Newen Connect announces major deals across the world for Christian Dugay’s movie “Ride Above” in Germany (DCM Film Distribution), Austria (Polyfilm), Spain (Deaplaneta), Portugal (Lusomundo), Italy (Eagle Pictures), Switzerland (Pathé) Belgium, (Vertigo) Poland (Best Film), Czech & Slovak Rep. (AQS), Bulgaria (Beta Film), Canada (Films Opale) Australia (Madman), Singapore (Shaw Renters), Latin America (CDC United Networks) and Skeye (Airlines).
Coproduced by TF1 Studio, France 2 Cinema and Pathe Film, who will release the movie in France first quarter of 2022, "Ride Above" was pre bought by Canal + and France 2. Melanie Laurent ("Mia and the Lion"), Pio Marmai (who will be part of the cast in the 60M€ budget adaptation of 'The Three Musketeers') and Carmen Kassovitz have boarded Christian Duguay’s “Ride Above”.
The teenager embodies Zoe, a young girl literally born and raised with horses at her parent’s racehorse stable. From her early age, the rider will forge a deep exceptional bond with the animal. Both will tirelessly battle over 15 years till victory while overcoming the odds after a devasting accident.
Sabine Chemaly – EVP International Distribution - Newen Connect: “We love this movie which illustrates so much how humans, animals and nature are connected to each other, and how this indefectible bound makes us stronger. Together the horse and the girl will conquer the impossible. Passion, resilience, and courage are inspiring values nowadays and we are delighted to work with such great partners across the world”.
For his new feature film, the Canadian director, Christian Duguay is collaborating for the first time with Nolita Cinema. Producers Maxime Delaunay and Romain Rousseau are proudly accompanying this 15M€ production which will be shot between Ile-de-France and Normandy during 10 weeks.