Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Sundance winner Scrapper, written and directed by first time feature filmmaker Charlotte Regan. The film stars Triangle of Sadness actor Harris Dickinson and newcomer Lola Campbell. Scrapper was awarded the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic following critical praise for both actors’ performances as well as the poignant and imaginative script from Regan. Scrapper will next bow as the Opening Night film at Sundance London, followed by a theatrical release via Kino Lorber later this year as well as a digital and home video release on all major platforms.
In this vibrant and inventive father-daughter comedy, Georgie (Lola Campbell) is a dreamy 12-year-old girl who lives alone in her London flat, filling it with magic after the death of her mother. Out of nowhere, her estranged father Jason (Harris Dickinson) arrives and forces her to confront reality. Uninterested in this sudden new parental figure, Georgie is stubbornly resistant to his efforts. As they adjust to their new circumstances, Georgie and Jason find that both father and daughter still have a lot of growing up to do.
"We were all enchanted by Scrapper, a funny, quirky father-daughter story with such a warm heart that it melted the snow at Sundance,” said Richard Lorber, President & CEO of Kino Lorber. “With a star-making performance by newcomer Lola Campbell at its center, writer/director Charlotte Regan's debut feature brilliantly captures both the magic of childhood and the pain of growing up. The witty banter, lovable characters, and stylistic flourishes announce her as a filmmaker to watch, and we can't wait to bring this charming and poignant slice of British life to North American audiences."
"Super excited to get Scrapper and our talking spiders out to US audiences with the legends at Kino Lorber,” said director Charlotte Regan. “I love their film catalogue and have loved chatting to them about the plan for release. They seem like brilliant humans and we’re so excited to be working with them."
Scrapper is a DMC Film production, financed by BFI, awarding National Lottery funding, BBC Film and Great Point Media. It was developed with the support of Creative England and the iFeatures scheme, and with the assistance of BFI and BBC Film. The film is produced by Theo Barrowclough and Executive Produced by Eva Yates, Farhana Bhula, Michael Fassbender, Conor McCaughan, Daniel Emmerson and Jim Reeve.
The deal was brokered by Kino Lorber Senior Vice President Wendy Lidell with Anonymous Content and Charades.
In addition to the North American deal with Kino Lorber, SCRAPPER has been sold internationally in territories including Spain (Caramel), Greece (Cinobo), Poland (Against Gravity), Baltics and CIS (Arthouse), Australia (Madman), Italy (Lucky Red), Scandinavia (Angel Films), Japan (King Records), South Korea (Green Narae), Adriatics (Megacom), Israel (Lev Cinema), Turkey (Mars), Taiwan (Filmware), and India (Pictureworks). Picture House acquired rights in the UK out of Cannes 2022.