Daisy Ridley’s ‘Eagle Huntress’ Picked up by Celluloid Dreams

Eagle Huntress
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Celluloid Dreams has picked up international sales rights to “The Eagle Huntress,” the hit Sundance documentary exec produced by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star Daisy Ridley and Morgan Spurlock.

Paris-based Celluloid will represent global rights outside North America, Latin America, Germany, Australia/New Zealand, Scandinavia and Asia.

The film is directed by Otto Bell. It had its premiere last month at the Sundance Film Festival.

It portrays the true story of a 13-year-old Mongolian girl who is seeking to become the first eagle huntress in more than 2,000 years of male-dominated history.

“‘The Eagle Huntress’ was our big Sundance discovery,” said Celluloid president Hengameh Panahi. ” The film represents everything a modern family adventure needs: an unforgettable female role model hero, an engaging story and captivating visuals.”

It was produced by Stacey Reiss and Sharon Chang. Daisy Ridley, Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick, Marc H. Simon, Dan Cogan, Regina K. Scully, Barbara Dobkin and Susan Maclaury are executive producers in association with Artemis Rising Foundation, Impact Partners, Shine Global and Warrior Poets. The film is edited by Pierre Takal and director of photography is Simon Niblett.

 

 

 

 

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 1

Leave a Reply

1 Comment

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  1. Meghan Fitz-James says:

    “It portrays the true story of a 13-year-old Mongolian girl who is seeking to become the first eagle huntress in more than 2,000 years of male-dominated history”. Subsequent to the initial advertising it has been acknowledged by Otto Bell and his team (Feb 7 tweet to me from Otto Bell), in a series of tweets starting with Adrienne Mayor (an academic)
    alerting Mr. Bell, that this claim is false and that Aisholpan is not the first and that there have been other eagle huntresses in antiquity. Thus, this paragraph needs to be amended in order to be factually true. This is an important correction which I thought I would bring to your attention so your readers are properly informed.

More Film News from Variety

Loading