January 29, 2013 - 19:20 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Sundance Film Festival has ended, but there will be a flood of deals that continue for the next few weeks, leading into Berlin. Monterey Media has acquired I Used To Be Darker, the third film by rising writer/director Matthew Porterfield. The deal comes as the filmmaker prepares for the film to be featured in the Forum section of the Berlin festival next month. Porterfield previously directed Hamilton and Putty Hill, Deadline said.
Porterfield wrote the script with Amy Belk and the film stars Deragh Campbell, Hannah Gross, Kim Taylor, Ned Oldham, Geoff Grace and Nick Petr. It premiered at the Yarrow Hotel Theatre, and focused on a runaway who seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. There she finds their marriage is ending and her cousin is in crisis. In the days that follow, the family struggles to let go while searching for things to sustain them.
Monterey Media’s Scott Mansfield and Paradigm’s Nick LoPiccolo and Ben Weiss brokered the deal. Monterey Media picked up Keyhole at Toronto and released the Monte Hellman-directed Road to Nowhere.