Indiecan picks up a pair of features

After releasing its 100th film, there's no slowing down for Avi Federgreen's distribution outfit, which just took Canadian rights to films by two Vancouver directors.

DelinquentToronto’s Indiecan Entertainment has signed on to distribute a pair of Canadian features from Vancouver-based filmmakers. 

The first is writer/director Josh Laner’s documentary Ken Foster, produced by Michael Khazen of High Deaf Productions. The project, filmed in Vancouver’s Gastown, follows prolific artist Ken Foster, who sells his paintings of iconic cityscapes in order to support his severe drug addiction. Indiecan acquired the Canadian rights to the film, which has previously won best-picture prizes at Toronto’s Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival, Hamilton Film Festival and Kansas City Film Festival. The indie distribution company plans to release the film both digitally and theatrically in the second quarter of 2018.

Meanwhile, Indiecan, which recently hit a milestone by releasing its 100th title in Canada, also acquired the North American rights to David I. Strasser’s debut feature film Delinquent (pictured). The project, produced by Arshia Navabi of Shirazi Productions and Mert Sari of Alberni Street Productions, tells the story of Jakob, a rebellious youth on a downward spiral, who is sentenced by the courts to serve time on his uncle’s organic farm. Executive producers are Graem Luis and Strasser of Streamline Pictures. No timeline has been set on the release of Delinquent.

Indiecan also recently partnered with L.A.-based 79 & Broadway Entertainment to acquire all rights to the feature-length unscripted project, Clapboard Jungle: Surviving The Independent Film, from filmmaker Justin McConnell. Over the summer, Federgreen’s distribution company also picked up North American distribution rights to writer/director Carolyn Saunders’ debut feature The Wasting.