‘How To Blow Up A Pipeline’ Acquired By Neon Out Of TiFF – Deadline

Neon has suspended the North American rights to the thriller How to Blow Up a Pipeline — a breakout at the Toronto Film Festival, which had its world premiere as part of the festival’s platform category in 2022 – following a competitive situation.

Dubbed part high-stakes heist, part radical direct-action take on climate activism, the film is based on Andreas Malm’s manifesto for tackling the climate crisis. It follows a group of young environmental activists who carry out a daring mission to sabotage an oil pipeline.

Daniel Goldhaber (cam) directed from his script written with Ariela Barer (Runaway, atypicall) and Jordan Sjol. Barer stars alongside Kristine Froseth (sharp stick), Luke Gage (euphoria), Forrest Goodluck (The revenant), Sasha Lane (American honey), Jayme Lawson (The Batman), Marcus Schreiber (Black), Jake Tired (It follows), Irene Bedard (Pocahantas) and Olive Jane Lorraine (jelly).

How to blow up a pipeline was written, cast, financed and prepared in just seven months with funding from Lyrical Media and Spacemaker. The film was produced by Isa Mazzei, Goldhaber, Barer, David Grove Churchill Viste and Adam Wyatt Tate with production company Chrono. Alex Black and Alex Hughes also served as producers, with Danielle Mandel co-producing. Jon Rosenberg, Riccardo Maddalosso, Lane, Goodluck, Sjol, Natalie Sellers and Eugene Kotlyarenko served as executive producers. While Neon plans to bring the picture to theaters, no release date has been set yet.

“Neon was a dream distributor when we first started working on this film,” said filmmakers Goldhaber, Barer, Jordan Sjol and Daniel Garber. “They have done such an incredible job supporting films that are at the forefront of cinema and are constantly thinking of new, unconventional ways to connect audiences and films. We are so fortunate to have found a partner who is so passionate about this project and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with them How to blow up a pipeline to theaters across America.”

Neon is a production and distribution company that has received 18 Academy Award nominations and five wins, including Best Picture, in just five years, and has grossed over $180 million at the box office. The company has four films premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, including recently acquired documentary Laura Poitras All the beauty and the bloodshed, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival; Brett Morgan’s genre-bending David Bowie image, Moontime Daydream; Ruben Ostlund’s Palme d’Or winner, triangle of sadness; and Hirokazu Kore-edas estate agentswith Song Kang Ho, winner of Cannes for Best Actor (parasite). Neon also announced yesterday 2073a new documentary from Oscar-winning director Asif Kapadia that tackles some of the biggest challenges threatening our future.

Jeff Deutchman and Mason Speta brokered the deal How to blow up a pipeline on behalf of Neon, with CAA Media Finance on behalf of the filmmakers.

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