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NEWS: Wildcard acquires rights to Hill Street

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At Dublin’s Web Summit, it was announced that Wildcard Distribution has acquired the worldwide rights to Warrior Films’s skateboarding documentary Hill Street, which was funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board. Skate legend Tony Hawk, who stars in the documentary, flew in for the Summit.

Directed by JJ Rolfe and produced by Dave Leahy for Warrior Films, Hill Street premiered at JDIFF this year, and it also screened at the Galway Film Fleadh.

Speaking about the acquisition, Patrick O’Neill, CEO of Wildcard, said, “Wildcard are thrilled to be working with JJ and Dave to bring Hill Street to audiences in Ireland and across the world in 2014. The filmmakers have shown fantastic vision, ambition and skill in bringing this story of skateboarding in Dublin to life. It’s a fascinating film, with a cast of some of the world’s top skateboarders — including living legend Tony Hawk.”

The film, which looks at the evolution of skateboarding culture in Ireland since the late 1980s, is scheduled for worldwide release in early 2014.

Hill Street was produced by Warrior Films with support from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.