'Sea of Trees' is sold throughout Europe and Asia
Matthew McConaughey and Gus Van Sant came to Cannes last week to pitch a crowd of international buyers on their new drama, “Sea of Trees.” Six days later, the film about a man lost in Japan’s Aokigahara forest has secured distribution deals in most regions around the world.
The movie, which begins filming this summer, has sold to the U.K. (Entertainment One), Australia and New Zealand (Entertainment One), Benelux (Belga), Eastern Europe (Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions), France (SND), Greece (Odeon), Hong Kong (Apsara), Iceland (Sam), India and Pakistan (Apsara), Indonesia (Apsara), Israel (United King), Italy (Lucky Red), Japan (Parco), Malaysia (Apsara), Pan-Latin America (Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions), the Philippines (Apsara), Portugal (Leopardo), CIS & the Baltic States (West), Scandinavia (Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions), Singapore (Apsara), South Africa (Times Media South Africa), Switzerland (Ascot Elite), Turkey (Chantier), Airlines (Jaguar), South East Asian TV (Apsara), South Korea (Sookie), Taiwan (Apsara), Thailand (Apsara) and Vietnam (Apsara).
Alex Walton’s new shingle Bloom is handling international sales. CAA and WME Global are handling domestic.