Morris Ruskin’s sales company has bulked up its gorwing library of Latin titles, taking worldwide sales on The Cinema Hold Up (Asalto Al Cine) and All Your Dead Ones (Todos Tus Muertos) ahead of their premieres at Sundance.
Shoreline discovered Mexico’s The Cinema Hold Up as a work-in-progress at San Sebastian. Iria Gomez Concheiro’s feature directorial debut tells of four youngsters in Mexico’s Guerrero colony who plan to rob a cinema.
The company picked up All Your Dead Ones from Columbia in the same way. Carlos Moreno’s follow-up to his Sudance 2008 entry Dog Eat Dog is an allegorical indictment of Colombia’s ongoing Civil War and charts the fall-out when a farmer discovers a pile of bodies on his land on the day of mayoral elections.
Shoreline has a history of acquiring Sundance titles and previously took Southern District (Zona Sur) and Undertow (Contracorriente) as well as the 2009 World Dramatic jury prize winner The Maid (La Nana).
Shoreline evp Sam Eigen and Brandon Paine negotiated The Cinema Hold Up deal with producer Hugo Espinosa and the All Your Dead acquisition with Steven Beer of Greenburg Traurig and producer Diego F Ramirez.
“Over the last two years we have found strong interest building for well made Spanish-language films,” Ruskin said. “Distributors worldwide are looking for quality and because there seems to be less independent films in the market in general, language barriers are being lifted. This has inspired us to find the best Spanish-language films, so we feel lucky to be representing these two titles in Sundance.”
Recent slate additions include the slate include the Irish drama Sensation and the comedy Fathers & Sons.