Overseas Filmgroup has acquired international sales rights to Swimming, a drama about friendship and love set in a small Carolina town. Starring Lauren Ambrose, Jennifer Dundas Lowe and Joelle Carter, the film is directed by Robert J Siegel and has played at a host of film festivals including Rotterdam, Seattle, Chicago, Karlovy Vary, Flanders, Fort Lauderdale, St Louis, San Francisco Gay & Lesbian and Santa Barbara.

Ambrose won the Grand Jury Prize for Outstanding Actress at OUTFEST, the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, while Siegel won the Torchlight Award for Excellence In Filmmaking at the 2000 Woodstock Film Festival.

In the film Ambrose plays a young local working in her family's beachside restaurant who is pursued by two new arrivals in her small town - a young woman hired as a waitress and a male drifter selling tie-dyes out of the back of his van.

The film joins a growing line-up of product at the newly recapitalised Overseas including Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls, Don Boyd's My Kingdom and Chris Eyre's Skins.