Eight regions have nabbed the $218.32-budgeted film
Jonathan Caouette’s autobiographical collage film “Tarnation” continues to chalk up strong international sales after a string of deals closed on the title at Cannes.Wellspring has sold distribution rights in eight additional territories: Canada (Seville Pictures), Japan (Nippon Herald Films), Italy (Mikado Film), Benelux (Lumiere), Portugal (Atalanta Filmes), Scandinavia (Noble Entertainment), France (Cinema Nouvelle Generation Distribution) and Greece (Medial). The film was made entirely on the filmmaker’s computer on a budget of $218.32. Wellspring came aboard as co-producer of “Tarnation” after its preem at Sundance, financing post-production and 35mm blow-up. Pic screened in Directors Fortnight at Cannes, where distribution rights to a number of key territories were sold, including the U.K. (Optimum Releasing) and Australia (Denby Films). Wellspring will open “Tarnation” at Film Forum in New York on Oct. 6, with other cities to follow.