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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Award-Winning Sundance Doc ‘Dark Horse’

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Award-Winning Sundance Doc 'Dark Horse'

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.”

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