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The Orchard Takes North American Rights to Festival Hit ‘Beauty Mark’

Harris Doran’s feature has won numerous breakout and narrative feature prizes at U.S. festivals

The Orchard has taken North American distribution rights to Harris Doran’s gritty festival hit “Beauty Mark.”

The drama follows a poverty-stricken young mother in Louisville, Kentucky who has to move when her house is condemned, forcing her to confront an abusive past in order to save her family.

The indie has taken several notable prizes at domestic film festivals, including a special jury prize for breakout performance from the Los Angeles Film Festival for star Auden Thornton, as well as the narrative feature audience prize from the Austin Film Festival.

The Orchard will mount a May 22 platform release on digital and SVOD. Catherine Curtin (“Homeland”), Jeff Kober (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Laura Bell Bundy costar.

Evan Morehouse, manager of acquisitions for at The Orchard, and David Garber of Lantern Lane Entertainment made the deal.

“Beauty Mark” is produced by Bridget Berger, Penny Edmiston, Harris Doran, Corey Moosa, Kiley Lane Parker. Gill Holland,  The Group Entertainment, Madison Square Films, in association with Hideout Pictures executive produce.

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