Sundance Title 'The Land' Nabbed by IFC Films for U.S.

The Land Still 1 - H 2016
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The film follows four friends as they pursue their dream of skateboarding, only to get wrapped up with a local queenpin.

IFC Films has acquired Steven Caple Jr.’s The Land for the U.S., it was announced Monday.

Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Moises Arias, Rafi Gavron and Steven Walker star in the film that follows four teenage boys as they devote their summer to escaping the streets of Cleveland by pursuing a dream life of professional skateboarding, but end up getting involved with a local queenpin. Kim Coates and Erykah Badu also star.

The Land had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder, Greg Little, Tyler Davidson, Stephen “Dr” Love and Blake Pickens produced the pic, which was executive produced by Charles D. King, Jennifer Levine and Poppy Hanks.

Nasir “Nas” Jones curated the soundtrack, and also executive produced the film. 

“With his film The Land, Steven Caple Jr. continues Sundance Selects and IFC Films' long history of bringing the best of first time filmmakers to the big screen," said Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films. "The Land is an authentic and heartfelt drama, and we’re delighted to be working with Steven on his amazingly touching debut feature." 

WME Global brokered the deal.