Paris-based Mpm Films and Greek production company Blonde Sa are teaming on French director Myriam Gharbi’s debut feature Pirates.
The semi-autobiographical tale revolves around a rebellious young woman from a tough outer-city suburb who is given a new lease of life when she hooks up with two anarchical squatters – Z and Manos - after serving time in prison on drug-dealing charges.
It was among nine upcoming productions presented at the Sam Spiegel International Film Lab pitching event on Friday.
Mpm producer Claire Gadéa, who is lead producing out of France, previously produced Philippe Lacôte’s Run, which was also developed at the lab before going on to premiere in Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2014.
Gadéa has also already secured development money from France’s National Cinema Centre (Cnc).
Blonde Sa founding chief Fenia Cossovitsa is one of Greece’s best known independent producers