Momentum Pictures has acquired North American rights to Riley Keough and Gina Gammell’s award-winning feature directorial debut “War Pony.” CAA brokered the domestic deal, while Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales.
Co-written with Franklin Sioux Bob and Bill Reddy, the film follows two young Oglala Lakota men growing up on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Their interlocking stories function as an exploration of growing up and searching for a sense of belonging in a world where the chips are stacked against them.
“War Pony” premieres at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Caméra d’Or for best first feature. It will make its US debut at SXSW on Thursday, March 16.
The film is produced by Keough and Gammell through their production banner Felix Culpa and Caviar, in association with Ward Four, Couscous Films, and Kaleidoscope Entertainment. Other producers are Willi White, Bert Hamelinck, Ryan Zacarias, Sacha Ben Harroche, and executive producer Pte Cante Win Poor Bear.