Small Planet Gets "Winter"
by Eugene Hernandez
Small Planet Pictures has acquired Robert Saitzyk's "White of Winter," which debuted at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. The film, which will be released in May, stars Zoe Poledouris and Bret Roberts.
The company described the film as "a journey through both a physical and psychological landscape [and] a search for a lost child that may only exist in the mind of a young woman." The film was shot on 24p high-def in Montana and Los Angeles. It marks Saitzyk's second feature, following his film "After The Flood."
"I was taken in by the beauty of the film, as well as the psychological aspects of the storytelling," said Small Planet president Mike Broder in a prepared statement. "It is a truly complex and engaging feature, which I am certain will find its audience." He negotiated the deal with Steven Beer of Greenberg Traurig.
The film will be Small Planet's seventh release, among its films are Hilary Birmingham's "Tully," Helen Lesnick's "A Family Affair," Eric Byler's "Charlotte Sometimes," and Danny Provenzano's "This Thing of Ours." Upcoming releases include Todd Stephens' "Gypsy 83" and Robert Capelli's "Mail Order Bride."