Berlin: Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up 'Dark Horse'

Courtesy of Sundance International Film Festival

Protagonist Pictures is selling the documentary, about a group of friends who breed a race horse, at the European Film Market.

Sony Pictures Classics has nabbed BAFTA-nominated director Louise Osmond’s documentary Dark Horse, which won the audience award in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at last month’s Sundance.

Protagonist Pictures concluded the deal with SPC, which has taken North American rights.

Produced by Judith Dawson and edited by Joby Gee, Dark Horse is a DSP and World’s End Pictures production for Film4 and the British Film Institute, in association with Film Agency Wales. Julian Ware, Lizzie Francke, Anna Higgs, Anna Miralis and Adam Partridge exec produced.

Set in Wales, the film chronicles the tale of a group of friends who take on the ‘elite of kings’ and breed a racehorse. Against the odds, their young foal, raised on a nearby wasteland, goes on to become a champion.

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The deal was negotiated with SPC by Protagonist's head of sales Vanessa Saal.

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