Chris Blackwell's Palm Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Sweetie Pie, a digital feature film which marks the directorial debut of Asher Levin and Cisco Adler who have dubbed themselves The Lost Angels. Levin and Adler also wrote the film, and Adler produced it.
Set against the backdrop of Southern California wealth, Sweetie Pie is a morality tale of kids who have too much too soon. Levin and Adler (son of music producer Lou Adler) also star in the film alongside Jake Hoffman (son of Dustin) and Paris Hilton, and they composed the score with their band Whitestarr.
Levin and Adler brokered the deal with Palm alongside their attorney David Nochimson. Palm's head of acquisitions and production David Koh negotiated on behalf of Palm and has also entered into a first look deal with The Lost Angels for their next feature.
The Lost Angels practice a raw, in-your-face style of film-making which they call digital revolution 2000, which they say takes off where Dogme 95 ended.
Palm, which is moving aggressively into the production and acquisition of digital films, is planning to release the film in theatres in spring 2002.