VERTIGO RELEASING ACQUIRES CHARADES’ SUNDANCE TITLE PIGGY
Following its market premiere at the EFM, Vertigo Releasing and Charades have closed a deal for all UK and Irish rights on the Spanish rural thriller Piggy which is part of Sundance’s Official Selection and one of the most awaited feature debuts of this year. The film will be released in Spanish theaters by FILMAX.
Starring Laura Galán, Richard Holmes and Carmen Machi, Piggy (original title : Cerdita) is director Carlota Pereda’s first feature film, inspired by her multi-award winning and homonym short. The film tells the story of Sara, stuck in her family’s butcher shop, dreaming of being someone else. Sick of constantly being bullied by a bunch of girls from school, one day, she had an unexpected chance to take revenge.
“We fell in love with Piggy at Sundance and can’t wait to bring it to UK audiences, working with the wonderful Charades team on another brilliant genre debut after Revenge and Shorta” – Ed Caffrey, Head of Acquisitions and Business Development at Vertigo Releasing. The deal was negotiated by Caffrey at Vertigo and Jean-Félix Dealberto at Charades.
Other new deals for the feature include Germany (Alamode), Switzerland (Praesens), Italy (I Wonder), Scandinavia and Baltics (Nonstop Entertainment) and Hungary (ADS Service). As previously announced, Magnolia has taken US rights. Negotiations are ongoing with other territories including Latin America, Greece, Australia and New Zealand, Benelux and Korea.
Andrea Romeo (Head of I WONDER) said “We have watched and loved Piggy from the first moment: it’s an intelligent movie, each character, each twist of the plot, each shot, each directorial choice manages to surprise for its originality, and the fast pace that constantly grows sticks to the screen. Don’t watch it on the train or you’ll miss the stop.”
Piggy is a Morena Films production in coproduction with Backup Studio. Merry Colomer produced the film. Pilar Benito is executive producer. Co-producers are David Atlan-Jackson, Jean-Baptiste Babin and Joel Thibout.