Phase 4 takes ‘Freestyle’

High Point sells North American rights on pic

LONDON — Phase 4 Films has snapped up North American rights to Film London’s basketball and music fuelled youth pic “Freestyle.”

The pic, described as a Brit “Step Up,” was sold by High Point Films in advance of the pic’s market debut at the London U.K. Film Focus this week.

High Point’s director of sales and marketing, Elisar Cabrera, struck the deal with Phase 4’s VP, strategic development, Jessica Labi.

Phase 4’s recent acquisitions include Dax Shepard starrer “The Freebie” and action pic “Dead Man Running.”

“Freestyle,” which was co-developed by the U.K. Film Council Development Fund, is the third pic to emerge from Film London’s Microwave scheme, set up with BBC Films and supported by Skillset.

Pic, which is helmed by Kolton Lee, opened on five screens in the U.K. through Revolver Entertainment on Feb. 26, where it generated £922 ($1,388).

London U.K. Film Focus is a four-day session (June 28-July 1) dedicated to the export of British film and will present a slew of Brit pics, including Ben Miller’s “Huge” and Paul Andrew Williams’ “Cherry Tree Lane,” to more than 120 international buyers.

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