EXCLUSIVE: Blue Fox Entertainment has boarded world rights to writer-director Becca Gleason’s SXSW debut Summer 03, starring Joey King (Independence Day: Resurgence).
Todd Slater brokered the deal on behalf of U.S. sales firm Blue Fox while ICM and UTA’s Grace Royer negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers. Blue Fox’s distribution arm will release the movie domestically this fall.
In Summer 03, 16-year-old Jamie and her extended family are left shocked after her calculating grandmother unveils an array of family secrets on her deathbed. Jamie is left to navigate her own love life and maintain her closest friendships in the midst of this family crisis.
Also starring are Andrea Savage (Veep), Paul Scheer (The Disaster Artist), Jack Kilmer (The Nice Guys), Erin Darke (Good Girls Revolt), and June Squib (Nebraska).
“We feel that Blue Fox Entertainment, being an exciting new force in the industry, is a dynamic distributor that will give Summer ’03 the best opportunity to shine both in the US theatrical market and the international marketplace. Their genuine enthusiasm and appreciation of this one-of-a-kind coming of age film is infectious,” said producer Eyal Rimmon.
The production was financed and produced by Tadmor in association with Big Cat Productions, with Big Cat Productions’ Alexandre Dauman ($1) and Tadmor Partner Eyal Rimmon serving as producers. Tadmor Founder and Chairperson Gideon Tadmor and Partner Jim Kaufman executive produced.