20 January, 2011 | By Jeremy Kay
Visit Films has acquired international sales and festival rights to Clay Jeter’s directorial debut Jess + Moss ahead of its world premiere in Sundance on Sunday .
The New Frontier entry will also screen in the Berlinale next month.
Sarah Hagan and Austin Vickers play second cousins who spend the dying days of summer in rural Western Kentucky exploring deep secrets as they contemplate an uncertain future.
Preferred Content is representing North American rights and the company’s managing partner Kevin Iwashina serves as executive producer along with Jason Berman.
‘This is a film that we all fell in love with,’ Visit Films partner Ryan Kampe said. ‘The artistry is phenomenal and the characters mesmerising. International buyers looking for a return to classic American independent cinema will be very pleased. Clay will be one of this year’s major discoveries.’
‘When I first screened Jess + Moss and subsequently met the filmmaker, I immediately knew that this was a creative endeavor with which I had to be associated,’ Iwashina said. ‘It is a reflection of all the reasons that I have been a supporter of independent filmmakers since the inception of my career.’
Visit Films’s recent sales slate includes Trash Humpers, Small Town Murder Songs, Tilva Rosh, and Myth Of The American Sleepover.