MoviePass Ventures announced its first entry into film distribution, American Animals, has received several nominations for British Independent Film Awards.
The film is being distributed in association with The Orchard.
Nods include Best Independent Film; Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Debut Screenwriter (Bart Layton); Best Supporting Actor for both Barry Keoghan and Evan Peters; Best Casting; Best Cinematography; and Best Editing.
“We are floored,” said Ted Farnsworth, chairman of MoviePass Ventures. “To reach the moon on our maiden voyage is absolutely phenomenal. We knew we had something special at the Sundance Film Festival when we got on board and these nominations more than confirm that we were right.”
MoviePass Ventures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HMNY announced at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, collaborates with film distributors and creatives to co-acquire film rights.
American Animals follows four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After a visit to Transylvania University, one of them comes up with the idea to steal the rarest and most valuable books from the school’s library. In planning the art heist, the men question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives are simply misguided attempts at achieving the American dream.