Jason Gallagher Jr. and Brie Larson in "Short Term 12."
SXSW Jason Gallagher Jr. and Brie Larson in "Short Term 12."

Digital distribution company Cinedigm and production and financing company Demarest Films announced today that they have entered into a distribution partnership by combining their respective marketing capabilities and production resources.

As a distributor, Cinedigm's recent releases include "Arthur Newman" and "Dead Man's Burden." Demarest Films' recent productions include "Byzantium" and "A Most Wanted Man."

The parties' first collaboration will be Destin Daniel Cretton’s film "Short Term 12," winner of this year's Los Angeles Film Festival Audience Award as well as the SXSW Grand Jury and Audience Awards. The film, Cretton's second feature following 2012's "I Am Not a Hipster," stars Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. as co-workers at a foster-care facility for at-risk teens. You can check out Indiewire's glowing review here. "Short Term 12" hits theaters August 23rd.