HBO Films, in association with A24, has acquired Pippa Bianco’s debut film “Share” in a seven-figure deal, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.
“Share” premiered Friday at the Sundance Film Festival as one of the 16 films in competition in the U.S. Dramatic section of the festival. The film will make its debut on HBO in 2019.
Bianco’s film is based on an acclaimed short of the same name that won prizes at the Cannes Film Festival and SXSW in 2015. Bianco also wrote the screenplay.
The film follows a 16-year-old named Mandy who discovers a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember, and must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.
Rhianne Barreto, who is making her feature film acting debut, stars in “Share” opposite Charlie Plummer, Poorna Jagannathan, J.C. MacKenzie, Nicholas Galitzine, Lovie Simone and Danny Mastrogiorgio.
Carly Hugo, Tyler Byrne and Matt Parker are producers.
Bianco is a Sundance Institute fellow and a Yaddo filmmaker-in-residence. She was named one of the “25 new faces of independent film” by Filmmaker magazine, and she is an attendee of Yale and the AFI Directing Workshop for Women.
This is the latest collaboration between A24 and HBO, who partnered on Friday to acquire another Sundance in-competition film, “Native Son” from director Rashid Johnson. Together they’re also releasing “2 Dope Queens” and the drama series “Euphoria,” both in 2019.
Beatrice Verhoeven contributed to this report.