Out of the European Film Market, Protagonist Pictures has announced that they’ve sealed a deal with Sony Pictures Classics for Louise Osmond’s Sundance-winning “Dark Horse.” SPC has taken all North American rights to the film produced by Judith Dawson.
DARK HORSE is the inspirational and occasionally heart-stopping story of a group of friends from a working men’s club in Wales who decide to take on the elite ‘sport of kings’ and breed themselves a racehorse. Against all the odds, their young foal, raised on nearby waste-land, goes on to become a champion.
Screen International calls this “A heartwarming true story that has been expertly crafted into an irresistible, emotion-charged documentary.”
“Dark Horse” is a DSP and World’s End Pictures production for Film4 and BFI in association with Film Agency Wales, and executive produced by Julian Ware, Lizzie Francke, Anna Higgs, Anna Miralis and Adam Partridge. Louise Osmond’s previous work includes the BAFTA-nominated doc “Richard III: The King In The Car Park,” and “Deep Water.”
SPC’s other big acquisition out of Sundance was narrative feature “The Diary of a Teenage Girl.”