Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Award-Winner 'Monsters and Men' Boarded by HanWay

Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Award-Winner 'Monsters and Men' Boarded by HanWay

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Hanway MD Gabrielle Stewart praises “audacious debut”.

‘Monsters And Men’ is Reinaldo Marcus Green’s feature debut

London-based HanWay Films has boarded sales on Reinaldo Marcus Green’s directorial debut Monsters And Men following the film’s Sundance premiere, where it won the special jury award for outstanding first feature.

Neon previously boarded North American rights after brokering a deal with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers. Deals have also been sturck for France (Mars) and Latin America (CDC). Endeavour also handled the HanWay deal - the latter will now launch the title at the European Film Market in Berlin.

Shot in Brooklyn, Monsters And Men stars Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Mudbound), Anthony Ramos (Broadway’s Hamilton) and John David Washington (Ballers) in a multi-layered story: a man who captures a shooting on his phone, an African-American police officers battles with his conscience after standing up to his fellow officers; and a local high school student who is transformed from passive bystander to activist. …

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