Visit Films has concluded a raft of deals on its AFM slate that includes documentaries White Riot and The Sanctity Of Space, and Toronto drama Hearts And Bones starring Hugo Weaving.
Company president Ryan Kampe and director of sales Lydia Rodman have licensed White Riot in the UK (Modern Films), Australia and New Zealand (Icon Film Distribution), Films We Like (Canada) and Benelux (Periscoop). Rubika Shah’s punk rock documentary won the Grierson Award for best documentary at BFI London Film Festival and an international premiere is being lined up for a major festival.
Mountain climbing documentary The Sanctity Of Space from Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson is in post-production and has sold to Selmer Media in Scandinavia. Ben Lawrence’s war photographer drama Hearts and Bones has gone in the Middle East (Front Row), Greece (Neo Films), and airlines (Cinesky).
Rania Attieh’s Tribeca Film Festival Nora Ephron Prize-winning drama Initials S.G. has gone in Eastern Europe (HBO Europe), and Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico (Alucine), while Rhys Ernst’s Sundance dramedy Adam has been sold in South Korea (Watcha Inc), Germany and Austria (Salzgeber). and Brazil (Pagu Pictures).
Josephine Mackerras’ SXSW grand jury winner Alice has found buyers in Spain (Flamingo Films), German-speaking Europe (Tiberius), UK (Eureka Entertainment), South Korea (Movement Pictures), and Brazil (Pagu Pictures). Alex Thompson’s SXSW winner of the special jury award and narrative feature audience award Saint Frances has gone in Spain (Flamingo Films), Eastern Europe (HBO Europe), and airlines (Cinesky).
Visit has also licensed Grace Glowicki’s SXSW Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award winner Tito to Factory 25 in the US and to Spafax for select airline rights, while Emily Cohn’s Tribeca teen comedy CRSHD has gone to Only Hearts in Japan. Morgan le Faucheur’s surfing documentary Shaka has gone to Australia and New Zealand (Adventure Entertainment) and the UK (101 Films) and recently debuted as the number one documentary and number 12 release of all films on iTunes in France.
D-Smart in Turkey has picked up Sundance winner The Sharks, Toronto comedy Helmet Heads, the Katherine Waterston and Michael Shannon drama State Like Sleep, Locarno selection A Family Submerged, Mary Kay Place drama Diane, Laia Costa film Maine, and Marisa Tomei drama Behold My Heart.
The Sharks, Helmet Heads, State Like Sleep, and A Family Submerged also sold in Latin America (Sundance Channel), while Watcha Inc acquired The Sharks for South Korea. Tribeca comedy Slut In A Good Way has sold to Brazil (Ipecine) and France (Les Valseurs).