montreal-based Item 7 produce the film, while Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger serve as executive producers.
HanWay’s AFM slate also includes feature documentary Pavarotti, Viggo Mortensen’s directing debut Falling, The Song Of Names starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen, Minamata with Johnny Depp, and Matteo Garrone’s Pinocchio.