Sony Pictures Classics has acquired distribution rights to Louise Osmond’s documentary “Dark Horse.” The non-fiction feature was a major crowdpleaser at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and went on to earn the Audience Award in the World Cinema Documentary Competition.
“Dark Horse” tells the true story of a group of friends in Wales who decide to take on the elite “sport of kings” and breed themselves a racehorse. Against all odds, they raise their young foul on a nearby wasteland and train him to become a champion.
The deal was negotiated with Sony Pictures Classics by Protagonist head of sales Vanessa Saal. Osmond’s previous works include “Deep Water” and the BAFTA-nominated “Richard III: The King in the Car Park.”