Tess producers Paul Egan and Kim Williams announced Monday that the award-winning film has been picked up by The Little Film Company for international distribution. This before the film’s release on the local circuit on 24 February 2017.
The Little Film Company, a motion picture sales and marketing company founded by Robbie and Ellen Little, is no stranger to the South African film industry, the company previously distributed the 2005 Academy Award Best Foreign Picture winner Tsotsi. “Tess is a very moving and provocative film and we are all incredibly excited to be bringing it to the world”, said Robbie Little.
Tess, based on the novel Whiplash by Tracey Farren, is directed by Meg Rickards and stars award winner Christia Visser in the title role. The film’s searing portrait of a young street walker, trying by any means possible to exorcise the ghosts of her past, has had festival audiences spellbound and Visser has been praised for her brilliant portrayal.
While the film has been invited to a number of international film festivals and was a contender as the South African entry as Best Foreign Film for this year’s Oscars, having The Little Film Company acquiring the film means that it will be exposed to a huge international audience.
Paul Egan and Kim Williams said: ‘We are delighted to confirm the deal with the highly respected The Little Film Company. It is a massive boost for the film and it provides an opportunity for audiences beyond Africa to experience the movie.’
Tess is distributed by Times Media Films in South Africa.
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