Ryan Kampe and Sylvain Tron’s Visit Films has acquired international sales rights to Toronto entry Shirley Adams and Dear Lemon Lima.
New York-based Kampe and Tron have added both titles to their autumn festival portfolio of titles and will commence talks with buyers in Toronto.
Oliver Hermanus’ directorial debut Shirley Adams will screen in the Discovery section and takes place in Cape Town, South Africa. Denise Newman plays a single mother who battles socio-economic hardship after her son is shot.
DV8 Films partners Jeremy Nathan and Michelle Wheately produced and Roland Emmerich served as executive producer.
Suzi Yoonessi’s Dear Lemon Lima will premiere at the Los Anegles Film Festival and is a bittersweet confection that follows an awkward Alaskan teen as she discovers her Yup’ik heritage while rallying her fellow misfits to compete in her school’s Snowstorm Survivor competition.
Newcomer and part Yup’ik Eskimo Savanah Wiltfong stars alongside Oscar nominee Melissa Leo. Melissa Lee and Jonako Donley produced.
“We are excited to be working with Suzi and Oliver,” Tron said. “These are the types of directors and films we seek out – unique voices from new perspectives. They are great additions to our fall slate and should be successful sales titles given their positive and uplifting messages.”
Visit will also screen Carcasses in Toronto and introduce buyers to the fashion world documentary Picture Me.
The company’s slate includes includes Cannes titles Here and Manila as well as Sundance premieres The Missing Person, Kimjongilia, You Won’t Miss Me and The Immaculate Conception Of Little Dizzle.