Revolver enters Gift Shop, scores Freestyle
UK distributor Revolver Entertainment has acquired celebrated British graffiti artist Banksy’s first feature film Exit Through the Gift Shop [+see also:
film profile] (see article from Berlin), and will release it on March 5.
Revolver’s CEO Justin Marciano said, “Banksy is an iconic figure in contemporary British culture. It’s an honour to be involved in such an exciting and uncompromising project.”
Banksy is a graffiti artist whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the Palestinian segregation wall in the West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview.
Meanwhile, High Point Films has acquired world rights to Freestyle, directed by Kolton Lee. The film is an urban romance set in the world of freestyle basketball. The third film to be supported by Film London’s Microwave scheme, and the second that High Point is handling after Mum and Dad [+see also:
film profile], Freestyle is produced by Lincia Daniel for B19 Media, written by Michael Maynard and will be released in the UK by Revolver, who co-financed the film, on February 26. The film was developed in association with the UK Film Council’s Development Fund.
High Point’s Carey Fitzgerald said, “Freestyle has an infectious feel-good factor to it that leaves its audience wearing a huge, collective grin on its face. We’re delighted to be continuing to work with Film London Microwave as we are to be beginning a new relationship with B19 Media.”
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