Magazine article Screen International

Independent Takes on Sales for Sundance Hits Safety Not Guaranteed, AI Weiwei: Never Sorry

Magazine article Screen International

Independent Takes on Sales for Sundance Hits Safety Not Guaranteed, AI Weiwei: Never Sorry

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EXCLUSIVE: Independent is continuing its collaboration with Cinetic by taking on two hot titles from Sundance: Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly's time-travel comedy Safety Not Guaranteed and Alison Klayman's documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, about the Chinese artist.

Safety Not Guaranteed, which won the Waldo Salt screenwriting prize in Park City, stars Aubry Plaza and Mark Duplass. FilmDistrict has US rights.

Producers are Big Beach Films (Little Miss Sunshine) in association with Duplass Brothers Productions.

Andrew Orr of Independent said: "We are delighted to be handling this Sundance favourite and working with Big Beach. The film is a real crowd pleaser, with a knock out ending and we look forward to bringing it to the international market in Berlin."

Peter Saraf of Big Beach added: "Every now and again you make a picture that connects with audiences in that magical way that you can't predict. Because of it's universal emotion we think people around the world are going to enjoy it and we are very excited to work with Independent and Cinetic to find our international distribution partners. …

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