A look at TFF world premieres garnering sales buzz
While not officially a market, Tribeca has become a magnet for buyers hungry for readymade products‘Angels Crest’
Gaby Dellal (“On a Clear Day”) helms this drama about a young father (Thomas Dekker) whose mistake results in a tragedy that impacts a working-class Rocky Mountain town. With Jeremy Piven, Elizabeth McGovern, Mira Sorvino and Kate Walsh.
Sales: Cinetic Media ‘The Bully Project’
Lee Hirsch (“Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony”) directs this investigation into the troubling phenomenon of bullying across America.
Sales: Submarine Entertainment ‘Carol Channing: Larger Than Life’
A documentary portrait of the 90-year-old thesp — both onstage and off — directed by Tribeca veteran Dori Berinstein (“ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway”).
Sales: The Film Sales Co. ‘Detachment’
Adrien Brody stars as a substitute teacher whose life is impacted by a student, a fellow teacher and a teenage runaway. Tony Kaye (“American History X”) directs a cast including Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu, James Caan, Marcia Gay Harden, Blythe Danner and Tim Blake Nelson.
Sales: ICM ‘God Bless Ozzy Osbourne’
Produced by his son Jack, this new chronicle about the life of the famed headbanger promises to relive his artistic triumphs while chronicling his journey to sobriety.
Sales: WME, Preferred Content ‘Jesus Henry Christ’
Executive produced by Julia Roberts, directed by Dennis Lee (“Fireflies in the Garden”) and starring Toni Collette and Michael Sheen, the film follows a 10-year-old boy genius in search of his biological father.
Sales: CAA ‘The Perfect Family’
Kathleen Turner stars in this dramedy about a mother determined to mold her husband and grown children into her image of the perfect family.
Sales: The Film Sales Co. ‘Rid of Me’
Tribeca veteran James Westby (“The Auteur”) presents this black comedy set in Portland, Ore., about a young woman (Katie O’Grady) who suffers a series of embarrassments.
Sales: Submarine ‘Revenge of the Electric Car’
A docu sequel to director Chris Paine’s 2006 Sony Classics release “Who Killed The Electric Car?” the new film examines the global resurgence of electric cars.
Sales: TBD ‘Roadie’
Michael Cuesta (“L.I.E.”) directs Ron Eldard as a roadie for Blue Oyster Cult who returns to his childhood home in Queens and reunites with his high school crush (Jill Hennessy) and her husband, his childhood rival (Bobby Cannavale).
Sales: WME, Preferred Content ‘Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon’
The behind-the-scenes music documentary examines the band Kings of Leon through their Pentecostal upbringing, backcountry roots and rocking sounds.
Sales: CAA ‘The Union’
Cameron Crowe’s documentary — Tribeca’s opener — looks at the relationship between Elton John and his early-career idol, Leon Russell, as they work on a new album together. Ringo Starr, Stevie Nicks, Jeff Bridges and Grace Jones also show up.
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