EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles-based Dark Star Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights for Free Land, Mario Furloni and Kate McLeana’s debut feature which recently premiered on SXSW.
Pic star Krisha Fairchild (Waves), along with Lily Gladstone (First cow), Frank Mosley (Carnivores), Cameron James Matthews and Michelle Maxson. It was produced by produced by Laura Heberton (You were soft).
The film follows Devi (Fairchild) an elderly farmer who has been breeding legendary strains for decades on the remote farm he built for her. But when cannabis is legalized, he suddenly finds himself fighting for his survival and that of his workers.
Dark Star is preparing a theatrical release in late September in specific markets, followed by on-demand, digital, and DVD in October.
Dark Star Pictures President Michael Repsch negotiated the deal with ICM partners Charlotte Lichtman and producer Laura Heberton on behalf of the filmmakers during the virtual Cannes market. Dark Star will be in physical Cannes this week for more business.
“Kate McLean, Mario Furloni, all the Free Land team and couldn’t be more excited to have been acquired by Dark Star Pictures. Michael Repsch’s clear passion for the film means a lot to all of us, “said producer Laura Heberton.