EXCLUSIVE: Good Act Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to the basketball documentary Alaskan filletswhich is produced by Chris Pratt and his production company Indivisible Productions.
The film is set on a remote island off the coast of southeast Alaska that is home to the Tsimshian natives and Alaska’s last native reservation, Metlakatla. For more than a century, two sacred traditions have defined Metlakatla: fishing and basketball. In an unlikely journey, two cousins lead their team and their town in search of their first state championship in over thirty years, the only thing that will bring life to an island rocked by unimaginable tragedy.
RTG Features is handling international sales rights at the upcoming virtual European Film Market.
The film had its world premiere at the 36th Santa Barbara International Film Festival in the documentary competition last year and wins the audience award. Good Act Entertainment is slated for release later in 2022.
Pic is directed and produced by Jeff Harasimowicz of Raised By Wolves and produced by Ryan Welch of AO Films. It is produced in association with SLAM and RTG Features.
The deal was brokered by Samantha Fabin and Kristin Harris on behalf of Good Act Entertainment and by Jeff Harasimowicz on behalf of the filmmakers.
“Making this movie was a giant leap of faith,” Harasimowicz said. “We always believed this could be something special, and our continued belief is what has kept us going for the past four years. From our first conversation with Good Act we could tell they shared our passion and would be the perfect partner to help share this powerful story with the world. As we say in Metlakatla, ‘Wayi Wah! / Let’s go!'”
“Good Act is incredibly proud to team up with Jeff to bring this incredible story to the world,” said Fabin. “Jeff cares deeply about these athletes and their community, and his passion has flowed directly into our team. We have no doubt that audiences across the country will connect with it in the same immediate way we do. »
Good Deed releases have included Loving Vincent, Summer time and My beauty, my beauty. Future releases include cosmic dawn, moon mansion and Charlottewhich made its TIFF debut last year.
RTG’s basketball-themed movie slate also includes Pau Gasol: it’s a matter of travel.