WestEnd Films Closes Raft of Deals on Sophie Fiennes’ Documentary, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, Including North American Deal With Kino Lorber
Posted: 16th January 2018
Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami following the film’s world premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival; the company plans a theatrical release in early April, with a VOD and home media release set for fall 2018.
WestEnd has also sold the rights of the film to Germany (Ascot Elite), Switzerland (Praesens), Italy (Offine Ubu), Benelux (Arti Film), China (Lemon Tree), Scandinavia and Baltics (Non Stop), Poland (Against Gravity), the Middle East (Front Row) and Australia (Umbrella) + TBC Ex-Yugoslavia deal (just signed). The deal between Kino Lorber and WestEnd Films was negotiated by Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber and Eve Schoukroun and Sofia Neves at WestEnd Films.
In addition to the US release in April, other upcoming releases are scheduled in Germany on January 24, Italy on January 30, and Australia in March.
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami re-invents the music documentary as an electrifying journey through the performance, private and public worlds of pop cultural icon Grace Jones. Jones’ bold aesthetic echoes throughout the film as director Sophie Fiennes creates a powerful cinematic experience, contrasting breathtaking musical sequences with intimate personal footage, ultimately reaching beyond the iconic mask.
The film also features renowned photographer and Jones’ frequent creative collaborator Jean-Paul Goude, as well as Jamaican duo Sly and Robbie.
Grace Jones : Bloodlight and Bami is produced by Katie Holly (Love & Friendship, The Queen Of Ireland, Citadel) of Dublin-based Blinder Films, alongside Sophie Fiennes, Shani Hinton and Beverly Jones. The film is backed by BBC Films (Lady Macbeth, I, Daniel Blake, Yardie, A United Kingdom), the BFI (45 Years, Lady Macbeth), the Irish Film Board (Room, Love & Friendship) and Roads Entertainment (Being AP, Forever Pure).
WestEnd is handling world sales.