Syndicado is pleased to announce world sales rights to Spandex Sapiens from Helsinki-based director and producer Oskari Pastila. A portrait documentary of Finland-based, Canadian wrestler Michael “Starbuck” Majalahti.
“Set in the world of Finnish wrestling, our main character, an immigrant from Canada, has his own beliefs and values challenged by his nemesis–a transgendered wrestler within his school. While the film has its moments of temerity, there’s a lighter side to the doc with some hilarious scenes and a welcome levity in an otherwise crowded world of ‘heavy docs’. We’ve been following the film for a while and are elated to pick it up for world sales and digital” said Greg Rubidge, President of Syndicado. “Bringing great indie films to major markets worldwide is what we love and we’re proud to be able to release Spandex Sapients theatrically, for broadcast and on VOD.”
“Enchanting, Herzog-like…Finnish documentary film at its most original”–Kalle Kinnunen, Kuvien Takaa/Suomen Kuvalehti
“Real life ‘The Wrestler’” (Aronofsky / Mickey Rourke)–Film-O-Holic
“Brutally honest and constantly funny”–Film-O-Holic
Audience Award, Night Visions Festival, Helsinki
Critic’s Choice, DocPoint – Helsinki International Documentary Film Festival
Canadian and US sales will be handled by Greg Rubidge, and all other markets by Aleksandar Govedarica, Syndicado’s Regional Director – Europe. Already sold in Finland, Sweden and Japan.