Russian animation studio Riki Group has tapped Germany’s Sola Media as the international distributor for its first feature film, Finnick.
Sola will handle sales in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Benelux, Scandinavia and South Africa.
Finnick is a CG-animated comedy about a young girl who befriends an invisible creature and helps him solve the mystery of why his magical powers have stopped working. The 85-minute film is expected to premiere in early 2022.
Riki Group has traditionally focused on kids TV content, including The Fixies (156 x six minutes), Panda and Krash (52 x 12 minutes), Pincode (103 x 13 minutes) and Tina & Tony (52 x five minutes). Earlier this year, the company signed a number of new broadcast deals for its catalogue with companies such as Da Vinci Media, Brazilian pay-TV broadcaster Globosat, Hong Kong’s TVB and France’s Tiji.
Other kids films in Sola’s catalogue include Little Dream Entertainment’s Moonbound (81 minutes) and Akkord Film Production’s The Elfkins: Baking A Difference (78 minutes), which it sold to LA-based distributor Viva Kids in 2020.