The Orchard has signed a VOD distribution deal with producer Brain Farm for 11 feature films slated for release between 2017 and 2020, Variety has learned exclusively.
Brain Farm’s slate will feature snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, motocross and mountain bike athletes, filmed with 4K and 8K camera technology.
The deal extends the partnership between Brain Farm and The Orchard, which distributes the Travis Rice snowboard documentary, “That’s It, That’s All,” and its follow-up, “The Art of Flight.” The companies said “The Art of Flight” is the highest grossing action sports film on iTunes.
Under the deal, The Orchard will release and promote music soundtracks for Brain Farm’s films, synchronizing these with the film’s release.
“I’ve gotten to know the team at The Orchard well over the last five years during the release of our biggest films,” Brain Farm CEO Curt Morgan said. “These guys are the best in the business and have shown they know how to get our films to the right audience and help us grow the world of action sports.”
Brain Farm and The Orchard have also partnered to release “We Are Blood,” starring skateboarder Paul Rodriguez.
“It’s been a steady ambition to bring these amazing films to wider, more mainstream audiences,” Danny Grant, VP of Sports at The Orchard, said. “This genre of filmmaking has huge growth potential, and partnering with a premium content creator like Brain Farm helps us all take it to that next level.”
The deal was negotiated by Morgan and The Orchard’s Grant and Doug Shineman.