Sundance Documentary 'Midnight Family' Lands at 1091

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The indie studio plans a late-summer 2019 theatrical release for the film about a family-run ambulance business in Mexico City struggling to stay afloat.

1091 has picked up the North American rights to the Sundance documentary Midnight Family from director Luke Lorentzen.

The film is about a family in Mexico City who runs a private ambulance service that competes with other for-profit services for wealthy patients in need of urgent help. Midnight Family is set for a theatrical release later this year.

The Hedgehog Films title is a co-production with No Ficcion and was produced by Kellen Quinn and Lorentzen along with Elena Fortes and Daniela Alatorre.

Midnight Family bowed at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and won the Special Jury Award for best cinematography. The doc also took home the Premio Mezcal for best film and best director at the Guadalajara International Film Festival.

"Much like our film Cartel Land, Midnight Family is a riveting documentary exploring life for a family in Mexico as they strive for survival," said Danielle DiGiacomo, senior vp acquisitions and strategic partnerships at 1091, in a statement.

The former Orchard Film Group was recently relaunched as 1091 with new and returning leadership after its sale to 1091 Media.

The deal for Midnight Family was negotiated by DiGiacomo and Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers.