January 24, 2012 – Sundance Film Festival – Submarine Entertainment announced today that it has sold all foreign rights to Katie Aselton’s film BLACK ROCK to Elle Driver. The deal was negotiated by David Koh, Josh Braun & Dan Braun of Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the Producers and Director and Adeline Fontan Tessaur of Elle Driver. Black Rock was Directed by Katie Aselton. Executive Produced by Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass. Produced by Adele Romanski. Co-Produced by Mary Budd. Cinematography by Hillary Spera. Edited by Jacob Vaughan. Composed by Peter Golub. LD Entertainment will release theatrically later this year domestically. The film screens again Wednesday, January 25th at Midnight at the Egyptian Theater at the Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight Section.
Described as a mix between Deliverance and Thelma and Louise, the film focuses on three female friends who set aside their personal issues and organize a girls getaway weekend on a remote island on the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns into another as there is a deadly fight for survival. The film was written by Aselton’s husband Mark Duplass.
Katie Aselton and Mark Duplass stated, “Now we have another kick-ass girl to add to the list of BLACK ROCK’s team … and this one speaks French! We couldn’t be more psyched to work with Adeline and the brilliant folks at Elle Driver.”
Adeline Fontan Tessaur stated, “We loved the classic revenge theme with the twist of girls kicking ass! Typical chick flick film mixing emotions, suspense and fun, serious without taking itself too seriously and a perfect fit for the Elle Driver slate. We are pleased and excited to work with the filmmakers.”
Submarine Entertainment is a hybrid sales, distribution and production company. Recent projects include: Project Nim, Buck, Bill Cunningham New York, Marina Abramovic the Artist Is Present, Page One: Inside the New York Times, Winter’s Bone, The Bully Project, Diana Vreeland the Eye Has to Travel, Woody Allen Untitled Documentary, among numerous others. Submarine has recently sold at Sundance Film Festival – Queen of Versailles (Magnolia Pictures), Me at the Zoo (HBO), Searching for Sugarman (Sony Pictures Classics), and Black Rock (LD Entertainment).