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Artistic License Gets Bamford's "Cape of Good Hope"

Artistic License Gets Bamford's "Cape of Good Hope"

by Eugene Hernandez









An image from Mark Bamford's "Cape of Good Hope," which was acquired by Artistic License.

Following a world premiere at last year's Tribeca Film Festival and screenings at numerous fests including the Toronto International Film Festival, Mark Bamford's "Cape of Good Hope" has been acquired by Artistic License Films. Shot entirely in South Africa, the film is described as a sociological "slice of life" picture, interweaving numerous storylines that revolve around a Cape Town animal rescue shelter.

"I'm very excited to work with Mark on the release of his beautiful film. South Africa possesses a boundless array of stories and Mark's is one of modernity and magic," said Artistic License Films president Sande Zeig in a statement. She negotiated the deal with Andrew Hurwitz of Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz and Weinstein, LLP.

The film, Bamford's first feature, will be released in the U.S. in September, followed by a debut in Los Angeles and a national rollout. It is a U.S. - South African co-production between Wonder View Films and Moonlighting Films.

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