Indomina Group Acquires The Imposter

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Wed, 03/28/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

The Indomina Group has acquired North American Rights to The Imposter from A&E IndieFilms. Bart Layton’s directorial debut premiered to great critical acclaim at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and at the SXSW festival. Indomina is planning a theatrical release in 2012.
  The Imposter was produced by Dimitri Doganis and executive produced by John Battsek (The Tillman Story One Day in September) Academy-Award-winner Simon Chinn (Project Nim Man on Wire) A&E IndieFilms’ Bob DeBitetto (The Tillman Story The September Issue) and Molly Thompson (Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer Jesus Camp) and Katherine Butler (Tyrannosaur Kill List) of Film4 and Tabitha Jackson (Cave of Forgotten Dreams) of Channel 4.   Layton’s documentary is an A&E IndieFilms Film4 and Channel 4 presentation of a RAW Production in association with Red Box Films and Passion Pictures.  A+E Networks retains the television rights to the film.
  “Few documentaries are able to draw you in and keep you captivated in the way that The Imposter does ” says Indomina Group vice chairman and CEO Jasbinder Singh Mann. “This is a unique and highly engaging story that unfolds superbly on the screen. We’re excited to have it on our release slate.”

Says Layton “It’s very exciting that Indomina has come on board The Imposter.  We have been particularly impressed by their passion for the film and their commitment to bringing our movie to North American audiences.” 
  “We are thrilled to partner with Indomina to bring The Imposter to theaters ” says Bob DeBitetto president and general manager of A&E Network and BIO Channel. “The Imposter is documentary filmmaking at its best combining a riveting true story with elements of film noir and we look forward to sharing it with audiences.”

 The Imposter is a chilling factual thriller that chronicles the story of a 13-year-old boy who disappears without a trace from San Antonio Texas in 1994.  Three and a half years later he is found alive thousands of miles away in a village in southern Spain with a story of kidnapping and torture. His family is overjoyed to bring him home. But all is not quite as it seems. The boy bears many of the same distinguishing marks he always had but why does he now have a strange accent? Why does he look so different? Any why doesn’t the family seem to notice these glaring inconsistencies? It’s only when an investigator starts asking questions that this strange tale takes an even stranger turn.
  Josh Braun at Submarine Entertainment and CAA brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. Indomina's vice president of acquisitions Rob Williams negotiated the deal for Indomina.