NEW YORK — Island Records founder Chris Blackwell’s Palm Pictures label has drawn up a deal to acquire writer-helmer Adam Bhala Lough’s feature “Bomb the System.”
Set amid the obsessive subculture of New York graffiti artists, pic stars Mark Webber as a high school grad caught between his allegiance to his crew (Gano Grills and Jade Yorker) and their escalating war with the cops, on the one hand, and a chance to break into the legitimate art world on the other.
Palm plans a spring release.
Ben Rekhi produced the film, with Robert Bethge exec producing.
This film is “a perfect fit for (our) growing catalog of urban, music-driven films,” said Palm’s David Koh, “and stylishly captures a moment in New York City history.”
Repped by CAA, the film’s 23-year-old helmer won a top directing honor for “Bomb” at the Urbanworld Film Festival.
Deal was brokered by Koh, Rekhi, Bethge and attorney Jackie Eckhouse of Sloss Law Office.