‘Digging for Fire’ Sparks Interest at Sundance

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Digging for Fire Movie Picked Up by The Orchard

A scene from ‘Digging for Fire’ (Photo ©Ben Richardson)

Writer/director Joe Swanberg’s Digging for Fire has found a North American distributor following its premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The Orchard has picked up the film but hasn’t yet set a theatrical release date.

Swanberg’s Digging for Fire was co-written by Jake Johnson (New Girl) and stars Johnson, Rosemarie DeWitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick and Mike Birbiglia. Sam Elliot, Judith Light, Ron Livingston, Melanie Lynskey, Jenny Slate, Tim Simons, and Jane Adams also are featured in Swanberg’s new dramatic film.

“I came to Sundance to find the company that loved my film the most, and would do the smartest and most aggressive job releasing it,” said Swanberg. “I have found that company in The Orchard and can’t wait to start this new relationship.”

Digging for Fire centers around “the discovery of a bone and a gun which sends a husband and wife – each full of doubts about their future and anxiety about the present – on separate adventures over the course of a weekend.”

“After admiring Joe’s films for a long time, it’s a dream for us to have the opportunity to work with him,” commented The Orchard’s SVP of Film & TV, Paul Davidson. “We think audiences will flock to Digging for Fire for its engaging and comedic look at adult relationships and we’re excited to work with Joe, Jake and Alicia to make that a reality.”


-By Rebecca Murray

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