Blue Fox Entertainment has acquired the worldwide rights to American crime thriller “The Stolen Valley,” which will be released at the Berlinale’s European Film Market.
Directed by Jesse Edwards (Craft Academy), Briza Covarrubias (Rise, Grey’s Anatomy) and Ellie Sutton Hescott (Triumph) , “Nashville,” “The Vampire Diaries”). Edwards also wrote the screenplay and produced the film with Joel Edwards (“Without You”).
The film tells the story of Lupe (Covarrubias), a Mexican Navajo mechanic who teams up with an outlaw cowgirl (Hethcoat) to help save her dying mother. On the way, they cross the desert, chase criminals, and encounter a corrupt landowner.
Blue Fox’s U.S. division will release the film in theaters later this year. The film is produced by six-time Emmy Award winner Evolve Studios.
James Huntsman, founder of Blue Fox, said: “Jesse and his team have created a whole new perspective in a thriller set in the breathtaking backdrop of the American West. We believe audiences around the world will join our two The new heroine resonates.”
Producers chose Native Americans in the film and used local language to challenge what the director called the “underrepresentation” of Native Americans in the film.
“This film features Native actors, characters, and the endangered native language of the Navajo Nation: Diné. My hope is that ‘The Stolen Valley’ opens an important conversation about redemption while remaining highly entertaining and accessible to all audiences, ’ added Jesse Edwards.
“In order to achieve racial reconciliation, we must courageously sacrifice what we hold most dear. This film explores this idea through an honest and intentional effort to recognize and support underrepresented Native American communities,” he added.
Blue Fox’s recent international sales include “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe,” based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Lin-Manuel Miranda; written by Kayla Sedgwick’s “Space Oddities,” the family comedy “Popular Theory” starring Cheryl Hines, Sofia Reed-Ganzett and Mark Evan Jackson; and Madeleine The teen thriller Jane, starring Paige and Chloe Bailey.
Blue Fox Entertainment’s current U.S. releases include horror thriller “The Bunker,” romantic comedy “Unexpected” and family film “Son of the Railroad.”