Ale Abreu’s movie won Annecy’s top 2014 Cristal Award
ANNECY– “The Boy and the World,” a 2014 Annecy Cristal Award winner and Gkids acquisition for North America, has secured a slew of furher deal including China (Champ List), Latin America (HBO) and Germany, Austria and German speaking Switzerland (Film Verleih Gruppe).
Also licensed by its sales agent, Elo Company: Belgium, Luxembourg and Monaco (Les Films du Preau), Norway (Norwegian Federation of Film Societies), Israel (DBS) and Turkey (Central Park Films).
Other sales take in Spain (Modiband), Poland (New Horizons), Mexico (Conaculta), Croatia and Slovenia (Animateka), and Netherlands (Submarine).
“Boy” also won the Audience Award at Annecy in 2014.
Brazilian musician-turned-director Ale Abreu helmed and wrote the story about a boy embarking on a danger-packed trip to find his father.
“Boy” also was a raft of awards at Ottawa, Rio, Cairo, Cuaiabá, Munich, Mill Valley, Seattle, Shanghai and Sao Paulo fests and has already opened in France, Denmark, Greece.
Sao Paulo’s Elo Company is run by for Mckinsey consultant Sabrina Nudeliman and music empresario Ruben Feffer, also the co-composer on the Brazilian short “Guida,” which competes this year at Annecy.
Company is specialized in kids toons, genre and documentary skeins through several activity branches –Brazil licensing, co-production, international sales and even Brazilian theatrical distribution.