Posts Tagged: Sundance Film Festival

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 »

Get Inspired by The Orchard’s Latest Acquisition, “Life, Animated”


We had an absolute blast at the Sundance Film Festival this year. As reported earlier, we picked up a great new action/comedy, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and now there’s more news from Utah — we are teaming up with A&E IndieFilms and director Roger Ross Williams to bring his inspiring documentary Life, Animated to North… Read more »

The Orchard Goes on a ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’ With Latest Acquistion


Great news! We’ve reconnected with the witty and fun Taika Waititi to bring his amazing new action/comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople to North American audiences. This is our first Sundance acquisition of 2016. In the past, we’ve found gems such as The Overnight, Finders Keepers, and Digging With Fire. What can we say? We know the good ones… Read more »

The Orchard Goes Down to the Border in “Cartel Land”


So often in war zones, citizens are left stranded in situations that have no clear black and white moral compass, leading them to question where the road truly diverges between right and wrong. Such is the case with the protagonists in Matthew Heineman‘s award-winning documentary Cartel Land. But rather than twiddle their thumbs, these harrowing citizens answer their… Read more »

Sundance Special: “Finders Keepers” Finds Its Home with The Orchard


This is one of those “stories” that, no matter how you tell it, it will always sound like something straight from The Twilight Zone. Except this is no story — this is real life exposed through narrative. Meet Finders Keepers, Sundance 2015’s weirdest documentary (co-directed by Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel) that follows the battle over an amputated leg,… Read more »