The Orchard Acquires Eva Vives’ Feature Debut “All About Nina”
May 14, 2018
Vives’ feature debut starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead explores the world of stand-up comedy
Los Angeles, CA – May 14, 2018 –The Orchard announced today that the company has acquired North American rights to Eva Vives’ feature directorial debut All About Nina, which had its world premiere in the U.S. Narrative Competition at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival last month. The film will be released theatrically later this year.
As All About Nina’s fractured protagonist, Mary Elizabeth Winstead delivers an astonishingly raw performance, tearing into her part with the ferocity Nina deserves. The film’s strong supporting cast includes a revelatory Common, who portrays a man of utmost decency, patience, and love. Through these complicated and resonant characters, as well as its deft examination of timely matters like trauma, abuse, and sexism in the world of stand-up comedy, All About Nina offers insight into what it means to be a talented, creative woman today.
Eva Vives said: “After years of living this story, I finally decided to make a film out of it. I am so excited and proud that a company with a track record and taste as exquisite as The Orchard will help me put it out in the world. Working with Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Common, was a dream come true. I hope you laugh as much as I did making this film.”
“All About Nina is a rare film in its honesty and its comedy, which is clearly a testament to Eva and Mary’s tireless work in bringing this story to the screen,” said Paul Davidson, EVP of Film and TV, The Orchard. “We know audiences will fall for this film and we are excited to take this journey with them and a team of producers for whom we have the greatest respect and admiration.”
The deal was negotiated by The Orchard’s Danielle DiGiacomo and CAA Media Finance on behalf of the filmmakers. All About Nina is produced by Eva Vives, Natalie Qasabian, Sean Tabibian of Diablo Entertainment, and Eric B. Fleischman. Executive producers on the film are Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Joshua Astrachan.
About The Orchard
The Orchard is a leading independent film, TV and music distribution company operating in over 30 markets worldwide. Founded as a music distributor in 1997, The Orchard is a global innovator in the film and television distribution space, known for cutting-edge technology that provides filmmakers with up-to-the minute trending data and analytics on their projects. Recent film releases include Flower, Outside In, Kings, William Friedkin’s The Devil and Father Amorth, BPM (Beats Per Minute), Thelma, Super Dark Times, Sundance Jury Prize winner Dina, The Work, 11/8/16, Trophy and The Hero. Upcoming releases include American Animals, We The Animals and Under the Eiffel Tower. The company’s film division has enjoyed recent successes as the Academy Award®-nominated documentaries Cartel Land and Life, Animated; Taika Waititi’s The Hunt for the Wilderpeople; Academy Award-winner Morgan Neville’s The Music of Strangers; Alex Lehmann’s Blue Jay; Antonio Campos’ Christine; Pablo Larrain’s critically acclaimed, Golden Globe-nominated Neruda; Oren Moverman’s The Dinner; and Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent. For more information on The Orchard, please visit www.theorchard.com.
About Diablo Entertainment
DIABLO ENTERTAINMENT was formed in 2014 with the sole purpose of developing, financing, and producing character-driven, high concept genre films. No stranger to green lighting first-time filmmakers, Diablo has built a reputation for going against the norm in Hollywood by choosing projects that encompass a bold, stylistic and truly original concept that challenges not only how stories are told, but how films are produced. With a keen eye focused on ushering in the new wave of young Hollywood talent both in front of and behind the camera, Diablo’s mission is to change the way the entertainment industry views independent productions. Some of Diablo’s upcoming releases include, The Clinic and Stray. For more information, please visit www.DiabloEnt.com
About Malibu Films
Malibu Films production company in Malibu, CA, was formed over 12 years ago by producing partners Greg Hannley and Alexander Draghici. The duo first started by teaming up to create a powerhouse commercial production company that created and produced several hundred commercials for clients all over Southern California. After their success in commercials they stepped up and started producing Documentaries, then feature films. Along the way, Malibu Films is known for teaming up with other Directors, Producers and Production companies to help with finishing funds and potential distribution.
Malibu Films is currently working on multiple projects including a film called Madness in the Method (2018 release), and an animated show called Bad Zoo.