Outplay Films picks up world rights to Ingrid Veninger’s latest

Porcupine Lake, developed through the pUNK Films Femmes Lab, is the Toronto filmmaker's sixth feature.
Ingrid Veninger

Paris, France-based sales agent Outplay Films has acquired the world rights to Ingrid Veninger’s Porcupine Lake.

The pick up marks the first time Veninger has sold world sales rights to one of her films. The film was also the first of Veninger’s six features to receive Harold Greenberg funding and to be shot with a distributor already attached (Films We Like holds Canadian rights to the film).

Porcupine Lake, written and directed by Veninger, was produced through her production shingle pUNK Films. Randi Kirshenbaum executive produced.

The film follows two young girls as they negotiate first friendships and first loves over the course of one summer in northern Ontario. The script was developed in 2014 through the pUNK Films Femmes Lab, an initiative launched by Veninger with the goal of having six women complete six scripts in six months. It filmed in Port Severn, ON last summer.

The coming-of-age tale stars newcomer Charlotte Salisbury, Lucinda Armstrong Hall (Neighbours), Christopher Bolton (Rent-a-Goalie)  and Delphine Roussel (Almost Adults).

It was produced with the participation of  Telefilm, the Harold Greenberg Fund, as well  as provincial and federal tax credits. Kirshenbaum and Veninger negotiated the deal with Philippe Tasca-Roochvarg, head of international sales at Outplay.