Toronto: Breaking Glass Pictures Nabs U.S. Rights to 'Porcupine Lake'

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The coming-of-age tale is executive produced by Melissa Leo and had its world premiere in Toronto.

Breaking Glass Pictures has picked up the U.S. rights to Ingrid Veninger's coming-of-age indie drama Porcupine Lake, which is executive produced by Melissa Leo and had a world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Porcupine Lake is a spectacular achievement of a film that is filled with phenomenal performances, which bring this touching story to life," Rich Wolff, CEO of Breaking Glass Pictures, said Friday in a statement.

The Canadian indie stars Charlotte Salisbury and Lucinda Armstrong Hall in a drama about a 13-year-old girl, Bea, who wants a best friend. But when she meets rowdy Kate, Bea gets more than she had imagined and their lives are changed in ways neither can see.

Veninger wrote, produced and directed Porcupine Lake, her sixth feature. The film also stars Delphine Roussel, Christopher Bolton, Hallie Switzer and Harrison Tanner.

Leo met Veninger at the 2013 Whistler Film Festival where the Oscar-winning actress accepted a challenge by the Canadian director and her Punk Films Femmes Lab to help finance six filmmakers completing their indie movie scripts in six months before they were critiqued.

The Fighter star subsequently hosted the six Canadian female screenwriters at her New York state home to provide feedback on their scripts.

Leo executive produced Porcupine Lake with Randi Kirshenbaum. The U.S. deal was negotiated between Outplay’s Philippe Tasca-Roochvarg and Breaking Glass’ Wolf.