Magazine article Screen International

Distribution: Alchemy Buys Meet the Patels

Magazine article Screen International

Distribution: Alchemy Buys Meet the Patels

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The recently rebranded company has bulked up its war-chest with a North American rights deal for Geeta V Patel and Ravi V Patel's true-life rom-com. Separately, Gravitas has acquired Man From Reno.

Meet The Patels chronicles the efforts of a romantically inexperienced, first generation Indian-American thrown into the dating game when he enlists the help of his parents.

Independent Television Service (ITVS) co-produced and co-financed the project with additional funding from Impact Partners, Center For Asian American Media, Tribeca Film Institute, Whitewater Films, Hartley Film Foundation and Chicken & Egg Pictures.

The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival last year where it won the audience award and did the same at Hot Docs.

Janet Eckholm and Geeta V Patel produced Meet The Patels, which will open theatrically this year. …

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