Philadelphia, PA — Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired the North American distribution rights to Coldwater and has partnered with Bounty Entertainment to handle the UK and Australia in a deal that was closed at The American Film Market.
The film, which premiered at SXSW earlier this year has been supported by an impressive festival run, including Sitges this month. Breaking Glass plans for a summer 2014 theatrical release stateside.
The story takes place at a remote juvenile prison camp for troubled youth where a group of teenage boys struggle to survive against the brutal staff and retired war Colonel in charge. Harsh abuse, corruption and injustice embody "prison life" at Coldwater — but a new inmate, Brad Lunders, refuses to re-adjust. As he attempts to reveal these ugly truths to the outside world and escape this wicked captivity, the Colonel and his staff fight to keep the facility operational.
"This film is a perfect mixture of social relevance and commercial breakout potential," said Rich Wolff, of Breaking Glass. "Many of these boot camps have entered the spotlight in national news this year and Coldwater serves as a window into the world that many of us don't know too much about."
"BGP and Bounty will provide Coldwater with a worldwide approach to the marketing and release of the picture," says CM partner James Andrew Felts. "This kind of coordinated release approach across all English-speaking territories will surely benefit both distributors."
Director Vincent Grashaw co-wrote the screenplay with Mark Penney. The film was executive produced by Joe Bilotta of Flying Pig Productions.
Rich Wolff of Breaking Glass Pictures and Tony Romeo of Bounty Films negotiated the deal with Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts of Continental Media.