Gimme The Loot, written and directed by New York-based Adam Leon, whose short film, Killer, premiered at the New Directors/New Films festival, and went on to worldwide film festival acclaim, has been acquired for distribution by Sundance Selects, picking up North American and Latin American rights to the film.
The film won the Grand Jury Prize in the Narrative Feature section of this year's SXSW Film Festival, which wrapped up over the weekend.
Vanessa gave the film a lukewarm review, which you can read HERE.
Its synopsis reads:
Malcolm and Sofia, two determined teens from the Bronx, are the ultimate graffiti-writers. When a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they must hatch a plan to get revenge by tagging an iconic NYC landmark, but they need to raise $500 to pull off their spectacular scheme. Over the course of two whirlwind, sun-soaked summer days, Malcolm and Sofia travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high wire heist, and a beautiful, rich girl’s necklace that is literally their key to becoming the biggest writers in the City.
No word on when Sundance Selects will release the film, and in what formats, so stay tuned.
Watch the trailer below: