Protagonist walks the Croisette with American Honey, The Transfiguration
by Naman Ramachandran
- Sales titles include Love & Friendship, The Greasy Strangler and Dark River
UK sales agents Protagonist Pictures are hitting the Film Market at the Cannes Film Festival this year with competition title American Honey [+see also:
Q&A: Andrea Arnold
film profile], directed by Andrea Arnold, and Michael O’Shea’s Un Certain Regard selection The Transfiguration. Other new titles represented by Protagonist at the market include Todd Komarnicki’s The God Four and Clio Barnard’s Dark River. Screening at the market will be Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship [+see also:
film profile] and Jim Hosking’s Sundance hit The Greasy Strangler.
Completed films represented by Protagonist at the market include Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Joshua Marston’s Complete Unknown. The company is also representing several films that are at the post-production stage. These include Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire [+see also:
film profile], Oren Moverman’s The Dinner, Charlie McDowell’s The Discovery, Rob Zombie’s 31, Eleanor Coppola’s Paris Can Wait, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us [+see also:
interview: Adam Smith
film profile], Sean Foley’s Mindhorn, Dome Karukoski’s Tom of Finland (news) and Pete Travis’ City of Tiny Lights.
The Protagonist team will be out in force at Cannes, including chief executive officer Mike Goodridge, chief operating officer Dimitra Tsingou, Head of Sales Vanessa Saal, International Sales Manager Jennifer Fattell, International Sales Executive George Hamilton, television sales executive Marta Ravani-Lorber, Sales Co-ordinator Fred Jacobsen, Head of Acquisitions Dave Bishop, Acquisitions Executive Emily Gotto and Head of Marketing Bridget Pedgrift.