Heretic, the Athens-based boutique manufacturing firm and gross sales agent, has acquired world gross sales rights for “Runner,” by director Marian Mathias, which could have its world premiere within the Discovery part of the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant.
Already sparking upbeat phrase of mouth, “Runner” follows Haas (Hannah Schiller), an 18-year-old lady who was raised by her father within the rural Midwest. When her father out of the blue dies, she should perform his want to be buried within the city the place he was born. There, she meets a younger man named Will (Darren Houle), a lonely, inventive soul who’s working to help his household again house. The 2 kind a friendship that challenges their understanding of affection and loss.
“Runner” was produced by Pleasure Jorgensen (Killjoy) and co-produced with Nadia Turincev, Omar El Kadi (Simple Riders) and Marian Mathias (Man Alive), whose quick movie “Give Up the Ghost” was an official choice at Cannes in 2017. Pic could have its European premiere on the San Sebastian Movie Pageant.
“‘Runner’ is a heartfelt story and a visually exceptional piece of cinema that captures an attractive bond between two younger folks,” stated Ioanna Stais, head of gross sales and acquisitions at Heretic. “Marian skillfully frames the fantastic thing about the American panorama in a movie that captivates you with the simplicity and the emotional depth of its narrative. We will’t wait to current to audiences worldwide such a powerful new voice.”
Killjoy producer and founder Pleasure Jorgensen added: “From the very starting the Heretic workforce has deeply understood the inventive targets of our movie ‘Runner.’ They’ve a world perspective when discussing the probabilities of our movie and we’re so excited to be part of their dynamic slate.”
Different latest titles repped by Heretic embody Valentina Maurel’s “Tengo sueños eléctricos” (I Have Electrical Desires), which could have its world premiere within the Locarno Movie Pageant’s predominant competitors, Michael Borodin’s “Comfort Retailer,” which bowed within the Berlin Movie Pageant’s Panorama strand this 12 months, and “Working Class Heroes,” by Milos Pusic, which stars European Movie Academy award winner Jasna Đuričić (“(Quo Vadis, Aida?”) and in addition premiered in Panorama. The corporate can be repping Radu Jude’s 2021 Berlin Golden Bear winner “Dangerous Luck Banging or Loony Porn,” and Omar El Zohairy’s “Feathers,” which took the highest prize at Cannes’ Critics’ Week final 12 months.
Toronto-Sure Debut ‘Runner’ Acquired by Heretic (EXCLUSIVE)