Beaver Dam Kicks Off Sundance Sales

by Sydney Levine
January 17, 2011 2:00 AM
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Just few days before playing at Sundance’11 and just one day after being announced in the Berlinale’11 Generation 14plus lineup, The Legend of Beaver Dam has been licensed to Canal Plus for French TV rights by Ouat Media [pronounced “what”].

OK, it's a short, but it and the buzz on director Jerome Sable earns a first place for shorts in the race for sales!

After being selected at the Toronto International Festival, the BFI London Film Festival, FantasticFest, ScreamFest, the Sitges International Film Festival, director Jerome Sable’s The Legend of Beaver Dam will be landing at the Berlinale’11 right after its high-profile screenings at Sundance’11.

The Legend of Beaver Dam, a 12 minute short directed by Jerome Sable, has been honored with several awards, including “Best Horror Short Film” at Fantastic Fest, and “Best Short Film” at both ScreamFest L.A. and Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya, the world’s number one fantasy/horror fest.



Sable received widespread critical-acclaim with his stage performance ‘J.O.B. The Hip-Hop Opera’ and was received with the 2009 Coca-Cola Refreshing Filmmaker’s Award. He is currently working on the feature version of his short film Stage Fright.

Sable is represented by CAA who see stellar talent in this new up and coming filmmaker and Principato-Young.


Jerome Sable, Director Legend of Beaver Dam

Synopsis:
When a campfire ghost story awakens an evil monster, it's up to nerdy Danny Zigwitz to be the hero and save his fellow campers from a bloody massacre. Crank up the volume and scream along to this musical gore-fest in the woods. Heads will rock’n’roll!

Ouat Media is North America’s largest international short film distribution company and international media distribution specialist, providing high profile and award-winning short form content for broadcast, internet, mobile devices and other newly developed media outlets.. Brad Horvath is head of acquisitions.

Based in Toronto, Canada, Ouat Media is part of the Channel Zero Inc. family of companies, which also includes networks CHCH in Hamilton, Metro 14 in Montreal, and specialty channels Silver Screen Classics and Movieola – The Short Film Channel.

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