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Sundance ‘Falls’ for pix

Channel nabs rights to Catskills thriller, 'Riders'

Sundance Channel has picked up U.S. pay TV rights and VOD rights to “Kaaterskill Falls” and “Riders.”

“Kaaterskill Falls” tells the story of a young couple who pick up a drifter during their vacation in the Catskills. Co-directed by Josh Apter and Peter Olsen, thriller nabbed the critics prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards.

In “Riders,” two sisters hit the road in search of their father after a dispute with their mother’s boyfriend. Pic was directed by Doug Sadler, whose current project was workshopped in both the Sundance Writers and Filmmakers labs.

Both will preem in December during channel’s salute to tyro helmers, New Voices for the New Year.

Deal was negotiated by Sundance’s exec director of ancillary rights, Christian Vesper, and Backer Prods.

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