Telluride: Zeitgeist Films Picks Up Murder-Mystery Doc 'The Galapagos Affair'

12:44 PM PST 08/28/2013 by Rebecca Ford
"The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden"

Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller's film, set in the Galapagos Islands in the 1930s, will debut at the Telluride fest on Thursday.

One day before its world premiere at the Telluride film festival, Dayna Goldfine and Dan Geller’s murder-mystery documentary The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Zeitgeist Films.

The film, which features the voice cast of Cate Blanchett, Diane Kruger, Connie Nielsen and Josh Radnor, will debut at the film fest on Thursday, Aug 29.

The doc is set in the Galapagos Islands in the 1930s, and follows a few individuals who settled on the remote island seeking their own distinct and sometimes clashing notions of Eden.

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Zeitgeist is planning a theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles in the early spring of 2014 with a national rollout to follow.

Celeste Schaefer Snyder produced and co-wrote the film with Goldfine and Gellar. Jonathan Dana is executive producing.

The deal was negotiated by Zeitgeist co-presidents Nancy Gerstman and Emily Russo with Goldfine, Geller and Dana.

Zeitgeist previously distributed Goldfine and Geller's 2005 film Ballets Russes and 2011's Silicon Valley doc Something Ventured. 

“We are so pleased to continue our relationship with Dayna and Dan. They are two of the most talented and savvy filmmakers we know and they put their all into everything they do," said a statement from Russo and Gerstman.

The Telluride Film Festival runs Aug. 29-Sept 2.

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