Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group (Cmg), riding high on an Oscar nomination for animated feature Loving Vincent, will launch world sales at the Efm on Brazilian project Noah’s Ark with Walter Salles on board as a producer.
Sérgio Machado, who cut his teeth as assistant director on Salles’ Central Station, directs for Gullane Entretenimento, which produces with Salles’ Video Filmes and is run by brothers Caio Gullane and Fabiano Gullane.
The brothers are producing the musical adventure with Salles and will also be in Berlin to present Luiz Bolognesi’s Panorama documentary selection Ex-Shaman (Ex Pajé).
For Noeltner, Noah’s Ark marks the second animation Cmg has boarded after initial contact with producers at the Ventana Sur market in Buenos Aires, following Peruvian title Ainbo from Lima-based Tunche Films at the 2016 edition.
Noah’s Ark is based on the songs and lyrics by celebrated Brazilian singer and composer