Posts Categorized: Film/TV News

The Orchard Takes Home SXSW Best Doc Winner “The Work”


It’s been a month since our film team was down in Austin but the sun hasn’t set on SXSW: The Orchard and TOPIC have acquired the North American rights to the festival’s Grand Jury Prize winner for Best Documentary, The Work. The film is slated to hit theaters this fall. America’s prison system has long been controversial, but one… Read more »

The Orchard Lands Raoul Peck’s ‘The Young Karl Marx’


The Orchard has acquired US distribution rights for The Young Karl Marx. The film was directed, produced and co-written by Academy Award nominee Raoul Peck. Starring August Diehl, Stefan Konarske and Vicky Krieps, The Young Karl Marx is planned for a theatrical release this fall. A historical tale of friendship and passion, the story traces the footsteps of legendary Karl… Read more »

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 »