By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 19, 2012 at 4:04PM
"Gimme the Loot" goes to Sundance Selects for North and Latin American distribution. The Adam Leon film, which just won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at SXSW, follows two teenagers in the Bronx who must raise $500 to exact revenge on a rival graffiti gang that destroyed their latest masterpiece. Over the course of two summer days, the teenagers, Malcolm and Sofia have "an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high stakes heist, and a beautiful, stoned girl whose necklace is literally their key to becoming the biggest writers in the City." Check out the SXSW trailer below.
Sundance Selects promises that "Gimme the Loot" introduces a major new talent (Leon), as did their films "Weekend" (Andrew Haigh) "Tiny Furniture" (Lena Dunham) and "Medicine for Melancholy" (Barry Jenkins). The film stars Tashiana Washington, Ty Hickson, Meeko, Zoe Lescaze and Sam Soghor. It was produced by Natalie Difford, Dominic Buchanan and Jamund Washington.
The film will have its NY debut at New Directors/New Films.