Posts Tagged: Sundance Film Festival

The Orchard Lifts Bart Layton’s “American Animals” From Sundance 2018


The Orchard’s film phenoms stormed into Sundance once again this January, teaming up with MoviePass Ventures to capture the North American rights to Bart Layton’s American Animals. The film premiered in the competitive Sundance landscape and received rave reviews from Variety, Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter and more. American Animals is based on the true story of an attempt made by four young… 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 »

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 »