VSDA Show: Columbia TriStar Picks Up One <I>Whale</I> of a Title30 Jul, 2003 By: Hive News
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment has harpooned the $9.6 million box office drama Whale Rider for home video distribution.
It's slated for a fall 2003 release, but no dates have been announced.
The New Zealand film tells the tale of a young Maori girl who may be her small fishing village hometown's only hope for a new tribal leader and is based on a 1,000-year-old legend.
The drama has taken honors at Sundance, Toronto, San Francisco Rotterdam and Seattle film festivals.