New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
The Orchard has acquired U.S. rights to the jazz-inspired drama THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE. Directed by Ari Gold
(Adventures of Power), who co-wrote the film with Elizabeth
Bull, the film stars Rory Culkin (Signs), Robert Sheehan (Geostorm) and Mary Beth Peil (Tony nominee for Anastasia). THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE will be released in theaters on September
21st and on VOD and Digital
HD on September
Featuring both original and classic songs, THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE tells the story of a young man (Culkin) who plots to steal a valuable, long-lost jazz record from his grandmother's lake house. His plan is derailed when his accomplice (Sheehan) falls for the matriarch.
THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE was produced by Grack Films' Ari Gold, Michael Bederman (Spotlight), Allison
Rose Carter (American Honey) and Social Construct's Zak Kilberg. The film was executive produced by Garrett P. Fennelly (The Tested) and Anne Bernstein (Otis N' Dwayne).
Leading global distributor Kew Media Group launched the film to the international market at the Cannes International Film Festival.
"THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE received strong buyer interest in Cannes," said Jonathan Ford, EVP of Sales, Distribution at Kew Media Group. "Its stellar cast and ultra-high production values set it apart."
Evan Morehouse from The Orchard negotiated the U.S. deal with Benjamin
Weiss and Derek Kigongo of Paradigm and attorney Orly Ravid from MSK on behalf of the filmmakers.
The Orchard is a leading independent film, TV and music distribution company operating in over 30 markets worldwide. Founded as a music distributor in 1997, The Orchard is a global innovator in the film and television distribution space, known for cutting-edge technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. Recent film releases include Flower, Outside In, Kings, William Friedkin's The Devil and Father Amorth, BPM (Beats Per Minute), Thelma, Super Dark Times, Sundance Jury Prize winner Dina, The Work, 11/8/16, Trophy and The Hero. Upcoming releases include American Animals, We The Animals and Under the Eiffel Tower. The company's film division has enjoyed recent successes as the Academy Award®-nominated documentaries Cartel
Land and Life, Animated; Taika Waititi's The Hunt for the Wilderpeople; Academy Award-winner Morgan
Neville's The Music
of Strangers; Alex Lehmann's Blue Jay; Antonio Campos' Christine; Pablo
Larrain's critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated Neruda; Oren Moverman's The Dinner; and Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent. For more information on The Orchard, please visit www.theorchard.com.
Kew Media Group produces and acquires more than 1,000 hours of new multi-genre content every year and distributes Kew's catalogue of film, television and digital assets to more than 150 countries worldwide on almost every available viewing platform. Kew Media Group distributes a library of more than 10,000 hours of TV and digital content including major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids' series, TV movies and mini-series. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.kewmedia.com.
The award-winning film will be continuing to tour international festivals this summer; info at SwayLake.com.