Posts Categorized: Film/TV News

Film Festivals: Exciting & Essential Resources


Film festival season runs from January through May, with a few outliers heading into the fall. This is the busiest and arguably most important time for the acquisitions team as the bulk of our theatrical film slate will be acquired at these events. While most of the work that goes into prepping for film festivals is the… Read more »

The Orchard Welcomes “Super Dark Times”


Smack in the middle of film fest season, The Orchard is proud to announce the acquisition of Kevin Phillips‘s debut feature Super Dark Times. The film premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival in the Netherlands and stars Owen Campbell, Charlie Tahan and Elizabeth Cappuccino. Super Dark Times follows two teens in the mid-1990s named Zach and Josh. As we all know, the… Read more »

The Orchard Takes Home Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winning Doc “Dina”


Although the curtain has closed on Utah’s 2017 Sundance film festival, the show is not over for us. This week, The Orchard acquired Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini’s critically acclaimed documentary Dina, the U.S. Grand Jury Prize winner for Best Documentary. Dina is an incredibly in-depth look into a complicated yet deep-rooted romance between Dina Buno and Scott Levin. Just engaged,… Read more »

Oscar Nominations Are In & So Is “Life, Animated”


At Sundance 2016, The Orchard, along with A&E IndieFilms, was elated to gain the incredible documentary Life, Animated. Today, just about one year later, we are proud to say that this wonderful story earned an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. The film, directed by Roger Ross Williams, takes us on a heartfelt journey of Owen Suskind, a young man… Read more »

The Orchard Adds Star-Studded “The Hero” to Sundance List


Our team at Sundance doesn’t sleep and their efforts continue to prove fruitful. Late Sunday night, The Orchard took on all North American rights to Brett Haley’s acclaimed drama The Hero. Lead by a strong performance from Sam Elliott, The Hero follows a washed up western film star named Lee Haden that has his life shaken by a very real off-screen… Read more »