Search Engine Films

Sundowners

Sundowners to get U.S. release

New York-based distributors The Orchard and Factory 25 have picked up U.S. digital and theatrical rights to Pavan Moondi’s latest.

Coconut Hero pic

Coming soon: Coconut Hero

How the Canada/Germany coproduction, which opens today in Toronto, stayed true to its Northern Ontario roots.

I Smile Back

Deals: Search Engine, DHX, AMBI, A71

Search Engine picks up the Canadian rights to Adam Salky’s I Smile Back (pictured), and more deals of the week.

Guidance

Coming Soon: Guidance

Search Engine Films’ Jason Wright on his distribution strategy for Guidance, and why the distributor avoided a day-and-date release.

LEARNING TO DRIVE

Deals: PNP, Search Engine, Picture Box, Secret Location

Pacific Northwest Pictures and Search Engine have jointly acquired the Canadian rights to Learning to Drive (pictured), and more deals of the week.

Spotlight

Deals: eOne, Rainmaker, Filmoption, Rhombus and more

eOne announces multiple international sales for Spotlight (pictured), and more deals of the week.

Wet Bum

Coming Soon: Wet Bum

Search Engine Films’ Jason Wright on building off word-of-mouth and social media buzz to help promote the coming-of-age tale.

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Search Engine Films acquires Standing Tall

The indie distributor is tentatively prepping the Cannes Film Festival opening night film for a fall 2015 release.

Jason Wright

Jason Wright joins Search Engine

Wright has been named the indie distributor’s new VP of marketing and operations.

Bang Bang Baby

Search Engine takes Canadian rights to Bang Bang Baby

The debut feature from Jeffrey St. Jules is currently slated for a 2015 release.

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Outsider Avi Federgreen joins indie distributors club

IndieCan Entertainment is joining the Canadian Association of Film Distributors and Exporters, as is John Bain’s Search Engine Films. (Federgreen pictured)

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Search Engine Films gets minority investor

Tim Nye’s Abbolita Films has paid mid-seven figures for a stake in John Bain’s newly minted distribution outfit.