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VSDA Show: Columbia TriStar Picks Up One <I>Whale</I> of a Title

30 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.

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