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The dark comedy Donald Cried has been acquired by The Orchard for North America.
Kris Avedisian directed the film, which centers on a Wall Street banker who returns to his working-class hometown after the death of his grandmother and gets stranded, which forces to him to seek out help from his childhood friend/next-door neighbor.
Donald Cried premiered at the this year’s SXSW Film Festival, where it was in competition.
Avedisian, Jesse Wakeman and Kyle Espeleta came up with the story for the project, which was produced by Kyle Marti. Cinetic negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.
“It is a film distributor’s dream to come across a movie that is so utterly surprising, unique, hilarious and deeply layered,” said Danielle DiGiacomo, vp acquisitions for The Orchard. “Donald Cried heralds a team of important new visionaries of American cinema, and we are boundlessly excited to partner with them on what is sure to be the first unforgettable film of many.”
The Orchard recently acquired Tribeca foodie doc Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent and nabbed Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople out of Sundance.
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