'Ballast,' IFC go steady
The Rainbow Media division has scooped up all North American rights in a deal said to be valued in the six-figure range. The company is expected to release the movie on First Take, its day-and-date label that releases movies theatrically, on the IFC network and on a VOD platform. William Morris Independent repped the film.
"Ballast" focuses on a poor Mississippi Delta family and the tragedy that befalls them. The film, which stars a number of nonprofessional actors, won a director award for Hammer and a cinematography award for Lol Crowley.
The film also will screen at this month's Berlin International Film Festival, a rarity for a film that premiered in Park City.
WMI sold international rights to Celluloid Dreams on the eve of Sundance.