Toronto Festival Breakout “How to Blow Up a Pipeline” by Charades Onboarded for International Sales

Daniel Goldhaber’s robbery thriller How to Blow Up a Pipeline has been onboarded by Paris-based world distribution banner Charades following its critically acclaimed world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. The breakout film starred in Toronto’s competitive Platform section and was acquired by Neon for North America in a deal brokered by CAA Media Finance.

Based on Andreas Malm’s controversial manifesto to address the climate crisis, the film was produced, co-written and starring Ariela Barer (“Runaways”, “Atypical”); Co-written by Jordan Sjol and edited by Daniel Garber (“CAM”, “Some Kind of Heaven”).

How to Blow Up a Pipeline follows a group of young environmental activists as they set out to sabotage an oil pipeline in a timely thriller described as “part risky heist, part radical exploration of direct action as climate activism.”

Charades has acquired international sales rights to the film from CAA Media Finance on behalf of the filmmakers and is already in talks for several key regions including France, Latin America and Scandinavia, with bids received for Germany and the UK

“‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline’ is such a refreshing thriller,” said Yohan Comte, co-founder of Charades.

“While we want to convey the important ecological message it conveys, artistically, we believe it’s the type of filmmaking that can draw young audiences back to theaters while also becoming a streaming hit,” Comte continued.

“How to Blow Up a Pipeline” is about a global issue and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with Charades to bring this film to international audiences and cinemas around the world,” the filmmakers said.

The film features an all-star cast that includes Ariela Barer (“Runaways”), Jordan Sjol, Kristine Froseth (“Sharp Stick”), Lukas Gage (“Euphoria”), Forrest Goodluck (“The Revenant”), Sasha Lane ( “American Honey”), Jayme Lawson (“The Batman”), Marcus Scribner (“Black-ish”), Jake Weary (“It Follows”), Irene Bedard (“Pocahantas”) and Olive Jane Lorraine (“Jelly”) .

Lyrical Media and Spacemaker Productions produced and financed the film along with Banner Chrono. Producers are Isa Mazzei, Goldhaber, Barer, David Grove Churchill Viste and Adam Wyatt Tate, Alex Black and Alex Hughes, with Danielle Mandel as co-producer. Jon Rosenberg, Riccardo Maddalosso, Lane, Goodluck, Sjol, Natalie Sellers and Eugene Kotlyarenko served as executive producers. Toronto Festival Breakout “How to Blow Up a Pipeline” by Charades Onboarded for International Sales

Charles Jones

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