Bankside scores X+Y deals

October 2014

Deals have closed for France (Synergy Cinema), Australia/New Zealand (Pinnacle Films), Japan (Respect Film Company), Canada (D Films), Benelux (Imagine), Scandinavia (NonStop Entertainment), South Korea (Bloomsbury Partners), Switzerland (Praesens), Turkey (Fabula), Middle East (Front Row Entertainment), Former Yugoslavia (Discovery), South Africa (M-Net), Taiwan (Schengchi Media), Thailand (M Pictures) and Airlines (CineSky).

Koch previously acquired UK rights.

Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins, Rafe Spall, Eddie Marsan and Jo Yang star in the well-received drama from director Morgan Matthews and writer James Graham.

Butterfield stars as a socially awkward teenage math prodigy who finds new confidence when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Producers are Laura Hastings-Smith and Origin’s David Thompson and Ed Rubin.

Financiers include BFI, BBC Films, Screen Yorkshire, LipSync and Head Gear Films.

The film most recently picked up the “Taodue” prize for ‘best production of a feature film’ at the Rome Film Festival after also playing in the BFI London Film Festival.