EXCLUSIVE: This year’s Sundance Film Festival is over but for three participants a whole new ride is about to begin. ICM Partners have signed up Special Jury Prize winners Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter’s David Zellner and Nathan Zellner as well as Pierre Boulanger of God Help The Girl. The signings for the trio are in all areas. The Zellner Brothers remain managed by Mosaic. Boulanger is repped by Agence Oz in Paris, Curtis Brown Group in the U.K., Mosaic and law firm Nelson Davis Wetzstein, LLP.
Written, directed and co-starring the Zellner brothers and based on an urban legend, Kumiko features Oscar-nominated Rinko Kikuchi as a lonely Japanese woman who believes a pile of money buried in the movie Fargo is actually real. So she sets out over sea and land to Minnesota to find it. In competition in this year’s U.S. Dramatic category, Kumiko took home a Special Jury Award for Musical Score at the Sundance Awards on January 25. Part coming of age tale and part indie-pop musical, God Help The Girl is the directorial feature debut of Belle and Sebastian lead singer Stuart Murdoch. The film starring Boulanger with Emily Browning and Olly Alexander, among others, GHTG won the World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance at the Sundance Awards this year.