Magazine article Screen International

SPC Takes Sundance Hit Dark Horse

Magazine article Screen International

SPC Takes Sundance Hit Dark Horse

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EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Classics nabs hit Sundance doc about rags to riches racehorse.

Sony Pictures Classics has snapped up all North American rights to hit Sundance documentary Dark Horse from Protagonist Pictures.

Louise Osmond's crowd-pleaser about a horse brought up on a South Wales allotment who goes on to win one of racing's biggest prizes, won the Audience Award in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at Sundance last week.

The deal was negotiated with SPC by Protagonist head of sales Vanessa Saal.

SPC will be hoping to replicate the success of acclaimed feel-good documentary Searching for Sugar Man - also launched at Sundance and also bought from UK outfit Protagonist - which went on to win a Best Documentary Oscar in 2013. …

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