“Our entire team was blown away by the movie,” Ortenberg said. “David Ayer is truly an auteur and his innovative approach to this mesmerizing story is certain to wow critics and audiences alike.”
The film uses handheld high-def cameras to tell the tale of police officers, gang members and citizens caught in the line of fire in L.A.'s South Central district.
"End of Watch" was produced by Ayer's Crave Films, John Lesher through his Le Grisbi Productions, and Sinclair and Matt Jackson of Exclusive Media, who also financed the film, in association with Emmett/Furla Films.
“Open Road is fantastically well-equipped to distribute 'End Of Watch'" said Ayer. "They are as passionate about the film as I am and share my vision for the film’s release.”
Open Road is planning a 2012 release.
Exclusive Media will retain worldwide distribution rights.