Syndicado has picked up more than 20 art house and indie films from Danish sales and distribution business LevelK. It will sell the titles to U.S. streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon as well as iTunes, Vudu, Shudder and Google and cable VOD. It has also taken UK, Australasian and South African rights to many of the titles, several of which were official selections at the Toronto Film Festival.
Lost in Africa, known locally as Kidnappet, is arguably the most high-profile. Starring House Of Cards‘ Mikkelsen and The Good Wife’s Connie Nielsen, it follows an 11-year-old boy who goes missing from a Kenyan slum. Other Nordic titles include TIFF selection Sex Drugs and Taxation, a period drama about an alcoholic playboy and a tax lawyer that team up to revolutionize the travel industry in the 1960s; Lapland drama Cloudboy; dictatorship drama Hunting Flies; and Copenhagen-set In the Blood.
Syndicado has also picked up U.S., UK and Canadian rights to 20 scripted features and documentary titles from Russian production company LookFilm including The Soul of a Spy, which stars Game of Thrones’ Liam Cunningham and A Clockwork Orange’s Malcolm McDowell.
“We’re thrilled to bring a range of high-end programming to English-language markets around the world. From LevelK’s top festival and art house features to historical docs from LookFilm, we continue to provide our VOD partners with content across genres and for more curated offerings,” said Syndicado president Greg Rubidge.